San Salvador (AFP) - Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero is set to be beatified Saturday, cementing his legacy among Catholics after decades of controversy over his defense of the poor and repressed, which divided both El Salvador and the Church.

Tanhuato de Guerrero (Mexico) (AFP) - Mexican federal forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel members during a three-hour-long gunfight in a ranch in a violence-torn western region, marking one of the drug war's bloodiest battles.

Washington (AFP) - The United States and Cuba failed Friday to nail down an agreement on reopening their embassies and more discussions to restore long-frozen diplomatic ties will be needed, both sides said.

Warsaw (AFP) - Poland's presidential run-off on Sunday, pitting liberal incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski against conservative populist challenger Andrzej Duda, is on a knife-edge with opinion polls and analysts unable to call it.

Istanbul (AFP) - Turkey on Friday arrested 43 people in the central city of Konya in new raids against suspected supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's arch foe, the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, reports said.

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