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

Hanoi (AFP) - United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday that saving the lives of migrants stranded at sea in Southeast Asia should be a "top priority" as the region battles with an exodus of boat people fleeing persecution and poverty.

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.

Cannes (France) (AFP) - Cannes' Palme d'Or and other prizes to be handed out at the closing ceremony of the film festival on Sunday will be decided by a jury mostly made up of star actors and directors:

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