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Mexico gunfight kills 43 as government hits gang hard

ZAMORA, Mexico - Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western Mexico on Friday, an official said, one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade of gang violence wracking the country. | Video

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Dispute over Mideast nuclear arms ban torpedoes U.N. conference

UNITED NATIONS - A month-long review conference on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty ended in failure on Friday after its members were unable to overcome disagreements on an atomic weapons ban for the Middle East, which the United States blamed on Egypt.

United Nations, Egypt 22 May 2015

China and Peru agree to study transcontinental rail link

BEIJING - China and Peru have agreed to study the feasibility of a controversial 5,300 km (3,300 miles) transcontinental railroad that will connect Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic coast, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported.

China, Brazil 22 May 2015

Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

- A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck close to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, just days after the archipelago was hit by another strong earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Friday.

22 May 2015

High turnout seen favoring Yes in Irish gay marriage vote

DUBLIN - Irish voters turned out in droves to cast ballots in a gay marriage referendum on Friday, with the high turnout likely to favor the Yes side seeking equality just two decades after the country decriminalized homosexuality. | Video

Subjects, Gay Marriage 22 May 2015

U.S. suspends Burundi peacekeeping training over protests

WASHINGTON - The United States said on Friday it had suspended training of Burundi soldiers for African peacekeeping missions over concerns that political violence in the country would hamper their ability to participate in such operations.

Africa 22 May 2015

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