A battle between the feared Zetas drug cartel and rivals at a
prison left 49 people dead in the northeastern Mexican city
of Monterrey, days ahead of a planned visit by Pope Francis
to another jail in Mexico's far north.
British and EU negotiators have agreed much of a reform
package to help keep Britain in the European Union, leaving
Prime Minister David Cameron to settle tricky final issues,
notably on migration, at a summit next week, diplomats say.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has raised the spectre
of a permanent or a world war if powers fail to negotiate an
end to the conflict in Syria, and he warned against any
ground operations by US and Arab forces.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former business
executive Carly Fiorina are ending their campaigns for the
2016 Republican nomination, narrowing the field of rivals
facing businessman Donald Trump for the right to compete in
the presidential election on November 8.