Residents stand outside their homes as damaged cars are seen after a tornado hit the town of Ciudad Acuna, state of Coahuila. Photograph: Ramiro Gomez/Reuters 1:25

A tornado has swept through a city on the US-Mexico border, killing at least 13 people.Rescue workers began digging through the rubble of damaged home(...)

Police officials in the  area around the huge ranch after the fierce battle in which over 40 are reported dead

More than 40 people have been killed in what authorities said was a fierce battle between suspected drug gang gunmen and government forces on a ranch (...)

A federal police officer stands guard outside a ranch where gunmen took cover during an intense gun battle with the police along the Jalisco-Michoacan highway in Vista Hermosa, Michoacan State, Mexico, on May 22nd, 2015. One official said two police had been killed in the shootout, while the other said three police had died. Photograph: Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

At least 39 people were killed on Friday in western Mexico during a battle between suspected gang members and security forces, two government official(...)

The lady in the launderette was cross with me again. “It’s two shirts this time. Some of your best ones too.” She is an expert on the quality of all m(...)

Conor Pope takes off from Dublin to land in . . . Dublin as he tries to understand what makes people scared of flying

‘Now might be a good time to clench your buttocks or your fists,” Captain Steve Allright announces over the plane’s PA as the most frightened flight t(...)

Reign of Spain: Plácido Domingo. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

He has sung more than 140 operatic roles and made a record with Carlos Santana. He has run two opera companies, worked as a conductor, created an inte(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Mixing tequila and Irish whiskey appears to go down well with bondholders. JB & Cia, the 250-year-old Mexican owner of Jose Cuervo, sold $500 mill(...)

A file image of protesters in Mexico City presenting  a photomontage of  43 student teachers who went missing from the  southwestern city of Iguala last September. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters.

Police in Mexican have arrested a senior colleague accused of involvement in the disappearance of a group of 43 student teachers last year, the count(...)

Booking photos provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department show (L to R) David Henry, Brandon Kiel and Tonette Hayes, who were arrested on suspicion of impersonating police officers through their role in an organisation known as the Masonic Fraternal Police Department. Photograph: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department AP

A community liaison for California’s attorney general has been charged with impersonating a police officer for his role in a self-proclaimed police or(...)