Federal police officers stand guard as relatives hold pictures of some of the  missing students, as they take part in a protest to demand justice,  in Mexico City. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

Municipal police officers encircled the bus, detonated tear gas, punctured the tires and forced the college students who were on board to get off. “We(...)

Relatives of the 43 missing students of the Ayotzinapa teacher’s training college attend the delivery of the final report by Inter-American Commission on Human Rights  members on the missing students, at Claustro de Sor Juana University in Mexico City on Sunday. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

A long-awaited international report has published allegations of torture and misinformation related to the disappearance of 43 Mexican students in 20(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: told New York gathering it was “no accident” the US was the only country mentioned in  1916 Proclamation: five of  seven signatories  had spent time in  US. Photograph: James Higgins

Matthias “Matty” Reilly does not believe that the 1916 Proclamation will be fully realised until there is a united Ireland. The 75-year-old Fermana(...)

Annalise Murphy has won the Irish Sailing Association selection for Rio after a three event trial that concluded in Mexico on Wednesday. Photograph: Naoise Culhane.

Annalise Murphy (25) will make another bid for Olympic glory this summer after winning the Irish selection trials in the Laser Radial dinghy in Mexic(...)

Smoke rises from the explosion site at Mexican national oil company Pemex’s Pajaritos petrochemical complex in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz state, Mexico. Photograph: Angel Hernandez/Reuters

A massive explosion rocked a major petrochemical facility of Mexican national oil company Pemex in the Gulf state of Veracruz on Wednesday, killing a(...)

Destruction from a powerful 7.8-magnitude quake in Manta, Ecuador. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The death toll from Ecuador’s biggest earthquake in decades rose to 350 on Monday as traumatised survivors rested amid the rubble of their homes and r(...)

Red Cross members, military and police officers: a major search for survivors begins as aid is expected from neighbouring countries after the earthquake struck off Ecuador’s Pacific coast. Photograph: Guillermo Granja/ Reuters

Some 10,000 troops and 4,600 police have been deployed to search for survivors following a powerful earthquake in Ecuador, with the official death tol(...)

Gov John Kasich of Ohio, a Republican presidential hopeful: “They’re going to pay back-taxes and maybe other fines. We want to give them a path to legalisation, not to citizenship.” Photograph: Zach Gibson/New York Times

US Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has rejected a proposal by a rival, Texas senator Ted Cruz, to track down and deport undocumented Iri(...)

 Ethan Couch is brought into  court  in Fort Worth, Texas, US. Photograph: Max Faulkner/EPA

The Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defence in a fatal drink-driving crash has been ordered to spend nearly two years in jail. State District (...)

Rigging the market: The price of Brent crude oil rallied on Tuesday to $44.70 a barrel, its highest level this year, on reports that Saudi Arabia and Russia had struck a deal on production restrictions. Photograph: Getty/iStockphoto

Shares in Tullow Oil soared in Dublin yesterday on mounting hopes a meeting of oil superpowers this weekend may result in a production freeze in a (...)