Aodhán Ó Riordáin said if his colleagues  believed in equality ‘then it would be deeply hypocritical’ to attend the US ambassador’s July 4th reception. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A Labour Senator was accused of being very divisive over his call for politicians to boycott the US embassy’s Independence Day reception on July 4th o(...)

A  Mexican police officer patrols the area where the bodies of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria were found on a bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros,  Mexico. Photograph: Abraham Pineda-Jácome/EPA

The father and daughter lie face down in the muddy water along the banks of the Rio Grande, her tiny head tucked inside his T-shirt, an arm draped ove(...)