School shooter kills self

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SUNDAY DIGEST -

A stu­dent opened fire in a school in Colorado in the United States, wound­ing two stu­dents be­fore killing him­self. The shooter en­tered Ara­pa­hoe High School, Cen­ten­nial, with a shot­gun on Fri­day — the day be­fore the an­niver­sary of the New­town school mas­sacre — and asked other stu­dents the where­abouts of a staff mem­ber, lo­cal au­thor­i­ties said. One 15-year-old stu­dent was shot when con­fronting the shooter and was taken to the hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries. A school jan­i­tor told a lo­cal news sta­tion that he saw a stu­dent dressed in tac­ti­cal gear run­ning through the school. He called for help and took the threat­ened teacher to his truck. Po­lice ar­rived at the scene shortly af­ter and be­gan a search of the school. Within 20 min­utes they found the sus­pect dead. US Sec­re­tary of State John Kerry re­as­sured me­dia on Satur­day that peace talks be­tween the Is­raelis and Pales­tini­ans were on course to wrap up a full deal by April. Speak­ing at the end of his sec­ond visit to the re­gion in just a week, Kerry said the two sides were dis­cussing a frame­work for a fi­nal­sta­tus ac­cord to re­solve the core is­sues at the heart of the decades-old con­flict. “Both par­ties re­main com­mit­ted to ful­fill­ing their obli­ga­tions to stay at the ta­ble and ne­go­ti­ate hard dur­ing the nine-month pe­riod that we set for that,” Kerry told re­porters af­ter sep­a­rate talks with Pales­tinian and Is­raeli lead­ers. Kerry wants the two camps to ac­cept a “frame­work ac­cord” that will touch on all the main is­sues, such as se­cu­rity, the fu­ture of Jerusalem and the fate of refugees, and serve as a broad out­line for the fi­nal deal. gas com­pany but did not give its name. The three other peo­ple killed were Iraqis, and eight work­ers were wounded, med­i­cal and lo­cal of­fi­cials said. Tokyo Elec­tric Power Co, op­er­a­tor of the Fukushima nu­clear plant 220 kilo­me­ters north­east of Tokyo, said there was no ap­par­ent im­pact from the quake. The To­hoku Shinkansen bul­let trains con­nect­ing Tokyo with north­ern Ja­pan were briefly sus­pended, while Tokyo’s two in­ter­na­tional air­ports were op­er­at­ing nor­mally, pub­lic broad­caster NHK said.

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