School shooter kills self
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.