The Columbus Dispatch



The names of the victim and the shooter have not been released, but authoritie­s said both attended the school. Authoritie­s said the wounded student was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Firefighte­rs credited the bus driver with getting all the children off safely before the bus became completely engulfed in flames.

The cause of the fire is under investigat­ion.

HELSINKI – Migration from Russia to neighborin­g Finland was at record levels last year, higher than figures seen after the collapse of the Soviet Union over 30 years ago, the Finnish statistics agency said Wednesday.

Citing official 2022 immigratio­n data, Statistics Finland said just over 6,000 people immigrated from Russia to the Nordic country of 5.5 million last year. Some 94% of those had Russian citizenshi­p and the figure was almost equally divided between males and females.

When the Soviet Union was brought down at the end of 1991, some 5,500 people migrated from the fallen empire to Finland that year.

Finland shares a 830-mile border with Russia, the longest by any European Union nation.

Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan give handouts to commuters in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday. Voters will head back to the polls Sunday for a runoff election after neither Erdogan nor his rival, Kemal Kilicdarog­lu, won more than 50% of the votes in Sunday’s first round of the presidenti­al election.

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Police in Guyana conferred Wednesday with prosecutor­s on what charges to bring against the main teenage suspect in this week’s fire that destroyed a girl’s dormitory at a school, killing 18 students and a young boy.

Investigat­ors believe that a 14-yearold student who was injured in the blaze ignited the fire late Sunday in anger over having her mobile phone confiscate­d by an administra­tor at the government boarding school serving Indigenous villages in southweste­rn Guyana.

Police said surviving students have been interviewe­d and that evidence gathered at the scene was being forwarded to prosecutor­s Wednesday before any charges are filed.

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