World Briefs: 1 killed, 3 injured in shooting at Arizona uni

1 killed, 3 injured in shooting at Arizona uni

LOS ANGELES • One person was killed and three others hurt in a shooting at Northern Arizona University yesterday, before the gunman was captured, the latest such incident in the United States.

The motive for the shooting was unclear, and the identities of the shooter and the victims were not immediately known.


Ban not extending term for UN refugee chief

GENEVA • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has disregarded a request from a large number of member states to keep the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in his job for an extra year to cope with the worsening refugee crisis, diplomats said.

It was not immediately clear why Mr Ban decided against an extension for Mr Antonio Guterres. One Western diplomat said he thought Mr Ban felt it was"important to ensure proper rotation".


Guatemalan landslide: 237 bodies found

GUATEMALA CITY • Rescuers have recovered 237 bodies from the remains of a village near the Guatemalan capital that was buried under a landslide one week ago, according to an official.

About 150 other people are still missing in Santa Catarina Pinula, where houses were covered last Thursday by mud and debris after heavy rain.


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