Some world news:
In KUALA LUMPUR Twenty-five people, most of them students were killed when a fire tore through a religious school in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, an official said. The blaze broke out in the religious school, Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah, located in a mainly Malay settlement of Datuk Keramat just before dawn. "The number of confirmed dead is 23 students and two wardens," Khirudin Drahman, director of Kuala Lumpur´s fire and rescue department told AFP.
"They could have died due to smoke inhalation or got trapped in the fire. "I think it is one of the country´s worst fire disaster in the past 20 years. We are now investigating the cause of the fire."
A fire department official at the scene said that the blaze broke out in bedrooms before dawn, and firefighters from a nearby station were on the scene within minutes.
In Los Angeles, one student was killed and at least three other teens were wounded Wednesday in a shooting in a school in the northwest of the United States, according to officials quoted by local media.
The shooting took place at Freeman High School in Spokane county, Washington state, 285 miles (460 kilometers) from Seattle. Some media reported a total of six people had been hit by bullets, including the deceased.
The UN Security Council on Wednesday expressed concern about excessive force used by Myanmar during its security operation in Rakhine state and called for "immediate steps" to end the violence. The unanimous statement followed a council meeting held behind closed doors to respond to the violence that has driven nearly 380,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee across the border to Bangladesh. The council condemned the violence and called for humanitarian aid workers to be able to reach those in need in Rakhine state. Ethiopian Ambassador Tekeda Alemu, who holds the council presidency, told reporters after the meeting that council members "expressed concern about reports of excessive violence during the security operations and called for immediate steps to end the violence in Rakhine." The 1.1-million strong Rohingya have suffered years of discrimination in Myanmar, where they are denied citizenship even though many have longstanding roots in the country.
BARCELONA: A mesmeric Lionel Messi scored twice as he inspired Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Juventus to get off to a flying start in Champions League Group D on Tuesday avenging last season’s quarter-final elimination by the Italian champions. Messi broke the deadlock on the stroke of halftime by playing a slick one-two off Luis Suarez and arrowing the ball beyond Gianluigi Buffon, finally getting the better of the veteran Italian in his fourth game against him.