Briefly World: Gunmen kidnap seven Pak soldiers

Gunmen kidnap seven Pak soldiers

ISLAMABAD: Gunmen kidnapped seven soldiers from a bus in Pakistan's Punjab Province on Wednesday, military officials said. The gunmen in military uniforms took the seven soldiers and let go a sweeper on the bus. The soldiers were travelling to their stations in the northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province when they were abducted.

16 killed in stampede in Angola

JOHANNESBURG: Angolan media say 16 people, including four children, have died in a stampede during a religious gathering at a sports stadium in Luanda, the Angolan capital. Angop, the Angolan news agency, cited officials as saying Tuesday that 120 people were also injured. The incident happened on New Year's Eve.

Egypt: 2 killed in knife attack in school

Luxor: Egyptian security officials said two men have killed a technician and a principal at a school in the southern city of Luxor, slitting their throats with a knife. They officials say the assailants walked into the school early Wednesday, led the two men into the computer lab, killed them and then fled.

Prefer neutral name for Nepal PM: Bhattarai

Kathmandu: With the deadline set by President Ram Baran Yadav for election of a consensus-backed Prime Minister set to expire in less than 48 hours, PM Baburam Bhattarai demanded the person elected should not be from the Nepali Congress and preferably a 'neutral' candidate.

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