NIGERIA

21 die in church attacks

Gunmen attacked services at a university campus and a church Sunday in northern Nigeria, killing at least 21 people in coordinated assaults that saw panicked Christians gunned down as they tried to flee, witnesses and officials said. The deadlier attack targeted an old section of Bayero University’s campus in the city of Kano, where churches hold Sunday services, with gunmen killing at least 16 people and wounding at least 22 others, according to the Nigerian Red Cross. A later attack in the northeast city of Maiduguri saw gunmen open fire at a Church of Christ in Nigeria chapel, killing five people, witnesses said. No group claimed responsibility.

EGYPT

Cabinet faces overhaul

Egypt’s ruling military council promised Sunday to reshuffle the Cabinet, hours after the Islamist-dominated parliament suspended sessions to protest the panel’s failure to heed repeated calls for the government’s dismissal.

AUSTRIA

Libyan ex-premier dies

Shukri Ghanem, 69, a former Libyan prime minister and oil minister who last year announced he was abandoning Moammar Gadhafi’s regime to support the rebels who ultimately toppled the dictator, was found dead early Sunday in a section of the Danube River flowing through Vienna, Austrian police said. The body showed no external signs of violence, but the cause of death was not immediately clear, authorities said.

PAKISTAN

British captive killed

The body of a British Red Cross worker held captive in Pakistan since January was found in an orchard Sunday, his throat slit and a note attached to his body saying he was killed because no ransom was paid, police said. Khalil Rasjed Dale, 60, was managing a health program in the city of Quetta in southwestern Pakistan when armed men seized him from a street close to his office. The identities of his captors are unknown, but the region is home to separatist and Islamist militants who have kidnapped for ransom before.

Compiled from wire reports.