UK: Increasing the pressure on Damascus: Foreign Secretary William Hague announces Britain is expelling the Syrian charge d'affaires and two other senior Syrian diplomats.
Italy: At least ten are killed in 5.8 magnitude earthquake in northern Italy.
Afghanistan: Investigation team in Takhar Province blames powder sprayed in the air for poisoning of more than 150 schoolgirls.
Pakistan: Government says it has successfully test-fired a short range missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
Canada: Air Canada plane makes emergency landing after debris from plane damages cars below.