Thousands have been injured in an earthquake that struck the mountainous central area of Italy. At least 90 are reported dead. The earthquake struck in the early morning hours when most were asleep. Hardest hit was the medieval city of L’Aquila where hundreds of historic buildings may have been destroyed. A strong earthquake previously struck the region in 2002, resulting in the deaths of 28 people, BBC News.
2 aid workers kidnapped in Sudan, CTV.
Vancouver gang violence continues with a shooting at a Boston Pizza in East Vancouver. The shooting is thought to be a targeted hit . There have been 41 shootings in Vancouver this year, BC Local News.
Car bombs rock Baghdad. Six car bombs, all set off remotely, have killed at least 32 and injured dozens more. U.S. military officials also announced a soldier was killed in the Diyala province on Sunday, the first combat casualty since March 16, Washington Post.
Still no agreement on response to North Korea’s ballistic missile launch from the UN Security Council, Voice of America.