Top news: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are meeting with Egyptian, Israeli, and Palestinian leaders in an effort to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, amid ongoing fighting that has reportedly killed 140 Palestinians and five Israelis in the past week. Reports suggest that sticking points in negotiations include a Hamas demand for an end to the blockade on the Gaza Strip and an Israeli demand for a temporary ceasefire.
An explosion on a bus in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv injured at least 10 people on Wednesday, in what the Israeli prime minister's office described as a "terrorist attack." Loudspeakers in the Gaza claimed that Hamas had carried out the bombing -- the first in Tel Aviv since 2006.
The Israeli military says it conducted airstrikes on more than 100 sites in Gaza overnight, including a Hamas compound, smuggling tunnels, and underground rocket launchers.
East Asia summit: Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 10 Southeast Asian countries announced plans for a new trade bloc -- the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership -- that would include China but not the United States and represent a rival to the Obama administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership.
- The presidents of Congo and Rwanda are meeting in Uganda for crisis talks after M23 rebels seized the Congolese city of Goma.
- The United Nations reported that new H.I.V. infections are falling particularly dramatically in Southern Africa.
- Thirteen people were shot in the Kenyan town of Garissa amid Somali-Kenyan tensions.
- India hanged the surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack.
- A South Korean judge sentenced activist Park Jung-geun to a suspended 10-month prison term for retweeting North Korean posts.
- Two suicide bombers killed two Afghan security guards in Kabul.
- Eurozone finance ministers failed to reach a deal on providing more aid to Greece.
- The Church of England's synod rejected the appointment of female bishops.
- A British court sentenced UBS trader Kweku Adoboli to seven years in prison after finding him guilty of fraud.
- An Amnesty International report accused Bahrain of failing to implement reforms and increasing repression.
- Gunmen assassinated the police chief of the Libyan city of Benghazi.
- A military plane crash in the Yemeni capital killed 10 people.
- Bolivia enforced a curfew as part of its first census in more than a decade.
- Mexico and the United States struck a deal to share water from the Colorado River.
- Trade unions in Argentina held their first general strike against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
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