November 20th, 2012
10:32 PM ET

Report: Mumbai attacker executed

India on Wednesday executed Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the last surviving gunman from the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, CNN-IBN reported, citing the home minister.

A Mumbai judge ruled in May 2010 that Kasab, a Pakistani, would be hanged. He was convicted of murder, conspiracy, and waging war on India.

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November 20th, 2012
09:21 PM ET

Reports from CNN on the ground in the Gaza-Israel conflict

Editor's note: CNN has crews in Israel, Gaza and around the region reporting on the latest attacks, talks and fallout from the upsurge in the Gaza-Israel conflict. Here are some of their stories:

Sara Sidner in Tel Aviv

[Updated 8:35 a.m. ET Wednesday]

A bomb exploded on a bus in Tel Aviv as it passed by Israeli army headquarters around noon local time Wednesday. The attack, which police said left at least 22 people injured, shook up the Israeli public and threatened to complicate efforts to achieve a cease-fire on the eighth day of violence between Israel and Gaza.

At the scene of the bus bombing, police cordoned off the street as ambulances arrived. CNN's Sara Sidner said there is a hospital nearby. Sidner said the injured included people on the bus and people who were on the street.

Anderson Cooper in Gaza City

[Updated 9:21 p.m. ET Tuesday]

Ben Wedeman in Gaza City

[Updated 9:17 p.m. ET]

Arwa Damon in Gaza City

[Updated 5:14 p.m. ET Tuesday]

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Filed under: CNN on the ground • Gaza • Israel • Palestinians
November 20th, 2012
07:50 PM ET

Clinton, Netanyahu huddle in Jerusalem

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem for more than two hours to discuss the ongoing violence between Israel and Hamas.

"They discussed efforts to de-escalate the situation and bring about a sustainable outcome that protects Israel's security and improves the lives of civilians in Gaza," according to a state department spokeswoman.

Clinton is headed next to Ramallah, to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and then to Cairo, where she will meet with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy.

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Douglas Kennedy acquitted in N.Y. hospital case
Douglas Kennedy, shown in an image from earlier this year, was accused of twisting a nurse's arm and kicking another in January.
November 20th, 2012
03:47 PM ET

Douglas Kennedy acquitted in N.Y. hospital case

Douglas Kennedy, the son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was acquitted Tuesday of harassment and child endangerment charges.

Kennedy had been accused of twisting a nurse's arm and kicking another in January as he tried to leave the maternity ward of a suburban New York City hospital with his newborn son.

The incident was captured by a security camera at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, about 40 miles north of New York City.

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Voice of Elmo quits after underage sex lawsuit filed
Puppeteer Kevin Clash was Elmo’s voice for 28 years.
November 20th, 2012
01:10 PM ET

Voice of Elmo quits after underage sex lawsuit filed

[Updated at 1:10 p.m. ET] Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who provides the voice of Elmo on "Sesame Street," resigned Tuesday after a man filed a lawsuit accusing him of conducting an underage sexual relationship.

The lawsuit was filed in a New York court Tuesday, a week after another accuser recanted his claim that Clash, now 52, engaged him in underage sex.

"I am resigning from Sesame Workshop with a very heavy heart," Clash said in a written statement Tuesday. "I have loved every day of my 28 years working for this exceptional organization. Personal matters have diverted attention away from the important work Sesame Street is doing and I cannot allow it to go on any longer. I am deeply sorry to be leaving and am looking forward to resolving these personal matters privately."

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November 20th, 2012
09:58 AM ET

Former trader guilty of fraud after 'staggering' loss

A former trader for Swiss banking giant UBS was convicted Tuesday on two counts of fraud in connection with what prosecutors called a "staggering" $2.3 billion loss in unauthorized trading.

The court found Kweku Adoboli guilty of two counts of fraud by abuse of position. He was acquitted on four other charges.

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Filed under: Business • Courts • Justice
November 20th, 2012
07:36 AM ET

Tuesday's live events

The talk in Washington is all about the "fiscal cliff" and what the president and Congress need to do to avoid it.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff debate.

Today's programming highlights...

11:00 am ET - New York expresses support for Israel - New York officials, community leaders and others will stand side-by-side with Israeli diplomats as a sign of support for Israel's right to defend itself.

CNN.com Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.

 


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Brooks, Coulson charged over alleged payments to officials
Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News International, leaves a court hearing in London on September 26, 2012.
November 20th, 2012
06:28 AM ET

Brooks, Coulson charged over alleged payments to officials

Rupert Murdoch's protege Rebekah Brooks will be charged with conspiracy over alleged illegal payments to a Ministry of Defence employee, Britain's Crown Prosecution Service said Tuesday.

In a separate case, Andy Coulson, another former Murdoch editor who went on to work for Prime Minister David Cameron, faces charges of conspiring to make illegal payments to officials for information relating to the royal family, the CPS said.

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Israel-Gaza conflict
November 20th, 2012
02:51 AM ET

Clinton heading to Israel

As explosions terrorized both Palestinians and Israelis for a seventh day Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was heading to the region in an attempt to help resolve the incessant violence.

Meanwhile, Israel said it's holding off on a military ground offensive in "to give time - limited time - for a diplomatic solution," an Israeli official close to the negotiations said. "That solution must result in no more Hamas rockets fired on Israel."

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November 20th, 2012
01:35 AM ET

Pakistani teen cleared of blasphemy

The court saga a Christian teen who was accused of blasphemy in Pakistan came to an end today, her lawyer said.   "She is a free woman, like any ordinary citizen," said Abdul Hameed Rana, the lawyer for Rimsha Masih.

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