Two earthquakes hit the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan east of Kabul. At least 22 are dead and dozens injured, Hindustan Times.
Thai “Yellow Shirt” leader survives attempted assassination. Opponents shot Sondhi Limthingkul in the head as he was riding in a car, but he has survived, Christian Science Monitor.
Take two: Mumbai terror trial begins again today. The trial of Mohammed Ajmal Kasab that was delayed on Wednesday when his attorney was removed for conflict of interest has resumed. Kasab is accused of being the only living member of the group that conducted the Mumbai terrorist attacks that resulted in the death of more than 160 people last year, CNN International.
4 founders of file-sharing website Pirate Bay have been sentenced to a year in jail in Sweden, the Local. The Local also reports that a Pirate Bay server confiscated by the Swedish police is on display at the National Museum of Science and Technology Stockholm – make your travel plans now!
A Pakistan aid conference hosted by Japan has raised more than $6 billion. Of the $6 billion Japan and the U.S. are both pledging $1 billion each, BBC News.
U.S. envoy George Mitchell meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas today and later with the Prime Minister, Salam Fayad, United Press International. Bloggers are reporting that Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff, has said Obama expects to see the Two State solution implemented by the end of his first term, Talking Points Memo.