By Sharat Pradhan Bachhrawan, India (Reuters) - At least 30 people were killed and 50 injured when an express train overshot a railway signal and some carriages went off the rails in a northern Indian state on Friday, officials said. India's creaking railway system is the world's fourth largest, ferrying more than 20 million people each day, but it has a poor safety record, with thousands of people dying in accidents every year. Friday’s accident occurred at Bachhrawan railway station, about 45 km (28 miles) from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, one of India's most populous states."Dead bodies after dead bodies were being pulled out," said Gyaneshwari, a 43-year-old passenger, who uses only one name. Blood was splattered in and around the wreckage.The accident happened when the train driver "overshot the signal ... causing derailment of the tail engine and two coaches," Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu told parliament.
(Reuters) - An Ohio man freed last year after spending 39 years in jail for a murder he did not commit will receive more than $1 million from the state for his wrongful imprisonment, court records show. An Ohio Court of Claims judge on Thursday ordered that just over $1 million be paid to Ricky Jackson, the longest-held U.S. prisoner to be cleared of a crime. "Wow, I didn't know that," Jackson told the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which said he learnt of the payment from a journalist. Jackson was convicted along with Wiley Bridgeman and Bridgeman's brother, Kwame Ajamu, for the 1975 murder of Harold Franks, a money order salesman in the Cleveland area, after a 12-year-old boy testified he saw the attack, court papers show.
Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday as part of a goodwill tour of the United States. Obama and the Prince of Wales chatted amiably in front of reporters and television cameras while the Duchess of Cornwall sat smiling on a couch nearby. "I think it’s fair to say that the American people are quite fond of the royal family," Obama told the prince. It was the first White House visit by Charles since May 2011.
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - In 2008, Hillary Clinton promised Barack Obama, the president-elect, there would be no mystery about who was giving money to her family's globe-circling charities. She made a pledge to publish all the donors on an annual basis to ease concerns that as secretary of state she could be vulnerable to accusations of foreign influence. At the outset, the Clinton Foundation did indeed publish what they said was a complete list of the names of more than 200,000 donors and has continued to update it. In response to questions from Reuters, officials at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and the foundation confirmed no complete list of donors to the Clintons' charities has been published since 2010.
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona ex-convict appeared in court on Thursday accused of killing one person and wounding five others in a shooting rampage that began at a motel in suburban Phoenix and ended with his capture four hours later. Ryan Elliott Giroux, 41, who is alleged to have white supremacist ties, is charged with multiple felonies including first- and second-degree murder. Video released by the Maricopa County Superior Court on Thursday showed the tattooed and shackled Giroux wearing striped jail clothing and appearing for fewer than four minutes before Court Commissioner Sigmund Popko.
According to an online audio recording, the militant group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a museum in the Tunisian capital on Wednesday which killed 20 foreign tourists. It praised the two attackers whom the recording said were "knights of the Islamic State" who were armed with machineguns and bombs. (Reporting By Omar Fahmy; Writing by Noah Browning; Editing by Toby Chopra)