5 August 2015

At least 24 killed, 300 survive after trains derail in India

In this image made from video, people gather by the twisted track alongside two derailed trains in Harda in Madhya Pradesh state, India, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Two passenger trains derailed over a bridge in central India while crossing a track that was flooded by heavy monsoon rains, killing at a number of people, officials said Wednesday.
Two passenger trains jumped off damaged tracks on a bridge near a rain-swollen river in central India, killing at least 24 people as two coaches hurled through mud and rested on one side at an embankment, officials said Wednesday.

Indian film star Priyanka Chopra joins US TV's 'golden age'

Priyanka Chopra speaks during the "Quantico" panel at the Disney/ABC Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Indian film star Priyanka Chopra says she was eager to add a U.S. TV series to her resume.

"It's like the golden age of television right now and I wanted to be part of that ... revolution," Chopra said of her role as a FBI recruit in ABC's new drama "Quantico." It debuts Sept. 27.
But she told the network that she didn't want to be cast for the color of her skin, what she looks like or where she's from, Chopra told a TV critics' meeting Tuesday. The goal was a worthy project that "gave me the respect of being an actor."