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NEW YORK (AP) — While the Metro-North Railroad is already getting hit with multimillion-dollar civil claims over a deadly commuter train derailment, prosecutors will face tough choices when deciding whether to bring criminal charges against the train's engineer, who told investigators he nodded or fell into a daze at the controls.
0110 GMT: In 2007, Mandela founded The Elders, a group which says they are independent, progressive leaders committed to peace, justice and human rights. By showing us that the path to freedom and human dignity lies in love, wisdom and compassion for one another, Nelson Mandela stands as an inspiration to us all." No one has influenced my life more than President Nelson Mandela." Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former President of Brazil, said, "The whole world laments the loss of Nelson Mandela.
Costa do Sauipe (Brazil) (AFP) - Sao Paulo will host the opening match of the World Cup in June, despite a fatal accident meaning the venue will only be ready two months before kick-off, world governing body FIFA said Thursday. "We have received information it should be ready in mid-April," FIFA president Sepp Blatter told reporters at Friday's draw venue in Costa do Sauipe, north-eastern Brazil. "For the time being there is no Plan B," he added, though secretary general Jerome Valcke later urged caution ahead of tests rescheduled to late April. Blatter said he prayed there would be no more problems to overcome.