Morning top 5: More than 90 people killed as Indian train derails; Mitt Romney meets Donald Trump; and World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims

The top stories on Newstalk.com this morning

A train in northern India has derailed, killing at least 90 people and injuring dozens more, police officials have said.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the express train travelling between the cities of Patna and Indore came off the tracks near Kanpur city.

Fourteen carriages of the train derailed, railway officials said.

Two senior police officials in Kanpur said their teams have pulled out at least 90 bodies from the badly damaged carriages. 

"Still many more passengers are trapped," a senior railway official in New Delhi said.

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Former Republic Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has met President-elect Donald Trump, as it's rumoured he is to take a senior position within his cabinet.

Mr Romney - who was highly critical of Mr Trump throughout the election campaign - could be offered the role of Secretary of State.

Speaking to the media as he left talks at Mr Trump's golf course in New Jersey, he was allusive, saying: "We had a far-reaching conversation".

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Meanwhile, the Queen is reportedly set to invite Mr Trump to Windsor Castle on an official state visit to the UK.

According to several newspapers, senior government officials are said to be drawing up plans for the visit as early as next year, as they ponder how to cement the "special relationship".

The President-elect reportedly told Prime Minister Theresa May during a phone call last week that his late Scottish mother was a "big fan" of the Queen, according to the Sunday Times.

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Almost 40,000 people have died on Irish roads since records began.

Today is 'World Day of Remembrance' for road traffic victims, which gives recognition to those who have died and the grief of their loved ones.

Road safety groups are calling on road-users to remember the basics and to drive carefully at all times.

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France will take a step closer to electing its next President today.

Voters go to the polls to select the Republican nominee.

The former French Prime Minister Alain Juppe and the ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy are the current frontrunners for the centre-right party.