Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today's top stories


Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Sept. 24, 2015.

Collision on Seattle bridge kills 4 tourists, others seriously injured

Fire authorities say four people are dead after the collision of a tour bus and an amphibious "duck boat" vehicle on Aurora Bridge near downtown Seattle, Washington, Thursday morning. Twelve were "critically injured." North Seattle College is reporting that the four victims were students in the school's international program.

[Read more from CNN]

Saudi Arabia reeling from deadly stampede

Over 700 people are dead and 863 wounded after a stampede during a Muslim pilgrimage to the holy site of Mecca on Thursday. The Saudi Arabian health minister issued a statement laying blame for the deadly incident on "some pilgrims" who didn't follow the rules and guidelines of the annual mass movement.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Archaeological find could shatter assumptions about people in early Americas

Archeologists dig up skulls all the time, but this one – found in Brazil – was decapitated, and that could mean we've been about 4,000 years off in our estimation of when certain funerary customs began in the Americas. The bizarre arrangement of the 9,000-year-old skull and bones (which belong to a young man) suggest a ritualistic burial. The individual was likely beheaded after he died.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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Minneapolis police

3 Mpls officers injured on night of shootings, stabbings and fights

It was a tense weekend for the city of Minneapolis.

Fruen Mill in Minneapolis.

Teen in serious condition after fall at abandoned Minneapolis mill

Multiple urban explorers have been hurt at the Fruen Mill.

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Brooklyn Center City Council votes to create department for noncriminal calls

The resolution is named after Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Heisler, who were both killed by police in Brooklyn Center.

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Train derails while passing by lake in Albert Lea

The Union Pacific train derailed Saturday afternoon.

Kaprizov, Wild

5 questions for the Wild's playoff series against Vegas

The Wild seem to have the advantage, but can they win their first playoff series since 2015?

police tape, crime scene

Young girl shot in the head in north Minneapolis

The girl was outside when she was struck by the bullet, police said.

prison, Rush City cell block

Former Army Green Beret and U of M student sentenced for Russian espionage

Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 46, was sentenced to 188 months in prison.

Miguel Sano

Miguel Sanó's 8th inning blast ends Twins losing streak

The 5-4 victory over the A's snapped a five-game losing streak.

Thomas Humphrey, charged in vaccine thefts.

Viral videos of vaccine thefts lead to charges for MN anti-vaxxer

Thomas Edward Humphrey is a 32-year-old St. Paul resident.

Kyle Imdieke of Osakis, Minnesota.

Community rallies around family of MN coach who died suddenly

Kyle Imdieke was a beloved educator at Osakis High School.