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]