Ashura: Millions gather across Iraq to commemorate slaying of Hussein

At mosques and shrines across Iraq, millions of Shiites, Iraqis and foreigners, commemorated the slaying of Prophet Mohammads grandson Hussein at the battle of Kerbala in 680 AD, an event that defines Shiism and its rift with Sunni Islam. Loudspeakers blared Ashura chants across the city of Kerbala, where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims dressed in black gathered outside the golden-domed Imam Hussein shrine. Oct 24, 2015

France: First bodies of bus crash victims removed

Experts continued investigations on Saturday (24 October) at the site of the crash between a bus and a truck where at least 43 were killed near Puisseguin in France, as a convoy took away the first bodies of the victims. The bus and the truck collided early on Friday (23 October) near a forested bend on a two-lane road cut into a hillside about 35 miles east of Bordeaux Oct 24, 2015