Officials deployed 4,000 workers and 220 ambulances and other vehicles to Mina to help with the disaster. In the ritual, crowds of pilgrims throw stones at three pillars, in a re-enactment of an event when Prophet Abraham stoned the devil and rejected his temptations, according to Muslim traditions. The ceremony was the scene of stampedes and hundreds of deaths in the 1980s and 1990s as pilgrims passed a crowded bottleneck area leading to the small pillars on the ground.

FRANKFURT — Martin Winterkorn resigned as chief executive of Volkswagenon Wednesday, taking responsibility for an emissions cheating scandal that has gravely

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