What We're Following This Afternoon

Hajj toll rises: The Associated Press is now reporting that at least 2,110 people were killed in the disaster of September 26. The official death toll stands at 769 people killed and 934 injured.

Migrants crisis: Marina reports that thousands of refugees and migrants are stranded in Serbia after Hungary sealed off a border for the second time this year. Central European countries are blaming one another for the bottleneck.

Amazon responds: The online retailer insists a New York Times story from August about what it’s like to work at the online retailer “misrepresented” the company. Dean Baquet, the Times’s executive editor, says he stands by the story.

Our headlines from the morning are here.