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Parliament Hill shootings

Canadian of minor Arabian descent and a muslim Michael Zehaf-Bibean fatally shot Corporal Nathan Cirillo who was on ceremonial sentry duty at Parliament Hill, Ottawa. After that, he entered the parliament building, where he was shot during a shootout by a security guard. Three more people were injured.

Hurricane Sandy is formed

Hurricane Sandy was a destructive hurricane in the United States killing at least 233 people in eight countries. It developed from a tropical wave in the Caribbean Sea and hit Cuba three days later. The hurricane caused damage about $75 billion.

In Paris an express train derails after overrunning the buffer stop

The train on the way from Granville to Paris overrun the buffer stop at its Gare Montparnasse terminus which led to the train entering the station too fast and failure of the air brake. One woman walking in the street below was killed. Subsequently, the engineer was fined 50 francs.