12—Cyclone Hudhud blasts India’s eastern seaboard with gusts of up to 195 km per hour, uprooting trees, damaging buildings and killing at least five people.

18—Union government decides to deregulate or link to market the price of diesel.

22—A lone gunman enters Canada’s parliament buildings in Ottawa; many shots are fired just outside the room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was addressing a meeting of legislators. Two people are killed.

26—UK hands over its last base in Afghanistan to the Afghan forces, marking an official end to the 13-year-long combat operations that claimed over 450 British lives in the war-torn country.


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