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Thiney shines as France thrash Canada

Gaëtane Thiney scored twice for France in a 4-0 win over Canada in Bochum yesterday that all but secured the French a spot in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup and left their opponents close to an early exit.

Maple tables new bid for TMX

The battle for control of TMX has intensified after rival bidder Maple Group increased its bid in an attempt to derail the Canadian market's tie-up with the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Video: William and Kate visit Canada

William and Kate's itinerary is out for their official tour of Canada, activities will include a dragon boat race and cookery workshops.

Triathlon: Findlay makes it three in a row

Britain's Helen Jenkins lost to Paula Findlay in a sprint finish for the second consecutive race at the latest World Series event in Kitzbühel, Austria.

Kitchener gets call for Saxons' final

England Saxons have made three changes for tomorrow's Churchill Cup final against Canada at Sixways.

Video: Canada wildfire sparks evacuation

Wildfires in northern Canada force a town to evacuate.

HMV still looking for buyer for Waterstone’s

HMV is in talks with its banks following news that eight expressions of interest for its bookshop chain Waterstone’s were not near the £70m hoped for.

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: Life in the Back of Beyond, By Tomi Ungerer

Tired of the hectic pace of 1970s New York, the acclaimed graphic designer Tomi Ungerer and his wife Yvonne relocated to an isolated peninsula in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Invisible Ink: No 76 - Muriel Gray

Fondly remembered as a TV presenter, this cropped-blonde Scot was a tough-talking broadcaster and journalist in a time of Eighties "yoof" programming, and later appeared on our screens marching up mountains, enthusing about fell walking. What few viewers suspected was that Muriel Gray had a secret life as the author of several terrific (and terrifically creepy) supernatural thrillers.

HMV no longer rules out a CVA to deal with problems

HMV has said it will not rule out a possible company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

Taylor Wimpey sells American arm

Taylor Wimpey is selling its North American business to an investment partnership for $955m (£594m).

Canadian PM warns of 'reckless' coalition

The Canadian election campaign kicked off with the Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, urging voters to give his Conservatives an outright majority to stave off a "reckless" left-of-centre coalition government that would pose a danger to the economy.

The Future History of the Arctic, By Charles Emmerson

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She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

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Get well soon, Joan Rivers

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Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

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Europe's biggest steampunk convention

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