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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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MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

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'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

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The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
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Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

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Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

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