Police in Quebec say a fire at a seniors' residence in Quebec has left eight dead and 24 missing.
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Wednesday 04 July 2012
Eccentrics are compelling, and the narrator of Graham Rawle's second novel, set in 1997, is no exception. Fixated on random patterns, Riley adheres to odd routines, avidly collecting cards and eating food that alliterates. Pork, parsnips and potatoes are allowed, but are unappetisingly dry, as gravy starts with a different letter. He is an avid seeker of celebrities, exaggerating every insignificant encounter with cheesy Z-list stars of yesteryear, and boasts about his (distant) family connection to Barry Manilow.
Monday 02 July 2012
The education giant Pearson will today launch a $15m (£10m) fund that will invest in low-cost private schools in Africa and Asia, offering lessons for as little as $3 a month per pupil.
Friday 29 June 2012
The Malaysian palm oil firm, Felda Global, surged 20 per cent in its trading debut in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, as investors cheered on the world's second-largest initial public offering (IPO) after Facebook's botched float and the company pledged stronger profits in the coming months.
Monday 25 June 2012
Barry Mero has been wowing women with his reasonably priced and unashamedly sparkly beautyproducts for years. Rebecca Gonsalves meets him
Sunday 24 June 2012
The news, trumpeted with increasing volume over recent seasons, that fuller brows are back may have had you feeling, by turns, confused, relieved and slightly afraid.
Friday 22 June 2012
Alliance Boots, the high street chemist that is selling nearly half the company to the US firm Walgreens, is in talks with the group behind the grocer Budgens about stocking its food products in Boots' outlets.
Thursday 21 June 2012
Just as Stuart Lancaster was thinking his way through the most challenging team selection of his short career as England head coach – should he commit to wholesale changes in his back row for Saturday's third and final meeting with South Africa while also tinkering with his tight unit and his combination out wide? – the Springbok hierarchy were crystal clear about the immediate way ahead.
Monday 18 June 2012
In the pool or the lashing rain - this summer more than most there’s a need for a beauty bag of resilient products
Sunday 17 June 2012
What is bronzer for, exactly? Although the clue may be in the name, it doesn't supply the full story. After all, it doesn't tell you which bits of your face you should be bronzing with it.
Friday 15 June 2012
There is no word in the English language with the emotional impact of "plague". It conveys death on a biblical scale, populations in flight and a world frozen in fear. Yet Yersinia pestis, its cause, is a modest bacterium. It may once have ravaged Europe but today it does not figure among the true global killers.
Friday 15 June 2012
WH Smith has again cheered investors by delivering growth in margins and an improved sales performance despite the dire trading conditions on the high street.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
England forward Danny Welbeck is aware the team need to build on their draw with France as they prepare for their next Euro 2012 group match against Sweden.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
A US congressional aide who almost lost his life in the Arizona shooting rampage that wounded former representative Gabrielle Giffords has won a special election to fill her seat.
Saturday 09 June 2012
After two profit warnings this year the Airfix-to-Scalextric maker Hornby yesterday said sales of its toys and badges for the Olympics were really starting to take off.
Thursday 31 May 2012
A business firm is to create 400 new jobs across the UK, targeting graduates and former military personnel.
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