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The global micro-finance phenomenon known as Grameen will arrive in Scotland early next year. Its aim is simple: to offer financial support for aspiring entrepreneurs in deprived areas.

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Three men accused of plotting a huge suicide bomb attack in Britain discussed fitting sharp blades on a truck before driving it into a crowd, a court heard today.

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HSBC Holdings is to scale back its global Islamic banking operations and stop offering products in the UK as part of a wider restructuring.

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Authorities in Bangladesh have ordered security officials to remain alert around official camps of Rohingya Muslims following weekend attacks on minority Buddhists and their temples in the area.

Bangladeshi Muslims torch Buddhist temples near border with Burma over burned Koran

Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims set fire to at least 10 Buddhist temples and 40 homes in anger over a Facebook photo of a burned Koran before authorities restored order.

Clinton's contraception deal will help millions

A new buy-in-bulk deal to provide cheaper contraception for developing countries is set to be finalised by a coalition of governments and private donors headed by Bill Clinton and a leading drug company, potentially helping up to 27 million women.

Tesco could face hefty fine after dawn raid by UK Border Agency finds it had been employing foreign students illegally

The grocery giant Tesco is facing a hefty fine after a dawn raid by the UK Border Agency found it had been employing foreign students illegally.

Police struggle to contain the riot in Tottenham’s streets last August

Riot-hit cities including London and Manchester fall down league table of world's best places to live

Cities hit by last summer's riots have fallen down a league table of the best places in the world for living conditions, a new study has revealed.

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Burma continues to practise rights abuses, report claims

Burma’s government – hailed around the world for its flurry of recent democratic reforms – stood by as its security forces raped and murdered members of a long-persecuted ethnic minority, a new report has alleged.

'Dead' Bangladeshi man found in Karachi jail

A man who disappeared 23 years ago, leading his family to believe he had died, has returned home after being found in a prison in Pakistan.

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