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Fears are growing that Scotland may be becoming a magnet for money-launderers following allegations linking shell companies there to a $1bn (£634m) fraud in the ex-Soviet republic of Moldova.
The town of Rishikesh in northern India is often called the yoga capital of the world, with a whole industry having built up around the art.
The Groucho Club, a famed London private members' venue, is being sold to a group of investors that plan to open up a branch in New York.
A funfair that formed the centrepiece of seaside days out for generations of day-trippers is reopening after an £18m restoration
RBS says that the payment problems experienced by some customers earlier in the week have now been resolved and accounts have been updated.
Leaders from eurozone nations are to hold an emergency summit on Monday after the latest attempts to resolve the Greek debt crisis failed.
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Shares in the wearable technology maker Fitbit soar on its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
The tech-heavy Nasdaq index closed at a record high on Thursday, with the Dow Jones and the S&P also closing sharply higher.
Aaron Snell is a 29-year-old Londoner who was lured to the northern Australian city of Darwin in search of work and adventure.
The House of Representatives has approved a controversial trade bill backed by President Obama, just a week after Democrats voted it down.