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List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

Woman found alive 17 days after Bangladesh building collapse

DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 10 (UPI) -- A woman was found alive in the debris of a building that collapsed near Dhaka in late April, the Bangladeshi army said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.
By United Press International

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011.
By United Press International

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

Compromise seen in Bangladesh bank issue

DHAKA, Bangladesh, March 23 (UPI) -- A senior U.S. official expressed hope for a resolution of a controversy arising from the Bangladesh Grameen Bank's firing of bank founder Muhammad Yunus.
Court delays Yunus appeal in Bangladesh

Court delays Yunus appeal in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh, March 15 (UPI) -- A hearing on Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus's appeal of a ruling upholding his firing was adjourned for two weeks Tuesday by the Bangladesh Supreme Court.
Yunus petition against his firing rejected

Yunus petition against his firing rejected

DHAKA, Bangladesh, March 8 (UPI) -- A Bangladeshi court Tuesday upheld the firing of Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus from his bank post.
Bank fires Nobel laureate Yunus

Bank fires Nobel laureate Yunus

DHAKA, Bangladesh, March 2 (UPI) -- Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has been fired from the post in Bangladesh that led to his winning the Nobel Peace Prize, bank officials said Wednesday.
World reacts to Obama's Peace Prize honor

World reacts to Obama's Peace Prize honor

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Reaction to U.S. President Obama winning the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize generated praise and criticism throughout the international community Friday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 13, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007.
By United Press International

Stone's manners trip her up in Oslo

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Sharon Stone's American manners caused problems when she arrived late Sunday at a banquet for Nobel Peace Prize winners in Oslo.

Nobel winner: Seek terrorism's root causes

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Terrorism will prevail until the world addresses its "root causes," Bangladeshi economist Muhammad Yunus said in Norway on accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner for his Grameen Bank's micro-lending policies to help the impoverished in Bangladesh, speaks during a luncheon in Washington on November 20, 2006. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Muhammad Yunus (Bengali: মুহাম্মদ ইউনুস, pronounced Muhammôd Iunus) (born 28 June 1940) is a Bangladeshi economist and founder of the Grameen Bank, an institution that provides microcredit (small loans to poor people possessing no collateral) to help its clients establish creditworthiness and financial self-sufficiency. In 2006 Yunus and Grameen received the Nobel Peace Prize. Yunus himself has received several other national and international honors.

He previously was a professor of economics where he developed the concepts of microcredit and microfinance. These loans are given to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans. He is the author of Banker to the Poor and a founding board member of Grameen America and Grameen Foundation. In early 2007 Yunus showed interest in launching a political party in Bangladesh named Nagorik Shakti (Citizen Power), but later discarded the plan. He is one of the founding members of Global Elders.

Yunus also serves on the board of directors of the United Nations Foundation, a public charity created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support United Nations causes. The UN Foundation builds and implements public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the UN.

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