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KAMPALA (Reuters) - Non-governmental organizations in Uganda have been told to submit financial information including budgets and donor lists to the authorities, an official told Reuters on Thursday, in a move rights groups said was another attempt to muzzle criticism.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Most international musicians would baulk at the notion of a two-day journey to final rehearsals past military checkpoints on alert for weapons smugglers - but for 19-year-old viola player Ibrahim Masri it's an occupational hazard.
Russian Internet group Mail.ru has teamed up with investment firm Proxima Capital to buy a controlling stake in car-sharing operator YouDrive, which it may fold into its planned food and taxi joint venture with state-run Sberbank.
CAPE COAST, GHANA (Reuters) - Halfway across the Atlantic Ocean, the plane carrying Tani Sanchez and her daughter Tani Sylvester on a heritage tour to Ghana crossed paths with a powerful storm.
KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips snapped their recent losing streak on Thursday but it was not the best performance investors hoped for due to some late selling of selected stocks.
ZAGREB (Reuters) - The Croatian government said on Thursday it would guarantee loans of up to 150 million kuna (£18.9 million) to keep one of the country's biggest shipyards afloat and give it time to find a strategic long-term partner.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong banks published full-page newspaper ads calling for law and order in the Chinese-ruled city and international jewellers sought the rescheduling of a huge trade fair as weeks of pro-democracy protests showed no sign of let-up on Thursday.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government is considering pouring billions of euros in a new investment fund to finance future infrastructure and education projects, a source close to the government said on Thursday.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Some of Hong Kong's biggest banks published full-page newspaper advertisements on Thursday calling for the preservation of law and order in the Chinese territory and condemning violence, as weeks of pro-democracy protests show no sign of abating.
(Reuters) - In the twilight of her remarkable career Serena Williams is more often the sentimental favourite rather than the bettors' choice but the 37-year-old American will be both as she heads to the U.S. Open chasing an elusive 24th record-equalling Grand Slam.