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  • *Unease grows over Zimbabwe after Mugabe party victory. *Rwanda scores better but has only two listed stocks. LONDON, May 19- Three members of Africa's "youth club"- Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe- offer some of the fastest-growing working populations in the world, if only investors can capitalise on that.

  • JAKARTA, May 19- Indonesian presidential frontrunner Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Monday named popular former vice president Jusuf Kalla as his running mate in July's election, boosting his chances of becoming the next leader of the world's third largest democracy.

  • In recent months, grumbling has given way to blockades of the private commuter buses that pick up technology workers downtown and ferry them to their workplaces south of the city at companies such as Google Inc, Facebook Inc and Yahoo Inc..

  • Nintendo pledges to add same-sex option to game Monday, 12 May 2014 | 12:03 PM ET
    Screen image from Nintendo's Tomodachi Life website

    Nintendo is apologizing after being criticized for not recognizing same-sex relationships in English editions of a life-simulator video game.

  • Mystery $13 billion philanthropists revealed Friday, 9 May 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    A trio of hedge fund managers have secretly directed one of the largest pools of philanthropic capital for years, undetected by design.

  • GENEVA, May 8- The Red Cross appealed on Thursday for greater access to civilians in rebel-held and besieged areas of Syria where the humanitarian situation is "catastrophic", particularly in the divided northern city of Aleppo and in suburbs of Damascus.

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- Americans convicted of fraud and other white-collar crimes gained a new defender on Wednesday as an advocacy group that has long fought strict drug sentences launched a campaign pushing for lighter punishment for financial crimes.

  • NEW YORK, May 1- For actor Edward Norton, the late movie star Paul Newman is a role model, though not only for his work in films. "There is someone who took the silliness of being famous and turned it into something amazing," said Norton, the 44- year-old star of such popular movies as "Primal Fear," "Rounders" and " Fight Club."

  • China labour activist held over online "disturbance" Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 3:16 AM ET

    The move is the latest sign that authorities in China have been shaken by recent labour unrest such as a 2- week strike by workers at Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings, a $5.6 billion manufacturer of footwear for Nike Inc, Adidas AG and other international brands.

  • *FDI fell to $3 billion in year to June 2013. CAIRO, April 23- A new Egyptian law that prevents third parties from challenging contracts made with the government may encourage foreign investors but critics say it will increase scope for corruption.

  • MADRID, April 22- Carmen Collado has laundered hospital linen in Madrid for 11 years. But her employment does her, and Spain, few favours in the long term.

  • CHICAGO, April 19- Paper Social Security benefits statements, which used to be mailed out every year and then fell victim to budget cuts, are going to make a partial comeback.

  • Bain Capital raises $7.3 bln for flagship fund -sources Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    April 17- Bain Capital LLC has raised $7.3 billion from investors and its dealmakers for its next flagship fund, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday, underscoring the favorable fundraising environment for established private equity firms.

  • WASHINGTON, April 9- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's chairman on Wednesday urged Comcast Corp to extend its commitment to Internet neutrality beyond 2018 as the cable company's executive reassured lawmakers the proposed merger with Time Warner Cable Inc would not hurt consumers.

  • Comcast, Time Warner to face lawmakers on merger plan Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 9- Executives from Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc are expected to defend their plan to merge as they go before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, the first hearing since the $45.2- billion deal was announced in February.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 6- The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that Internet companies are encroaching too much upon their lives, a new poll showed.

  • Supreme Court ruling that struck down the overall cap on federal election contributions is sending ripples across American politics, as states have begun backing away from their own restrictions on donations and lawyers are forecasting a new wave of challenges to campaign finance laws nationwide.

  • VANCOUVER, April 2- Canada's energy regulator said on Wednesday it would hold hearings on Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP's proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline from Edmonton to Vancouver, with its review expected to wrap up in mid-2015.

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of federal campaign finance law by allowing donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish.

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- President Barack Obama's embattled U.S. healthcare law, having survived a rollout marred by technology failures, reaches a milestone on Monday with the end of its first enrollment wave, and with the administration likely to come close to its goal of signing up 7 million people in private health insurance.