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By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Buddy, we gave already. Live 8 concert organizers want to spur a global groundswellof support for African debt relief, but experts say the biggestchallenge in the United States is changing entrenchedperceptions that it is the world's most generous country.
PORTSMOUTH, England (Reuters) - He pulled off the greatestrock concert ever staged. But charity champion Bob Geldof's idea for an "armada" ofBritish vessels bringing French passengers to Britain to joinin anti-poverty demonstrations this week was a damp squib.
LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Geldof wants to "tilt the world alittle bit on its axis in favor of the poor" by staging 10concerts across four continents to pressure the Group of Eight(G8) richest nations on earth to help.
By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - For someone so often called a saint, BobGeldof has an uncanny ability to irritate and offend.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese rock fans flocked to Tokyo'sLive 8 concert on Saturday, but it was Icelandic singer Bjorkmore than the more serious message about poverty that seemed tobe the main draw.
By Matthew Green NIAMEY (Reuters) - Ask the man in charge of savingthousands from starving to death in Niger what he thinks of theLive 8 concerts and he shrugs: he hasn't heard of them.
By Mike Collett-White and Mark Egan LONDON/PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - After a galaxy of starsrocked the world in the largest live concert ever held,politicians said on Sunday people power could make a differenceas world leaders prepared to meet to relieve poverty.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandelacalled on the world's most powerful leaders to prevent genocideby tackling poverty in Africa, saying failure to do so would bea crime against humanity.
By Paul Majendie and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - A galaxy of rock stars staged theworld's biggest live concert on Saturday to pressure richnations into doing more for the poor.
By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - A galaxy of rock and roll stars willgrace stages across the globe on Saturday for what is beingbilled as the greatest music show ever, in a bid to putpressure on world leaders to do more to help the poor.
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