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2005-10-25 09:40:21

Please read in 18th paragraph: "...Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof." instead of "...Live 8 organizer Bob Geldoff." Corrects spelling of name. By Steve James NEW YORK (Reuters) - He was a progressive rock star in the '70s, an MTV video icon in the '80s and a world music guru for the new millennium.

2005-10-25 10:29:06

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Geldof said on Tuesday that the Live 8 concerts in July were "not the blinking of an eye but a devastating bomb" that could motivate the young to care about Africa's woes.

2005-10-25 10:23:38

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Geldof said on Tuesday that the Live 8 concerts in July were "not the blinking of an eye but a devastating bomb" that could motivate the young to care about Africa's woes.

2005-09-06 11:44:50

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish rocker and anti-poverty campaigner Bob Geldof could find a new role for himself herding sheep in a Dublin park after the council voted to give him freedom of the city.

2005-07-15 08:08:15

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Remember Live 8? Two weeks after Bob Geldof assembled the greatest rock-'n-roll lineup ever to pressure world leaders to alleviate poverty, people are questioning whether musicians and celebrities should do anything other than entertain.

2005-07-12 13:29:14

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The executive producer of global anti-poverty campaign Live 8 will head a new business for live entertainment programing created by America Online Inc., XM Satellite Radio Inc. and event presenter AEG, the companies said on Tuesday.

2005-07-12 12:39:20

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The executive producer of global anti-poverty campaign Live 8 will head a new business for live entertainment programing created by America Online Inc., XM Satellite Radio Inc. and event presenter AEG, the companies said on Tuesday.

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2005-07-11 09:45:00

In the hours leading up to the TV broadcast of Live 8, AOL senior VP of programing Bill Wilson watched from his desk in New York as the number of visitors to his site's concert coverage grew. An estimated 1 billion people tuned in via one media or another, but it was digital broadcasts that achieved landmark moments.

2005-07-08 13:58:01

By Andrew Gray GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - World leaders agreed on Friday to more than double aid for Africa to $50 billion, presenting the deal as a message of hope that countered the hatred behind the London bomb attacks.

2005-07-08 12:18:46

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Rock musicians Bob Geldof and Bono, who have spearheaded a global push to tackle African poverty, broadly welcomed a pledge on Friday by the Group of Eight (G8) nations to double aid to Africa.


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