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By Michael Holden EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Rock stars staged a final "Live 8" concert in Edinburgh on Wednesday in a last-minute bid to press world leaders gathering in nearby Gleneagles to do more to alleviate poverty. The free gig featured artists including James Brown and Annie Lennox.
By Madeline Chambers and Crispian Balmer GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Africa campaigners made a final plea to leaders of the world's industrialized nations on Wednesday to boost aid, cancel debt and remove trade barriers to help lift the continent out of poverty.
OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian member of parliament nominated Irish rocker and charity champion Bob Geldof on Wednesday for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his work to help poor nations. The peace prize is awarded annually by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
By Sean Maguire GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Protesters clashed on Wednesday with police protecting the world's most powerful leaders who arrived for a Group of Eight summit still divided over tackling climate change and helping Africa.
By Andrew Gray GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Police on Tuesday pledgeda robust response to any violent protests at the Group of Eightrich states summit as campaigners said the leaders' promises sofar were not enough to smash poverty in Africa.
By Mike Collett-White and Mark Egan LONDON/PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - They rocked the world inthe largest live concert ever held. Now the stars of the Live 8extravaganza are looking to leaders to respond by doing more tohelp the poor when they meet later in the week.
Internet auction site eBay said onTuesday it had begun removing illegal DVD copies of the Live 8poverty awareness pop concerts from its Web site, after therecord industry complained.
By Opheera McDoom SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Exploiting the momentum of astar-studded global anti-poverty campaign, African countriescalled on Sunday for stepped up pressure on rich nations tohelp them fight hunger, disease and war on the continent.
By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Few Africans watched thestar-studded Live 8 gigs meant to highlight their plight butmany said on Sunday any bid to relieve poverty was welcome --even faraway rock concerts performed for rich whites.
By Andrew Gray EDINBURGH (Reuters) - British finance minister GordonBrown, declaring the fight against poverty "the greatest moralcrusade of our times," vowed on Saturday to work for more debtrelief, aid and trade reform for poor nations.
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