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2005-07-01 18:14:44

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Final preparations were under way onFriday for what organizers promised would be the greatest musicshow on Earth, with pop stars leaving their egos backstage toraise awareness of poverty in Africa.

2005-07-01 14:05:51

By Andrew Gray LONDON (Reuters) - Activists unfurled white banners onlandmarks around the world on Friday to step up pressure onrich nations to attack African poverty at a summit in Scotlandnext week.

2005-06-29 13:09:55

By Andrew Gray LONDON (Reuters) - Last time they wanted to feed the world,this time they want to change it.

2005-06-27 13:57:06

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.

2005-07-03 16:13:06

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.

2005-07-03 01:00:45

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.

2005-07-03 02:11:56

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - For someone so often called a saint, BobGeldof has an uncanny ability to irritate and offend.

2005-07-03 02:08:34

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.

2005-07-04 17:24:00

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - They came out of charity. They left withbooming record sales.

2005-07-04 15:02:40

LONDON (Reuters) - They came out of charity. They left withbooming record sales.


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