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LONDON (Reuters) - Moscow has been added to the lineup ofLive 8 concerts on July 2 which aim to put pressure on worldleaders meeting the following week to do more to alleviateextreme poverty.
By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Wrinkly rockers never die, they just docharity gigs. Teenage pop fans hoping to hail their heroes at Saturday'sLive 8 concerts are in for a rude awakening when headline actshit the stage.
By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - He is fully behind Bob Geldof and hisLive 8 poverty awareness concerts, but musician Peter Gabrielbelieves African acts have been sidelined in the rush to securethe biggest names in rock.
By Mark Egan and Claudia Parsons PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Americans at the Live 8 concert inPhiladelphia on Saturday were told a simple message -- Africansare created equal too.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC television has locked up U.S.broadcast rights for the upcoming worldwide series of Live 8concerts for African debt relief, with plans to air two hoursof highlights from the shows in prime time, the network said onTuesday.
More than 26.4 million people from around the world sent text messages on Saturday in support of the Live 8 campaign to cancel the debts of the poorest countries, setting a world record, organizers said.
Music fans broke a world record when they sent more than 2 million text messages to try to get tickets for next month's Live 8 concert in London, the Guinness Book of Records said Monday.
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