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World 03 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Historic rock concerts put spotlight on poverty

PHILADELPHIA/LONDON (Reuters) - More than a million people gathered in cities across the world on Saturday for Live 8, the biggest music concert ever held to pressure rich nations to do more for the poor.

World 03 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Live 8 rocks the world, but will it help the poor?

LONDON/PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - After a galaxy of stars rocked the world in the largest live concert ever held, organisers on Sunday looked to a summit of rich nations to see if people power would change policy on poverty.

World 02 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Live 8 warms up as McCartney rocks London

LONDON (Reuters) - Paul McCartney and U2's Bono fired up a huge London crowd with

World 02 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bjork rocks Tokyo as Live 8 marathon kicks off

TOKYO (Reuters) - Icelandic singer Bjork rocked Tokyo on Saturday, kicking off the biggest live music show in history which aims to pressure world leaders to do more to fight poverty.

World 02 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

World's pop stars go global against poverty

LONDON (Reuters) - A galaxy of rock stars staged the world's biggest live concert on Saturday to pressure rich nations into doing more for the poor.

World 02 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bjork rocks Tokyo as Live 8 marathon kicks off

TOKYO (Reuters) - Icelandic singer Bjork rocked Tokyo on Saturday, kicking off the biggest live music show in history which aims to pressure world leaders to do more to fight poverty.

AseanPlus News 19 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Struggle for a free Myanmar continues

Perhaps not everyone can pronounce her name, but ask a layman for the most recognisable face of Myanmar and chances are it would be Aung San Suu Kyi, the country's most famous political prisoner.

Lifestyle 18 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Favourite travel destinations in South Africa

How do you choose from among the many delights offered by South Africa? Well, here are the five favourites of Dr Abraham Nkomo, the South African High Commissioner to Malaysia.

Travel 18 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Favourite travel destinations in South Africa

How do you choose from among the many delights offered by South Africa? Well, here are the five favourites of Dr Abraham Nkomo, the South African High Commissioner to Malaysia.

World 14 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

South Africa's Mbeki fires deputy Zuma over graft case

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African President Thabo Mbeki sacked his graft-tainted deputy and presumed successor Jacob Zuma on Tuesday in a step seen boosting Africa's declared drive against corruption.