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U2 freebie rakes in $3 million to combat AIDS

Rock group U2's new single "Invisible" raised more than $3 million for the fight against AIDS during the 36 hours it was available for free on iTunes, it was revealed Tuesday. It scored more than one million downloads in the hour after it premiered in a Bank of America commercial during Sunday's Super Bowl, then picked up two million more until the free offer ended Monday midnight (0500 GMT Tuesday.)

U2 frontman Bono receives France's highest cultural award

PARIS (Reuters) - Irish rock star and anti-poverty activist Bono received France's highest cultural award on Tuesday for his contribution to music while being praised for using his fame to battle for humanitarian causes. The frontman of the rock band U2 was presented with the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by French Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti in a ceremony in Paris.

Bono receives France's highest cultural honour

France on Tuesday bestowed its highest cultural honour on U2 singer Bono at a ceremony in Paris. The Irish singer was made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, receiving the medal from French Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti. Bono, whose real name is Paul Hewson, is a leading advocate of aid for Africa. He founded the global anti-poverty group ONE to help fight poverty and disease on the continent.

TED Talks take wing online as enclave ends

As a week of mind-bending TED Conference talks ranging from animal necrophilia to fighting poverty ended Friday, inspiring presentations from the renowned gathering were spreading. Video of punk rock icon Amanda Palmer's on-stage pitch for making music free and trusting fans to step up as patrons logged more than 120,000 views at ted.com within hours of being posted that morning.

TED Talks take wing online as enclave ends

As a week of mind-bending TED Conference talks ranging from animal necrophilia to fighting poverty ended Friday, inspiring presentations from the renowned gathering were spreading. Video of punk rock icon Amanda Parker's on-stage pitch for making music free and trusting fans to step up as patrons logged more than 120,000 views at ted.com within hours of being posted that morning.
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