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  1. Do they know it's Christmas Yet?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 6 | RedState

    ... leading to further suffering. But first, that song. The lyrics are courtesy of organizer Bob Geldof, of The Boomtown Rats fame, and they create an opaque paean of questionable logic and an affrontery to art. Imagine how much In case you missed the ...

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  2. .com | 'Getting closer' to Brexit divorce deal: EU's TuskRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 4 | News24

    ... said on his Twitter account, in an apparent reference to the 1979 hit "I don't like Mondays", sung by the Boomtown Rats, fronted by Bob Geldof. "Encouraged after my phone call with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on progress on Brexit issue of Ireland. ...

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  3. Getting closer' to Brexit divorce deal a " EU's TuskRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 4 | Jamaica Observer

    EU President Donald Tusk said Monday that a deal to unblock stalled divorce talks between the European Union and Britain was closer than ever after a breakthrough on the thorny topic of Ireland. "Tell me why I like Mondays!," Tusk, a former Polish president, said on his Twitter account, in an apparent reference to the 1979 hit "I don't like Mondays", sung by the Boomtown Rats, fronted by Bob Geldof.

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  4. Pixie Geldof teases a look at her pins in semi-sheer dressRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 30 | Daily Mail

    British Prime Minister hits back at Trump's jibe she is not tackling terrorism as extraordinary spat over US president's far-right retweets threatens to send Special Relationship into MELTDOWN - with hints his State Visit is ON ICE Chic Pixie Geldof teases a look at her pins in a glittering semi-sheer dress as she makes a solo appearance at Elton John AIDS Foundation bash in London But flying solo on Wednesday evening, Pixie Geldof headed out in London without her beau to attend the CLUB LOVE gala in honour of the Elton John AIDS Foundation that was held in association with fashion house BVLGARI.

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  5. INXS stars avoid anniversary of Michael Hutchence's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 28 | Daily Mail

    'It's not something I want to celebrate': INXS stars Kirk Pengilly and Tim Farriss say they avoid the anniversary of Michael Hutchence's death...20 years after he died in his Sydney hotel room INXS stars Kirk Pengilly and Tim Farriss have said that they try to avoid the anniversary of Michael Hutchence's death. The duo attended the ARIA Awards at Sydney's The Star on Tuesday, and admitted how sad they were over losing their 'brother' twenty years ago.

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  6. Imelda May wins artist of the year at Irish Post AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 24 | RTE.ie

    ... award which was presented to him by actress Fionnula Flanagan, who herself received the honour in 2015. The Boomtown Rats star gave an passionate speech onstage while collecting the gong, in which he tackled the Brexit challenge. Sir Bob Geldof ...

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  7. Michael Hutchence's brother posts open letter anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 22 | Daily Mail

    'Your biggest secret is still safe and yet to be revealed': Michael Hutchence's brother posts emotional open letter to the star as he marks the 20th anniversary of his death Michael Hutchence's brother has marked the twentieth anniversary of the rockstar's death with an emotional social media post in which he claims Hutchence's 'biggest secret is yet to be revealed.' Rhett Hutchence published the letter on Facebook on Wednesday - exactly two decades after the 37-year-old's body was found hanging in a Sydney hotel room - with a picture of the brothers.

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  8. Suu Kyi 'handmaiden to genocide': GeldofRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 14 | The Otago Daily Times

    Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof called Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi "a hand maiden to genocide" on Monday as he returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest over his fellow recipient's response to the repression of Rohingya Muslims. "I don't want to be on a very select roll of wonderful people with a killer," Geldof told state broadcaster RTE.

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  9. Bob Geldof Calls Aung San Suu Kyi 'Handmaiden to Genocide'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 14 | News Max

    Irish musician Bob Geldof holds aloft his Freedom of the City of Dublin scroll as he prepares to return it at city hall in Dublin on Monday. Bob Geldof, the Irish musician and activist, called Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi "a hand maiden to genocide" on Monday as he returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest over his fellow recipient's response to the repression of Rohingya Muslims.

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  10. Bob Geldof Returns Award In ProtestRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 14 | AllAccess.com

    BOOMTOWN RATS singer and LIVE AID founder BOB GELDOF is returning his "FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF DUBLIN" AWARD in protest of the award also going to MYANMAR leader AUNG SAN SUU KYI, who has come under heavy criticism for not speaking out against alleged ethnic cleansing of MYANMAR's ROHINGYA population. CNN reports that Since AUGUST, over a half-million ROHINGYA have fled the country to seek refuge in Bangladesh, recounting scores of atrocities.

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  11. Bob Geldof Calls Daw Aung San Suu Kyi 'Handmaiden to Genocide'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 13 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof called Myanmar leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi "a handmaiden to genocide" on Monday as he returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest over his fellow recipient's response to the repression of Rohingya Muslims. "I don't want to be on a very select roll of wonderful people with a killer," Geldof told state broadcaster RTE.

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  12. Emergency motion to withdraw Freedom of Dublin honour to Aung San Suu Kyi rejected by councilRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 13 | Independent.ie

    Dublin City Council overwhelmingly rejected an emergency motion to address the withdrawal of the Freedom of the City honour bestowed on Aung San Suu Kyi at tonight's meeting. Dublin City Council overwhelmingly rejected an emergency motion to address the withdrawal of the Freedom of the City honour bestowed on Aung San Suu Kyi at tonight's meeting.

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  13. Geldof hits back at SF as he returns accoladeRead the original story

    Monday Nov 13 | Belfast Today

    ... and women of the 1916 rising in the centenary year when you compared them to the so-called Islamic State". The Boomtown Rats singer responded: "This is just typical Sinn Fein nonsense. I wish they'd focus on the problems to hand and the issues to ...

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  14. Bob Geldof calls Aung San Suu Kyi "handmaiden to genocide"Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 13 | Stabroek News

    Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof called Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi "a hand maiden to genocide" on Monday as he returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest over his fellow recipient's response to the repression of Rohingya Muslims. "I don't want to be on a very select roll of wonderful people with a killer," Geldof told state broadcaster RTE.

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  15. Bob Geldof returns Dublin honour in Suu Kyi protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 13 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... the City of Dublin scroll in a protest against Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who holds the same honour. The Boomtown Rats singer slammed the Nobel peace laureate over her country's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, calling her a ...

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  16. Bob Geldof returns Freedom of Dublin honour in protest of Myanmar's Suu KyiRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 13 | CBC News

    Bob Geldof, the founder of Live Aid, returned Monday the Freedom of Dublin award that Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi also received because she's a 'handmaiden to genocide' whose association with Ireland's capital 'shames us all.' Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof called Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi "a handmaiden to genocide" on Monday as he returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest over his fellow recipient's response to the repression of Rohingya Muslims.

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  17. Aung San Suu Kyi 'duped' Ireland and Burma is creating an Asian Palestine, says Bob GeldofRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 13 | BreakingNews.ie

    ... has let Ireland down, because we thought she was one thing and we have been duped." Geldof performed with the Boomtown Rats, organised Live Aid to raise money to combat the Ethiopian famine in 1985 and is a committed campaigner against genocide. He ...

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  18. Bob Geldof hands back award in protest against Aung San Suu KyiRead the original story

    Monday Nov 13 | WICU12 Erie

    Musician Bob Geldof is handing back his "Freedom of the City of Dublin" award, also held by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in protest over her handling of the Rohingya crisis. The Irish singer and activist said he could not share the honor with Suu Kyi, who has come under heavy criticism for not speaking out against alleged ethnic cleansing of Myanmar's Rohingya population.

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  19. Pompous TwatRead the original story

    Monday Nov 13 | Longrider

    I've regarded Bob Geldof as an attention seeking pompous arse since Live Aid. Still he never fails to disappoint .

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  20. 'I don't want to be on the same list as a killer... a pariah' - Bob...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 13 | Independent.ie

    ... I'll scratch her name out." In a statement today, Lord Mayor of Dublin Mchel MacDonncha has hit back at the Boomtown Rats frontman, calling into question his retention of the Knighthood awarded to him in 1985 by Queen Elizabeth II for his ...

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