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Stars unveil benefit show

Actor George Clooney said his planned benefit for victims of the earthquake in Haiti will include performances from Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys.

Speaking at the Golden Globes ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Clooney said that more than 40 celebrities are expected to attend the January 22 event.

The benefit will be broadcast on more than a dozen broadcast and cable networks.

Europe rushes to crisis talks

Europe's governments are holding emergency talks to assess their contribution to the Haiti earthquake relief effort.

The Brussels meeting of EU Development ministers will focus on how to step up the 27 nations' part in the UN-led, short-term aid operation, as well as the longer-term reconstruction efforts in the disaster area.

The talks will be chaired by new EU foreign policy supremo Baroness Ashton.


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