Malaysia: Artist arrested for ‘insulting queen’ with Spotify playlist
02 May 2021 | 7:47 am
The activist Fahmi Reza got in trouble over a playlist named after a remark the queen is believed to have recently made. The monarch called critics "jealous" after she reportedly jumped the queue for a COVID vaccine.
16 May 2021
Raquel Poti barely stands five feet tall, but the stilt-walker used to tower over the crowd at Rio de Janeiro's carnival -- whose cancelation due to Covid-19 has made her reinvent her art form to keep it alive.
26 May 2021
Malaysian authorities are investigating a collision between metro trains in Kuala Lumpur that injured more than 200 people. The accident happened just before 9:00 pm (1300 GMT) when a packed train collided with a second that was empty and heading in the opposite direction.
6 Jun 2021
She's a beloved voice in the Canadian music industry. Multidisciplinary artist TiKA has a lot of tricks up her sleeve: singer-songwriter, DJ, model, film composer, actor and advocate for the empowerment of female artists. Earlier this year, she added another feather to her cap with the release of her hotly anticipated debut LP "Anywhere But Here", which is full of 1980s-inspired synth pop anthems.
6 Jun 2021
The Cuban activist and artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara has described his stay in hospital lasting almost a month. He has said he was isolated and watched over.
11 Jul 2021
Malaysia's ruling coalition's biggest party, UMNO, has withdrawn its support for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin over his cabinet's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
12 Jul 2021
Anime lover and artist Jinnipha Nivasabut has painted 50 portraits of her favourite dead anime characters to explore the impact of the death of fictional characters on the audience. The oil paintings caught the eye of a curator and fellow anime lover who commissioned Jinnipha's work and launched the '2D Afterlife' exhibition. Here, anime anime fans can pay respect to their beloved heroes and villains with a twist of Thai funeral rituals where sandalwood flowers and red Fanta are used as offerings to the dead.
16 Jul 2021
Five years after the attempted coup in Turkey, artists and culture creators are being increasingly targeted by the government.
31 Jul 2021
In the oldest soap factory in Marseille, French artist Frederique Nalbandian sculpts her latest work. Fabrics soaked in paste are taken directly from the oven and assembled into a body reminiscent of a Greek deity.
16 Aug 2021
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin called it quits after months of political turmoil. He defied calls for resignation for weeks, saying he would hold elections next year.
21 Aug 2021
As Ivorian artist Aristide Kouame combs the beach dragging a trash bag of waterlogged flip-flops, he is aware other beachgoers in the commercial capital Abidjan think he is a desperate trader or a madman.
18 Sep 2021
Music, spoken word and theatre are among the many artistic mediums that allow people from different backgrounds to connect. But spaces centering on the experiences of under-represented minorities can often be hard to come by, inspiring a variety of artists and activists hoping to change that. Among them is Irish-Nigerian artist Osaro Azams. She's the founder of the Fried Plantains Collective, which celebrates the voices of the LGBT and African communities in Dublin in a "cozy" and fun way. She joined us for Perspective.
23 Sep 2021
With just a knife, brush and pencil, 30-year-old Egyptian sculpture artist Ibrahim Belal is a master of his tools, creating miniature sculptures of the most prominent Pharaonic and Egyptian landmarks at his home in the city of Rashid, in the Beheira Governorate, some 300 kilometres south of Cairo. He dreams of creating one of the first first museum's of miniature sculptures in the Middle East.
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UNESCO World Heritage site the Château de Chambord became one of the world's most majestic concert venues this week, as British rocker Sting performed against the backdrop of its French Renaissance towers. The star also spoke about how his 1985 hit "Russians" is finding new relevance after the invasion of Ukraine.
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U.S., British embassy pride flags fly in face of Russia 'gay propaganda' law
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In South Africa, a xenophobic movement called Operation Dudula is accusing illegal immigrants of taking jobs from South Africans. Operation Dudula vigilantes are known to raid small businesses owned by foreigners. With an unemployment rate close to 35 percent, the situation is tense and the populist rhetoric of Operation Dudula supporters is raising fears of new xenophobic riots in South Africa, like in 2008, 2015 and 2019. Our correspondents report.
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Carson Pickett became the first player with a limb difference to play for the United States women's soccer team on Tuesday.
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Google uses unclear language and deceptive designs that trick users into agreeing to give up their data, EU watchdogs have said. The tech company has two other pending antitrust suits in the EU.