Italian hospital organises concert for frontline staff
09 January 2021 | 1:39 pm
The Policlinico Tor Vergata hospital in Rome organises a concert along its corridors to provide some comfort to its health staff, as the number of coronavirus patients surges.
28 Apr 2021
A trial concert in Barcelona testing infection risk at mass events proved successful after only six people out of 5,000 reported testing positive for Covid-19 afterwards. Ahead of the show, everyone underwent mass screening and antigen tests. There were no mass tests afterwards, but 15 days later only six people had reported testing positive for Covid-19. of the Covid concert trial held on March 27 in Barcelona
5 May 2021
After a six-month state of emergency due to a wave of Covid-19 infections that caused 300 deaths a day, Portugal has begun the fourth and last stage of its deconfinement plan with a test concert attended by 400 spectators in the northwestern city of Braga. People attending the socially-distanced open-air concert underwent rapid antigen tests upon arrival and were asked to wear masks.
7 May 2021
Britain's Prince Harry joined pop royalty including Jennifer Lopez at a star-studded concert in Los Angeles Sunday to urge faster and more even global vaccinations. "Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World" featured video messages from the pope and President Joe Biden. The show will air on television and YouTube on May 8, after being pre-taped in front of thousands of fully vaccinated spectators at a vast California stadium Sunday.
14 Jun 2021
Seven months after closing its doors, the famous Parisian venue Olympia reopens, hosting a music festival for a seated concert. "It's already a first step that we've achieved all together with the whole of France," said an audience member after the concert.
18 Jul 2021
Cuban and Cuban-American artists perform at a concert hosted by the City of Miami in the 'Little Havana' neighborhood in support of the historic anti-government protests in Cuba.
5 Aug 2021
Ariana Grande's virtual 'Fortnite' gig later this week could prove extremely profitable for the superstar.
25 Aug 2021
The Chi-Town native is set to host the third listening party series for his tenth studio album, Donda, on Thursday at Chicago’s Soldier Field for 38,000 fans – reduced from the original 63,000 maximum capacity.
8 Nov 2021
U.S. Rap star Travis Scott released a video online for his fans on Saturday (November 6) after eight people died and dozens were injured when he took to the stage at a festival in Houston, Texas on Friday (November 5).
9 Nov 2021
Amid reports of drug spiking and chaotic security, Houston police are investigating the stampede at the rap concert that killed 8 people and injured many more.
2 Jun 2022
The YouTube Africa Day Concert 2022 seeks to bring Africans, the Diaspora, and people from across the world together to celebrate a continent that is home to more than 1.5 billion people and find new ways of artistic expression. This year’s concert features artists from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, South Africa, and Congo.
31 Jul 2022
Footage from the concert appears to show a giant screen hitting a performer from boyband Mirror directly on the head and crushing his body. Two dancers were rushed to hospital.
9 Oct 2022
From Balmain's "music festival" runway show featuring iconic pop star Cher, to all eyes on the collection of Jean-Paul Gaultier's protégé Victor Weinsanto, FRANCE 24's Jennifer Ben Brahim brings us the highlights from Paris Fashion Week's spring/summer 2023 collections.
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Climate change is disrupting China’s tea industry. The country is the world's leading producer of tea leaves, but this year, spring harvests fell by 20%, according to official figures. What’s more, the taste of the national beverage is also changing – the consequences of last summer’s drought. Lou Kisiela, Antoine Morel, Yan Chen and Yena Lee bring us this report from Hangzhou, China.
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The use of artificial intelligence in game development is expected to increase tenfold in the next few years. What does this mean for game creators and players?
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A bus carrying employees from a diamond mine in Limpopo reportedly collided with a lorry. Road safety is a critical challenge in South Africa, despite the country's advanced road infrastructure.
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Azerbaijan launched an "anti-terrorist" operation in the Armenia-backed breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Baku's government said a truce and talks were contingent on the enclave's unconditional surrender.
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The parents of Marie, a 15-year-old French teenager, have pressed charges against TikTok after their daughter committed suicide in 2021. They believe that by sharing a flow of videos about suicide to Marie, who suffered from low self-esteem, the platform pushed her to take her own life. FRANCE 24's Science reporter Shirli Sitbon looks at ways a new French bill could tackle negative algorithms and online bullying.