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‘It was spectacular. We felt safe’: 5,000 attend Barcelona gig after taking rapid COVID tests

‘It was spectacular. We felt safe’: 5,000 attend Barcelona gig after taking rapid COVID tests

Entertainment
Five thousand people attended a rock concert in Barcelona on Saturday after passing a same-day screening test for COVID-19.The music fans piled into the Palau Sant Jordi arena where indie rock band Love of Lesbian were playing after having received the all-clear from a coronavirus antigen test taken earlier in the day. Image: Some 5,000 fans at the show had to wear masks but social distancing was not required in the Palau Sant Jordi arena The show took place with special permission from Spain's health authorities in a pilot to examine whether the rapid testing system could effectively prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.In surreal scenes after a year of social distancing, people danced close to one another, but the sea of faces covered in ma...
Sister Jean, Loyola Chicago’s 101-year-old chaplain, cleared to attend NCAA tourney

Sister Jean, Loyola Chicago’s 101-year-old chaplain, cleared to attend NCAA tourney

Sports
March 16 (UPI) -- Loyola Chicago announced Tuesday that Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the 101-year-old chaplain for the school's men's basketball team, will attend the start of the NCAA tournament this weekend. The university confirmed that Sister Jean will be at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Friday when the Ramblers open the NCAA men's tournament against Georgia Tech in Indianapolis. Loyola Chicago won the Missouri Valley Conference title and was seeded eighth in the Midwest region. Advertisement Sister Jean, who became an international celebrity during Loyola Chicago's improbable run to the Final Four in 2018, hasn't attended games since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. She made pregame prayers virtually throughout the 2020-21 season, but she remained in a senior independent living apartment i...
Rita Ora ‘sorry’ for breaking lockdown rules to attend birthday party

Rita Ora ‘sorry’ for breaking lockdown rules to attend birthday party

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Tear gas fired as thousands attend banned protest in Paris

Tear gas fired as thousands attend banned protest in Paris

World
Officers in Paris fired tear gas after thousands gathered for a banned protest against police brutality.The demonstration was held outside the Tribunal de Paris, the capital's main courthouse, amid growing global outrage over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Protesters were also paying homage to Adama Traore, 24, a black man who died in the custody of French police in July 2016. Image: The protest was held in solidarity with George Floyd and 24-year-old Frenchman Adama Traore :: Listen to the Daily podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, SpreakerMr Traore's family claim he died of asphyxiation and his last words were the same as those of George Floyd: "I can't breathe." ...
More than 100,000 attend mass funeral for Muslim cleric in Bangladesh

More than 100,000 attend mass funeral for Muslim cleric in Bangladesh

World
April 19 (UPI) -- More than 100,000 people in Bangladesh defied restrictions on mass gatherings to attend the funeral of Muslim cleric Maulana Zubayer Ahmad Ansari on Sunday. Mohammad Maunul Haque, joint secretary general of the Islamist party, said people walked into the streets of the Brahmanbaria district from the surrounding area defying the country's ban more than five people attending prayers at one time to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Police were unable to contain the crowd after police officer Shahadat Hossain Tipu said that officials urged Ansari's family to hold a funeral with only close relatives. "We never thought that such a large number of people would show up at a time when there is a countrywide lockdown. They came from all sides -- even through the fields and other no...