While some conservative pundits say there’s a rise in transgender mass shooters, data from the Gun Violence Archive show that transgender shooters are far less likely to commit such crimes compared to cisgender shooters. We also looked at data from the Violence Project that found actual commonalities among mass shooters.
Another mass shooting takes place in the U.S., this time at a Nashville school. At least three children and three adults were killed on March 27. The female shooter was killed by police. She was armed with a pistol and at least two semi-automatic rifles, […]
The Biden administration is demanding that the Chinese owners of TikTok either divest their stakes in the app or face a potential ban in the U.S., the company told Reuters on March 15. The move adds drama to tensions that have been brewing for years. […]
Stocks have tumbled again on March 15, in both the U.S. and Europe, as fears mounted regarding the strength of the banking industry. The globally connected bank Credit Suisse has been fighting problems for years. On March 15, its shares fell by more than 25% […]
The U.S. continues with another alarming rise in hate crimes in 2021, according to a report released by the FBI on Monday March 13. The new data is the most comprehensive yet, it marks a 12% rise in hate crimes, which contradicts an earlier report that did not include several of the country’s largest cities.
On March 10, the 16th largest bank in the U.S., Silicon Valley Bank, collapsed and was shut down by regulators. On March 12, Signature Bank followed suit. The emergency measures caused a plunge in bank stocks around the world. What is happening to the U.S. […]
Iran is closer than ever to a nuclear weapon. The latest International Atomic Energy Agency report suggests that Iran has enriched a small amount of Uranium to 83.7%, very close to weapons grade. Iran says “unintended fluctuations” may have happened in the enrichment levels. Iran […]
Iran once vowed to wipe Israel off the “face of the earth” and said that the Holocaust was a “myth.” Israel has periodically attacked Iran in an attempt to halt its threatening nuclear capabilities. It might come as a surprise to know that these two warring […]
Drug addiction has been a problem in Afghanistan for years. The country is considered the world’s largest producer of opium and heroin. Decades of war and persistent poverty have fueled ranks of addicts in the country, impacting all parts of society.
In September 2022, the World Bank calculated that Ukraine had sustained more than $97 billion in direct damages through May in the Russian-Ukraine conflict. However, according to the World Bank, the Ukrainian government and European Commission, the effort to rebuild the country could cost a […]
Hate incidents against Asian Americans have continued to rise in recent years, and hate also appears on social media platforms. Yelp’s 2022 Trust and Safety Report shows it removed more than 2,000 racist reviews, including 475 that targeted Asian businesses.
Mexico now has one of the world’s most stringent anti-smoking laws. With heavy fines for smoking in public places, the public is now looking at how it will be enforced. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock has more.
California has been through one of its worst winters with intense winter storms amid the state’s driest 22-year period. The heavy rain and snow have helped the state get out of extreme drought, but experts warn there is a long way to go. Watch for […]
As the search efforts continue in Turkiye and Syria following the deadly earthquakes, Mexico has sent the country’s top earthquake-response team and its search-and-rescue dogs to save lives. Take a look.
Massive earthquakes destroyed parts of Türkiye and Syria on Monday, killing more than 3,500 people and injuring over 15,000. Many are still trapped under piles of rubble in severe winter weather. Check out the latest with CGTN’s Gerald Tan.
Thousands of Peruvians gathered once again on Saturday in Peru’s capital Lima after congress rejected for a third time a motion to bring forward elections. Peru is undergoing a political crisis with continuous demonstrations since December 7. CGTN’s Dan Collyns has more.
The wildfires in Chile have claimed the lives of 24 people and injured more than 1000. The government expanded the state of emergency and called for international help as soaring temperatures and changing winds have made the condition worse. Take a look.
Several earthquakes, the largest measuring magnitude 7.8, have killed more than 2500 people in Turkiye near the border with Syria. The death toll will likely rise. The international community has offered condolences and help, including China, the UN, NATO, and the U.S. Check out the […]
Global Action Initiative, now in its third year is dedicated to addressing the world’s most pressing issues through mutual understanding, showcasing positive outcomes, and offering possible solutions to help all people achieve sustainable global change.
Both of these statements are true: An overwhelmingly majority – nearly two-thirds — of Latino voters supported Democratic candidates in the 2022 midterms, exit polls showed. Latino support for Democrats in 2022 fell 9 points overall compared to the 2018 midterms, and specifically fell 21 […]
The scenes from the Halloween crowd crush that killed more than 150 people in Seoul on Oct. 29 are gut-wrenching. As investigators continue to fault for an inadequate response, the reality is that any time large numbers of people gather in a confined space, there […]
The first Chinese immigrants arrived in Peru more than 170 years ago. The long history between China and Peru is being celebrated in the 21st century as the Chinese community attracts more people with the help of tasty food.
Democrats and Republicans in the United States are gearing up for the 2022 midterm elections on November 8. How the voting turns out could lead to a shift of power in the U.S. Congress. A recent survey by the Pew Research Center showed that voters […]
The latest inflation figures showed September’s price rises were up more than eight percent on an annual basis. The U.S. central bank is expected to continue inflicting what it calls financial pain on households and businesses. #inflation #CPI #economy #USA #FederalReserve
The Autumn Equinox marks the Harvest Festival in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. Throughout the country, minorities have celebrated the occasion by joining in dances and lighting fireworks. Some of these rituals date back multiple centuries.
Asylum-seeking migrants were sent from Republican-controlled U.S. border states to areas run by Democrats since April. Now, the Republicans are escalating the issue by sending migrants to the neighborhood near Vice President’s home in Washington, D.C.
Motor enthusiasts are gearing up for the North American International Auto Show that takes place in the so-called Motor City, Detroit. And this year, attendees should also keep an eye on the sky… Take a look at some electric aircraft.
U.S. President Joe Biden signed into law on Tuesday the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, pumping more than $50 billion into research and manufacturing of semiconductor chips. The law is aimed at reducing U.S. reliance on foreign suppliers for the production of the parts that […]
U.S. President Joe Biden insists the June inflation data showing another surge in prices over the past month doesn’t reflect declining gasoline prices. Inflation is at a 40-year high and heading towards double digits. Owen Fairclough reports on price rises hitting just about every aspect […]
By any standard, Bolivia’s city of Cochabamba is polluted. It has the dirtiest air in the country – and ranks among the most polluted cities in all of Latin America. So a transition away from fossil fuels there cannot come too soon. CGTN’s Monica Machicao […]
With brands like Impossible Foods and Beyond Burger, the global plant-based food market is forecast to be worth 79 billion dollars by 2028, but there’s another type of unconventional meat that could factor into the equation. It’s called cultivated meat. Mark Niu takes us to […]
Chinese companies become more cautious to reinvest their U.S. profits in the local businesses in 2021, although they have seen revenue growth and profitability improvement in the U.S. from last two years, according to an annual business survey by the China General Chamber of Commerce […]
While the mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas have rocked the U.S., many are concerned about America’s ongoing obsession with guns. Professor Benjamin Dowd-Arrow, who studied public health and guns, discusses America’s gun obsessions and what feeds into them. He explains what factors over […]
A study released on Friday, May 13, by the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR), a group that tracks far-right efforts in penetrating U.S. state politics revealed some of the growing ties between far-right groups and state legislators.
In the Mexican town of Escolásticas about 300 people dedicate their lives to transforming colorful sedimentary stones, Cantera,into pieces of art. The sculptures freeze time, and provide a livelihood in a region besieged by widespread unemployment and migration.
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