World Today

October 4, 2022

Long-COVID impacts minority communities

Research from City University of New York estimates more than seven percent of Americans have contracted Long COVID, a set of symptoms that develop after the initial period of illness.

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October 3, 2022

New phone app seeks to end food waste

What if there was a way to prevent throwing away food that you won’t use? Well, one company has found a way to link restaurants with NGOs that are need of their leftovers. The app is called Comida Invisível, or Invisible Food, and they are […]

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October 3, 2022

Berkeley-China Summit brings together problem solvers

The Northern California city of Berkeley, famous for its prestigious public university, brought together civic leaders, students, and entrepreneurs recently for the Berkeley-China Summit. Several topics were discussed among the participants, but one of the primary themes of the summit was how to solve problems […]

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October 3, 2022

Rescue teams go door-to-door to help residents of Fort Myers

Fort Myers Beach, Florida was one of the cities most affected by the wrath of Hurricane Ian, as the Category 4 storm caused significant destruction to the area. While many residents fled Fort Myers Beach, some people braved Hurricane Ian, which killed over 80 people […]

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Las Vegas mass shooting marks 5th anniversary
October 1, 2022

Las Vegas mass shooting marks 5th anniversary

October 1st marks the 5th anniversary of the Las Vegas mass shooting. The shooting led to a federal ban on bump stock attachments, which still faces legal challenges, but it brought no other significant change on the nation’s gun laws.

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September 30, 2022

Brazil’s general elections debate

  With Brazil’s general elections just two days away, Brazil’s far right-wing President, Jair Bolsonaro, and leftist ex-President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, faced off in a fiery debate in Rio de Janeiro.  Polls indicate the race has come down to these two candidates with […]

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September 30, 2022

The scale of Hurricane Ian’s destruction in Fort Myers

  The city of Fort Myers in southwest Florida suffered the brutal assault of Hurricane Ian. The monster storm made landfall very close to this town, home to eighty thousand people. Residents started to return and absorb the magnitude of the destruction.  CGTN’s Nitza Soledad […]

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September 30, 2022

Little Amal walks the streets of New York

  A giant puppet is aiming to bring a message of hope about the challenges of migration by walking the streets of New York. Little Amal has already traveled across the world and this week she is in the ‘Big Apple’ spreading her message of […]

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September 28, 2022

Rio de Janeiro celebrates first ever “Mandarin Day”

Rio de Janeiro kicked off its first ever “Mandarin Day” on Wednesday, September 28th, as the Brazilian city paid tribute to both the Chinese language and culture. Despite being Brazil’s biggest trading partner since 2009, China’s Mandarin language, along with many of its customs, have […]

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September 28, 2022

Pro-choice Brazilians push for legalization of abortion

October 28 is Safe Abortion Day. It was chosen to commemorate the date Brazil adopted the so-called “Free Womb law” which, in 1871, granted freedom to children born to slaves. Nevertheless, Brazil remains one of those countries where abortion is not only illegal, but severely […]

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September 28, 2022

Monterrey seeks new method to combat severe drought

Drought conditions in northern Mexico ​are so dire that the government declared a “national emergency” in the state Nuevo Leon this summer. ​ With it, came new efforts at water rationing and redistribution. And as CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports, there is an exponential growth in […]

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September 27, 2022

Mobilizing and helping victims of long COVID in the U.S.

  Up to 23 million people across the United States may be suffering from long COVID, living with a variety of symptoms that last for months, long after being infected by the coronavirus.  While some of the symptoms can be defined as fatigue, headaches, or […]

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September 27, 2022

Prefabricated housing market grows in Mexico

  As ​high real estate costs price many more people out of home ownership, ​alternatives to traditional home construction are getting more attention. Prefabricated homes are one growing sector of the market where China is a global leader – that’s ​now expanding into North America via Mexico. 

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September 24, 2022

What we know about “Long COVID” condition in the U.S.

  U.S. President Joe Biden says the coronavirus pandemic is “over.” His remarks during a television interview last weekend comes as the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 is averaging about 500 people a day.  Health experts warn the president’s statement could overshadow the reality that the virus […]

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September 23, 2022

How a New Mexico city is fighting water crisis

  A small town in New Mexico recently came dangerously close to running out of water.  A potential disaster was averted when temporary infiltration systems were put in place, but the town of Las Vegas learned a lesson from the unprecedented crisis and is now committed to […]

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September 23, 2022

Smuggling of migrants across U.S.-Mexico border

  With the crisis at the U.S. southern border worsening, the services of human smugglers offering undocumented migrants ​help getting into the country are ​in high demand.  And for at least part of the​ir journeys, Mexican cartels are recruiting teenagers, on the U.S. side of the […]

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September 23, 2022

Energy shortage in Cuba

  Cuba has faced an energy shortage for the past couple of years which is having an impact on everyday life. Officials say repeated breakdowns of aging thermoelectric plants, a major source of energy on the island, are the main cause of the crisis, along […]

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September 22, 2022

Migrants were sent from Texas to Chicago

Since April, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott has bused thousands of migrants to Democrat-led cities. Authorities in Chicago and elsewhere accused Abbott the migrants are being used as political pawns. Find out more details.

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September 20, 2022

High cost of living fuels a pet crisis

The thought of having to give up your pet is a heartbreaking one, but a growing number of families are having to make this impossible choice because of their financial situation.

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September 20, 2022

New Mexico’s dwindling water supply

Earlier this year, the U.S. state of New Mexico saw its largest wildfire in recorded history, followed by an extraordinary monsoon rainfall that washed all the burned debris and sentiment into its rivers, contaminating primary water supplies for certain towns.

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