World Today

July 22, 2022

Fighting Monkeypox

The number of confirmed monkeypox cases in the United States is fast approaching 2,000, across 45 states and territories.

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Mule bookmobiles in Venezuela
July 16, 2022

Mule bookmobiles in Venezuela

Bibliomulas, a mobile library carried by mules began 12 years ago to fight illiteracy in Venezuela’s most vulnerable communities. They’re bringing education to rural communities.

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July 15, 2022

U.S. Saudi controversial relationship met with a fist bump

It started with “make them pay the price” and ended with a fist bump. From November 2019 to July 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden seems to have changed his firm stance of making Saudi Arabia leaders the “pariah” for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. […]

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Florida governor signs bill cracking down on migrants
July 15, 2022

Florida governor signs bill cracking down on migrants

Florida Governor ​took new action to crackdown on immigration in June, including signing a bill barring the state from doing business with any companies that participate in federal ​programs to transport asylum seekers into Florida or any other state.

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NYC distributes free at-home COVID-19 tests
July 15, 2022

NYC distributes free at-home COVID-19 tests

New York City is finding new approaches to fight new and highly contagious BA.5 Omicron variant. The city has phased out its COVID-19 alert system and is closing some testing sites. Officials are ramping up the distribution of at-home testing kits.

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July 14, 2022

What’s behind Biden’s U-turn on Saudi Arabia?

When running for office, U.S. President Joe Biden promised to change how America deals with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which enjoyed warm relations with the Trump White House. He vowed to stand up for human rights and refused to deal with Crown Prince Mohammed […]

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July 14, 2022

Parents of Uvalde victims angry at leaked video of attack

Some parents of the victims of the Uvalde school massacre are livid that video surveillance capturing the attack was leaked to the media. The Austin-American Statesman and ABC-affiliate KVUE posted an 82-minute surveillance video of the mass shooting that left 19 children and two teachers […]

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July 14, 2022

June inflation data shows a new surge in prices

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 […]

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July 13, 2022

Bolivia Electric Vehicles to tackle air pollution

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 […]

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July 13, 2022

The science behind cell-based meat gene editing

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 […]

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July 13, 2022

Colorado has the world’s largest seed bank

It’s being described as the worst global food crisis in a decade. Food costs in general as well as food shortages are up across the board, ​impacting millions around the globe. Perhaps the last line of defense in this growing crisis are seed banks. The […]

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July 12, 2022

NYC removes last working public payphone

New York’s last working public payphone has been removed and put on display in a museum. It’s now part of an exhibition teaching youngsters about the forgotten devices that drove the city’s growth before computers.

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July 11, 2022

Central American migration crisis

  In the northern part of Central America, hundreds of thousands of people leave their country each year. Political instability, corruption, poverty and climate change are often cited as the root causes of mass migration.  But what are governments doing to solve the problem?

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July 11, 2022

Protecting giant sequoias from wildfires

  The expanding wildfire in California’s Yosemite National Park is making its way toward a grove of world-renowned giant sequoias.  Fire officials are taking steps to protect the endangered trees, which are some of the largest and oldest in the world. 

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July 8, 2022

Colombia holds peace hearings to bring families closure

Colombia’s 50-year-old armed conflict between the government and leftist rebel groups, left a lengthy trail of crimes. With the signing of a peace agreement, a Special Jurisdiction for Peace is bringing to light each one of them, in the hope that victims can find closure.

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July 7, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden’s immigration policy

The United Nations says the U.S. Mexico border is the deadliest migration land route in the world. A new UN study found it accounted for more than half of the 1,200 migrant deaths last year. The findings came a week after the deadliest human smuggling […]

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July 7, 2022

U.S. Native Americans demand recognition of intergenerational trauma

It’s a story that’s remained largely untold in the U.S.: the abuse suffered by Native American children at federal boarding schools for over a century and a half. Similar conditions came to light several years ago in Canada. Now tribal members in America and many others are pushing to expose what they term their country’s intergenerational trauma. CGTN’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports. 

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July 7, 2022

Haiti’s presidential assassination, one year later

It was one year ago that Haiti’s president, Jovenel Moise, was assassinated inside his home. Already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, the Caribbean nation has fallen to new depths since the tragedy… while justice for Moise’s murder remains elusive.

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July 7, 2022

The human smuggling business

In the wake of the recent tractor-trailer tragedy in San Antonio, Texas, a spotlight  was put on the role of human smugglers in illegal migration – and government efforts to stop them.

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July 7, 2022

What is stagflation?

From subprime mortgages to quantitative easing – these obscure financial terms have a habit of suddenly becoming hot conversational topics during global economic crises. And now another. “Stagflation.”

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July 5, 2022

Uber piloting a robot food delivery program in Los Angeles

  Your next meal could be delivered by a robot. Uber Eats, the food division of the rideshare giant, has launched two autonomous delivery pilots that aim to deliver food without the need for human drivers. Cutting-edge robots, remotely controlled by humans, are navigating the […]

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