World Today

September 21, 2021

Ivermectin overdoses

The Rocky Mountain Poison Center gets 100,000 calls a year from people reporting that they, their family members or pets have ingested something or been exposed to or bitten by something potentially harmful. This year, they’ve received 19 calls from people experiencing reactions to the drug ivermectin.

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September 19, 2021

Global fight against climate change takes center stage at UNGA

  The United Nations is warning that the world is at a tipping point in the fight against climate change.  The issue is taking center stage at this year’s General Assembly, where governments and leaders from the private sector are expected to renew commitments to […]

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September 19, 2021

China’s role at the UN

  This year marks 50 years since the People’s Republic of China was recognized by the United Nations.   Over the years, China’s role at the UN has grown into one of global activism, with sizable contributions to development, peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance. While it often faces criticism from Western member […]

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September 19, 2021

Haitian migrant crisis in the U.S. state of Texas

  The migration crisis is at a critical point at the Texas border with Mexico, where migration authorities, both Mexican and American, are struggling to contain a large group of Haitian migrants, camped under the Del Rio international border bridge while they wait for resolution. 

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September 19, 2021

Rio de Janeiro begins COVID-19 vaccine mandate

  Rio de Janeiro is the first city in Brazil to require proof of vaccination to access tourist sites and a selection entertainment venues. Gyms have also been included in the new vaccine mandate, which oddly exempts bars and diners that experts consider to be […]

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September 18, 2021

Child COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Cuba

  Cuba has launched an island-wide COVID-19 vaccination campaign for kids between the ages of 2-18 in the hopes of getting children back into classrooms.  The effort is a move by the government to vaccinate 90 percent of its population. 

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September 18, 2021

Local officials demand building inspections in Florida

  The partial collapse of a residential building in June in South Florida left a community scarred by tragedy and doubt. Nearly 100 people died, and months afterwards, there is still no clear answer as to what triggered the collapse. The tragedy has led local […]

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September 18, 2021

The Heat: Guantanamo Prison

The notorious U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where hundreds of men were detained by America for years without charge or trial, is still open after almost 20 years? 

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September 16, 2021

FDA to consider whether COVID booster shots are needed

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will review data about whether COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are necessary. The agency will look at internal information and listen to outside experts before making a recommendation. CGTN’s Jim Spellman reports

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September 16, 2021

Apple unveils new products

Apple has unveiled its latest bevy of products, including four new iPhones, Apple Watch and iPads, at this year’s annual launch. CGTN’s Mark Niu reports.

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September 16, 2021

Misinformation to blame for most remaining vaccine hesitancy

A new report finds that just a dozen people are responsible for the majority of the COVID-19 misinformation on social media. Some are profiting from selling alternative treatments to COVID-19 – none of which have been scientifically proven to work. Karina Huber reports.

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September 16, 2021

Groups help Asian-Americans stand up to racism

Hate crimes and harassment, particularly targeting Asian Americans, are on the rise in the United States. So are movements to help harassment victims – including Bystander Intervention training. Caroline Malone reports.

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California governor wins recall election
September 15, 2021

California governor wins recall election

With more than 60% of the votes tallied, the governor of California has survived an attempt to remove him from office early. The recall election was expected to cost the state about $276 million. See the latest.

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September 14, 2021

What to expect from Biden at UNGA

While the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to keep attendance numbers down at this year’s United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Joe Biden is among leaders planning to be there in person.

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September 14, 2021

The 2021 Met Gala

Dubbed the Oscars of the East, an invitation to the Met Gala in New York City is on the wish list of many fashionistas.

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September 13, 2021

Apple and Epic Games both took wins and losses

  On Friday, a judge reached a verdict on the case of multi-trillion dollar technology company, Apple, facing off against multi-billion dollar game Fortnite – owned by Epic Games. But the ruling did not deliver a clear cut victor as both sides took wins and […]

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September 13, 2021

Largest school district in the U.S. fully reopens

  The largest school district in the United States is back to in-person learning.  That’s despite some concerned parents urging New York City’s Education Department to expand remote learning options. City officials maintain that schools will be safe. 

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September 13, 2021

UN General Assembly opens on Tuesday

The 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly officially opens in New York on Tuesday. It kicks off nearly three weeks of meetings and conferences, including the high-level General Debate, attracting political leaders from across the world. This year COVID-19, climate change and recent […]

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September 13, 2021

Brazil: Protesters call for impeachment of president

Protesters took to the streets in Brazil on Sunday calling for the impeachment of the country’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. Demonstrators say they’re tired of a polarized nation, mismanagement and corruption. General elections won’t be held until late next year.

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September 13, 2021

Mexico overwhelmed with border crossings

  Mexico is confronting an increasingly complex immigration crisis.  It’s coming from both its borders. Migrants from around the world are entering from the south. And the United States is deporting scores of migrants from the north. 

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Many American University of Afghanistan students were left behind
September 10, 2021

Many American University of Afghanistan students were left behind

President Biden said more than 120,000 people were safely evacuated from Afghanistan by the end of August. Others made it out this week to Qatar. But many students from the American University of Afghanistan remain. It’s unclear what the future holds, especially for the women of Afghanistan.

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20 years after 9/11: UNSC calls for unity
September 10, 2021

20 years after 9/11: UNSC calls for unity

The U.S. set to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. As the attacks unfolded, the world looked on in horror and sympathy. Even traditional adversaries sent condolences. A sense of unity was felt deeply at the United Nations Headquarters, and the international community sprung into action. But, as CGTN’s Nathan King reports, that sense of collective grief and purpose to combat terrorism was short-lived.

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The Pentagon 9/11 memorial visitor center will open in 2025
September 10, 2021

The Pentagon 9/11 memorial visitor center will open in 2025

The Pentagon was one of three crash sites on 9/11. But there is no museum surrounding the events at the Pentagon. Several victim family members have taken up the cause and soon this site will have its own learning center like the New York and Shanksville. Find out more.

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September 9, 2021

Mexico recovers from major earthquake

Mexico is still recovering from the shock of a major earthquake that struck the southern coast Tuesday night and was felt strongly in Mexico City. No serious damage was done to the capital, but closer to the epicenter, by the town of Acapulco, lives have […]

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September 9, 2021

The Gist: The legacy of the September 11 terror attack

September 11th marked the deadliest terror attack on American soil. And the response was massive, with wars waged in a new era of U.S. foreign policy. But it’s also the cascading effects that have changed the way people live. CGTN’s Gerald Tan reports.

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September 9, 2021

Daughter recounts loss, honors father who died on 9/11

Nearly 3,000 people died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among them, three teachers and three students from Washington, DC public schools. The daughter of one of those teachers is sharing memories of her father and the impact that terrible day has had […]

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September 9, 2021

9/11 survivor reflects on 20 years after terror attack

Lt. Col. Phil Beaver, an Army operations research analyst, was at his desk in the “C” ring of the Pentagon when the fuselage of American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into his second-floor office. A fireball erupted on the floor below him, killing many people instantly. […]

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September 8, 2021

From invasion to aftermath: America’s longest war

  In a matter of days, the United States will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the worst terror attack on American soil. It was this assault that led to the country’s longest war. Take a look back on why the U.S. got involved in Afghanistan […]

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September 8, 2021

Hawaii reinstates restrictions as Delta variant arrives

  The island state of Hawaii began a gradual reopening this spring. But now it’s imposed new restrictions following a surge of the Delta coronavirus variant. Several of its hospitals set up field hospitals after they began to run out of beds in their Intensive […]

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September 8, 2021

Delta variant postpones plans to return to work in U.S.

It’s been almost 18 months since the coronavirus pandemic forced many people to shift to remote work. With vaccinations rising and infection rates dropping in the U.S. this spring, hopes were mounting that a return to the office was imminent this September. But then, the […]

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September 8, 2021

Venezuela’s informal economy grows

  Venezuela’s informal economy is growing.   A deep economic crisis in addition to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the closure of many stores and a dramatic rise in unemployment.  The country is pivoting away from brick and mortar retail, towards informal, unregulated commerce.  

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September 8, 2021

Global leaders cautious as Taliban unveil new government

  China on Wednesday said it was ready to maintain communication with the new Taliban government announced in Afghanistan, as Western countries coordinated their response. The new Kabul administration was formed following the U.S withdrawal 20 years after it invaded to topple the previous Taliban […]

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September 8, 2021

CGTN reporter remembers the attack on the World Trade Center

  The Taliban 20 years ago harbored Osama bin Laden. He master-minded the worst-ever terror attack from Afghanistan – using planes as missiles that struck three targets in the United States. It changed the landscape in New York, at the Pentagon, and in a field […]

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