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March 4, 2024

Massive Blizzard hits California and Nevada

The U.S. states of California and Nevada had their heaviest snowfalls of this winter season after a blizzard struck the region over the weekend, causing power outages and road closures across several counties. Forecasters say some places face more storms in the days ahead. Ediz […]

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March 4, 2024

China and Colombia celebrate space exploration

Colombians will be celebrating the 27th edition of their Astronomy festival in the town of Villa de Leyva this month. Their special guest is China, with a celebration of space exploration. Michelle Begue reports from Bogota.

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March 4, 2024

China’s economy outpacing initial forecasts

China’s leaders and lawmakers begin their annual meetings on March 5 with the economy outpacing initial forecasts. Growth is increasing partly due to increasing domestic consumer demand for products and services including personal devices, cars, and smart home products. Owen Fairclough reports from Washington, D.C.

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March 4, 2024

Supreme Court rules states can’t kick Trump off the ballot

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Donald Trump will remain on the Colorado ballot as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee for this November’s election. The court overturned a ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court to disqualify Trump over his role on January 6th. But […]

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March 2, 2024

Brazil’s “D-Day” to fight dengue fever

In their fight to control a raging outbreak of dengue fever, health officials in Brazil have declared Saturday, March 2, “D-Day.” More than one million cases of dengue have been confirmed since the start of the year, and at least 214 people have died from […]

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March 1, 2024

Havana’s cigar festival

The International Habano Cigar 2024 Festival was held this week in the Cuban capital. Thousands of cigar aficionados and business people from over 100 countries were on hand. Habano cigar sales are a major source of revenue for the Cuban economy and the island’s rich […]

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March 1, 2024

G20 finance leaders unable to reach joint consensus

Finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Brazil ended their two days of talks without a joint communique. The sticking point was not related to the core themes of their meeting – like taxation and fighting inequality – but rather to disagreements concerning global […]

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March 1, 2024

Biden, Trump visit the U.S.-Mexico border

Biden and former President Trump made competing trips to the Texas border with Mexico on Feb. 29 to address illegal immigration into the United States. The latest polls indicate the way the Biden Administration handles the surge of migrants – mainly from Central and South […]

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February 29, 2024

CARICOM Summit addresses Haiti crisis under Guyana’s leadership

Under Guyana’s leadership, the 45th CARICOM Heads of Government Summit focused on the crisis in Haiti. CARICOM leaders urged for swift solutions amidst calls for Haiti Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s resignation. The summit also emphasized the need for stability and collective action in resolving the […]

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February 29, 2024

U.S. sees surge in measles cases amid global outbreak

The World Health Organization warns of a significant rise in measles cases worldwide, with over 300,00 reported last year, marking a 79 percent increase from 2022. In the U.S., outbreaks are escalating, with at least 35 cases across 15 states, notably concentrated in Florida, mostly […]

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February 29, 2024

Devastating wildfires sweep across Texas

Wildfires engulfing Texas have ravaged over 4,000 square kilometers of land, claiming homes and claiming at least one life. Despite partial containment efforts, the fires persist, with one even crossing state borders. CGTN’s Jim Spellman reports.

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February 29, 2024

Empowering women of color in business

With nearly 13 million women-owned small businesses in the US, access to funding remains a challenge, especially for minority women entrepreneurs. As part of our Black History Month series, we delve into the efforts of one woman dedicated to supporting women of color in starting […]

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February 29, 2024

New York City struggles with influx of asylum seekers

In the past year, tens of thousands of asylum seekers have arrived in New York City, mainly from South and Central America, along with a significant number from Africa. Officials acknowledge the strain on city resources, particularly concerning the limited access to basic services for […]

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February 28, 2024

Outstanding Asian Women Who Dared gala takes place in Hollywood

Ten notable Asian American women who have excelled in their fields were honored for their career achievements and for breaking the “bamboo ceiling” at a gala event in Hollywood this week. The annual “Outstanding Asian American Women Who Dared” event is organized by One World […]

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February 28, 2024

OECD releases report on Mexico’s economy

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released its latest report on Mexico’s economy this week, highlighting the opportunities Mexico has for taking full advantage of its geographic proximity to the giant economy of the United States.  CGTN’s Franc Contreras brings us the latest from […]

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February 28, 2024

Is it the end of Spring Break in Miami Beach?

Spring Break is just weeks away. It’s a time when college students around the world go on holiday.  In the U.S., one popular destination for springtime revelry is saying don’t come here, despite the potential influx of revenue.   Officials in Miami Beach, Florida have determined the […]

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February 28, 2024

Using hair to fight pollution

There’s a natural resource that fights pollution and could potentially help vegetation grow. It’s widely available worldwide, yet few people likely recognize its true worth.  As CGTN’s Mark Niu reports, this miraculous material comes right from the top of our very own heads.

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February 28, 2024

Restorative justice in Sumner, Mississippi

The brutal 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a Black teenager visiting Sumner, Mississippi from Chicago, sparked global condemnation and disgust. The acquittal of two white men in the trial that followed, caused further shock and anger, becoming a flashpoint in the civil rights movement. Recent […]

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February 27, 2024

Ecuador works on new euthanasia regulations

Ecuador is now the third Latin American country to allow physician-assisted deaths, joining Colombia and Cuba. The legal team involved in the case that changed Ecuador’s law discus what this change means for the country.

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February 25, 2024

Universal Studio celebrates the Year of the Loong

  Chinese New Year celebrations continue throughout the month of February in many theme parks across the United States. One of the most popular locations to celebrate the Year of the Loong (Dragon) is Universal Studios in Hollywood.

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February 24, 2024

UN marks two years of Russia-Ukraine conflict

  The United Nations Secretary General says it’s “high time for peace” in Ukraine. Speaking at the UN on Friday, Antonio Guterres joined several foreign ministers for the two-year anniversary of the start of the Ukraine-Russia conflict. At least 10,500 civilians have died in Ukraine […]

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February 24, 2024

Rape as a weapon of war in Haiti

  In Haiti, the UN says rape is being used as a weapon of war, with gangs engaging in collective sexual assaults to consolidate power and control. Officials say rape with impunity is increasing at an alarming rate. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez brings us the […]

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February 24, 2024

Chinese EV maker Lotus Technology debuts on Nasdaq

    Luxury electric vehicle maker Lotus Technology marked a milestone on Friday, Feb. 23, listing on the tech-heavy Nasdaq exchange in New York.  Trading through a special-purpose acquisition company called L Catterton Asia Acquisition Corp, Lotus Tech made its debut in U.S. markets. The […]

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February 23, 2024

Venezuelans concerned over return of U.S. oil sanctions

The United States has announced it will reimpose oil sanctions against Venezuela, collapsing expected growth projections for 2024. The U.S. decision has caused concern among local merchants who are worried that they will see their incomes diminished. Correspondent Mary Triny Mena has more details from […]

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February 23, 2024

Mutual visa facilitation between China and Brazil takes effect

Beginning this week, Brazilians and Chinese will be able to obtain tourist and business visas with a 10-year duration to visit each other’s countries. It is hoped that this extension of time will help boost business and tourism between the two nations. Our correspondent Paulo […]

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