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January 20, 2022

Thousands of tenants at risk as eviction ban is lifted

The U.S. state of New York faces a crisis as a national ban on evictions is lifted. The ban started in 2020 to protect tenants unemployed due to COVID-19. New York hopes to secure new support for those at risk of losing their homes. Sarah […]

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January 20, 2022

Sundance Film Festival goes virtual for second year

The Sundance Film Festival kicks off on Thursday as a virtual event for the second year in a row. Organizers canceled plans for a hybrid approach as nationwide cases of COVID-19 hit an all-time high. CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan reports.

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January 19, 2022

COVID-19 omicron variant brings millions of new cases

Last week alone the World Health Organization recorded a staggering 18 million cases of the Omicron Variant. The World Health Organization is particularly concerned about poorer countries with low vaccination rates. CGTN’s Jim Spellman has the latest.

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January 18, 2022

Brazil Children vaccination

Brazil has started administering COVID-19 vaccines for children between the ages of five to 11. Thousands of kids were getting their first shot this week, as the Omicron variant is fueling a surge in cases across the country.

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January 18, 2022

School system changes amid pandemic

With infection rates once again increasing, some school districts have been forced to move lessons online.  The decision to keep schools open in other regions has not been universally welcomed. 

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January 18, 2022

CMG 2022 Spring Festival Gala

China Media Group’s (CMG) Spring Festival Gala has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s most watched TV program since its debut in 1983. For decades it has been a ritual for many Chinese families, at home and overseas, to watch the show on […]

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January 17, 2022

Mexico Government responded to the gas strikes

Some three-quarters of Mexican households were affected by liquefied petroleum gas strikes as prices of the fuel soared around the world last year. Mexico’s government assumed a ‘take charge’ approach.  CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports.

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January 17, 2022

Violence continues to disrupt Colombia

  Colombia is home to the world’s third largest internally displaced population after Congo and Syria. Five years after the peace deal to end the armed conflict between the government and the oldest rebel group in Latin America, violence continues disrupt to Colombia. CGTN Correspondent […]

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January 15, 2022

California surpasses 6 million COVID cases

  California, the biggest state in the U.S., has surpassed six million COVID-19 cases.  The latest surge comes at a time of delayed school openings and staff shortages in many public and private institutions.  On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom called on the National Guard to take up […]

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January 15, 2022

Broadway tightens COVID measures amid Omicron surge

  Just months after Broadway reopened, at least 13 shows have closed for good or been forced to go on hiatus because of a spike in COVID-19 cases.  Illness among cast members and falling audience numbers have left some of New York’s theaters losing money. […]

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January 15, 2022

Mountain bikers in Mexico working to protect forests

  The Coronavirus pandemic has led to a dramatic increase in the number of people interested in outdoors activities.  Mountain biking is one such sport that’s gaining massive popularity.  In Mexico, mountain bikers and communities located in forest lands are confronting the difficult question of […]

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January 15, 2022

Florida lawmakers push bill to ban abortions after 15 weeks

Florida Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban abortion after fifteen weeks of pregnancy. Similar bills have been considered in the past and failed, but this time could be different. It has more support from state politicians and the Republican Party nationwide.

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Heat wave hits Argentina
January 14, 2022

Heat wave hits Argentina

The second-highest recorded temperature since 1906 hit the city of Buenos Aires on Tuesday. The country is now dealing with power cuts amid a COVID surge.

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Heater blamed for blaze in which 17 died in NYC
January 11, 2022

Heater blamed for blaze in which 17 died in NYC

Sunday’s deadly fire in New York City that killed 17 is being blamed on a space heater. Authorities say heavy smoke made it difficult for residents to escape, and for fire crews to battle the flames. See the latest.

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An American’s Chinese Olympic dream
January 11, 2022

An American’s Chinese Olympic dream

Since Hallie Carmen was in high school, she dreamed to work at the Beijing Winter Olympics. And she’s using her love of China and her Mandarin skills to “advertise” herself in hopes of realizing her dream. Find out more.

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Death of attacked Chinese man raises concern in U.S.
January 11, 2022

Death of attacked Chinese man raises concern in U.S.

A Chinese immigrant, hospitalized in New York for eight months following a brutal attack, has died. It happened amid a wave of racially motivated attacks against Asian Americans last year. And a man was charged with several felonies. Now advocates say those charges should include murder. See the latest.

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January 10, 2022

U.S. begins enforcing divisive vaccine mandate with fines

  The biggest U.S. companies are facing fines, starting Monday January 10th, if they don’t enforce a COVID-19 vaccination and testing mandate. The government will start penalizing firms with more than 100 employees if their staff aren’t fully vaccinated – or if unvaccinated, conduct regular […]

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January 9, 2022

First Colombian euthanized without a terminal condition

  A Colombian man on Friday became the first person in Latin America to undergo euthanasia for a non-terminal illness.  Victor Escobar said he felt “immense tranquility” and had no fear of what was to come as he was slowly sedated. His death marked the end […]

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January 8, 2022

Venezuela adapts to cryptocurrencies

  Cryptocurrencies as a payment method are gaining ground in Latin America, but one country stands out among them.  Venezuela’s economic crisis has pushed many citizens to turn to cryptos to preserve their weakened incomes. 

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January 8, 2022

Omicron brings fresh woes to recovering hotel industry

  Hotels in New York say the surge in cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant led to mass cancellations over the holiday season.  Some hotels are also struggling to recruit staff in the face of a national labor shortage.  But industry leaders say the situation is still […]

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January 8, 2022

Mexico sees record numbers of asylum seekers in 2021

  Natural disasters and political turmoil in Latin America led to a huge number of people fleeing their homelands in 2021.  Many, hoping to reach the United States, are passing through Mexico. Officials there say record numbers of migrants are seeking asylum.

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January 8, 2022

U.S. unemployment rate in December falls to pandemic low

  U.S. unemployment has fallen to the lowest level since the pandemic began and after a year of what the Biden administration calls record job gains. Even though December’s employment increase fell far short of expectations, many analysts say the economy is in good shape. […]

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January 8, 2022

Eye-catching tech at CES 2022

  The world’s largest personal electronics show continues in Las Vegas.  While some major companies pulled out, there are still thousands of others doing their best to carve out a new path in the tech world, no matter how small or large their device. 

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January 8, 2022

Americans held events to reflect on Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection

  It’s been a year since the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, when supporters of former President Donald Trump tried to overrun Congress and overturn the election. House and Senate members gathered to remember the events, while a right-wing group organized vigils to […]

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