World Today

July 22, 2021

Largest U.S. wildfire already has consumed 120,000 hectares

  There are currently 80 large wildfires raging in 13 states across the U.S., burning more than 1.1 million acres, mostly in western states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. Bootleg fire is currently one of the biggest wildfires in the U.S. state of […]

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July 22, 2021

Mexico’s hopes for baseball gold dimmed by COVID-19

  A blow to Mexico’s baseball team, heading into the Tokyo Olympics. Two of its pitchers have tested positive for COVID-19 – prompting a last-minute search for replacements. The development mars what otherwise has been a journey of pride for Mexico — in a sport […]

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July 21, 2021

Sport climbing added to the Tokyo Olympics

  Climbing, as a competitive activity, goes back centuries. Though it only became a professional sport in the mid-1980s, and this year, climbing goes under the spotlight for its Olympic Debut at the Tokyo Games.

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July 21, 2021

Pandemic overshadows Eid al-Adha celebrations

  Muslims across the U.S. were celebrating a scaled down Eid al-Adha festival for the second year running as the COVID-19 Delta variant sweeps the country. Eid falls at the same time this year as the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. But many Muslims here […]

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July 21, 2021

Colorado residents living near forest pay huge price

  This fire season in the United States is shaping up to be catastrophic. It is an anxious time in Colorado. The state is still coming to grips with the worst wildfires in the state’s history – which swept through Colorado last year. With global […]

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July 20, 2021

The Tokyo Olympics – New sports at the Summer Games

Mexico’s hopes for baseball gold dimmed by COVID-19 A blow to Mexico’s baseball team, heading into the Tokyo Olympics. Two of its pitchers have tested positive for COVID-19 – prompting a last-minute search for replacements. The development mars what otherwise has been a journey of […]

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Venezuela’s world heritage site is crumbling
July 16, 2021

Venezuela’s world heritage site is crumbling

The University City of Caracas – once the symbol of a new modern era for Venezuela and Latin America – is now crumbling. The campus doesn’t have enough resources to cover all the maintenance expenses. Find out more.

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NYC Chinatown museum back in business after massive fire
July 15, 2021

NYC Chinatown museum back in business after massive fire

In New York City, the Museum of Chinese in America has finally reopened after being shuttered for more than a year following a massive fire and the coronavirus pandemic.  The museum, which houses the largest archive of Chinese American history, kicked off its grand reopening […]

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July 15, 2021

The Heat: U.S. Politics

COVID-19 cases are surging again in the United States. Inflation is also on the rise while U.S. President Biden is trying to persuade Congress to pass  a $3.5 trillion-dollar infrastructure bill.

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July 7, 2021

Rebuilding America

Roads and Bridges:  The American Society of Civil Engineers says 42 percent of the United State’s 617,000 bridges are at least 50 years old and rates 7.5 percent of them structurally deficient. It gives the U.S. a “C” grade when it comes to these vital […]

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July 4, 2021

Sao Paulo water shortage

Several regions of Brazil, including its richest state, Sao Paulo, are in the midst of severe drought.  Many areas are experiencing some of the driest conditions seen in decades, as the the drought also threatens the country’s energy supply. CGTN’s Paulo Cabral reports from Sao Paulo. 

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July 4, 2021

Mexico’s president pursues former presidents

We may have just had a set of mid-term elections in Mexico, but the country is now a month away from another big vote – on whether the country can send former presidents to prison. It’s a big question, and one being led by the […]

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July 4, 2021

U.S. airline trouble as travel resumes

The U.S. is experiencing the biggest travel weekend since COVID-19 hit the country, with roughly 50 million people expected to take off for the July 4th weekend. But after being so heavily impacted by the pandemic, it could be a bumpy few months for the […]

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July 4, 2021

Cuba COVID-19 community transmission

Cuba has declared an outbreak of community transmission and is activating new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.   CGTN’s Luis Chirino reports on the latest from #Havana. 

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July 4, 2021

Aida dos Santos – Tokyo Memories

The 1964 Tokyo Summer Games were the first Olympics to be held in #Asia and an important milestone for putting Japan on a global stage. The Olympics were also significant for one Black Brazilian woman, Aida dos Santos, who lived in one of Rio de […]

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July 3, 2021

Fireworks shortage in U.S.

As the U.S. gears up for its annual independence celebrations, there could be something missing this year. Traditionally, Americans set off fireworks on the Fourth of July, but production and transportation delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic mean the partying may be less explosive than usual.  CGTN’s […]

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July 3, 2021

Florida building collapse search continues

Twenty four people are now confirmed dead, with 124 still unaccounted for after last week’s collapse of the Champlain Towers ​condominium complex in Surfside, Florida. Obstacles for first respondents ​continue to crop up – as chances of find​ing survivors fad​e. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports from Surfside, Florida.

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July 2, 2021

Testing children for the COVID-19 vaccine

For more than six months now, people have rolled up their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 180 million Americans have received at least one dose, but one group has not been part of the effort: young children.

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July 2, 2021

The U.S. state of Washington fully reopens

  The U.S. state of Washington has just reopened for business after more than a year of sheltering in, social distancing, and masking requirements. Though welcome news for businesses, it also comes amid a heat wave that’s setting record temperatures.  

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June 30, 2021

U.S. & Canadian west coast face historic heatwave

With temperatures over 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) for multiple days, people and pets are trying their best to stay cool in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and parts of Canada. Scientists say climate change is to blame and the future could get even hotter.

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June 30, 2021

Heat wave scorches Pacific Northwest

A heat wave continues to scorch the Pacific Northwest of the United States.  U.S. and Canadian West Coast cities spanning from Washington state to Oregon to British Columbia are all hitting record-temperature levels.  CGTN’s Mark Niu reports from Spokane, Washington.

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June 30, 2021

CPC 100 years: New Endeavors

This week marks the centenary of the founding of China’s Communist Party. CGTN America’s special series called ‘New Endeavors’ showcases the stories of ordinary Chinese people’s lives and their happiness.

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June 27, 2021

The history of Colombia’s football-making town

  Copa America, South America’s most important international football tournament, is underway in Brazil. It was originally scheduled to take place in Argentina and Colombia. We went to a town in Colombia that has made footballs for decades. CGTN’s Michelle Begue reports.

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