World Today

October 21, 2021

Apple orchards face climate change, other challenges

It’s apple season in the northern US, but some orchards are having to charge more. At the core of the issue is climate change and an ongoing labor shortage. Farmers say the industry needs to adapt to survive. CGTN’s Sarah Walton reports.

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October 21, 2021

Parkland school shooter pleads guilty in court

In an emotional day for families of victims of one of the worst school shootings in US history, the confessed perpetrator of the Parkland massacre, Nikolas Cruz, pleaded guilty to his crimes. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports.

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October 21, 2021

U.S. athletes prepare to compete in Beijing Olympics

Despite heightened political tensions between China and the USA, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee hopes talks of boycotting the games are over, clearing the way for U.S. athletes to focus on the games. CGTN’S Dan Williams reports.

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Syrian women find power at refugee-owned business
October 18, 2021

Syrian women find power at refugee-owned business

Refugee women is a group which finds it especially difficult to rise out of poverty. Finding a job in an unfamiliar country is challenging. But some women from Syria were able to do that by using skills they do know. Find out more.

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October 16, 2021

Economic impacts of oil spills in California

  Nearly two weeks after ​confirmation of an oil spill led to the closure of several beaches in Southern California, some reopened to visitors this week.  But many businesses that rely on the beach and the ocean have suffered significant losses and their economic recovery could […]

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October 15, 2021

Robots and artificial intelligence enter farming

  Robotics continues to play an increasingly important role in the workplace, particularly in the manufacturing sector. But one company is getting a big investment to transform agriculture, by growing crops in a more eco-friendly way.

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October 15, 2021

Chinese traditional event to honor elderly tried in Brazil

  October 14th is the day that Chinese people celebrate the Chongyang Festival, a traditional celebration and a day to show love for the elderly in China, but not in Brazil.  This year, however, the Chinese community in Rio de Janeiro organized its first hybrid […]

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October 15, 2021

Educational content gets big following on social media in Mexico

  With more people spending time on social media than ever before, the competition between social network companies for users and original content is greater than ever.  And ​the Chinese platform TikTok, which saw a meteoric rise over the course of the pandemic, is competing […]

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October 14, 2021

Female officers break ground in Colombia’s military

Colombian women first entered the military just 12 years ago, and since then they are slowly breaking ground.  It isn’t easy in a primarily male sector, but this year, women joined the air assault and spearmen forces. Michelle Begue reports.

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October 12, 2021

COVID-19 impacts women, working mothers

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Bank annual meetings have kicked off including a virtual session on the damage the COVID-19 pandemic has done to the jobs and incomes of working women and mothers.

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October 12, 2021

IMF World Outlook

The International Monetary Fund’s executive board has decided to keep Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva in her leadership position after allegations of data manipulation from her time at the World Bank.

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Lead pipes threaten children and adults in the U.S.
October 11, 2021

Lead pipes threaten children and adults in the U.S.

Up to 10 million homes across 50 states have lead pipes, which means potential illness from the water, especially for children. Washington, D.C. has ambitious plans to remove all lead service lines and identify all lead pipes on public and private property by 2030. Find out more.

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How one woman raises awareness about mental health
October 10, 2021

How one woman raises awareness about mental health

Today is World Mental Health Day, an effort to destigmatize the shame surrounding mental health struggles and, to raise awareness about the unique challenges we face each day. CGTN’s Karina Huber met a woman suffering from bi-polar disease. Years ago, she started a blog where she anonymously wrote about her experience. See more.

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China and U.S. compete in technology
October 9, 2021

China and U.S. compete in technology

How will China-U.S. hi-tech competition evolve? Does either side hold a competitive edge? Some potential areas to look at include emerging fields such as quantum computing and AI. Find out more.

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October 9, 2021

Heat: U.S. battles Covid-19

Church bells rang out in Washington, D.C this week as the U.S. COVID-19 death toll surpassed 700-thousand. But, will this stark reality make the 70 million unvaccinated Americans get the shot?

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October 7, 2021

Californians take Clean Air Pledge

Environmental groups want to improve the U.S. state of California’s air quality by encouraging residents to take collective action on “California Clean Air Day” with public transit agencies offering free rides and residents encouraged to take action. Ediz Tiyansan reports.

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October 7, 2021

Spectator sport matches resume in Sao Paulo

Brazilian football fans are finally being allowed back in stadiums. São Paulo saw the first national championship match with spectators since the pandemic began in the stadium of Sport Club Corinthians. Paulo Cabral reports.

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