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April 3, 2021

Iran nuclear deal: Goals of high-stakes meeting in Vienna

  A high-stakes meeting in Vienna next week to discuss the Iran nuclear deal. The meeting will include China, Russia and the EU.  There is international hope that Iran and the United States could be on the verge of settling their long-standing disputes and bring […]

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April 2, 2021

Venezuela faces shortages of COVID-19 vaccines

  The Venezuelan government has reported a sharp rise in the number of COVID-19 cases with nearly 1,350 new infections reported on Wednesday, and 13 deaths. The numbers remain low relative to other countries in the region, but there is concern a second wave is […]

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April 2, 2021

Earthling Project aims to boost global unity through music

    Later this summer, musical recordings of human voices from around the world will be launched into outer space. It’s called the Earthling Project and is sponsored by SETI – the California-based Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute. Learn more. 

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April 2, 2021

First U.S. college to require COVID-19 vaccination

  U.S. President Joe Biden predicts that in about three weeks 90 percent of eligible Americans will have had their first COVID-19 vaccination. As more Americans are being vaccinated, more businesses are requiring proof of vaccination. Now a Rutgers University in New Jersey is also […]

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April 2, 2021

What’s behind the rising numbers of anti-Asian attacks

  In America, hate crimes against Asians continue to stoke fears and outrage across the country. But a closer look at the suspects behind attacks in New York City paints a disturbing profile — many of the alleged offenders are themselves people of color. New York correspondent […]

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NGO offers free COVID-19 tests in Brazil
April 1, 2021

NGO offers free COVID-19 tests in Brazil

With the lack of much-needed PCR tests to slow down the spread of the COVID-19, one NGO in Brazil, the Mare Favela Network is now offering free tests for all its residents. Find out more here.

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NYPD arrests man in attack on 65-year-old Asian woman
April 1, 2021

NYPD arrests man in attack on 65-year-old Asian woman

Brandon Elliot, 38, was arrested on charges, including felony assault as a hate crime on a 65-year-old Asian woman in New York this week. He had previously served a 17-year prison sentence for fatally stabbing his mother. The attack has sparked anger over what the suspect did but also what witnesses didn’t do.

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No date set for schools to reopen in Venezuela
April 1, 2021

No date set for schools to reopen in Venezuela

Why haven’t Venezuela’s schools reopened? Schools have now been closed for over a year, and with COVID-19 cases rising, the government here has said pupils won’t be returning to classes any time soon. Most classes moved to online, and some parents can’t afford the megabytes needed.

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March 29, 2021

Shortage of critical medications for ICU patients in Brazil

  Amid a devastating second wave of COVID-19 in Brazil, hospitals are stretched to the limit and many medications are in short supply including the critical drugs needed to keep ​intensive care patients intubated. Authorities have been taking measures to try and guarantee new shipments but the risk of […]

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March 24, 2021

Mexico: The Cradle of Corn

From pre-Colombian times to the present, the development of Mexico has been linked intimately with the cultivation and consumption of corn.

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March 23, 2021

COVID-19: Spring break brings threat to public safety

Miami Beach, Florida authorities have decided that spring break crowds have become a serious threat to public safety, closing the entertainment district at night and fearful that these college students’ unruly behavior might trigger another surge of coronavirus infections.

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March 22, 2021

Broadway prepares for return in New York City

  Broadway shows were once a top tourist draw generating billions of dollars in economic activity for the city of New York every year. But the pandemic shut all of that down decimating a once thriving industry.  More than a year after the shutdown, the […]

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March 22, 2021

COVID & Native Americans

CGTN traveled to the Cheyenne River Sioux Native American reservation in South Dakota where tribal authorities are battling the coronavirus.

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Venezuela’s water crisis threatens public health amid COVID
March 21, 2021

Venezuela’s water crisis threatens public health amid COVID

Venezuela, a country rich in rainwater and rivers continues to suffer from crippling water shortages.  Tap water at home is not just a luxury, but an unachievable dream for many Venezuelans, who’ve been wrestling with interruptions to their water supply for several years.  CGTN’s Mary Triny Mena reports from Caracas.

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China’s DiDi helps Mexico restaurants survive COVID-19
March 21, 2021

China’s DiDi helps Mexico restaurants survive COVID-19

 As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, businesses have had to adapt to a new way of operating amid the health crisis. One drastically changed sector has been the restaurant business, where the delivery service has become essential. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports.

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Southern U.S. border sees surge in unaccompanied migrant children
March 20, 2021

Southern U.S. border sees surge in unaccompanied migrant children

Why more migrant children are trying to enter the U.S.? There is currently a surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America making their way towards the United States, fleeing the violence and natural disaster fallout from last November’s hurricanes, and encouraged by the messages they are hearing from the new Biden administration.

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Researchers race to help contain Brazil’s P1 COVID variant
March 18, 2021

Researchers race to help contain Brazil’s P1 COVID variant

In Brazil, the COVID-19 outbreak is worse than it has ever been. The country reported nearly 3,000 deaths on Tuesday alone, a spike that started in March. Brazil is also dealing with a variant of the virus, first discovered last December. While the variant has spread across the world, Brazilian scientists have developed a new antibody test to help track it. See the latest.

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March 18, 2021

The Heat: Covid-19 battle. Third wave hits Europe

It’s déjà vu all over again as COVID-19 is on the rise across Europe. It is wrestling with a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic as a number of countries raise concerns over the AstraZeneca vaccine.  The EU, plagued by vaccine delays, is also dealing […]

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March 17, 2021

South by Southwest Festival returns, virtually

For nearly 35 years now, the hugely popular South by Southwest festival has celebrated the arts, tech, culture and all things creative in Austin, Texas. This opportunity for sensory overload takes over the town each March.

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March 16, 2021

The rise and fall of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s luster has faded amid numerous sexual harassment allegations and a nursing home scandal that has prompted a growing number of lawmakers to call for his resignation.

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