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U.S. marks 21st anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks
September 11, 2022

U.S. marks 21st anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks

On Sunday, ceremonies marking the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks were held across theU.S. These anniversaries evoke painful memories, but they can also offer an opportunity to mourn, to heal and to pay tribute to mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters.

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NYC considers making temporary street-side dining permanent
September 11, 2022

NYC considers making temporary street-side dining permanent

As NYC recovers from the pandemic, outdoor dining at restaurants is becoming more contentious. Some sidewalk set ups were credited with keeping the restaurant industry alive during the worst days of the pandemic. But some residents say noisy nightlife is ruining their communities.

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September 9, 2022

E-commerce giant Pinduoduo competes for American business

E-commerce giant Pinduoduo competes for American businessThere’s ​now a new e-Commerce site competing ​for American business with the likes of Amazon. It’s the site Temu, which is owned by ​the successful Chinese company Pinduoduo. But as Mark Niu reports, it’s still ​the early days for […]

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September 9, 2022

Iowa’s Farm Progress Show

America’s largest agricultural event that took place this year in the U.S. state of Iowa.Agricultural manufacturers have been severely impacted by supply chain issues. And although companies are optimistic things will eventually get better, there are other pressures on the market. CGTN’s Dan Williams shared […]

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September 9, 2022

El Salvador’s Bitcoin experiment one year in

It’s ​been one year since El Salvador become the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender, with the country’s president Nayib Bukele placing his ​full faith in the volatile cryptocurrency. ​Twelve months ​along, however, ​that faith is hard to come by […]

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September 9, 2022

Homegrown coffee for Venezuela’s slums

A sustainable project is aiming to once again grow Venezuelan coffee in the country’s capital, and in doing so change the face of one of its largest slums. The community is joining forces to grow a special variety of Venezuelan coffee beans, bringing to the […]

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September 9, 2022

Brazil’s least sustainable city

This summer Brazil became the first country in the world to publish a ranking of its cities based on UN goals for sustainable development. Many cities showed significant progress toward reaching those goals, while others are still clearly struggling. Dead last on the list of […]

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September 9, 2022

Sustainable development in Brazilian cities

Brazil is showing the world it takes ‘sustainability’ seriously… This summer, a research institute there released an index ranking more than five thousand ​Brazilian cities according to their success in reaching United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. ​It’s the first of any country to do so. […]

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September 8, 2022

Seven victims following Memphis shooting spree

  A man in the U.S. state of Tennessee faces first-degree murder charges after allegedly going on a shooting spree across the city of Memphis Wednesday. Four people were killed and three injured. The attacks come just days after the high-profile killing of a Memphis […]

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September 8, 2022

Arizona water cutbacks

  Another round of water cuts is coming to the U.S. Southwest, already forced to cut usage amid a 20+ year megadrought. Arizona will see the largest cuts, and as a state with a heavy interest in agriculture, farmers’ livelihoods are at stake as they […]

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September 8, 2022

Apple’s latest products and features

  In the increasingly competitive smartphone market, Apple has unveiled its latest iPhones and other devices. Will they stand out from the competition? CGTN’S Mark Niu has the details from the big event.

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September 8, 2022

Brazil’s Independence Day

  For weeks, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been calling on his supporters to take to the streets on September 7, Brazil’s Independence Day. This year, the holiday coincides with the 200th anniversary of the country’s independence from Portugal, a meaningful date for Latin America’s […]

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September 8, 2022

U.S. extreme weather

  Extreme weather conditions have been observed across the United States in recent days. Heavy rains have led to flooding in multiple states in the east, and south, while extreme heat waves have affected 50 million residents in six western states. Record temperatures and dry […]

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September 7, 2022

Jackson water crisis reveals aging infrastructure issue in US

Aging infrastructure is challenging communities across the United States and the problems are made worse by climate change.  The Biden administration and Congress have committed a trillion dollars toward U.S. infrastructure investment, but will it be enough?  CGTN’s Jim Spellman reports. For more, check out […]

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September 7, 2022

Canadian police expand search for last stabbing spree suspect

A manhunt ​in Canada is expanding — following Sunday’s deadly knife attack​s ​in the western province of Saskatchewan. Ten people were killed ​in the stabbing spree across an Indigenous community and nearby village. ​Another 18 were injured. One suspect is dead… while the other remains […]

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September 7, 2022

Mexico’s Maya Train

CGTN presents a 3-part series examining the costs and possible benefits of one of Latin America’s largest infrastructure projects– Mexico’s Maya Train.    Mexico’s Maya Train project to create big economic boost Construction continues on one of Latin America’s largest rail systems—called the Maya Train. The Mexican […]

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September 5, 2022

Chicago gun violence

CGTN presents a new series looking at the issue of gun violence in Chicago.   Preventing gun violence in Chicago The year 2021 was the deadliest for the U.S. city of Chicago in 25 years with nearly 800 homicides recorded. Here’s what you need to know […]

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September 5, 2022

Mill Fire tears through Northern California town

  A wildfire in California continues to spread, destroying at least one hundred homes and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate.  The blaze, which started on Friday at a lumber mill, has torn through neighborhoods in Northern California, near the Oregon border.

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September 5, 2022

Venezuela’s vinyl comeback

  Over the last decade, the vinyl record industry has made a huge comeback across the globe. And Latin America is no exception. In Venezuela in particular the revival of vinyl sales is keeping a tradition alive and helping young music lovers to enjoy old tunes […]

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September 2, 2022

The latest on COVID-19 in the U.S.

  Most COVID-19 restrictions in the United States have been lifted.  New cases, hospitalizations and deaths have been declining in recent weeks and new vaccine boosters will soon be available. But the pandemic isn’t over and public health officials warn that new challenges may emerge at […]

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September 2, 2022

Mexico’s president state of the union speech

  Mexico’s president gave his country’s traditional annual ‘informe de gobierno’ on Thursday, his country’s equivalent of the state of the union speech.  And while he was optimistic about his country’s progress, there was a lot left unsaid, as CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports.

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September 2, 2022

Four-day school weeks

  As students head back to school, districts across the U.S. are facing a daunting task: finding enough teachers to adequately staff their classrooms.  Government data show that nearly 300,000 public school educators and other staff have quit since January 2020, many worn down by the COVID-pandemic, low pay, and […]

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September 2, 2022

Flying Tigers

  September 2nd marks 77 years since the end of World War II. And a special part of the history is being remembered in Las Vegas among both Americans and Chinese. Mark Niu takes us to that ceremony honoring the Flying Tigers.

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September 2, 2022

Farm Progress: Pulse of Farmers

Farmers from across the United States have been gathering in Iowa for America’s largest agricultural event, the Farm Progress Show. And after years of turbulence in the industry, it would appear there is a much greater sense of optimism among many of the attendees. CGTN’s […]

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September 2, 2022

Times Square declared a gun free zone

    Carrying a gun is now illegal in one of New York City’s most recognizable landmarks. Times Square is one of many places, including parks, churches, and theaters, that will be off limits for guns under a new state law.  It was passed in […]

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