World Today

May 3, 2022

Extreme weather: What’s to come this hurricane season?

Extreme Weather is becoming more frequent and devastating to those who unfortunately experience it. In this first installment of our series on extreme weather we take a look at what’s to come to those who live in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf […]

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May 3, 2022

Colorado nonprofit sends water filters to Ukraine

It’s a daily necessity and it can also be a weapon of war. Water is playing a key role in the current conflict in Ukraine. According to the UN agency UNICEF, more than six million Ukrainians now have limited or no access to safe drinking […]

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May 3, 2022

A look back at the severe hurricane season of 2020

As we continue our coverage of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, we’re looking back at one of the most active years on record: 2020. Aside from the start of a global pandemic, two years ago saw one of the most severe hurricane seasons on record. CGTN’s […]

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May 1, 2022

Rodney King: 30 years on

  It’s been 30 years since Los Angeles police officers brutally beat Rodney King after a traffic stop. The shocking images were caught on camera and shook the country.  The police officers involved were later acquitted, leading to five days of deadly race riots.  While […]

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May 1, 2022

Cuba May Day March

  Cubans marked International Workers’ Day Sunday with massive parades throughout the island after two years without gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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April 30, 2022

Argentina faces winter gas shortfall

  Argentina could face a gas shortage in the coming months, despite sitting on some of the world’s largest reserves of shale oil and gas.  The conflict in Ukraine has pushed gas prices up, and the energy shortfall in Latin America’s third largest economy could […]

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April 30, 2022

Impact of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots

  It’s been 30 years since Los Angeles police officers brutally beat Rodney King after a traffic stop.  The shocking images were caught on camera and shook the country.  The police officers involved were later acquitted, leading to five days of deadly race riots.  The […]

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April 29, 2022

U.S. egg costs rise amid bird flu outbreak

It may be North America’s largest bird flu outbreak ever. The H5N1 avian influenza has now infected more than 33 million birds in 29 U.S. states. Countless flocks of chickens and turkeys have been destroyed. And the highly contagious virus, which has sent egg prices soaring, shows no signs of letting up.

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April 28, 2022

Florida repeals Disney’s special tax status

  Florida ​is proving fertile ground for a spate of culture wars, pitting its Republican governor ​against Democrats and progressives, even Disney.  The entertainment giant is the governor’s latest target following its public stand on the rights and safety of the LGBTQ community. 

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April 28, 2022

Transforming coal waste into energy to mine bitcoin

  The U.S. state of Pennsylvania has thousands of abandoned mines that threaten the environment, as coal waste can seep into the water supply, and piles set on fire emitting toxic gasses. One company is reclaiming the refuse and turning it into energy to mine […]

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April 28, 2022

Helping Ukrainian refugees find jobs in the U.S.

  For Ukrainian refugees settling down in a new country, finding work is essential. ​​ And then there is the challenge of bureaucracy and paperwork. In the United States,​ many private citizens are doing what they can to help refugees navigate the system and get them into […]

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April 28, 2022

Drop in U.S. GDP increases fears over economic recession

  Fears of a recession in the U.S. were heightened on Thursday after data showed the economy going into reverse in the first quarter of the year. The contraction was the first since the COVID-19 pandemic struck two years ago. And while the Biden administration […]

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Mexico closes U.S.-trained special anti-drugs unit
April 26, 2022

Mexico closes U.S.-trained special anti-drugs unit

Mexico’s President has eliminated an elite, federal police investigative unit, trained by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he shut down the unit because the police force was plagued with corruption.

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New York City Asian dessert tour
April 26, 2022

New York City Asian dessert tour

In New York City, demand for sweets with a particular focus on Asian desserts has grown during the COVID-19 pandemic. See how some businesses are betting on that demand.

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Trump held contempt of court, fined $10,000 a day
April 26, 2022

Trump held contempt of court, fined $10,000 a day

On Monday, A New York judge held former President Donald Trump in contempt of court for failing to turn over documents to prosecutors investigating his company’s business practices. As long as Trump doesn’t comply with the subpoena, he must pay $10,000 a day.

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April 22, 2022

Building China-U.S. friendships

  The China’s Ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang, has reiterated his hope for an improvement in relations between the U.S. and China.    Ambassador Qin is currently on a three-state tour of the U.S. Midwest which also includes important reminders of the past. 

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April 22, 2022

Transition to clean energy could save U.S. lives

  An estimated 110,000 lives could be saved in the U.S. by 2050 if the country migrates fully to cleaner cars and power stations.  And according to a study from the American Lung Association, there would also be roughly three million fewer asthma attacks.  In […]

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April 22, 2022

Brazilian researchers find new species without leaving museum

  Researchers in Brazil have discovered nearly 100 new species of ​Amazon insects without ​even venturing into the jungle.   They only had to tap into the vast and yet little studied collection ​already sitting inside Brazil’s National Institute for the Research of the Amazon. 

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April 22, 2022

U.S. to launch parole program for Ukrainian refugees

  The U.S. announced a new program Thursday to help Ukrainian refugees apply for temporary residency status from Europe. ​ It’s aimed at streamlining the process, as the U.S. has committed to accepting 100,000 Ukrainian refugees.  But ​it also seeks to shut down an informal route […]

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April 20, 2022

Denver formally apologizes for the 1880 anti Chinese riot

It took 142 years but Denver, Colorado, has formally apologized for an anti-Chinese race riot that took place in that city. The violence back in 1880 wiped out Denver’s Chinatown district. It reflected the type of anti-Asian sentiment that’s surfaced to some degree in the U.S. in recent years.

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April 20, 2022

Brazil’s Dengue Outbreak

As COVID-19 subsides in Brazil, the country is stepping up efforts to fight a new outbreak of dengue fever that has already killed at least 79 people this year – twice the number reported during the same period in 2021.

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