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April 19, 2022

U.S. mask mandate lifted on planes after court ruling

  COVID-19 masks are no longer required on planes, trains and buses in the United States. That’s the decision of a federal judge in Florida.  The White House worries the decision comes before the coronavirus pandemic has ended and may appeal the decision. 

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April 19, 2022

Easter celebrations in Venezuela

  Countries with a Christian tradition across the world have been marking Easter.  In Venezuela, the event has been more low-key in recent years, owing to the country’s economic crisis. But it was a bigger event this year.

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April 19, 2022

IMF cuts global economic growth forecast over Ukraine and inflation

  The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday downgraded global economic growth for a second time this year. It shaved nearly a whole percentage point off predictions that just months ago forecast robust post-pandemic expansion. And if the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and inflation, are the main reasons […]

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April 19, 2022

Microplastics and human health

  Two separate researches from earlier this year revealed for the first time that microplastics were found in the bloodstream and lungs of living humans.  While the discovery of microscopic particles inside living organisms does not surprise scientists who’ve long raised concerns about increased exposure […]

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April 13, 2022

How artificial intelligence helps students learn

  It’s been a challenging time for schools and students around the world.  Many studies have shown a drop in test scores during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.  But some educators believe there may be a new tool ready to help rejuvenate […]

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April 13, 2022

Celebrating 50 years of panda conservation in Washington, D.C.

  They’re enduring symbols of cross-cultural cooperation. Fifty years ago, a pair of giant pandas came to live in the U.S. That gift from China became the seed of a decades-long conservation effort.  In our series Political Bites, CGTN’s Gerald Tan spoke with the chief […]

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April 13, 2022

A U.S. based tech nonprofit helps rescue Ukrainians

  Nearly two-thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes in the month and a half since fighting began in that country. That’s according to the United Nations’ children’s agency UNICEF. They’re among the millions of residents who’ve escaped to other parts of Ukraine […]

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April 11, 2022

U.S. plans its largest hydrogen energy infrastructure

The largest gas utility company in the United States has proposed to build what would be the nation’s largest green hydrogen energy infrastructure system.  Southern California’s Gas Company, SoCal Gas, says the move will allow California to dramatically advance its climate and environmental goals.  While […]

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April 11, 2022

U.S. students ask questions to Chinese Taikonauts

Some U.S. students got a chance to ask questions to three taikonauts on the Chinese space station.  The Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. hosted a big event to showcase the answers from space to students. CGTN’s Nathan King reports. 

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April 10, 2022

A new COVID wave hits U.S. politicians

  Dozens of senior lawmakers, cabinet members and political advisors from President Joe Biden’s inner circle have tested positive for COVID-19. This, after all had attended a prestigious gala event in Washington last weekend. Organizers say positive coronavirus cases from the event now total 67, about […]

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April 10, 2022

Mexicans vote on whether president should remain in office

  In Mexico, ​a new twist on the traditional idea of a recall election. Voters are headed to the polls to decide whether the country’s president will complete his six-year term. ​​ But it wasn’t the president’s opponents who rallied for this vote: instead, it was Andres […]

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April 9, 2022

Children return to classrooms in Peru

  Children are back in school in Peru after two years out of classrooms due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The country was one of the hardest-hit in the world by the coronavirus, and children were no exception. Thousands lost parents or grandparents and despite innovative […]

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April 9, 2022

Mexican sculptors transform rocks into art

  Across rural Mexico, there are thousands of small towns where people struggle to make a living.  But there are a few places that thrive due in large part to the creativity of the local people. 

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April 8, 2022

Space: Above & Beyond

Space exploration is making new developments. From private astronauts visiting the International Space Station, to China completing new phases to their ongoing projects, researchers are making new discoveries.

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April 8, 2022

Chinese car brand finds growth in Mexico

Electric vehicles are a growing sector of the automotive industry, and as we see more electric cars on our roads, the business behind the technology is working to expand in diverse global markets.

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April 6, 2022

Peru ends Lima curfew

  Just a day after Peruvian President Pedro Castillo declared a curfew in Lima to quell violent protests, he has now lifted the order. But he still faces a number of challenges. 

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April 6, 2022

Suspects arrested in Sacramento mass shooting

  Police have now arrested two suspects in a Sunday shooting that left six people dead in California’s capital of Sacramento.  The community is pulling together in the wake of yet another horrific case of gun violence plaguing the country.

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April 6, 2022

World’s youngest asteroid hunter

  A Brazilian five-year-old child was awarded a NASA certificate as the youngest asteroid hunter in the world.  Miro Tsai has already found more than a dozen of these celestial bodies. 

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April 6, 2022

Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica

  A record number of Nicaraguans sought asylum in neighboring Costa Rica last year.  Costa Rican officials say the influx of migrants is the result of a political crackdown against opponents of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.  Refugees are finding a friendlier reception than they might […]

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April 4, 2022

Costa Rica elects its new President

Costa Rica’s presidential elections have come to an end, with a former executive at the World Bank, Rodrigo Chaves, as the President-elect.  And as the country celebrates its new president, Costa Ricans are also looking to the next four years.  CGTN correspondent Alasdair Baverstock reports.

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April 4, 2022

Is the U.S. differentiating between Ukrainians and Haitians?

It’s happening again. In the 1980’s Cubans were welcomed in the U.S. and Haitians were turned away.  Once again, the United States is facing criticism for receiving Ukrainian refugees after deporting Haitian migrants back to their homeland.  CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports.

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April 2, 2022

40 years after the Malvinas War

  It was 40 years ago this month that Argentina and Britain fought in the Malvinas/Falkland Islands war. The short-lived conflict has been long-debated in Argentina and to this day remains a national cause. 

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March 31, 2022

New report finds Hollywood’s diversity improves

  It was seven years ago when the Academy Awards were nominated for all white actors for two consecutive years.  And just a year ago when it was revealed the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hadn’t had a single black member for nearly two decades. Every […]

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March 31, 2022

Rideshare drivers struggling with soaring gas prices

  Gasoline prices in the U.S., which surged upwards when the hostilities in Ukraine began, appear to have leveled off at a national average of $4.24 per gallon ​this week.  That’s 63 cents a gallon more than a month ago and a real concern for […]

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