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September 23, 2021

Mexico lawyer gets injunction to have child vaccinated

With vaccinations advancing across the world, vaccinating children is the next stage of inoculations for many countries. But in Mexico, it took legal action by private citizens to get children their doses. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports.

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September 23, 2021

Venezuelan barbershop thrives by going mobile

Recent years have been tough for Venezuela’s economy, which has been in deep recession since 2013, and like many other countries, was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. But some entrepreneurs are surviving and expanding. Stephen Gibbs reports.

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September 23, 2021

Brazil’s Butantan Institute begins selling COVID-19 vaccine

About a third of Brazil’s COVID-19 vaccine doses have come from Chinese lab Sinovac Biotech and distributed by the Butantan Institute. Now, the São Paulo- based laboratory has started to sell the vaccine directly to other states and may even export doses. Paulo Cabral reports.

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September 22, 2021

President Xi Jinping addresses UNGA

Embrace the true multilateralism of the United Nations, China’s President Xi Jinping urged fellow world leaders gathered here in New York and remotely across the globe. CGTN’s Nathan King reports.

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September 21, 2021

U.S. President Biden’s UNGA address

Joe Biden used his first address as U.S. President to the United Nations General Assembly, to stress his commitment to reestablishing the U.S. at the forefront of international diplomacy.

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September 21, 2021

Ivermectin overdoses

The Rocky Mountain Poison Center gets 100,000 calls a year from people reporting that they, their family members or pets have ingested something or been exposed to or bitten by something potentially harmful. This year, they’ve received 19 calls from people experiencing reactions to the drug ivermectin.

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September 19, 2021

Global fight against climate change takes center stage at UNGA

  The United Nations is warning that the world is at a tipping point in the fight against climate change.  The issue is taking center stage at this year’s General Assembly, where governments and leaders from the private sector are expected to renew commitments to […]

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September 19, 2021

China’s role at the UN

  This year marks 50 years since the People’s Republic of China was recognized by the United Nations.   Over the years, China’s role at the UN has grown into one of global activism, with sizable contributions to development, peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance. While it often faces criticism from Western member […]

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September 19, 2021

Haitian migrant crisis in the U.S. state of Texas

  The migration crisis is at a critical point at the Texas border with Mexico, where migration authorities, both Mexican and American, are struggling to contain a large group of Haitian migrants, camped under the Del Rio international border bridge while they wait for resolution. 

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September 19, 2021

Rio de Janeiro begins COVID-19 vaccine mandate

  Rio de Janeiro is the first city in Brazil to require proof of vaccination to access tourist sites and a selection entertainment venues. Gyms have also been included in the new vaccine mandate, which oddly exempts bars and diners that experts consider to be […]

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September 18, 2021

Child COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Cuba

  Cuba has launched an island-wide COVID-19 vaccination campaign for kids between the ages of 2-18 in the hopes of getting children back into classrooms.  The effort is a move by the government to vaccinate 90 percent of its population. 

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September 18, 2021

Local officials demand building inspections in Florida

  The partial collapse of a residential building in June in South Florida left a community scarred by tragedy and doubt. Nearly 100 people died, and months afterwards, there is still no clear answer as to what triggered the collapse. The tragedy has led local […]

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September 18, 2021

The Heat: Guantanamo Prison

The notorious U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where hundreds of men were detained by America for years without charge or trial, is still open after almost 20 years? 

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September 16, 2021

FDA to consider whether COVID booster shots are needed

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will review data about whether COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are necessary. The agency will look at internal information and listen to outside experts before making a recommendation. CGTN’s Jim Spellman reports

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September 16, 2021

Apple unveils new products

Apple has unveiled its latest bevy of products, including four new iPhones, Apple Watch and iPads, at this year’s annual launch. CGTN’s Mark Niu reports.

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September 16, 2021

Misinformation to blame for most remaining vaccine hesitancy

A new report finds that just a dozen people are responsible for the majority of the COVID-19 misinformation on social media. Some are profiting from selling alternative treatments to COVID-19 – none of which have been scientifically proven to work. Karina Huber reports.

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September 16, 2021

Groups help Asian-Americans stand up to racism

Hate crimes and harassment, particularly targeting Asian Americans, are on the rise in the United States. So are movements to help harassment victims – including Bystander Intervention training. Caroline Malone reports.

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California governor wins recall election
September 15, 2021

California governor wins recall election

With more than 60% of the votes tallied, the governor of California has survived an attempt to remove him from office early. The recall election was expected to cost the state about $276 million. See the latest.

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September 14, 2021

What to expect from Biden at UNGA

While the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to keep attendance numbers down at this year’s United Nations General Assembly, U.S. President Joe Biden is among leaders planning to be there in person.

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September 14, 2021

The 2021 Met Gala

Dubbed the Oscars of the East, an invitation to the Met Gala in New York City is on the wish list of many fashionistas.

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September 13, 2021

Apple and Epic Games both took wins and losses

  On Friday, a judge reached a verdict on the case of multi-trillion dollar technology company, Apple, facing off against multi-billion dollar game Fortnite – owned by Epic Games. But the ruling did not deliver a clear cut victor as both sides took wins and […]

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September 13, 2021

Largest school district in the U.S. fully reopens

  The largest school district in the United States is back to in-person learning.  That’s despite some concerned parents urging New York City’s Education Department to expand remote learning options. City officials maintain that schools will be safe. 

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September 13, 2021

UN General Assembly opens on Tuesday

The 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly officially opens in New York on Tuesday. It kicks off nearly three weeks of meetings and conferences, including the high-level General Debate, attracting political leaders from across the world. This year COVID-19, climate change and recent […]

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September 13, 2021

Brazil: Protesters call for impeachment of president

Protesters took to the streets in Brazil on Sunday calling for the impeachment of the country’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. Demonstrators say they’re tired of a polarized nation, mismanagement and corruption. General elections won’t be held until late next year.

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September 13, 2021

Mexico overwhelmed with border crossings

  Mexico is confronting an increasingly complex immigration crisis.  It’s coming from both its borders. Migrants from around the world are entering from the south. And the United States is deporting scores of migrants from the north. 

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Many American University of Afghanistan students were left behind
September 10, 2021

Many American University of Afghanistan students were left behind

President Biden said more than 120,000 people were safely evacuated from Afghanistan by the end of August. Others made it out this week to Qatar. But many students from the American University of Afghanistan remain. It’s unclear what the future holds, especially for the women of Afghanistan.

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20 years after 9/11: UNSC calls for unity
September 10, 2021

20 years after 9/11: UNSC calls for unity

The U.S. set to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. As the attacks unfolded, the world looked on in horror and sympathy. Even traditional adversaries sent condolences. A sense of unity was felt deeply at the United Nations Headquarters, and the international community sprung into action. But, as CGTN’s Nathan King reports, that sense of collective grief and purpose to combat terrorism was short-lived.

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