World Today

March 23, 2024

The latest trend in the video game industry

  The Game Developers Conference (GDC), one of the world’s biggest conferences for game developers, has just wrapped up in San Francisco. Nearly 30,000 people attended the event to see the latest in gaming, and learn more about the impact of AI.

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March 23, 2024

Honduras cooperates with China to improve education

  China and Honduras have signed a multi-million dollar cooperation agreement aimed at improving education in the Central American nation. Chinese funding will be put into building schools across the country. The deal comes as the two governments celebrate one year of formal diplomatic relations.

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March 21, 2024

UN renews call for ending racial discrimination globally

The United Nations and its member states have renewed their call for an end to racial discrimination. The world body is commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination but says dismantling the structures and paradigms perpetuating modern day racism is still far […]

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March 21, 2024

Brazil suffers brutal heatwave

This forecast appears to be already materializing in Brazil, as a heatwave has set new records, with Rio de Janeiro’s heat index hitting 62.3 degrees Celsius, the highest in a decade.

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March 21, 2024

Gang violence, hunger paralyzes Haiti

As Haiti remains engulfed in gang violence, Caribbean leaders said on Tuesday, March 20, that the key transitional council, which will select an interim leader for Haiti, was nearly complete.

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Deadly cycle of ongoing violence in Haitian capital
March 20, 2024

Deadly cycle of ongoing violence in Haitian capital

The crisis in Haiti spiraled to new lows on Monday, March 18, with gang violence spreading to the capital’s wealthiest neighborhoods and harrowing accounts of indiscriminate shootings and bodies piling up on city streets. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports.

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March 19, 2024

Unserialized and untraceable: America’s growing threat of ghost guns

The existence of ghost guns in the United States has created a major public safety issue. These unserialized and untraceable firearms, often assembled from kits bought online, allow individuals to circumvent existing gun regulations, posing significant challenges to law enforcement and exacerbating gun violence in […]

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March 19, 2024

Anarchy reigns in Haiti

The situation in Haiti continues to worsen, violence is on the rise and the humanitarian crisis deepens. The international community is scrambling to find a peaceful way out as the capital Port-au-Prince descends into anarchy. Dan Collyns reports from Dajabón on the Dominican Republic’s border […]

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March 19, 2024

A women-led solar energy project in Brazil

Facing rising temperatures and soaring electricity prices, a Rio de Janeiro women-led NGO has launched its first solar energy project in partnership with a network of socio-environmental activists. The goal is to cut costs, empower women, and increase awareness about the benefits of solar power […]

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March 19, 2024

Racial divide: How can one highway be this controversial?

A “concrete calamity” – that’s how residents in one of America’s oldest Black neighborhoods describe a highway that’s carved their community in two. The I-10 – the fourth-longest interstate in the U.S. – runs directly over the New Orleans neighborhood of Tremé. It’s the artery […]

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March 19, 2024

Mexico learns poverty reduction from China

As the Two Sessions happens, countries around the world are following China’s example for development and poverty elimination. In Mexico, a federal congressman says his country has a lot to learn from its Pacific Rim trading partner. He spoke to CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock. For more, […]

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March 19, 2024

What impact can AI have on the democratic process?

With U.S. elections happening now through November, concerns are being raised about how artificial intelligence may impact elections and western-style democracy. CGTN’s Jim Spellman reports. For more, check out our exclusive content on CGTN Now and subscribe to our weekly newsletter, The China Report.

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March 17, 2024

First labor union for college athletes formed in the U.S.

  The first ever labor union for college athletes in the U.S. is now a step closer to reality. The National Labor Relations Board has certified a union to represent members of the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team. Under an agreement, still to be negotiated, […]

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March 17, 2024

Haiti crisis explained

  Unrest continues in Haiti as civilians caught in the middle of warring gangs seek a lifeline from its neighbor the Dominican Republic. Dan Collyns reports from Dajabón on the Dominican Republic’s border with Haiti.

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March 17, 2024

Mexico City celebrates 10 years of the China-CELAC Forum

  The China-CELAC Forum is celebrating 10 years since its founding in 2014. CELAC is the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, comprised of nearly three dozen countries.  It provides a direct diplomatic link between China and the Latin America and Caribbean region and […]

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March 16, 2024

Boeing reports another technical incident

    Turbulent times continue for Boeing with yet another technical incident facing the airplane manufacturer.  Investigators are looking into why a 737 that landed safely in the U.S. state of Oregon was missing an external panel. This is the latest in a string of […]

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March 16, 2024

Haitians struggle to survive

  While international officials work to get a transitional council for Haiti in place in the coming days, the chaos and struggle of everyday life has changed little for Haitians on their home soil.  The latest crisis of the last two weeks is spilling into […]

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March 15, 2024

Transforming Hospitality: Redefining “Single-Use” in Toiletries

While plastic products are a well-known culprit, the wastage of personal care items such as soap bars, shampoo, and conditioner is also a significant issue. However, a Florida-based organization is promoting sustainability by taking up the challenge of addressing wasteful practices in the hospitality sector. […]

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March 14, 2024

Colorado’s biggest snowstorm of the season

Colorado is seeing what may be the U.S. state’s biggest snowstorm of the season. Up to a meter of snow, perhaps more, is expected to fall on Thursday, part of a very active weather day that’s also seeing severe thunderstorms and the threat of tornadoes […]

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March 14, 2024

China says empowering women must be a priority for the world

China’s deputy head of the National Working Committee on Children and Women shared her experience at the UN’s annual meeting focusing on women’s issues. Huang Xiaowei said Beijing has managed to “develop strategies and measures to eliminate gender gaps at all levels of education,” and […]

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March 14, 2024

House passes bill that could lead to U.S. ban of TikTok

U.S. Congressional lawmakers have voted in favor of a bill to ban the popular Chinese-owned social media app, TikTok. The bill’s authors say TikTok poses a national security threat. China says the vote to possibly ban TikTok, “undermines confidence of international investors” and “will eventually […]

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March 13, 2024

Brazil achieves record export sales to China in 2023

In 2023, Brazil achieved a record in exports by selling over $100 billion worth of products to China, constituting nearly one-third of its total global exports for the year. This milestone marks the first instance of Brazil reaching such high sales to a single nation. […]

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