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U.S. hospitals prepare for possible coronavirus cases
February 1, 2020

U.S. hospitals prepare for possible coronavirus cases

Despite the first confirmed person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus in the U.S., the number of cases in this country remains very small. Still, American hospitals are gearing up for the possibility that a person with the virus will come through their doors.

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The UK looks to boost transatlantic relationship
February 1, 2020

The UK looks to boost transatlantic relationship

Britain’s departure from the European Union means it can make bilateral trade deals with other countries. For London, one of the most sought after deals is with the United States. The U.S is Britain’s largest source of imports. And London will want to increase its […]

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Companies transform shipping containers into work spaces
February 1, 2020

Companies transform shipping containers into work spaces

Containerization transformed the shipping industry. The standard-sized boxes make it easy to ship all sorts of goods, from port to port. But sometimes containers sent one way, have nothing to carry back – and are left empty on the dock. One California company saw an […]

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January 31, 2020

U.S. declares public health emergency over coronavirus

In a press conference at the White House on Friday, Azar added that foreign nationals, aside from immediate family or U.S. citizens and permanent residents, who have traveled to Western China within the past 14 days, will be denied entry into the U.S.

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January 25, 2020

Zodiac stamps bring big bucks to collectors

This Lunar New Year begins with the “first” sign of China’s 12-zodiac animals, the Rat. Each year, commemorative Chinese New Year stamps are issued by organizations including the U.S. Post Office and the United Nations.

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January 24, 2020

Venezuela’s Presidential power struggle a year on

A year ago, Venezuela became a country with two presidents. Opposition leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself interim president. He says the re-election of Nicolas Maduro was illegal but Maduro insists he’s in charge. Mary Triny Mena reports on the constitutional crisis in Venezuela.

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The year of the mouse or the rat?
January 22, 2020

The year of the mouse or the rat?

This year marks the year of the rat in the lunar zodiac. But there’s some confusion as to whether it’s actually the year of the mouse.  So which is it?  CGTN’s Gerald Tan breaks it down for us.

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What it's like to attend an animal auction
January 22, 2020

What it’s like to attend an animal auction

The action is fast and furious and sometimes a bit hard to follow. At the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, three dozen angus bulls are auctioned off to the highest bidders who to an untrained eye can be tough to spot in the […]

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January 20, 2020

How easy can it be to buy a gun in the U.S.?

There are about 5,000 gun shows in the U.S. every year, and we’re at one in Virginia, a state where many would like to see tighter gun control laws. CGTN’s Yang Tanli spoke with both private gun sellers and gun store owners about the ease […]

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January 14, 2020

Libya’s warring factions consider draft ceasefire in Moscow

Rival factions in Libya have failed to agree to a deal over extending a ceasefire in the country. At peace talks over the weekend in Moscow, the UN-recognized Government of National Accord signed an agreement, but the rebel commander Khalifa Haftar said he needed more […]

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Rio's hidden man-made beach
January 8, 2020

Rio’s hidden man-made beach

When people think about Rio de Janeiro, what comes to mind are its beautiful famous postcard beaches. But hidden away, almost like an oasis among Rio’s slum favelas, is one beach not even most Brazilians know about.

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Navy deployed to rescue people from Australia fires
January 3, 2020

Navy deployed to rescue people from Australia fires

Tens of thousands of people in southeast Australia were urged to evacuate this week, as soaring temperatures and strong winds raised the risks posed by wildfires. Over 200 fires are burning across several states in the country. Ten deaths have been confirmed this week alone […]

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