The city of Xi'an, China - home to 13 million people - has been under a strict lockdown for two weeks, with some people unable to leave home even to shop for food. The extreme measures show how far China's government is willing to push to reach "Zero Covid".
Published in January 2022
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok stepped down on Sunday, as the country's military continued its harsh crackdown on protesters. Large numbers of protesters have been gathering in the streets since the military took control of the country in a coup in late October.
On December 25, the James Webb Space Telescope was launched into space. The telescope is expected to teach scientists much about how stars, galaxies, and systems of planets develop, and could bring new information about the early history of the universe.
Two towns in Boulder County, Colorado are struggling to recover after terrible wildfires destroyed nearly 1,000 buildings. A snowstorm on Saturday put out the wildfires, but brought new problems as it dumped nearly 10 inches (25 centimeters) of snow in the area.