In today's news roundup, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being encouraged to step down for breaking UK Covid-19 rules, Georgia beats Alabama to win their first national football championship in 41 years, and Japan faces a french fry shortage.
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Aung San Suu Kyi, who was removed as Myanmar's leader and arrested following a coup last year, has been given a prison term of four years for having walkie-talkies and for breaking Covid-19 rules.
A large fire spread rapidly through a refugee camp in Bangladesh on Sunday, destroying over 1,200 shelters. To escape the growing blaze, the refugees were forced to cut through fencing designed to keep them in the camp.
After a week of protests and a violent crackdown, Kazakhstan appears to have become calm. But the events of the last week have changed Kazakhstan's image as a stable country, and raised many questions about its future.
In today's news roundup, the United States marks one year since its Capitol was attacked by supporters of Donald Trump, five major nuclear powers say a nuclear war should never be fought, and BMW shows off an electric car that can change colors.
Scientists in Israel have taught goldfish an unusual way to reach a target - by driving a small robotic car on dry land. The experiment was designed to test whether goldfish could find their way in conditions very different from their natural living conditions.
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".
In today's news roundup, Super Typhoon Rai smashes into the Philippines, a volcano in the Canary Islands may be calming down after three months, and Magnus Carlsen wins the World Chess Championship for the fifth time.
In today's news roundup, Olaf Scholz becomes the chancellor of Germany, the United States and several other countries send a message to China by refusing to send government representatives to the winter Olympics, and Antarctica gets a rare total solar eclipse.
Last Friday, the first train took off on a new $6 billion railway in Laos. The government hopes the system will help improve the situation for the country's businesses and people. But many people question whether Laos can afford the railway.
Mount Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupted suddenly on Saturday, sending huge clouds of ash and smoke miles into the sky. The falling ash has covered several nearby villages. Hundreds of people have been forced from their homes and at least 14 people have died.