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This week's lookahead - Jan. 26

By International editing staffAssociated Press and Reuters / January 25, 2009



Today, Jan. 26:
Jakarta, Indonesia – A near-total eclipse of the sun will be able to be seen across parts of Indonesia and the Philippines.

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Pretoria, South Africa - Special regional summit on Zimbabwe.

The HagueInternational Criminal Court opens trial of ex-Congo warlord Thomas Lubanga, accused of recruiting child soldiers.

MadridSpain co-hosts two-day United Nations meeting on the world hunger crisis.

Tuesday, Jan. 27:
Belem, Brazil – World Social Forum, the annual countercultural gathering to protest the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which begins Wednesday.

Berlin, Madrid, London, Brussels – Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will visit Europe (through Feb. 2). He’s expected to focus on the global economic crisis.

Friday, Jan. 30:
TokyoJapan Airlines demonstrates biofuel flight, a first for an airline.

Saturday, Jan. 31:
Iraq – Provincial elections.

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