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This week's lookahead - Jan. 26

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

- Special regional summit on Zimbabwe.

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, Jan. 31:
– Provincial elections.

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