KENYA – UNIVERSITY
Garissa • Garissa University officially re-opens for students for the first time since the April 2 attack that killed 148 students.
SWITZERLAND – FOOTBALL
Zurich • FIFA Ballon d’or ceremony.
USA – OBAMA
Washington DC • Barack Obama to deliver his State of the Union address in Congress, the last of his presidency.
POLAND – EU
Brussels • The European Commission holds a “political debate” over a controversial media law introduced by the new Warsaw governement.
SPAIN – PARLIAMENT
Madrid • The new Parliament is due to convene following December’s legislative elections, though no government has yet been formed.
DOPING – REPORT
Munich • The second part of an Independent Commission report into allegations of systematic doping and “corruption and bribery” at the highest levels of international athletics is released by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
USA – CINEMA
Los Angeles • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the nominations for the 88th Academy Awards to be held on February 28.
SPACE – SPACEWALK
In space • Expedition 46 flight engineers Tim Kopra and Tim Peake will venture outside the International Space Station to replace a failed voltage regulator.
TAIWAN – ELECTIONS
Taipei • Taiwan holds a presidential election. The two contenders are Tsai Ing-wen (Democratic Progressive Party) and Eric Chu (Kuomintang Party).
USA – DEBATE
Charleston • The Democratic presidential candidates debate in South Carolina.