Weekly Outlook from BSN
- A fire destroys the Kasubi Tombs , a World Heritage Site in Uganda where the Bugandan kings are buried.
- As much as ninety percent of Chile's population loses power in a massive blackout.
- A series of bomb attacks kills at least 72 people in Lahore,Pakistan.
- The Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Winter Paralympics is held in Vancouver, Canada.
- In Kazakhstan, at least 40 people are killed and more than 1,000 evacuated after the Kyzyl-Agash dam bursts.
- Mykola Azarov is appointed Prime Minister of Ukraine, following the resignation of Yulia Tymoshenko.
- National Animal Welfare Trust
- Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Grand Imam of al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, dies at the age of 81 during a visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
- Carlos Slim becomes the first non-U.S. citizen to top Forbes 'list of billionaires since 1994.
- Chester Zoo