A rare sighting of a meteor fireball is seen over large parts of the United Kingdom.
British rock band The Rolling Stones performs in Havana, Cuba, playing an open-air free concert in the country, in what has been called a "historic moment." Western music used to be banned in Cuba as being "ideologically divergent."
On January 18, 2016, the British Parliament will debate a petition, signed by more than 560,000 people, calling for the Home Secretary to ban United States Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump from entering the United Kingdom because of 'hate speech' that is unacceptable behavior, non-conducive to the public good. The conclusion reached by the lawmakers will not be binding on the UK government.
President of the Islamic Sharia Council in the United Kingdom, Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, stirs controversy in Britain by claiming that it is impossible for men to rape their wives and that husbands who commit such acts should not be prosecuted.