1. Saudi Arabia executes top Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr who called for reforms in the Saudi political system. He was charged with terrorism.
2. Condemnations start to pour in after news of the execution of top Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr spreads across the globe.
3. Iran's parliament speaker says Tehran is determined to develop its missile technology as the country moves to enhance its defense capabilities.
4. Indian security officials say gunmen have attacked an air force base in Punjab state. At least 4 assailants and 2 guards have been killed in the exchange of fire.
5. New figures show young black men were 9 times more likely than other Americans to be killed by police in 2015. 1 thousand 134 deaths were recorded last year.