1. A series of funerals and memorial rallies have begun around Iran for a top Iranian military commander killed in a U.S. drone attack in Baghdad.
  2. Share prices in Tokyo have opened sharply lower in the year’s first trading session.
  3. A Turkish newspaper has reported that former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn was able to jump bail and secretly leave Japan by evading immigration officials and hide inside cargo containers on private jets.