1. Japanese scientist Akira Yoshino, a co-winner of this year’s Noble Prize in Chemistry, has collected his award at a ceremony in Stockholm.

2. Japan’s Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi, has highlighted the country’s effort to tackle global warming at the U.N. climate conference in Madrid.

3. Members of New York’s Afghan community gathered at the Consulate General of Afghanistan for a candle light ceremony to commemorate Tetsu Nakamura.