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Day after his death, German architect Frei Otto wins top prize

Washington - German architect Frei Otto was named as winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize, a day after his death at the age of 89, organizers of architecture's top honor said.

Nobel Peace committee demotes controversial head

Oslo - Norway's Nobel Peace Prize committee on Tuesday demoted its controversial chairman Thorbjoern Jagland in a move unprecedented in the long history of the award.

Belgian town wants World Press Photo award withdrawn

Brussels - The mayor of Charleroi has said the award of a World Press Photo prize to a study on the gritty industrial Belgian town should be withdrawn as a "serious distortion of reality.

Image of Russian gay couple wins World Press Photo

Den Haag - An image of a gay couple locked in a tender embrace in Russia won the prestigious World Press Photo award on Thursday, highlighting the plight of sexual minorities in the country.

Directors boost 'Birdman' as Alejandro Inarritu wins

"Birdman" gets a hearty boost as Alejandro Inarritu wins the Directors Guild of America award last night (Feb. 7). It is now the Oscar front-runner as the directors are a good indicator of what is to come.

Free speech all the buzz as Snowden, Badawi among Nobel nominations

Oslo - After the trauma of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, champions and icons of free speech head the pack in the names put forward for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Op-Ed: Claire Danes loses Screen Actors Guild award to Viola Davis

The losing streak for actress Claire Danes continues. A few weeks ago, she lost the Golden Globe to Ruth Wilson from "The Affair."

Turkey-based AFP photographer wins Time laurel

Washington - Time magazine named AFP's Bulent Kilic as its Best Wire Photographer for 2014 on Monday for his powerful images from the Syrian border, Ukraine and his native Turkey.

Miss South Africa crowned Miss World

London - Miss South Africa, 22-year-old Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the contest's glitzy final in London on Sunday, with an estimated billion viewers watching on television around the globe.

Malala weeps at sight of bloodied school uniform

Oslo - Pakistan's teen Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai burst into tears Thursday at the sight of the bloodied school uniform she was wearing the day the Taliban shot her.

Nobel protester sought to draw attention to 'murdered Mexican students'

Oslo - A young man who disrupted the Nobel prize ceremony in Oslo by waving a Mexican flag streaked with red said Thursday he did it to denounce the alleged killing of students by Mexican authorities.

'Fargo' flying high with 5 Golden Globe TV nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association hands "Fargo" five nominations in the TV categories of the Golden Globe Awards this morning in Beverly Hills, CA.

Malala vows to fight on as she shares Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - Malala Yousafzai vowed Wednesday to struggle for every child's right to go to school as she became the youngest ever Nobel laureate, sharing the peace prize with Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.

'Birdman' leads SAG nominations; 'Boyhood' is close behind

"Birdman" has flew to the top with four nominations as the SAG Awards (Screen Actors Guild) were announced this morning (Dec. 10) in Los Angeles. The SAG Awards have an ensemble award, which is basically the equivalent to the best picture.

Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai received the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday as the youngest ever laureate, sharing her award with Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.

'Gone Girl' takes top prize at Hollywood Film Awards

"Gone Girl" won the top prize from the Hollywood Film Awards but "The Imitation Game" was the big winner. "The Imitation Game" took home actor, supporting actress and director but "Gone Girl" won film.

Good news at last: French politicians seize on Nobel glory

Paris - For French politicians fed up with their embattled nation being the punching bag of Europe, the news of two wins in one Nobel season could not have come at a better time.

Pakistan's Malala, India's Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to 17-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, and to India's Kailash Satyarthi for their championing of children's rights.

U.S. whistleblower Snowden wins Swedish rights prize

Stockholm - Fugitive U.S. intelligence agent Edward Snowden was jointly awarded a Swedish human rights award on Wednesday.

Thirty Seconds to Mars up for MTV EMA 'Best Alternative' award

Jared Leto and his rock band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, are up for a 2014 MTV Europe Music Award (EMA) for "Best Alternative" act.

Brett Eldredge nominated for 'New Artist of the Year' CMA award

Country singer Brett Eldredge has scored another feather in his hat. He is up for the Country Music Association (CMA) "New Artist of the Year" award.

Creed front-man Scott Stapp nominated for Dove Award

Scott Stapp, the front-man of the rock band Creed, is nominated for a Dove Award for his solo work for his album "Proof of Life."

Dutch man returns Israeli WWII honour after family killed in Gaza

The Hague - A 91-year-old Dutch man honoured by Israel for shielding a Jew from the Nazis has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in a Gaza air strike.

Reporter from Philippines wins AFP's Kate Webb Prize

Manila - Multimedia journalist Patricia Evangelista has won the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for her compelling reporting on conflict and disaster in her native Philippines, AFP announced Friday.

Aretha Franklin receives honorary Harvard degree

Cambridge - Soul legend Aretha Franklin, aged 72, has received an honorary degree from Harvard University. Before receiving the award, Franklin took to the piano.

IBM physicist wins tech 'Nobel' for 'big data' discoveries

Helsinki - British physicist Stuart Parkin, one of the brains behind the global "big data" revolution, on Wednesday won Finland's answer to the Nobel Prize, which is awarded by Technology Academy Finland. "Prof.

Jason Aldean wins ACM 'Male Vocalist of the Year' award

Las Vegas - On April 6, at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards, there were five of country's finest men vying for the "Male Vocalist of the Year" award.

Love story, chronicle of Hurricane Katrina win U.S. book prizes

A love story that examines modern attitudes about race, a chronicle of the days after Hurricane Katrina and a biography of Anglo-Irish satirist Jonathan Swift won National Book Critics Circle awards on Thursday.

'Movie 43' and 'After Earth' win or lose big at Razzies

In this day of social media where everything is lame and sarcasm rules the day, do the Razzies really matter any more? Most likely not.

'12 Years a Slave' wins big at pre-Oscar Spirit Awards

Santa Monica - "12 Years a Slave" won big at the Independent Spirit Awards Saturday, taking home five trophies including best feature and building up momentum on the eve of the Oscars.The searing historical drama also earned prizes for British director Steve McQueen,...
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The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
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Country duo Florida Georgia Line
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The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
A medal minted during the reign of King George III in honor of James Cook
A medal minted during the reign of King George III in honor of James Cook
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Noreen Taylor
General Malinga hands over the coveted award.
General Malinga hands over the coveted award.
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
Israeli President Shimon Peres
Israeli President Shimon Peres
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
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The award-winning float embraces Portland's rosy image on this float.