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Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of highest honour

London - Amnesty International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader's "indifference" to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims.

Chinese action debut and South Korean family drama win at Busan

Busan - A thrill-a-minute actioner from China and a moving South Korean drama about a unique family reunion have taken the top prize at Asia's largest film festival, with judges lauding both for their "original" takes.

Nobel literature body elects Iranian poet, judge after turmoil

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, on Friday announced an Iranian-born poet and a judge as new members as it seeks to recover from a #MeToo scandal that forced it to postpone this year's Nobel.

Camila Cabello leads in nominations for MTV Europe Music Awards

New York - US singer Camila Cabello leads in nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards, according to a list released Thursday.

Five things to know about the Nobel Literature Prize

Stockholm - For the first time in 70 years the Nobel Literature Prize-awarding body, the Swedish Academy, has postponed the award, after a #MeToo scandal left it in ruins.

Loretta Lynn to be honored with 'Artist of a Lifetime' award

Country Music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn will be honored with Country Music Television's (CMT) "Artist of a Lifetime" award.

Guatemala anti-corruption duo wins Swedish rights prize

Stockholm - Two activists fighting corruption in Guatemala won the 2018 Rights Livelihood Prize on Monday, the jury for the Swedish human rights prize announced.

Jeff Daniels wins 2018 Primetime Emmy award for 'Godless' Special

On September 17, acclaimed actor Jeff Daniels won the 2018 Emmy award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie" for his acting work in the Netflix western drama series "Godless."

'Mission: Impossible' composer to get honorary Oscar

Los Angeles - Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin, best known for his "Mission: Impossible" theme song, is to receive an honorary Oscar along with actress Cicely Tyson and publicist Marvin Levy, the Academy said Wednesday.

Montenegro investigative journalist to get Mackler award

Washington - A Montenegro-based freelance reporter who has investigated organized crime in Europe and war crimes in the Balkans has been selected for the 2018 Peter Mackler Award named for an AFP journalist, organizers said Wednesday.

Ronaldo, Modric and Salah up for UEFA Player of the Year

Paris - Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah make up the three-man shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year award for the 2017/18 season, European football's governing body announced on Monday.

Top math laureate gets new medal after prize stolen

Rio De Janeiro - A Kurdish refugee whose top mathematics prize was stolen minutes after he received the honor this week in Rio de Janeiro will get a replacement medal Saturday, organizers said.

Charlie Daniels to host 'Patriot Award Dinner' in Nashville

Nashville - Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels will host Patriot Award Dinner in Nashville's Palm Restaurant on September 18.

Kurdish refugee wins 'Nobel of mathematics' Fields medal

Rio De Janeiro - Kurdish refugee turned Cambridge University math professor Caucher Birkar was among four winners Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro of the prestigious Fields prize, dubbed the Nobel for mathematics, but had his gold medal stolen minutes later.

Germany's Peter Scholze one of four Fields math medal winners

Rio De Janeiro - Caucher Birkar, a Cambridge University professor of Iranian Kurdish origin, on Wednesday was named one of four winners of the prestigious Fields medal, often known as the Nobel prize for mathematics.

Brooke Aldridge scores two 2018 IBMA nominations

Raleigh - Bluegrass musician Brooke Aldridge has earned two nominations for this year's International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards.

Investigator of Cambodian genocide wins 'Asia's Nobel'

Manila - A Cambodian who has devoted his life to documenting the killing of almost two million of his countrymen in the 1970s was named Thursday among the winners of this year's Magsaysay Awards, widely regarded as Asia's version of the Nobel prize.

Review: Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2018 ESPY award for 'Men's Soccer Player' Special

On July 18, world renowned soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo was honored with a 2018 ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) award.

Review: David Wise wins ESPY award for 'Best Male Action Sports Athlete' Special

Two-time Olympic gold medalist skier David Wise has a major reason to celebrate. He won his first-ever ESPY award on July 18.

Nigeria honours presumed winner of aborted 1993 election

Lagos - Since 1993, June 12 has been more than just a date in the calendar for Nigerians. For many, it became a symbol of how the military government crushed long-held hopes of a return to civilian rule.

Nobel Foundation says literature prize may be delayed again

Stockholm - The Nobel Foundation on Friday said this year's literature prize, already postponed until 2019 due to a sexual assault scandal, may be delayed further.

Greg Vaughan wins 2018 Emmy award for 'Days of Our Lives'

Greg Vaughan has a major reason to celebrate. He won the 2018 daytime Emmy award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series."

Mourning Philip Roth fans bitter over long-standing Nobel snub

Stockholm - The death of America's prolific novelist Philip Roth aged 85 has led to his admirers scorning the Nobel Literature Prize that eluded his work, which often portrayed male sexuality and relations with women.

Swedish court rejects 'gigantic' Nobel centre

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Tuesday ruled against the construction of the huge Nobel Center which critics such as King Carl XVI Gustaf fear would damage a historic area in the capital of Stockholm.

Swedish court rejects 'gigantic' Nobel centre

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Tuesday ruled against the construction of the huge Nobel Center which critics such as King Carl XVI Gustaf fear would damage a historic area in the capital of Stockholm.

Eileen Davidson wins 2018 Emmy for 'The Young and The Restless'

Actress Eileen Davidson has a major reason to celebrate. She took home the 2018 Daytime Emmy award for "Outstanding Lead Actress" in a drama series.

Turkish cartoonist wins press freedom prize

Geneva - Turkish cartoonist Musa Kart, who has been convicted of helping "terrorist" organisations and sentenced to nearly four years in prison, was awarded a top prize on Thursday by the organisation Cartooning for Peace.

After Obama, a Nobel prize for Trump — or not so fast?

Washington - A decade after Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, could his White House successor Donald Trump follow suit for navigating the thorny North Korean nuclear standoff?

2018 Nobel Literature Prize's fate to be announced Friday

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy is to announce on Friday whether or not it may postpone the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize, its administrative director has said, after it plunged into a crisis over links to a man accused of sexual assault.

Natalie Portman says backed out of prize over Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Hollywood actress Natalie Portman said she was backing out of a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million prize to protest against the policies of Israel's prime minister.
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