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French train hero to earn U.S. Army's top non-combat award

Washington - One of the American servicemen who helped subdue a gunman on a high-speed French train last week will receive the US Army's highest honor for non-combat activities.

French president awards train heroes Legion d'Honneur for preventing "carnage"

Paris - French President Francois Hollande awarded three Americans and a Briton the Legion d'Honneur on Monday, saying their actions in overpowering a Moroccan gunman on a train prevented "real carnage"."A terrorist decided to commit an attack.

'Unified', 'appropriate' Windows 10 Start menu wins design award

The new-look Start menu in Microsoft's Windows 10 has been chosen as the winner of the IDSA Design Award. It has drawn praise for allowing users to experience technology in a "contextually appropriate manner", a point of controversy for some who prefer 7.

Nemtsov's daughter receives million-euro Polish rights prize

Varsovia - The journalist daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday received a million-euro ($1.1 million) Polish prize for championing democracy and human rights.

Nemtsov's daughter to receive million-euro Polish rights prize

Varsovia - Poland on Friday awarded the journalist daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov a million-euro prize for championing democracy and human rights.

Spain king honours 'ordinary heroes' after year on throne

Madrid - Spain's king Felipe VI decorated 38 ordinary citizen "heroes" on Friday, marking a first year on the throne in which he has tried to bring the monarchy closer to the people.

U.S. serviceman honoured by France for saving pilots in F-16 crash

Le Bourget - A US Air Force technician received France's Legion d'Honneur medal on Monday for rescuing three French pilots from flaming wreckage after the horrific crash of an F-16 fighter jet in Spain in January.

Snowden awarded freedom of expression prize in Norway

Oslo - Former security contractor Edward Snowden won a Norwegian prize for freedom of expression Tuesday and received yet another invitation to leave his exile and receive the award in person.

S Korean violinist, 20, wins Queen Elisabeth competition

Brussels - Twenty-year-old South Korean violinist Ji Young Lim has won Belgium's prestigious Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition.

Dame Helen Mirren earns 2015 Tony nomination for 'The Audience'

Academy Award-winning British actress Helen Mirren is up for a 2015 Tony award for "Leading Actress in a Play" for "The Audience."

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.
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The Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction was awarded today in Toronto
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