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Op-Ed: Kendrick Lamar should win 2018 'Album of the Year' Grammy award

Rapper Kendrick Lamar has had a great year musically, and he deserves to win the 2018 Grammy award for "Album of the Year" for "DAMN."

Dustin Lynch earns 2018 iHeartRadio Music Award nomination

Country star Dustin Lynch has a major reason to celebrate. He earned his first iHeartRadio award nomination for "Small Town Boy."

Arise, Sir Ringo: Starr and Barry Gibb knighted in UK honours list

London - Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and sole surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb were each awarded a knighthood in Britain's traditional New Year Honours, announced late on Friday.

Dublin councillors revoke Suu Kyi award in protest

London - Dublin councillors on Wednesday voted to revoke an award given to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to protest her handling of violence against Rohingya Muslims in her country, Irish media reported.

Nobel-winning Hiroshima survivor laments nuclear 'insanity'

Oslo - Setsuko Thurlow, 85, was 13 years old when she was rescued from the ruins of the world's first atomic bombing in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

Behind the (top secret) scenes of a Nobel dinner

Stockholm - Florists, lighting designers and cooks have been rushing around Stockholm's Blue Hall transforming the bare brick interior into the stylish venue for Sunday's annual Nobel banquet, while keeping all the preparations top secret.

Norway populist fails in Nobel bid

Oslo - A controversial former leader of Norway's anti-immigration party on Friday failed in his bid to join the committee that awards the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.

Lubaina Himid becomes oldest winner of UK's Turner Prize

London - Lubaina Himid, 63, on Tuesday became the oldest winner of the Turner Prize, Britain's most prestigious yet controversial visual art award, for her works celebrating black creativity.

Syrian teen pleads for 'a chance' at kids peace prize

Den Haag - A Syrian teenager made a strong plea Monday for the world to give refugees fleeing his country's war an opportunity, as he received the prestigious International Children's Peace Prize in The Hague.

Hiroshima survivor to accept Nobel Peace Prize for nuclear watchdog

Ottawa - Setsuko Thurlow was 13 years old and standing only a mile away from ground zero when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945.

Nobel prize money will no longer be 'invested' in nuclear weapons

Oslo - The Nobel Foundation said Friday its prizes will no longer be funded with investments from nuclear arms producers, just weeks after awarding the peace prize to a nuclear weapons disarmament campaign group.

Mexican journalist honored for reporting vows to never be silenced

Washington - A Mexican journalist recognized for his undaunted reporting vowed to never be silenced Thursday despite living in one of the world's most dangerous countries for reporters.

Venezuelan opposition wins European rights prize

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Thursday awarded the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize to the beleaguered Venezuelan opposition, calling for a "peaceful transition to democracy" in the crisis-hit country.

Writer Margaret Atwood gets 2017 Kafka award

Prague - Canadian poet, critic and novelist Margaret Atwood received this year's international Franz Kafka literary prize at a ceremony in Prague on Tuesday, which honoured the lifetime achievements of "The Handmaid's Tale" author.

Nobel economics laureate wants to spend prize 'irrationally'

Washington - He was awarded a Nobel prize Monday for his work showing economic and financial decisions are not always rational, but mostly human.

The ACLU, fighting for US civil rights for nearly a century

Washington - The night Donald Trump took the White House in a shock electoral victory ushered in a new US political reality -- and drove the American Civil Liberties Union into the resistance.

Nobel winners ICAN ramp up Trump criticism

Geneva - Days after calling Donald Trump "a moron", the head of the Nobel Peace Prize winning nuclear disarmament group ICAN warned Friday that reckless leaders with atomic bombs made banning the weapons an immediate priority.

Anti-nuclear efforts lead crowded peace prize field

Oslo - Efforts to limit or reverse the spread of nuclear weapons head the field for Friday's Nobel Peace Prize but face likely competition from the UN refugee agency, Syrian do-it-yourself rescuers and a Congolese "miracle" doctor.

Nobel Foundation increases cash award for prizes

Stockholm - One week before the announcement of the 2017 Nobel prizes begins, the Nobel Foundation said Monday that this year's winners will receive a larger monetary award worth over a million dollars.

'Three Billboards' wins coveted Toronto film festival prize

Toronto - Martin McDonagh's darkly hilarious drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won the Toronto film festival's audience prize for best picture on Sunday, giving it a leg up in the race for the Oscars.

Liquid cats and blood-sucking bats: 2017's Ig Nobel awards

Paris - Can a cat be both liquid and solid at the same time? Have vampire bats developed a taste for human blood? Will holding a crocodile bolster or blunt your gambling drive?

Baryshnikov, Youssou N'Dour among top art prize winners

Paris - The Russian ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov and Senegalese music star Youssou N'Dour were among the winners of one of the art world's richest prizes Tuesday.

'The Shape of Water' by Mexico's Guillermo Del Toro wins Venice Golden Lion

Venice - "The Shape of Water," a dazzling sci-fi romance by Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro, won the coveted Golden Lion at the Venice film festival on Saturday.

Kendrick Lamar gives fiery start to MTV awards

Los Angeles - Rapper Kendrick Lamar offered a fiery start Sunday to the MTV Video Music Awards, setting his stage ablaze in a martial-arts-themed performance.Lamar, who leads the evening with eight nominations, performed his song "HUMBLE.

MTV brings activism to glitzy awards

Los Angeles - The MTV Video Music Awards have earned notoriety for their made-for-television shock moments but in the era of Donald Trump, the gala is set to take on a new political bent.

Japanese who helped save Angkor Wat awarded 'Asia's Nobel'

Manila - A Japanese historian who helped save Cambodia's renowned Angkor Wat temple complex was among the winners of this year's Magsaysay Awards, widely regarded as Asia's version of the Nobel prize, organisers said Thursday.

Cooking with a conscience: Colombian chef Espinosa wins top prize

Mexico - Leonor Espinosa, a Colombian chef known for sourcing local ingredients and giving back to the communities that supply them, won the Basque Culinary World Prize Monday, a 100,000-euro prize for chefs who make a difference.

Sting donates Swedish music prize money to refugees

Stockholm - British rock star Sting said on Monday he has donated the prize money from a prestigious Swedish music award to a non-profit project which helps young refugees in Sweden integrate through music.

EU wins prestigious Spanish peace award

Madrid - The European Union on Wednesday received the prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for Concord -- seen as the Hispanic world's Nobel Peace Prize -- for its achievements over the six decades since its formation.

EU wins prestigious Spanish peace award

Madrid - The European Union on Wednesday received the prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for Concord -- seen as the Hispanic world's Nobel Peace Prize -- for its achievements over the six decades since its formation.
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