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Carol Burnett honored with SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

Los Angeles - Acting icon and comedian Carol Burnett was honored with the 2016 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Lifetime Achievement Award on Jan. 30.

Brie Larson wins 'Best Actress' SAG award for 'Room'

Acclaimed actress Brie Larson took home the 2016 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" for her performance in "Room."

Carol Burnett will earn 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award by SAG

On Jan. 30, acclaimed comedian, actress, dancer, producer and author Carol Burnett will receive the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena wins Pritzker Prize

New York - Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won the prestigious 2016 Pritzker Prize Wednesday, earning praise for "powerful" designs that address key social and economic challenges of the 21st century.

Saudi blogger's wife accepts EU Sakharov prize for jailed husband

Strasbourg - The wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi on Wednesday accepted the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on his behalf, urging Arab countries to abandon theocratic diktats and embrace free speech.

Nobel winner says education priority for Turkey on return home

Ankara - The US-based Turkish-American scientist who won the 2015 Nobel Chemistry Prize said education, in particular for women, was the top priority for Turkey as he made a rare visit home to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Dale Ann Bradley earns first bluegrass Grammy award nomination

Bluegrass music sensation Dale Ann Bradley has been nominated for her first-ever Grammy award for "Best Bluegrass Album."

AFP's Tzortzinis named wire photographer of year

New York - AFP's Angelos Tzortzinis was named Time magazine's Wire Photographer of 2015 for his images documenting the refugee crisis in Greece as well as the country's economic crisis.

Celine Dion leads music world in mourning Paris

Los Angeles - Celine Dion on Sunday led the music industry in an emotional tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks, as the American Music Awards heard appeals for a peaceful world.

Academics win prize for showing how to avoid raising a criminal

Stockholm - Three researchers were awarded the 2016 Stockholm Prize in Criminology for showing how parents, even criminals, can prevent a child from becoming delinquent, Stockholm University announced on Tuesday.

Real-world 'Indiana Jones' wins TED Prize for tracking antiquities

San Francisco - A technology-wielding archaeologist billed as a modern world "Indiana Jones" has won a coveted million-dollar TED prize for her work tracking antiquities and the looting of such wonders.

Magician Johnny Thompson receives award from the Magic Circle

World renowned magician Johnny Thompson was recently presented with the "David Devant Award" on behalf of the Magic Circle.

The last 10 Sakharov Prize laureates

Strasbourg - The European Parliament's Sakharov Prize, awarded on Thursday to Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, has been given annually since 1988 to recognise exceptional contribution to human rights.

Free blogger Badawi 'immediately', EU parliament head tells Saudi king

Strasbourg - EU Parliament President Martin Schulz, announcing the prestigious Sakharov award for Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, called Thursday on Saudi King Salman to free him immediately and to ensure the respect of human rights.

Saudi blogger wins Sakharov rights prize, sparking pardon calls

Strasbourg - Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison for insulting Islam, was awarded the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on Thursday.

US-Anglo consumption expert Angus Deaton wins Nobel Economics Prize

Stockholm - Angus Deaton of Britain and the United States won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for his work on consumption, poverty and welfare, the jury said.

Jazeera journalists receive free speech prize

Varsovia - Three Al-Jazeera journalists who served jail terms in Egypt were honoured Tuesday for standing up for freedom of speech despite intimidation and incarceration.

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.
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