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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.

Natalie Portman backs out of Jewish prize over 'recent events' in Israel

Jerusalem - Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman has cancelled her participation in a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million (1.6 million euro) prize, saying she was troubled by "recent events" in Israel, organisers said.

Review: Greg Rikaart deserves to win 2018 'Supporting Actor' Emmy award Special

Greg Rikaart should win the 2018 Emmy award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" for playing Kevin Fisher on "The Young and The Restless."

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

New York - Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe joined music royalty on Saturday as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Nobel literature academy gets new head after sex assault claims

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, appointed a new head Friday after a crippling crisis triggered by allegations of sexual assault against the husband of one of its members.

New head for Swedish Nobel body after sex scandal

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, appointed a new head Friday as a sexual harrassment scandal rocked the prestigious institution.

Independent publishers vie for Man Booker International Prize

London - Independent publishers dominated the shortlist for Britain's Man Booker International Prize, announced on Thursday, celebrating translated works of fiction spanning the globe.

Swedish Academy in crisis as head resigns

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, was plunged into crisis on Thursday after two of its members, including its head Sara Danius, resigned Thursday, amid a growing crisis over a high-profile man accused of sexual assaults.

British inner-city teacher named world's best, wins $1 million prize

Dubai - Briton Andria Zafirakou, who works in a school in one of the UK's poorest areas, on Sunday won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2018 at a star-studded ceremony in Dubai.

Pritzker prize goes to Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi

New York - Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, a pioneer of low-cost housing design, won the prestigious Pritzker Prize on Wednesday, considered architecture's Nobel equivalent.

Pritzker prize goes to Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi

New York - Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, a pioneer of low-cost housing design, won the prestigious Pritzker Prize on Wednesday, considered architecture's Nobel equivalent.

'120 Beats per Minute' wins best film at 'French Oscars'

Paris - "120 Beats per Minute" (120 battements par minute) won best film on Friday night at the "French Oscars" -- the Cesars -- where many attendees wore white ribbons in protest of violence against women.

Review: J.J. Watt earns the coveted Laureus Sporting Inspiration Award Special

Houston - American football player J.J. Watt has a major reason to celebrate. He was honored with the coveted Laureus Sporting Inspiration Award. Digital Journal has the scoop.

'Three Billboards' tops Baftas as 'Time's Up' campaign shares stage

London - Crime drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" captured five British Bafta film awards on Sunday, including best film, topping an emotionally charged ceremony that featured fashion and rhetoric in support of the fight against sexual harassment...

UK stars say 'Time's Up' for sexual harassment and abuse before Baftas

London - Actresses Kate Winslet and Emma Watson joined around 200 British stars in demanding an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in an open letter published Sunday ahead of the Bafta film awards.

Sirleaf wins prestigious Ibrahim Prize for African leadership

London - Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday won the rarely-awarded Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership -- the world's biggest individual prize.

Britain's Kate facing BAFTA black dress 'dilemma'

London - The Duchess of Cambridge could face a tricky decision at Britain's BAFTA film awards, a newspaper reported Friday, if female attendees decide to wear black in protest at sexual harassment.

Former NATO leader Rasmussen considered for Nobel committee

Oslo - In a controversial move, a conservative Norwegian party said Wednesday it is considering former NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen as its choice to sit on the committee which awards the Nobel Peace Prize.

Israeli culture minister welcomes failed Oscar bid

Jerusalem - Israeli Culture Minister Miri Regev has welcomed the failure of her country's controversial candidate for the Oscars to win a nomination, having called the film "Foxtrot" an insult to the military.

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."
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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
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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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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
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A medal minted during the reign of King George III in honor of James Cook
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The award-winning float embraces Portland's rosy image on this float.
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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