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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.

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.

AFP Kabul bureau wins SOPA award for report on child sex slavery

Hong Kong - AFP's Kabul bureau has won one of Asia's most prestigious journalism prizes for a report exposing the practice of "bacha bazi", or institutionalised child sex slavery, and its detrimental effects on security in war-torn Afghanistan.

Suu Kyi receives award on visit to UK despite protest

London - Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the honorary freedom of the City of London on Monday, as a small group of demonstrators protested outside about the treatment of minority Rohingya Muslims.

'Stranger Things,' 'Beauty' win big at MTV awards

Los Angeles - Nostalgic horror sensation "Stranger Things" and Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" shared the spoils at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, expanded and renamed this year to include television.

Health care visionary from Liberia wins coveted TED prize

Vancouver - Raj Panjabi, who fled to the United States to escape civil war in his native Liberia, eventually returned to his shattered homeland to find rural communities desperate for adequate health care.

318 candidates for 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - A near-record 318 people and organisations are in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Institute said on Thursday, a motley crew believed to include Syria's White Helmets, Donald Trump and Pope Francis.

Three Spanish architects win the Pritzker Prize

Barcelona - Three relatively unknown Spanish architects -- Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta -- on Wednesday won the prestigious Pritzker Prize for modern works that are deeply rooted in their local surroundings.

Three Spanish architects win the Pritzker Prize

Barcelona - Three relatively unknown Spanish architects -- Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta -- on Wednesday won the prestigious Pritzker Prize for modern works that are deeply rooted in their local surroundings.

Three Spanish architects win the Pritzker Prize

Barcelona - Three relatively unknown Spanish architects -- Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta -- on Wednesday won the prestigious Pritzker Prize for modern works that are deeply rooted in their local surroundings.
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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
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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