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Human Nature earn Medal of Honour in Australia Day

Australian vocal group Human Nature has a major reason to be proud. They were the recipients of the Medal of Honour in Australia Day.

Queen honours Emma Thompson, Kenny Dalglish

Actress Emma Thompson and football legend Kenny Dalglish were on Friday named in Queen Elizabeth II's honours list, but survivors and emergency responders to the Grenfell Tower disaster were notably absent as the first anniversary of the fire approache...

Ex-sex worker made a dame in New Zealand honours list

Wellington - A former sex worker was made a dame in the Queen's Birthday honours list in New Zealand on Monday, in recognition of her services to the sex industry.

France seeks to restore honour to Legion d'Honneur

Paris - France on Thursday announced an overhaul of its Legion d'Honneur awards system, as part of President Emmanuel Macron's mission to clean up politics.

Olympic heroes and entertainers recognized in honors

London - Twice each year the British establishment hands out 'honors' to public servants and those who have been seen to excel in their field. This year sees a focus on the sports and the arts.

Australia ditches 'out of date' knights and dames

Sydney - Australia has removed knights and dames from the national honours system, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Monday, dismissing the ancient titles as "not appropriate" in the modern age.

Knights and dames honours dumped under new Australian PM: Report

Sydney - New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, an outspoken republican, will dump knights and dames from the country's honours list reintroduced under his predecessor Tony Abbott, a local media report said Sunday.

Australian PM takes royal knighthood storm 'on the chin'

Melbourne - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday he stood by his controversial decision to award Britain's Prince Philip a knighthood and was taking the firestorm of criticism "on the chin".

Australian PM faces backlash over royal 'knightmare'

Sydney - Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott was on Tuesday facing a backlash over his surprise move to knight Britain's Prince Philip which has prompted ridicule and questions about his leadership even from conservative supporters.

Australia PM in 'time warp' as British royal knighted

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott marked his country's national day Monday by honouring Britain's Prince Philip with a knighthood, sparking criticism from the opposition of being in a "time warp".

Angela Lansbury on this year's honours list

London - Popular actress Angela Lansbury, best known for her role in the murder mystery television show, Murder, She Wrote, is to be made a Dame of the British Empire (DBE) in this year’s New Year’s honours list.

Jimmy Savile stripped of doctorate

Jimmy Savile has been stripped of his honorary Doctor of Law degree, as the allegations mount. The decision was made last night by the University of Bedfordshire's honours committee.

The best books based on blogs has been announced

The best selection last year was Julie and Julia was sold over 100,000 copies and is being made into a film.

Cuba honors American who made Castro a legend

Cuba unveiled a marble plaque on Saturday to commemorate the interview of a New York Times reporter Herbert Matthews 50 years ago which made Fidel Castro a legend.
 

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