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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.

Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is 'a tantrum away'

Oslo - Mankind's destruction caused by a nuclear war is just one "impulsive tantrum away", the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threa...

Nobel peace laureates urge US, NKorea to de-escalate nuclear threats

Oslo - Representatives of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), on Saturday called on the US and North Korea to reduce tensions and end the "urgent threat" posed by weapons of mass destruction.

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.

It's a man's world: Women scarce in Nobel Prize annals

Stockholm - The Nobel Prize statistics are dour reading for women, who've been awarded only one of every 20 prizes. And while the numbers are slowly improving, the December 10 prize ceremony will be an all-male affair for the second straight year.

Norway populist's Nobel committee bid appears blocked

Oslo - A controversial former leader of Norway's anti-immigration party on Thursday saw his chances of joining the committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize fade, due to other parties' opposition.

Abolishing nuclear arms could go 'really quickly': Nobel winner

Geneva - Anti-nuclear campaigners preparing to receive the Nobel Peace Prize next weekend expect a new treaty banning nuclear weapons to help quickly consign the bomb to history.

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.

Nobel winning anti-nuclear group urges Trump not to quit Iran deal

New York - The nuclear weapons disarmament campaign group that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on Monday urged US President Donald Trump to uphold the Iran nuclear deal to "avoid causing any more conflict.

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.

US's Thaler wins Nobel for 'making economics more human'

Stockholm - US economist Richard Thaler won the Nobel Economics prize on Monday for showing that economic and financial decision-makers are not always rational, but mostly deeply human.

Richard Thaler of US wins Nobel Economics Prize

Stockholm - US economist Richard Thaler on Monday won the Nobel Economics Prize for his pioneering work bridging the gap between economics and psychology, the jury said.

Outsiders challenge Chicago school for Nobel economics prize

Stockholm - The 2017 Nobel season wraps up Monday with the economics prize, which could this year honour fields rarely awarded by the committee, such as development economics or French economist Esther Duflo's research on poverty.

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 Prize sends a nuclear message to Trump

Washington - The Nobel committee spurned an opportunity to celebrate the Iran nuclear deal, but still found a way to send a message to US President Donald Trump.

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.

Japan A-bomb survivors hail ICAN Nobel Peace Prize win

Toukyo - Survivors of the World War II atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Friday congratulated ICAN on winning this year's Nobel Peace Prize, vowing to work together with the disarmament group to achieve a nuclear-free world.

Anti-nuclear campaign ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - Nuclear disarmament campaign group ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to consign the atomic bomb to history, firing off a warning that Donald Trump's presidency showed the true extent of the risk posed by weapons of mass destructi...

Anti-nuclear campaign ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - Nuclear disarmament group ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its decade-long campaign to rid the world of the atomic bomb as nuclear-fuelled crises swirl over North Korea and Iran.

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

Oslo - Here is the full list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates from 1901, when the prize was first awarded.

Demand surges for Nobel winner's works in native Japan: publisher

Toukyo - The Japanese publisher of Nagasaki-born Kazuo Ishiguro said Friday it would republish eight of the British author's books in translation, reporting "a huge number of orders" after he won the Nobel Literature Prize.

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.

Kazuo Ishiguro: Social worker turned Nobel Prize Winner

London - Kazuo Ishiguro, the 62-year-old British novelist of Japanese origin who won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, once wanted to be a rock star, then became a social worker and only later in life turned to writing.

Kazuo Ishiguro: Social worker turned Nobel Prize Winner

London - Kazuo Ishiguro, the 62-year-old British writer of Japanese origin who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, is one of the country's most successful, yet lesser-known, novelists.

'Remains of the Day' author Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

Stockholm - British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel "The Remains of the Day" and whose emotional uprooting from his native Japan has left an indelible stamp on his work, won the 2017 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday.

British author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

Stockholm - British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel "The Remains of the Day", won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the Swedish Academy said.

After Dylan's Nobel, Academy seen making conventional pick

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy stunned the world last year when it awarded the Nobel Literature Prize to US counter-culture icon and rock star Bob Dylan. This year, experts say, the laureate will be more conventional.

That's cool! Flash-frozen pictures reveal molecular world

Paris - A groundbreaking technique awarded the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday has allowed scientists, using unearthly cold temperatures, to produce exquisitely detailed images of the tiniest structures in cells.What is cryo-electron microscopy?

Trio awarded Nobel prize for 'cool' method to study molecules

Stockholm - A revolutionary technique dubbed cryo-electron microscopy, which has peered closer at the Zika virus and an Alzheimer's enzyme, earned scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday.
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In his writing  British author Kazuo Ishiguro has "uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sen...
In his writing, British author Kazuo Ishiguro has "uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world", the Nobel committee said in awarding him the Literature Prize
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Members of the Nobel Committee for Physics announce the 2017 prize winners: Rainer Weiss  Barry Bari...
Members of the Nobel Committee for Physics announce the 2017 prize winners: Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne.
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The Nobel prizes were created by Swedish philanthropist and scientist Alfred Nobel and first handed ...
The Nobel prizes were created by Swedish philanthropist and scientist Alfred Nobel and first handed out in 1901
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