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Frenchman in Nobel rape scandal declares innocence at appeal

Stockholm - A Frenchman jailed for rape in a scandal that led to the postponement of this year's Nobel Literature Prize declared his innocence Monday at the opening of his appeal trial.

Appeals trial opens in Sweden for Frenchman in Nobel rape scandal

Stockholm - An appeals trial opens in Stockholm on Monday for a Frenchman jailed two years for rape in a scandal that led to the postponement of this year's Nobel Literature Prize.

Nobel peace prize winner wants IS jihadists to face trial

Washington - Nobel peace prize winner Nadia Murad wants to see members of the Islamic State jihadist group face justice -- not death, but trial in a courtroom, she said on Monday.

Climate, development tipped for Nobel economics prize

Stockholm - The 2018 Nobel season, marked by the lack of a literature award for the first time in 70 years, winds up Monday with the economics prize which experts say could go to research on the climate or development.

'On Her Shoulders' tells of painful burden carried by Nobel winner

Los Angeles - In the soon to be released documentary "On Her Shoulders," Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad says she didn't want to become known as a "victim of Daesh terrorism.

Nobel for Nadia Murad 'honour for all Iraqis': president

Baghdad - New Iraqi President Barham Saleh Friday hailed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Yazidi, Nadia Murad, calling it "an honour for all Iraqis who fought terrorism and bigotry".

Yazidis celebrate Murad's Nobel prize as they mark top ritual

Dohuk - Yazidi pilgrims trekked up a mountain in northern Iraq barefoot Friday for their most important ritual, their joy doubled on hearing that their "daughter" Nadia Murad had won the Nobel Peace Prize.

UN chief says Nobel Peace Prize winners 'defended our values'

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday congratulated Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad after the two jointly won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

Nobel literature body elects Iranian poet, judge after turmoil

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, on Friday announced an Iranian-born poet and a judge as new members as it seeks to recover from a #MeToo scandal that forced it to postpone this year's Nobel.

Kivu, Africa's Great Lakes battleground

Goma - The Democratic Republic of Congo's region of Kivu, where 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner doctor Denis Mukwege is based, has been caught up in conflict and war for 24 years.

DR Congo hails Nobel win but says Mukwege 'politicises' his work

Apo - DR Congo on Friday congratulated crusading Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege for his "very important work" in healing rape victims but accused him of mixing humanitarian work and politics.

Nadia Murad: from jihadist slave to Nobel laureate

Baghdad - Nadia Murad survived the worst cruelties inflicted on her people, the Yazidis of Iraq, before becoming a global champion of their cause and winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

Nobel Peace Prize honours champions of fight against sexual violence

Oslo - Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work in fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world.

Nadia Murad: from jihadist slave to Nobel laureate

Baghdad - Nadia Murad survived the worst cruelties ever inflicted on her people, the Yazidis of Iraq, before becoming a global champion of their cause and winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

Global leaders, or grassroots campaigners? Nobel Peace Prize wide open

Oslo - The bookies' odds point towards the Koreans, or Donald Trump. The experts are betting on the fight against sexual violence or defenders of the press. But all speculation ends Friday when the Nobel Peace Prize is unveiled in Oslo.

Women scientists still 'undervalued' despite twin Nobel wins

Paris - With two Nobel prize winners in as many days, women scientists have welcomed the research community "waking up" to the feats of their female peers, but insist they remain underpaid and undervalued compared to men.

'Darwin in a test tube': Trio wins Nobel for harnessing evolution

Stockholm - US scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for applying the principles of evolution to develop proteins used in everything from new biofuels to to the world's best-sell...

Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for research harnessing evolution

Stockholm - US scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for applying the principles of evolution to develop enzymes used to make everything from biofuels to pharmaceuticals, the jur...

Nobel peace prize? Many names, few certainties

Oslo - Donald Trump? Hardly. Reconciliation between the Koreas? Rather premature. Peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea? Probably missed the deadline. As the 2018 Nobel peace prize looms, it's easier to rule out names than guess who's going to win.

Female Nobel winner a long time coming, and a drop in the ocean

Paris - When Canadian scientist Donna Strickland got the early morning call informing her she just won the Nobel Physics Prize, she could barely hide her amazement.

Laser pioneers win Nobel Physics Prize

Stockholm - Three scientists on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize, including the first woman to receive the prestigious award in 55 years, for inventing optical lasers that have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery.

Laser pioneers win Nobel Physics Prize

Stockholm - Three scientists on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize, including the first woman in 55 years, for inventing optical lasers that have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery, the jury said.

Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

Stockholm - Three researchers on Tuesday shared the 2018 Nobel Physics Prize for inventions in the field of laser physics which have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery and industry, the jury said.

US, Japan duo win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Stockholm - Two immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how the body's natural defences can fight cancer, the jury said on Monday.

US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Stockholm - Two immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research that has revolutionised the treatment of cancer, the jury said on Monday.

Frenchman in Nobel scandal jailed for 2 years for rape

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman at the heart of a Nobel scandal to two years in jail for rape in a scandal that emerged during the #MeToo campaign.

Amputated Nobel season opens without Literature Prize

Stockholm - The announcement on Monday of the Nobel Medicine Prize opens this year's amputated awards season, with no Literature Prize for the first time in 70 years because of a #MeToo scandal.

Five things to know about the Nobel Literature Prize

Stockholm - For the first time in 70 years the Nobel Literature Prize-awarding body, the Swedish Academy, has postponed the award, after a #MeToo scandal left it in ruins.

No Nobel Literature Prize as Academy's bell tolls

Stockholm - In tatters after a #MeToo scandal, the Swedish Academy has postponed this year's Nobel Literature Prize, leaving an empty page for 2018 as it attempts to reform the venerable institution.

Blank page for Nobel Literature Prize in 2018 awards season

Stockholm - An amputated 2018 Nobel season opens next week in Stockholm, without a Literature Prize for the first time in 70 years due to a #MeToo scandal.
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