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Nobel Peace Prize laureates push Obama to release torture report

A group of Nobel Peace Prize winners are pushing for President Barack Obama to release a 500-page document detailing the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture of terrorist suspects after the September 11, 2001 attacks

27 Nobel laureates write open letter to Vladimir Putin

London - Sir Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel laureates in the science and arts have penned an open letter urging Russian President Vladimir Putin to repeal the "gay propaganda law" as it “inhibits the freedom of local and foreign” LGBT communities.

Elie Wiesel: 'I expected more' on action against Syria Special

New York - Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel was part of a prestigious panel at Cooper Union in New York City on Sunday night. The idea of the strong protecting the weak was discussed, with Wiesel indicating he thinks force should've been used against Syria's Assad regime.

Egypt bans Nobel Peace winner Tawakkol Karman

Egypt has banned Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman from entering the country for "security reasons." Ms. Karman was held on arrival and ordered to fly out of Egypt on the same plane.

Nobel scientist Rita Levi-Montalcini dies in Rome at 103

Rome - Italian Nobel scientist Rita Levi-Montalcini died Sunday at her home in Rome at the age of 103, according to a statement from Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno. Mr. Alemanno called her death a great loss "for all of humanity."

Günter Grass tries to quell outrage over poem criticizing Israel

The Washington Post reports that German Nobel laureate, Günter Grass, is attempting to set the record straight on a poem that sharply criticizes Israel. Grass maintains he was attacking the government's current policies, and not Israel as a whole.

Aung San Suu Kyi Sentenced to 1.5 Years

On Tuesday Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kui was sentenced to 1.5 years for violating her house arrest. She will be allowed to continue to serve this new sentence under house arrest.

Nobel Laureate Playwright Harold Pinter Dies at 78

Playwright Harold Pinter, praised as the most influential British playwright of his generation and a longtime voice of political protest, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Former President of Finland Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Former President and current UN special envoy Martti Ahtisaari has been announced as this year's Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. He's known for his negotiation efforts over Kosovo and Aceh.

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