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Set of five annual international awards, primarily established in 1895 by Alfred Nobel

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Nobel Prize: Set of five annual international awards, primarily established in 1895 by Alfred Nobel
The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist, engineer and industrialist Alfred Nobel established the five Nobel prizes in 1895. The prizes in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine were first awarded in 1901. The prizes are widely regarded as the most prestigious awards available in their respective fields.

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Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed responds to Trump's Nobel Prize complaint

The US president suggested he had been overlooked for the prize for his own efforts on Ethiopia.
BBC News - Published

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Frances Arnold retracts paper

A Nobel laureate is being praised for retracting a scientific paper that was not reproducible.
BBC News - Published

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Greta Thunberg meets David Attenborough on Skype [Video]Greta Thunberg meets David Attenborough on Skype

Greta Thunberg meets David Attenborough on Skype. The 16-year-old Nobel peace prize nominee discussed issues of public perception with the 93-year-old TV presenter, while they both thanked each other..

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How an economist helped thousands get a new kidney

Kidney exchange has helped thousands get a new kidney, and led to the Nobel Prize for Alvin Roth.
BBC News - Published

Myanmar Rohingya: Aung San Suu Kyi cuts a haunted figure in court

The once-persecuted Nobel peace laureate has been defending Myanmar against genocide allegations.
BBC News - Published

Nobel-winning author Handke declared 'persona non grata' in Sarajevo

The Bosnian capital Sarajevo on Wednesday declared Nobel Prize-winning Austrian author Peter Handke "persona non grata" over his support for late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic and denial of the..
Reuters - Published

Nobel peace laureate Abiy says militants, global powers threaten Horn of Africa

Militant groups and global military powers both pose a threat to peace and stability in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize..
Reuters - Published

Turkey joins Nobel ceremony boycott in protest against Handke

Turkey said on Monday it would join Albania and Kosovo in boycotting the Nobel awards ceremony in protest against 2019 literature prize laureate Peter Handke, who has been criticized for backing late..
Reuters - Published

Albania, Kosovo ambassadors to boycott Nobel ceremony in protest against Handke

Albania said on Monday its ambassador to Sweden would boycott the Nobel prize awards ceremony in protest against 2019 literature prize laureate Peter Handke, who has been criticized for supporting late..
Reuters - Published

Rohingya refugees demand justice at Myanmar World Court case

Rohingya Muslims demanded Myanmar be held to account at the United Nations' top court in The Hague, where Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is set to defend the country..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi departs for genocide hearings amid fanfare at home

Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi departed on Sunday for the U.N’s top court in The Hague to defend the country against charges of genocide of its Rohingya Muslim..
Reuters - Published

Defiant Nobel winner Handke dismisses questions on Balkan wars

Austrian writer Peter Handke, winner of the 2019 Nobel literature prize, said on Friday he preferred anonymous hate mail to questions about his support for Slobodan Milosevic, Serbia's strongman during..
Reuters - Published

Swedish Academy member to boycott Nobel week over Handke prize

A member of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel literature prize, said on Friday he would boycott this year's celebrations in protest at the award being given to Austrian writer Peter Handke, a..
Reuters - Published

Two members leave Nobel literature committee, criticizing Swedish Academy

Two external members of the Nobel literature prize committee quit on Monday after criticizing the scandal-hit Swedish Academy.
Reuters - Published

Nobel winner Wole Soyinka’s journey with prostate cancer

Nigerian author and Nobel prize winner Prof Wole Soyinka was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014.
BBC News - Published

After Baghdadi death, Nobel laureate Nadia Murad asks: What about the rest?

The fight for justice for victims of Islamic State militants does not end with the death of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Nobel laureate Nadia Murad said on Wednesday, asking: "How about those that..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia activist calls for calm after 16 killed in clashes

Prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm on Thursday amid protests that have killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in his political..
Reuters - Published

Protests spread after stand-off at Ethiopian activist's home

Police fired gunshots and teargas as thousands protested in Ethiopia on Wednesday over the treatment of a prominent activist, residents said, in a sign that the country's Nobel Prize-winning prime..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia protesters burn Nobel winner Abiy Ahmed's book

Demonstrators are angry with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed over the alleged treatment of an activist.
BBC News - Published

Swedish Academy defends choice for 2019 Nobel literature prize

The Swedish Academy has defended its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke, saying he had made provocative comments but had not supported bloodshed.
Reuters - Published

Trio wins economics Nobel for science-based poverty fight

U.S.-based economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work fighting poverty that has helped millions of children by favoring practical..
Reuters - Published

Indian-born Nobel prize-winner comes from 'family of economists'

Indian politicians and academics cheered the Nobel economics prize awarded on Monday to Indian-born American Abhijit Banerjee, whose proud mother told visitors crowding into her apartment that he came..
Reuters - Published

Poverty-tackling trio win Nobel economics prize

U.S.-based economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for their work in fighting poverty that has helped millions of children around the..
Reuters - Published

Nobel economics prize winner hopes to inspire women

Esther Duflo, who won the prize as part of a team of three, is only the second woman since 1969 to win.
BBC News - Published

Pioneers in fight against poverty win 2019 Nobel economics prize

Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for their work in fighting global poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer win 2019 Nobel economics prize

Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for creating an experimental approach to alleviating global poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of..
Reuters - Published

A son and father reunited, like many under Nobel winner Abiy's Ethiopia-Eritrea peace deal

For Samson Berhane, the news that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize was deeply personal.
Reuters - Published

Nobel Prize: Could Greta Thunberg win it and why is it important?

Greta Thunberg is a nominee for the 100th Nobel Peace Prize, with the winner being announced on Friday.
BBC News - Published

Peter Handke: Critics hit out at Nobel Prize award

The Austrian writer voiced support for the Serbs during the 1990s Yugoslav war.
BBC News - Published

Austria's Handke and Poland's Tokarczuk win Nobel literature prizes

Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday and Polish author Olga Tokarczuk was named as the 2018 winner after a sexual assault scandal led to last year's award..
Reuters - Published

Nobel prize winner Tokarczuk calls for democracy revival in Poland

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, who on Thursday was named the 2018 winner of the Nobel literature prize, said that Poland's general election on Sunday presents a chance for improving democracy in the..
Reuters - Published

Tokarczuk and Handke win Nobel literature prizes, line drawn under 2018 scandal

Austrian writer Peter Handke won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday and Polish author Olga Tokarczuk was named as the 2018 winner after a sexual assault scandal led to last year's award..
Reuters - Published

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