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Nobel laureate Ahtisaari to assist Sri Lanka war crimes probe: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 20:22

Former Finnish president and Nobel laureate Martti Ahtisaari will serve as an advisor to an international inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, the UN said Wednesday.

China calls US bid to name street for Nobel peace laureate a "farce"

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 16:58

China on Wednesday dismissed as a "farce" and a "smear" a vote by a United States panel of lawmakers to rename a Washington road in front of its embassy after imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo.

India-born crop scientist Dr Sanjaya Rajaram gets 2014 World Food Prize

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 20:02

India-born and crop scientist Dr Sanjaya Rajaram has been honoured with the 2014 World Food Prize for his outstanding contribution to global wheat production.

US rebuked Norway on Obama Nobel Peace Prize

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 21:18

Barack Obama`s administration rebuked Norway after he won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, saying it was an awkward honour for an as-yet untested leader, a Norwegian diplomat revealed on Thursday.

Dalai Lama seeks support for jailed Chinese leader Liu

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 21:24

The Dalai Lama has sought international support for jailed Chinese dissident leader and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.

Green Nobel winner Ramesh Agrawal awaits unravelling of plot to kill him in Chhattisgarh in 2012

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 11:15

Activist Ramesh Agrawal, 56, is among the six people who will be awarded the prestigious Goldman Environment Prize. However, two years after he was shot at immediately after he managed to stop Jindal Steel and Power Limited`s coal mining project in Raigarh district, Chhattisgarh, the police and courts have been unable to unravel the bigger conspiracy behind the attack.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez obituary: 87 years of Magic!

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 09:22

There are only a few writers who can evoke such vehement emotions in you and leave you astound with wonder. Such is the case with Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Dusty home town remembers Garcia Marquez with plenty of rum

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 06:42

In his sleepy, tropical home town, the people who knew the late Nobel-winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez as a child are greeting his death with warm memories and hope. 

Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:15

Tributes poured in following his death. "The world has lost one of its greatest visionary writers - and one of my favorites from the time I was young," said U.S. President Barack Obama.

Wait for 20 years to win a Nobel prize!

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 04:14

Considering the fact about the time dilation in Nobel Prize Awards, a study found that expiring laureates may die waiting for their medal.

Suu Kyi cautions Myanmar `not yet a democracy`

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 20:15

Aung San Suu Kyi warned Friday that her country, despite a spate of reforms hailed by the international community, "is not yet a democracy".

Nobel laureate wants India to cut military spending

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 23:07

Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias Sanchez on Thursday emphasised the need to cut military spending by nations including India so that more money could be spent on development, education and health.