Pop stars Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj sparkled at the MTV Europe Music Awards, held in the Scottish city of Glasgow for the first time.
Kazakhstan's capital Astana has entered the Smart21 Communities list.
Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of Jewish children in Prague from the Nazis in the run-up to World War II, was given the Czech Republic's top honour.
Girl's rights champion Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in history, won the World's Children's Prize.
Kazakh film The Owners has been awarded two presigious awards, one in the United States, another in Poland.
Award-winning US stage and screen actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the next Oscars show, organizers announced Wednesday.
Novelist Richard Flanagan said he was ashamed to be Australian after winning the Man Booker Prize for his book "The Narrow Road to the Deep North".
French cinema queen Catherine Deneuve said she was "pleased and touched" to accept a lifetime achievement award at the Mumbai Film Festival.
Hip-hop newcomer Iggy Azalea dominated the shortlist for the American Music Awards with nods in six categories just months after her debut album.
French economist Jean Tirole is a master of game theory and industrial organisation, who added a Nobel prize to a gleaming heap of honours for his work.
The winner of the Nobel economics prize is notoriously hard to predict, but it's usually an American male opposed to big government and big spending.
Education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai dedicated her Nobel peace prize on Friday to "voiceless" children around the world.
Patrick Modiano, a historical novelist haunted by France's painful experience of Nazi occupation and his own childhood wounds, won the Nobel Literature Prize.
Japan celebrated three more Nobel prizes, including for a scientist remembered as the salaryman who stood up to a corporation -- and won.
American record producer and musician Quincy Jones was bestowed with the Order of Arts and Letters, one of France's top cultural honours.
British-American researcher John O'Keefe won the Nobel Medicine Prize with May-Britt and Edvard Moser, for discovering an "inner GPS" that helps the brain navigate.
Awarding Nobels decades after the original scientific discovery could lead to the coveted prize becoming irrelevant.
A record 73 restaurants have won stars in the 2015 New York City edition of the prestigious Michelin guide, 14 of them across the river in Brooklyn and Queens.
Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian was over the moon when she won a 50,000-euro prize from a French foundation.
Blockbuster musical "The Lion King" was named the most successful production in history.
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