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Music icon Bob Dylan will not attend the Nobel ceremony in December to accept his literature prize because he has"other commitments".
Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke.
US President Barack Obama congratulated Tunisian civil society groups who helped secure a democratic transition on their Nobel Peace Prize win, calling it a tribute to the nation's courage.
Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich of the US and Aziz Sancar, a Turkish-American, won the 2015 Nobel Chemistry Prize for work on how cells repair damaged DNA.
Derived from a herb used to treat fevers some 1,700 years ago, the anti-malaria drug artemisinin is one of many treatments plucked from the treasure chest of ancient Chinese medicine.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel could win this year's Nobel Peace Prize, the influential Bild newspaper said, as the leader is lauded worldwide for her courage in opening her country's doors to refugees..
Guatemalan Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchu sees the unprecedented protests calling for the ouster of President Otto Perez as a historic moment for a country long torn by violence.
Malala Yousafzai told world leaders they were failing Syria's children, as the Nobel Peace Prize winner spent her 18th birthday on the Syrian border.
A Nobel Prize gold medal awarded to the economist who invented the calculation for the gross domestic product, Simon Kuznets, has been sold at auction here for $390,848.
Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee told the UN Security Council that peace worldwide was losing ground and fear is on the rise.
A young man who disrupted the Nobel prize ceremony in Oslo by waving a Mexican flag streaked with red said he did it to denounce the alleged killing of students by Mexican authorities.
For Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi, who receives his award as co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, giving poor children a better chance in life has been his "passion".
Malala Yousafza becomes the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate , adding yet another distinction to a long list.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said she is giving her entire winnings from a children's rights award to help rebuild schools in war-ravaged Gaza.
Girl's rights champion Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in history, won the World's Children's Prize.
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.
French Prime Minister hailed the country's second win of Nobel season as a slap in the face for those who take pleasure in criticising the embattled nation.
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.
Dalai Lama asked for a visa to attend next week's first ever summit of Nobel laureates in Africa, Zuma's government demurred and the Tibetan cancelled his trip.
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