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Nobel literature prize may be canceled in 2018 amid mistreatment against women
The Swedish Academy is discussing whether to cancel the 2018 Nobel prize in literature, following a string of allegations related to mistreatment against women. A decision is expected on May 3.
Projects from India, Morocco receive UNESCO prize
The 2017 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize will be awarded to the CLIx program (India) and the GENIE program (Morocco) during a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters March 7 (12:00 noon to 1 p.m., Room I).
Iran's 'Hearing' takes special Belgrade award
Iranian play 'Hearing', written and directed by Amir-Reza Koohestani, won the special prize (called Jovan Ćirilov) at the 51st Belgrade International Theater Festival (BITEF).
Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature (video)
British author Kazuo Ishiguro said he was both honored and 'taken completely by surprise' after he was named this year's winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, even initially wondering if the announcement was a case of 'fake news'.
Literature Nobel controversies: From Sartre's refusal to Dylan's silence
Ahead of the announcement of the 2017 Nobel Literature Prize, here is a look at some of the controversies down the years since the prestigious title was first awarded in 1901.
McBride wins James Tait Black prize for 'The Lesser Bohemians'
Eimear McBride, who won the Baileys prize in 2014 for a first novel which had struggled to find a publisher, has taken Britain's oldest literary award, the James Tait Black prize, for her second, 'The Lesser Bohemians'.
Inpex says eyeing Iran’s Azadegan oil prize
Inpex, Japan’s largest upstream company, has announced that it will consider bidding to develop Iran’s huge Azadegan oil field – the same project it abandoned in 2010 as a result of sanctions against Iran.
The book that made Bill Gates cry up for Wellcome Book Prize
It was enough to bring Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates to tears — a memoir by neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi who died of lung cancer in 2015 age 37.
Hungarian love story wins top prize at Berlin Film Festival
A Hungarian love story called 'On Body and Soul' about two lonely hearts working in a slaughterhouse in Budapest won the Golden Bear for best film at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
Iran's 'Help' wins top Ukrainian prize
An Iranian short animated piece 'Help', directed by Mahnaz Yazdani, won the Best Short Film Award at the 3rd International Film Festival 'Light' of Ukraine.
Dylan now says will accept Nobel Prize in Literature
American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature earlier this month, has now told the Swedish Academy that he will accept the prize.
Iran’s Zarif, US Kerry win Chatham House Prize 2016
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry have been voted as the winners of this year’s Chatham House Prize for their pivotal role in the conclusion of a nuclear agreement between Iran and the six world countries in 2015.
Japanese scientist wins Nobel medicine prize
Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine for ground-breaking experiments with yeast which exposed a key mechanism in the body's defenses where cells degrade and recycle their components.
Iranian films awarded in Indian festival
Eight Iranian films were awarded in the 13th We Care Film Festival in the Indian capital New Delhi.

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