THE Nobel Peace Prize has been won by some of history's most famous and iconic figures like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and Barack Obama. The award is one of five - including Chemistry, Literature, Physics and Medicine - set up by Swedish industrialist, inventor and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018? Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the 2018 Nobel peace prize. They were recognised for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon in war. The committee said Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege had been “the foremost, most unifying symbol both nationally and internationally of the struggle to end sexual violence in war and armed conflict”. Nadia Murad of the Yazidi minority in Iraq was captured by Isis, raped and subjected to other abuses. The committee said she showed “uncounted courage in recounting her own suffering”. The winners are receiving their award today, December 10 … [Read more...] about Who won the Nobel Peace Prize 2018, who won in past years and what did Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad do?
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By Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) – More than two dozen writers, poets and artists on Wednesday called for the release of Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo, who has been under house arrest in China since her husband died in custody last year. Concern is growing among Western diplomats and friends of Liu Xia over delayed talks to arrange for Liu to leave China for another country, a wish she has repeatedly made clear. Figures such as Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee, poet Rita Dove and novelists Paul Auster, Khaled Hosseini and Ma Jian recorded videos of themselves reading excerpts from Liu Xia’s poems in a campaign organised by PEN America and Amnesty International. “Liu Xia’s cry for freedom resonates around the world and rebukes the Chinese government’s hollow claim that she is free,“ Suzanne Nossel, chief executive of PEN America, said in a statement. China’s foreign ministry, asked to comment, said Liu was a … [Read more...] about Writers urge China to end house arrest of Liu Xia, wife of Nobel laureate
By Shoon Naing YANGON (Reuters) – When Cho Nwe Soe went to a Yangon court last month with her husband, she expected he would be fined for organising prayers in the street without a permit last year, and that they could go back home to prepare for Ramadan – the Muslim holy month. Instead, her 41-year-old husband Aung San Lin and six other Myanmar Muslims, who last year organised the Ramadan street prayers after local madrassas were shuttered by Buddhist nationalists, were sent to jail for three months. “I went insane. I didn’t know what to do,” said Cho Nwe Soe, wiping away her tears. She was speaking at the teashop the couple have run together for 12 years in Yangon’s eastern Thaketa township, home to many of the city’s Muslims. The prison terms have unsettled many Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, and prompted human rights monitors to urge the government of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to guarantee religious freedoms. Global … [Read more...] about A year after Myanmar madrassas shuttered, street prayer organisers face Ramadan in jail
News / UK and world by Press Association September 14, 2018, 11:54 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Scientists who suggested rollercoasters could be used to remove kidney stones are among those to be recognised with a coveted Ig Nobel prize. The awards, held at Harvard University and organised by US magazine Annals of Improbable Research, celebrate unusual, funny but practical scientific work. The 28th annual ceremony featured the traditional audience-led “paper plane air raid”, while real Nobel Laureates were on hand to present the prizes. Lengthy acceptance speeches were kept short by an eight-year-old girl, who repeated “please stop, I’m bored” after the 60-second time limit. The prize for medicine was awarded to US researchers for their research into the use of rollercoasters to hasten the passage of kidney stones. Professor David Wartinger, of Michigan State University, began looking into … [Read more...] about Human cannibalism research and rollercoaster kidney stone removal win Ig Nobels
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the U.N. General Assembly in New York next week, media reported on Wednesday, amid growing calls for Myanmar's security forces to be held accountable for alleged crimes against Rohingya Muslims. Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi heads the civilian government in the specially created role of state counsellor, but also serves as minister of foreign affairs. She would not attend the upcoming General Assembly session, the 7Day Daily, a leading newspaper, reported, citing a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official. Instead, two senior ministers in her government, Kyaw Tint Swe and Kyaw Tin - both seasoned diplomats who in the past defended Myanmar's former military regime on the global stage - would attend and "explain current developments on repatriation and cooperation with international organisations", the official, permanent secretary Myint Thu, was paraphrased as saying. Reuters' calls to Myint Thu were not … [Read more...] about Myanmar’s Suu Kyi won’t attend U.N. General Assembly