Nobel laureates - updates

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South Africa's Desmond Tutu hospitalized for 'infection'

Dec 05, 2019 - 9:02 AM

'Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital for treatment of a stubborn infection,' says his his wife Leah Tutu in a statement

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 27, 2019 Archbishop Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu, attends an exhibition and book launch of notable photographs of his life, which have been turned into paintings, in the centre of Cape Town. South African anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital in Cape Town "for treatment of a stubborn infection", his office said on December 4, 2019. RODGER BOSCH / AFP

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison's 5 key novels

Aug 07, 2019 - 11:21 AM

A leading figure in African-American literature, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison is praised for her literary influence and 'raw, poetic voice'

Nobel laureates seek guarantees to 'reliable information'

Nov 05, 2018 - 2:17 PM

'We urge leaders of good will on all continents to take action to promote democratic models and an open public debate in which citizens can take decisions on the basis of facts,' the group of Nobel laureates say in a statement

U.S. lawmakers seek to slap new sanctions on Myanmar military

Nov 04, 2017 - 3:25 PM

House Republicans and Democrats introduce legislation that would curtail assistance or cooperation with Myanmar's military, and require the White House to identify senior military officials who would have US visa bans imposed or reimposed against them.

Rohingya Muslim refugees who were stranded after leaving Myanmar walk towards the Balukhali refugee camp after crossing the border in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on November 2, 2017. More than 600,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh since a military crackdown in Myanmar in August triggered an exodus, straining resources in the impoverished country. / AFP PHOTO / Dibyangshu SARKAR

Aung Suu Kyi visits Myanmar's northern Rakhine

Nov 02, 2017 - 8:27 PM

Aung Suu Kyi's trip is her first in office to the region, which has seen some of the worst communal violence that has cut through the western state since 2012, severely damaging Myanmar's global reputation

NOBEL LAUREATE. Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (center) meets with Myo ethnic people in northern Maungdaw, Myanmar's Rakhine State on November 2, 2017. Photo by STR/AFP

Western doctors say Chinese Nobel winner can travel

Jul 09, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Foreign physicians contradict the assertions of Chinese doctors on whether or not Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo can travel abroad for cancer treatment

FREE HIM. Protestors call for the release of cancer-stricken Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was given medical parole earlier this week but remains on the mainland outside the Chinese embassy in central London on July 1, 2017. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Bob Dylan accused of plagiarism in Nobel Prize lecture

Jun 14, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The legendary American songwriter may have lifted phrases from SparkNotes Moby Dick study guide

Mario Vargas Llosa on writing, love, and dictatorships

Nov 04, 2016 - 9:48 PM

What does the 2010 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature have to say about Bob Dylan s victory?

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Nobel winners slam Greenpeace on GMO crops

Jun 30, 2016 - 10:15 PM

Addressed to the global environmental group the United Nations and governments the letter says Greenpeace has misrepresented the risks benefits and impacts of genetically altered food plants

STANDING UP FOR GOLDEN RICE. Pro-GMO scientist Wayne Parrot holds up a jar of conventional rice on one hand and a jar of Golden Rice on the other. Photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

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14 Nobel Laureates urge Zuma to give Dalai Lama visa

Sep 15, 2014 - 11:45 PM

The Dalai Lama was to attend a summit of Nobel peace prize winners in Cape Town but an aide says Pretoria denied him a visa to avoid angering China

Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the Tibetan, reads at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, 26 August 2014. Christian Charisius/EPA

China Nobel winner's wife appeals to Xi

Jun 14, 2013 - 10:13 PM

The wife of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo appeals to Chinese president Xi Jinping to bring justice over merciless oppression

JUSTICE. The wife of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo appeals to Chinese president Xi Jinping to bring justice over merciless oppression. Photo by AFP

Mandela back in hospital: In 'serious but stable' condition

Jun 08, 2013 - 6:18 PM

Nelson Mandela is back in hospital on June 8 in a serious but stable condition suffering from a recurrent lung infection the latest health scare for South Africa s frail anti apartheid icon

BACK IN HOSPITAL. Former South African president Nelson Mandela has been hospitalized with a recurrent lung infection. File photo by AFP

Walesa: The revolution is coming

Nov 26, 2012 - 5:39 PM

If I had today’s technology I could’ve launched 10 revolutions says 69 year old Nobel laureate Lech Walesa who visited Manila over the weekend