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Syrian aid group White Helmets receives "Alternative Nobel prize"

The leader of a voluntary Syrian aid group that  assists civilian victims of the country's civil war was honoured Friday with an award often called "the Alternative Nobel prize”.

Bob Dylan website drops reference to Nobel Prize in Literature

US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's official website has removed a reference to his Nobel Prize in Literature, news reports said Friday.

Bob Dylan wins surprise Nobel Prize in Literature

US folk icon Bob Dylan was the surprise choice for the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature announced Thursday by the Swedish Academy.

Contract experts Hart and Holmstrom win Nobel Prize in Economics

Work on contract theory - with implications for firms, constitutional law and politics - earned US-based economists Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, the...

Colombian president urges final push after Nobel Peace Prize win

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday called his winning the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize "great recognition" for his country and "the people who have suffered" in its long-running conflict...

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who Friday won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, said it was a great recognition for his country and "the people who have suffered" in its long-running conflict...

Trio wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "world's smallest machines"

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a trio of researchers who figured out how to mechanically link molecules to make the world's smallest motors and machines, the Royal Swedish...

Nobel physics prize to trio for work on "strange" states of matter

British-born researchers David J Thouless, F Duncan M Haldane and J Michael Kosterlitz on Tuesday won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking discoveries on matter.

Nobel prize goes to Yoshinori Ohsumi for work on "cell recycling"

Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for discoveries related to autophagy, a cell-recycling system that could be used to help treat neurodegenerative...

Record field of 376 candidates for 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

An all-time record of 376 individuals and organizations have been nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said Tuesday.

Whistleblower Snowden, Greek islanders tipped in Nobel prize race

US whistleblower Edward Snowden and Greek islanders who have helped migrants fleeing to Europe are among the speculated contenders for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, which formally nominates its...