France's Patrick Modiano wins Nobel literature prize

2014-10-09 13:33

Patrick Modiano of France, whose work focuses on the Nazi occupation and its effect on his country, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

Animal rights group sad over Nobel prize

2014-10-06 20:05

A Norwegian animal rights group says it is sad that the Nobel Medicine Prize has gone to research involving "very invasive" experiments with rats' brains.

Government didn’t want Nobel summit in SA - De Klerk

2014-10-02 16:39

The government did not want the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to be hosted in South Africa, former president FW de Klerk has said after the summit was suspended.

Snowden nominated for Nobel Prize

2014-01-29 14:07

Two Norwegian lawmakers say they have jointly nominated former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.


Nobel Prize winners

2013-10-11 12:05

See pictures of this year's Nobel Prize winners.

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Weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

2013-10-11 11:03

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemicals weapons arsenal, has won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.

Malala Yousafzai wins EU human rights prize

2013-10-10 12:49

A Pakistani teenage activist shot in the head by the Taliban last year for campaigning for better rights for girls, has won the European Union's annual human rights award.

Karplus, Levitt, Warshel win Nobel chemistry prize

2013-10-09 13:30

Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for laying the foundation for the computer models used to understand and predict chemical processes.

Englert and Higgs win Nobel physics prize

2013-10-08 13:25

Physicists Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their theoretical discoveries on how subatomic particles acquire mass.

Prayers for Malala Nobel a secret in Pakistan

2013-10-07 09:04

In Malala Yousafzai's home town in Pakistan, schoolfriends hope to see her win the Nobel Peace Prize this week - but they dream in secret, under pressure from a deeply ambivalent society.

Obama confronted about peace prize in light of possible Syria strike

2013-09-06 12:09

A Swedish reporter has confronted US President Barack Obama about his Nobel Peace Prize in light of a possible US missile strike against Syria.

Malala up for Nobel Peace Prize

2013-02-01 16:00

Malala Yousafzai, the shot Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance, and ex-Eastern bloc activists are among those known to be nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Nobel Peace Prize handed to crisis-hit EU

2012-12-10 15:03

The European Union, facing its worst crisis in six decades, has officially been awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for turning Europe "from a continent of war to a continent of peace".

Mo Yan's silence on Liu Xiaobo angers

2012-12-07 10:45

Critics have reacted with anger after Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan brushed off concerns over censorship and refused to comment on jailed writer Liu Xiaobo.

China's Nobel feud with Norway still on

2012-10-31 13:00

China is signalling no end to a two-year-old frost in relations with Norway prompted by the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo.

Nobel prize will encourage EU

2012-10-12 12:50

Former European Commission chief Jacques Delors says the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the EU will encourage countries of the bloc to deepen their co-operation despite crises.

Crisis-torn EU wins Nobel Peace Prize

2012-10-12 11:22

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the European Union, an institution currently wracked by crisis but is credited with bringing peace to a continent ripped apart by World War II.

Nobel Peace Prize: Who to pick?

2012-10-10 15:01

The field of possible winners for this year's Nobel Peace Prize is wide open, with observers saying it could go to Eastern European activism or the Arab Spring.

Quantum physicists win Nobel prize

2012-10-09 12:36

Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the US have won the Nobel Physics Prize for work in quantum physics that could one day open the way to supercomputers.

Stem cell experts win Nobel prize

2012-10-08 11:49

British researcher John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan have won this year's Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology.

Nobel economists have no quick solutions

2011-10-10 21:31

Americans Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims who have shared the Nobel Prize in economics, say they have no easy answers to a global crisis one called simply "this mess".

Gbowee seeking absolute peace in Africa

2011-10-08 17:30

Nobel peace prize joint winner Leymah Gbowee says it is her goal to seek absolute peace in Africa and the world.

Physics Nobel for expanding Universe

2011-10-04 20:23

A trio of astronomers have won the Nobel Physics Prize for discovering that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating, which implies that the cosmos will end in frozen nothingness.

Laureate's death causes Nobel conundrum

2011-10-03 20:30

The Nobel Committee is facing a conundrum, after it emerged that one of the three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine had died.

Nobel winner laments internet

2010-12-06 22:35

Nobel literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa has lashed out against today's fast-paced information society, saying it limits peoples' depth of thinking.


Snowden, Pope Francis tipped for Nobel prize

2014-10-08 16:15

The race for the Nobel peace prize has rarely been as open or unpredictable, experts say, with the pope and Edward Snowden tipped as possible winners.

Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to brain breakthrough trio

2014-10-06 12:28

The Nobel Prize for Medicine has been awarded to scientists who have discovered the brain's "inner GPS" system - a finding that may help us to understand diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Tutu gives govt a tongue lashing over Dalai Lama

2014-10-01 22:20

Nobel Peace Laureate and Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has lashed out at the government for "kowtowing" to China by barring the Dalai Lama from attending a global summit of fellow prizewinners in Cape Town.

Taliban 'delighted' Malala missed Nobel

2013-10-11 20:27

The Pakistani Taliban are "delighted" Malala Yousafzai, the teenage education activist they tried to kill, missed out on the Nobel Peace Prize.

What is the OPCW and what does it do?

2013-10-11 11:36

What is the OPCW, which has won the Nobel Peace Prize, and what does it do?


Malala Yousafzai described her shooting by the Taliban to CNN's Christiane Amanpour. Yousafzai is a top contender for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Malala says she doesn't deserve Nobel yet

2013-10-09 14:22

Malala Yousafzai, the teenage activist nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, says she has not done enough to deserve the award, as her old school marked the anniversary of her shooting.

Jury member: Nobel physics decision wrong

2013-10-09 11:36

The Nobel Prize in Physics should also have gone to the Cern laboratory in Switzerland, a member of the awarding committee has said.

Work on 'cell traffic' wins Nobel prize

2013-10-07 18:09

Three US-based scientists have won the Nobel medicine prize for plotting how vital materials such as hormones and brain chemicals are transported within cells and secreted to act on the body.

Four Activists win 'alternative Nobel' prize

2013-09-26 13:02

Four men from Congo, Palestine, Switzerland and the US have been awarded the 2013 Right Livelihood Award for their humanitarian work.

Malala, Clinton named for Nobel prize

2013-03-04 16:07

Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance Malala Yousafzai and former US president Bill Clinton are among the 259 nominees in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Oldest living Nobel winner dies at 103

2012-12-31 11:41

Nobel medicine laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini, a neurologist and developmental biologist, has died at her home in Rome aged 103.

Nobel Peace Prize losing some of its prestige?

2012-12-07 10:58

Described as the most prestigious award in the world, the Nobel Peace Prize risks losing some of its lustre because unexpected and controversial choices of late.

EU Nobel Peace Prize unlawful - group

2012-11-05 17:39

Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union is "unlawful" since the bloc is not a "champion of peace" as defined by the will of founder Alfred Nobel, the International Peace Bureau claims.

EU Nobel peace award sparks backlash

2012-10-12 14:00

The decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the crisis-torn EU has sparked a stunned Twitter backlash, many reacting with derision and anger, although some came to its defence.

Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

2012-10-12 11:36

Here is the full list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates from 1901, when the prize was first awarded.

China writer wins Nobel literature prize

2012-10-11 13:54

Chinese writer Mo Yan has been named the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature.

2 US scientists win Nobel chemistry prize

2012-10-10 12:14

Two American scientists have won the Nobel Prize for chemistry for groundbreaking work on a key family of receptors which enable cells to sense their environment.

UK Nobel winner 'immensely grateful'

2012-10-08 16:29

British scientist John Gurdon, awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize with Japan's Shinya Yamanaka for work in cell programming, said he was "immensely grateful and astonished."

2012 Nobel Peace Prize - 231 nominations

2012-02-27 22:27

There are 231 nominations for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, including Manning and Tymoshenko.

Liberians weigh Sirleaf's Nobel win

2011-10-08 19:30

Liberians have weighed the potential impact of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's Nobel Peace Prize victory, which has been slammed as an unfair boost.

Liberian election rival slams Nobel award

2011-10-08 15:14

A Liberian presidential candidate has slammed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as unacceptable and "provocative".

Nobel Prize award stands

2011-10-03 22:21

The Nobel Foundation says a decision to award the 2011 Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology to Canadian scientist Ralph Steinman will remain unchanged despite his death.

Nobel winner died days before award

2011-10-03 16:22

Canadian cell biologist Ralph Steinman who has received the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his work on the immune system, died only days before getting the award.

Public to quiz Nobel winners

2010-10-22 10:00

YouTube, Facebook and the Nobel Foundation are giving members of the public the opportunity to ask questions of some of the 2010 Nobel laureates.

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