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Nobel Peace Prize

Gurdon, Yamanaka win Nobel medicine prize

British researcher John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan won this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering that mature, specialised cells of the body can be reprogrammed into stem cells – a discovery that scientists hope to turn into new treatments.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Guessing starts on who among 231 nominees will win Nobel Peace Prize

Early October means it's time for the annual Nobel Prize announcements and frenzied guessing over possible winners, with 231 peace prize nominees rumoured to range from former German chancellor Helmut Kohl to burqa opponent Sima Samar and US scholar Gene Sharp.

5 Oct 2012 - 4:24am

Suu Kyi meets Obama, receives medal from Congress

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met US President Barack Obama at the White House and received the highest congressional award on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

A good week for ...

Amanda Knox

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Peace Prize a step towards Liu's democracy's cause?

For many years after market reform started in the early 1980s, the people and government of the People's Republic waited impatiently for their first Nobel Prize to glorify their scientific and literary advancements.

11 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

UN chief's silence on Liu Xiaobo troubling

Despite much criticism of the effectiveness of the United Nations, it still serves as a trans-national symbol of peace and human rights because of its historical background and admirable objectives at the time of its founding.

5 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Lawmakers take Liu campaign to world

Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong are taking the campaign for the release of jailed mainland dissident Liu Xiaobo to the world stage, inviting Nobel Prize laureates from different countries to issue a unified call for his freedom.

23 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Noble sentiment

The Nobel Peace Prize for Liu Xiaobo marks the first time this award has been bestowed on a serving prison inmate since the Nobel committee granted the 1935 prize to Carl von Ossietzky, a German journalist and pacifist. While Aung San Suu Kyi was under house arrest when she received the award in 1991 and the Dalai Lama was in exile when he was honoured, in 1989, neither was in prison.

13 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

five Ws


Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States. He was elected in November 2008, 12 days before the nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is the fourth US president to win the prize.

15 Oct 2009 - 12:00am


List is good news for HK universities

While I do agree with John Hone that there may be an English language bias in the compilation of the Times Higher Education QS World University Rankings, it is inaccurate for him to claim that the rankings are 'largely based on published research in the English language' ('College list is not representative', October 10).

13 Oct 2009 - 12:00am