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Nobel Prize winner's empty chair puts spotlight on China

CHINESE dissident Liu Xiaobo has been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize diploma in Norway - despite being imprisoned in his homeland.

Peace prize reveals China as an enemy of its own people

IMPRISONED Chinese writer and human-rights campaigner, Liu Xiaobo will receive the Nobel Peace Prize next Friday. For the first time in history, however, neither the laureate nor any member of his immediate family will be in Oslo to accept the award.

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Nobel Peace Prize winner's wife hopes to tell him of award in prison visit

THE wife of the world's latest Nobel Peace Prize winner is expected to visit him in prison today and finally give him the news of his award.

Prize money may be slashed despite Nobel intentions

THE Nobel Foundation may cut the prize money awarded as part of its prestigious prizes due to the effects of the global financial crisis

Obama 'deeply humbled' by Nobel Peace Prize win

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama today won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

I'm the luckiest blighter ever says Nobel winner

'I HAVE lived an unplanned life. I'm the luckiest blighter ever," smiles one of only two Scottish medical Nobel Prize winners.

US economist wins last of Nobel prizes

AN AMERICAN won the Nobel economics prize yesterday for his analysis of trade patterns and the location of economic activity.

Nobel Peace Prize for ex-premier

FINLAND'S former president Martti Ahtisaari won the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday for a decades-long career of peacemaking around the globe, from Namibia to Kosovo.

Nobel prize for British scientist

A BRITISH scientist was one of three people awarded the Nobel prize for medicine yesterday for his work on "knockout mice".

Gore front-runner for Nobel Peace Prize

AL GORE, right, is a front-runner for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to one research group.

Mercy Corps up for Nobel

EDINBURGH-BASED charity Mercy Corps has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Nobel victors live longer

A NOBEL Prize is more than a feather in the academic cap - it can add nearly two years to a winner's life.

Nobel winner eyes parliament

BANGLADESH'S Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus, says he plans a nationwide movement to find "honest and capable" candidates to run for parliament elections next year.

Nobel Peace Prize goes to Bangladeshi bank pioneer

BANGLADESHI Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank were today awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Nobel Prize brings world acclaim for Turkish voice of conscience

ORHAN Pamuk, who in January faced a three-year jail term for "insulting Turkishness", was yesterday awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

I'm written out, says controversial Pinter

PLAYWRIGHT Harold Pinter revealed yesterday that he has given up writing altogether.

Bono and Geldof's efforts rewarded with second Nobel nomination

ROCK legends Bono and Bob Geldof have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the second year in a row, it emerged yesterday.

Bob Geldof and Bono in Nobel cause

MAKE Poverty History campaigners Sir Bob Geldof and U2 frontman Bono are among a near-record 191 nominations for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.

Pinter too ill for Nobel Prize day

PLAYWRIGHT Harold Pinter will today be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature at a ceremony in Sweden.

Master's silence is golden

HE IS, of course, not just a man, not just a dramatist and poet, not just a passionate political activist, but an adjective as well. Does any other living writer claim a place in The New Shorter Oxford Dictionary - "Pinteresque... of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the British playwright Harold Pinter"?

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