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2018 Nobel for women’s dignity

SWEDEN (Agencies): Denis Mukwege, A Christian gynecologist who has dedicated his career to caring for victims of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) shared the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize with Nadia Murad, a Yazidi woman victim of sexual and other violence at the hands of the Islamic State (IS) group. The Nobel committee said both winners modeled “efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.”
 

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Comforter or threat?

OSLO (SE): The awarding of the Nobel Prize for Peace to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in Oslo on December 12 has re-sparked a seven-decades-old debate over whether such weapons of mass destruction are a threat to humanity or a protective shield to comfort in the face of other threats.
 
At least 122 nations believe that they are a threat, as demonstrated by a vote in the United Nations (UN) earlier this year that proposed the UN Treaty on the Banning of Nuclear Weapons.
 

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Trumpet all Nobel Laureates

The awarding of a Nobel Prize for Medicine to a Chinese research doctor, Tu Youyou, has captured the imagination of the country and in some ways turned her into of a cult hero.

The home she used to live in has sky-rocketed in value and the high school she attended over 50 years ago has become a centre of attention.








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Vietnamese priest nominated for Nobel award

Hong Kong (Agencies): Father Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly, a 65-year-old Vietnamese human rights advocate, has been nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, together with the Most Venerable Thich Quang Do, patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, by two members of the United States Congress, Chris Smith and Zoe Lofgren, the Independent Catholic News reports.


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Is Nobel Prize promoting censorship?

 

HONG KONG (UCAN): Not all Chinese people share the same taste as the Nobel Prize Committee. This was highlighted on October 13 when Mo Yan was announced as this year’s Nobel Laureate for Literature.

Mo, a pseudonym which translates as “don’t speak,” has been roundly criticised by mainland people for failing to support other Chinese writers who have been subjected to censorship by the government.

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