Monday, 20 May 2019

Tag Archives: Nobel Laureate

Bill Gates congratulates Malala on her book on displaced refugees

LONDON: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has congratulated Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai on her new book ‘We Are Displaced’. Malala shared on Twitter that her new book ‘We Are Displaced’ is a collection of stories from refugee girls around the world. She insisted that more than 68.5 million people are currently ...

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Cake, Salam win big at South Asian Film Festival

LONDON: Asim Abbasi’s drama film ‘Cake’ and a biopic on Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam titled ‘Salam’ have won awards at the South Asian Film Festival of Montreal. Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed and Adnan Malik won award for Best Feature Fiction while Salam won Best Feature Documentary. The festival announced the ...

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Nobel-winning writer V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85

LONDON: British author V.S. Naipaul, a famously outspoken Nobel laureate who wrote on the traumas of post-colonial change, has died at the age of 85. Naipaul, who was born in Trinidad and the son of an Indian civil servant, was best known for works including “A House for Mr Biswas” ...

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Pope Francis to meet Myanmar’s Suu Kyi amid Rohingya crackdown

YANGON: Pope Francis will be meeting with leaders of Myanmar’s different religious communities at the Catholic archbishop’s residence in Yangon. He arrived in the country on Monday and is scheduled to meet separately Tuesday with the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital. Myanmar is predominantly Buddhist with ...

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UN designates Malala as youngest Messenger of Peace

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday designated 19-year-old Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan as the UN’s youngest Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education. In a ceremony held here, Guterres said the designation came for Malala’s service to the ideals and objectives of the United Nations ...

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