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No 'Limit' for internationally-acclaimed Iranian flick
Iranian short film 'Limit' won the Best Short Film Award at the Third R.E.D. International Film Festival (RIFF) in Norway.
Locarno's top prize goes to Singapore's 'A Land Imagined'
Director Yeo Siew Hua took home the coveted top prize at the 71st Locarno Festival, winning the Golden Leopard for his film 'A Land Imagined'.
Kazakhstan festival honors late Kiarostami
Late Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami was honored at the 14th Eurasia Film Festival with special prize awarded for his remarkable vision as a pioneer of the Iranian New Wave.
Alternative Nobel literature prize planned in Sweden
The Swedish Academy is not awarding a Nobel Prize for literature this year, but a group of Swedish cultural figures is coming together to bestow their own version of the world's most prestigious literary award instead, as an act of protest at the scandal that has engulfed the academy.
Non-invasive malaria test wins Africa engineering prize
Languishing with fever and frustrated by delays in diagnosing his illness, Brian Gitta came up with a bright idea: A malaria test that would not need blood samples or specialized laboratory technicians.
Nobel literature prize may be canceled in 2018 amid mistreatment against women
The Swedish Academy is discussing whether to cancel the 2018 Nobel prize in literature, following a string of allegations related to mistreatment against women. A decision is expected on May 3.
Projects from India, Morocco receive UNESCO prize
The 2017 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize will be awarded to the CLIx program (India) and the GENIE program (Morocco) during a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters March 7 (12:00 noon to 1 p.m., Room I).
Iran's 'Hearing' takes special Belgrade award
Iranian play 'Hearing', written and directed by Amir-Reza Koohestani, won the special prize (called Jovan Ćirilov) at the 51st Belgrade International Theater Festival (BITEF).
Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature (video)
British author Kazuo Ishiguro said he was both honored and 'taken completely by surprise' after he was named this year's winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, even initially wondering if the announcement was a case of 'fake news'.
Literature Nobel controversies: From Sartre's refusal to Dylan's silence
Ahead of the announcement of the 2017 Nobel Literature Prize, here is a look at some of the controversies down the years since the prestigious title was first awarded in 1901.
McBride wins James Tait Black prize for 'The Lesser Bohemians'
Eimear McBride, who won the Baileys prize in 2014 for a first novel which had struggled to find a publisher, has taken Britain's oldest literary award, the James Tait Black prize, for her second, 'The Lesser Bohemians'.
Inpex says eyeing Iran’s Azadegan oil prize
Inpex, Japan’s largest upstream company, has announced that it will consider bidding to develop Iran’s huge Azadegan oil field – the same project it abandoned in 2010 as a result of sanctions against Iran.
The book that made Bill Gates cry up for Wellcome Book Prize
It was enough to bring Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates to tears — a memoir by neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi who died of lung cancer in 2015 age 37.
Hungarian love story wins top prize at Berlin Film Festival
A Hungarian love story called 'On Body and Soul' about two lonely hearts working in a slaughterhouse in Budapest won the Golden Bear for best film at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
Iran's 'Help' wins top Ukrainian prize
An Iranian short animated piece 'Help', directed by Mahnaz Yazdani, won the Best Short Film Award at the 3rd International Film Festival 'Light' of Ukraine.

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