British, Japanese share Nobel Prize for medicine


WHO WON? Britain’s John Gurdon, 79, formerly of Magdalene College of Cambridge University and currently with the Gurdon Institute that he founded, and Japan’s Shinya Yamanaka, 50, who worked at the Gladstone Institute in San Francisco and Nara Institute of…

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Exiled Syrian author wins literary courage award

(Reuters) – Syrian journalist and writer Samar Yazbek, who was forced into exile after criticizing President Bashar al-Assad, has won PEN’s Pinter International Writer of Courage Award. Yazbek, who fled her homeland late last year after repeated run-ins with the state security services, was recognized for her book, “A Woman […]