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Desmond Tutu Wins Templeton Prize

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Desmond Tutu Wins Templeton Prize

Desmond Tutu, the former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, has won the 2013 Templeton Prize for his lifelong work in advancing spiritual principles such as love and forgiveness which have helped to liberate people around the world. Valued at £1.1 million (about $1.7 million or €1.3 million), the Templeton Prize has been the world’s largest [...]

Dylan Gold Wins Macy’s Million Dollar Prize

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Dylan Gold Wins Macy’s Million Dollar Prize

During the one-hour special that aired Tuesday night on TLC, Macy’s revealed Dylan Gold of San Francisco, CA, as the season two grand prize winner of “Macy’s Million Dollar Makeover with Clinton Kelly.” Viewers tuned-in to watch as entrepreneurs Pat Pilla, Kathleen Selman and Gold vied to make their professional dreams a reality with the [...]

Nobel Prize Winner Suu Kyi Wins Election in Myanmar

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Nobel Prize Winner Suu Kyi Wins Election in Myanmar

Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1991) Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who was released from house arrest by the Myanmar’s ruling military in 2010, has won in the by-elections held today for 45 vacant parliamentary seats, it’s being said. Although no official confirmation came from the government, Suu Kyi’s party, National League for Democracy (NLD) claimed [...]

Bush Institute Launches Freedom Collection

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Bush Institute Launches Freedom Collection

The George W. Bush Institute this week unveiled the Freedom Collection, a first-of-its-kind living repository documenting the continued struggle for human freedom and liberty around the world. President and Mrs. Laura Bush spoke to an audience of dissidents, freedom advocates and representatives from local community organizations. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia [...]

Anndra Neen Wins 2011 Dorchester Fashion Prize

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Anndra Neen Wins 2011 Dorchester Fashion Prize

Anndra Neen is the winner of the 2011 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. The award was bestowed Saturday night in The Rodeo Ballroom at The Beverly Hills Hotel, Dorchester Collection, after a spectacular runway presentation featuring models from cycle 18 of America’s Next Top Model. The event was filmed for an upcoming episode of America’s Next [...]

“Troy Davis Execution a Failure of Justice System”

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“Troy Davis Execution a Failure of Justice System”

Following the announcement that the state of Georgia has executed Troy Anthony Davis, Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), released the following statement: “The U.S. justice system was shaken to its core as Georgia executed a person who may well be innocent. Killing a man under this enormous cloud of doubt is [...]

Hong Kong Girl Wins Prize for the Best Painting

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Hong Kong Girl Wins Prize for the Best Painting

A dark hand, symbolizing the destruction of the environment, steals the building blocks of biodiversity in a game of dexterity, thus threatening the natural equilibrium. But Planet Earth can be saved, for example by using solar energy and wind power or by recycling, symbolized by a second hand. This is the message of the painting [...]