The family of politician John Hume, who won Nobel Peace Prize for work to end violence in his native Northern Ireland, says he has died. He was 83.
The Catholic leader of the moderate Social Democratic and Labour Party, Hume was regarded by many as the principal architect behind the peace agreement.
His party paid tribute Monday to the former leader, saying "we all live in the Ireland he imagined — at peace and free to decide our own destiny.’’Associated Press
In a recent video uploaded on her Instagram, the Oxford graduate introduced herself as a 23-year-old girls’ education activist, asking people to donate to her fund.
Maria Ressa of the Philippines and fellow laureate Dmitry Muratov of Russia gave their Nobel lectures at Oslo City Hall. The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded them the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for their separate fights for freedom of expression in countries where reporters have faced persistent attacks, harassment and killings.
There will be no glitzy banquet honoring winners in Stockholm or Oslo as the global pandemic curtails the usual celebrations.
Some 8.65 inches (21.97 centimetres) of rain had fallen at John F. Kennedy Airport by nightfall Friday, surpassing the record for any September day set during Hurricane Donna in 1960, the National Weather Service said.
On leaving Tirana, Sheikh Khaled expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the warm reception and hospitality, which reflect the deep ties between the UAE and Albania.
Her achievements include writing the 1994 assault rifle ban and producing a 6,700-page report on the CIA torture programme during the US "war on terror."