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Iranian activist, poet Behbahani dies at 87

Iranian activist, poet Behbahani dies at 87

TEHRAN, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Simin Behbahani, Iranian poet and activist, died Tuesday in Tehran at age 87.
Ed Adamczyk
Britain pardons World War II code-breaker castrated for homosexuality

Britain pardons World War II code-breaker castrated for homosexuality

LONDON, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Queen Elizabeth has officially pardoned Alan Turing, the renowned World War II British code-breaker convicted of homosexuality and who later committed suicide.
JC Finley
First woman ever wins math's 'Nobel Prize'

First woman ever wins math's 'Nobel Prize'

WASHINGTON, August 13 (UPI) --Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor of mathematics at Stanford University, has become the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal for her contributions in mathematics Wednesday at the International Congress for Mathematicians in Seoul, South Korea.
Elle Calderone, Medill News Service
Maryam Mirzakhani first woman to win Fields Medal mathematics prize

Maryam Mirzakhani first woman to win Fields Medal mathematics prize

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (UPI) --The Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics, has been awarded for the first time to a woman, Maryam Mirzakhani.
Brooks Hays
UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
By United Press International
Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 90

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 90

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 14 (UPI) --Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer, author of three books about apartheid that were banned in her home country of South Africa, is dead at 90.
Ed Adamczyk
Ireland leads 'Good Country Index,' U.S. is 21st

Ireland leads 'Good Country Index,' U.S. is 21st

LONDON, June 24 (UPI) --On the "Good Country Index," a survey to measure nations' contributions to humanity, Ireland was declared number one, with the United States in 21st place.
Ed Adamczyk
Earth's most abundant mineral seen and named for first time

Earth's most abundant mineral seen and named for first time

QUEENSLAND, Australia, June 18 (UPI) --Having recently been seen by scientists for the first time, silicate-perovskite -- the world's most abundant mineral -- has been rechristened as bridgmanite.
Brooks Hays
Alexander Imich, world's oldest man, dead at 111 in New York City

Alexander Imich, world's oldest man, dead at 111 in New York City

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) --A Polish-born chemist who survived the Holocaust to become the world's oldest man in April has died in New York City at 111.
Frances Burns
Report: Global war on drugs a failure

Report: Global war on drugs a failure

LONDON , May 9 (UPI) --The global war on drugs is a failure, economists of the London School of Economics, including five Nobel Prize winners, said in a report.
Ed Adamczyk
Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker dies at 83

Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker dies at 83

CHICAGO, May 5 (UPI) -- Gary Becker, who won a Nobel Prize for applying economic theory to areas like racial discrimination and family life, has died.
Frances Burns
Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87

Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87

CIUDAD DE MEXICO , Mexico, April 17 (UPI) -- Nobel Prize winning novelist Gabriel García Márquez died of cancer Thursday in Mexico City. He was 87.
Veronica Linares
Health of Nobelist writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez 'fragile', family says

Health of Nobelist writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez 'fragile', family says

MEXICO CITY, April 16 (UPI) -- The health of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for literature, is stable but "very fragile," his family said in a statement.
Ed Adamczyk

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
By United Press International

Two female resistance fighters to be honored at Paris' Pantheon

PARIS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Two women who fought with the Resistance during World War II will be honored with interment in the Pantheon, French President Francois Hollande says.
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