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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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
By United Press International
Bernice King says brothers want to sell MLK's Bible, Nobel Prize

Bernice King says brothers want to sell MLK's Bible, Nobel Prize

ATLANTA, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter, speaking in Atlanta, accused her brothers Thursday of planning to sell his traveling Bible and his Nobel Peace Prize.

Prize-winning chemist wants to be next president of Israel

JERUSALEM, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A Nobel Prize-winning chemist met with Israeli lawmakers and officials Monday as he kicked off a campaign to win support for a run for the presidency.

U.N. to highlight little-known but vital science of crystallography

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The United Nations says it plans to increase public knowledge of crystallography, a little known science behind many important advances in human knowledge.
Israeli defense minister apologizes to Secretary Kerry for critical comments

Israeli defense minister apologizes to Secretary Kerry for critical comments

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon issued an apology for comments attributed to him that were critical of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's role in mediating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
JC Finley
Israeli official apologizes for calling Kerry 'messianic'

Israeli official apologizes for calling Kerry 'messianic'

JERUSALEM, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon apologized for dismissing Secretary of State John Kerry's Middle East peace push as naively obsessive and messianic.
Ian McKellen joins Nobel laureates in call for repeal of Russia's anti-gay law

Ian McKellen joins Nobel laureates in call for repeal of Russia's anti-gay law

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The openly gay actor joined calls for Russia to change its recently enacted laws against public displays of “homosexual propaganda” to minors.
Kate Stanton

State Dept. slams Israeli defense minister's comments about Kerry

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department issued a strong response Wednesday to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon's attacks on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Dale Mortensen, Nobel laureate in economics, dies

Dale Mortensen, Nobel laureate in economics, dies

CHICAGO, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Dale T. Mortensen, the 2010 Nobel Prize laureate in economics and professor at Northwestern University in Illinois, died Thursday, his family said. He was 74.
Janet Yellen becomes first woman to lead Federal Reserve

Janet Yellen becomes first woman to lead Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Monday voted to confirm Janet Yellen as the first woman to head the Federal Reserve, replacing Ben Bernanke.

British scientist argues against changes in Nobel Prize process

LONDON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The president of Britain's Royal Society says the system of selecting Nobel Prize winners should not be changed, despite calls for reforms.
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