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Professor Shahida Hasnain of Pakistan wins UNESCO’s Carlos J Prize for Microbiology

Professor Shahida Hasnain of Pakistan wins UNESCO’s Carlos J Prize for Microbiology

Paris 7th November, 2017. Professor Shahida Hasnain of Pakistan has won the 2017 edition of the UNESCO Carlos J. Finlay Prize in recognition of her contributions in the field of Microbiology. Cuban Minister Ms. Ena Elsa Velázquez Cobiella and Mr. Getachew Engida, Deputy Director General UNESCO gave away the prize to Professor Shahida Hasnain at […]

Eurovision 2017: Portugal’s ballad wins contest

Eurovision 2017: Portugal’s ballad wins contest

Entertainment Desk Portugal have won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in the competition’s history. Salvador Sobral, 27, won with his love ballad Amar Pelos Dois, which was written by his sister. He said on receiving the trophy: “We live in a world of fast food music. This is a victory for music… […]

Film on extremism wins at Saudi festival

Film on extremism wins at Saudi festival

AFP Departures follows a conversation on a plane between a suicide bomber and terminally ill man Saudi actor Mohammed Al-Qess waves his award for best actor in the film The Departings during the closing ceremony of the 4th Saudi Film Festival in Dammam A short film that tackles extremism has won the top prize at […]

Beijing favourite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership

Beijing favourite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership

AFP Carrie Lam is accompanied by her husband and son after she won the election for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive.—Reuters Beijing favourite Carrie Lam was selected as Hong Kong’s new leader on Sunday by a mainly pro-China committee, in an election dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city’s […]

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe wins party support for 2018 election

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe wins party support for 2018 election

MASVINGO: Supporters of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe chanting “tongai, tongai baba” (rule, rule father) endorsed on Saturday the 92-year-old leader for a 2018 election run. The endorsement, which is likely to result in his 36-year rule being extended, was greeted with thunderous applause by thousands of party faithful attending the ruling ZANU-PF’s annual conference. Mugabe […]

Turkish drama ‘Winter Sleep’ wins Cannes Palme d’Or

Turkish drama ‘Winter Sleep’ wins Cannes Palme d’Or

The 67th Cannes Film Festival came to a close Saturday night, with Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s three-hour-plus Turkish drama “Winter Sleep” taking home the top Palme d’Or prize. Revolving around a wealthy rural hotel owner and his complicated relationships with his wife and sister, the film is a visually assured, fitfully spellbinding work that never achieves […]