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Patrick Modiano received the $1.1m prize for his work on Nazi occupation and its effects on France.
First Chinese national to win highest fiction prize praised for "hallucinatory realism" that mixes past and present.
Swedish Academy announces that Tomas Transtromer will receive the prestigious award worth $1.48m.
Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most acclaimed South American writers, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
British playwright and poet Harold Pinter, whose juxtaposition of the brutal and the banal resulted in an adjective that bears his name, has won the 2005 Nobel Prize in literature.
As many await the announcement of this year's Nobel literature prize, the Swedish Academy confirmed one of its members had quit in disgust at last year's choice.
South African writer J M Coetzee was awarded the 2003 Nobel Literature Prize, the Swedish Academy said. His lean, allegorical style has drawn comparisons with great Irish dramatist Samuel Beckett.
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'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.

 
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