Candles are formed in the shape of a heart during a vigil for  Liu Xiaobo outside China’s consulate in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Calls have been made for Liu Xia, the wife of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, to be allowed to leave China following the dissident academic’s d(...)

Celebrated parasitologist William C Campbell has enjoyed a poignant homecoming at his alma mater,  Trinity College Dublin.  File photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA

Ireland’s only living Nobel laureate scientist, William C Campbell, enjoyed a poignant homecoming at Trinity College on Friday - the university where (...)

Kaci Kullmann Five,  head of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize committee. “We want to prove that it is possible for Islamist and secular political movements to work together in the best interests of the people,” she said. Photograph: Heiko Junge/Reuters

The 96th Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to four groups from Tunisian civil society who saved the country’s fragile transition from dictatorship t(...)

Joint Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai and her mother Torpekai at a press conference in Birmingham yesterday. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Reaching across gulfs of age, gender, faith, nationality and even international celebrity, the Norwegian Nobel Committee yesterday awarded the 2014(...)

A pro-democracy protester holds a portrait of Liu Xia, wife of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, during a protest to call for the freeing of Chinese dissidents  in Hong Kong. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry has called for the release of jailed Nobel peace prize winner Liu Xiaobo and for his wife Liu Xia’s extra-legal ho(...)