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Pioneers of lithium-ion battery win Nobel Chemistry Prize

Pioneers of lithium-ion battery win Nobel Chemistry Prize

Three researchers won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for the development of lithium-ion batteries, paving the way for smartphones and a fossil fuel-free society.John Goodenough of the United States -- at 97 the oldest person to be awarded a Nobel prize

Tailoring peace: Colombian ex-rebels turn to fashion

Tailoring peace: Colombian ex-rebels turn to fashion

Once dressed to kill as they stalked the Colombian jungle, a group of young former FARC rebels have shed their camouflage fatigues, boots and guns to help ease their way back into society following a 2016 peace deal.The ex-guerrillas held a fashion show in Bog

'I cannot stay silent': Turkish rappers get political

'I cannot stay silent': Turkish rappers get political

A 15-minute rap song has taken Turkey by storm, touching a nerve in the polarised society at a time when artists are finding a voice after years of stifled dissent.A week after its release on September 6, "Susamam" ("I cannot stay silent") had hit more tha

S. Korea lawmaker grills official nominee for not giving birth

S. Korea lawmaker grills official nominee for not giving birth

A South Korean lawmaker provoked outrage Monday when he berated a female economics professor nominated as the country's antitrust chief for not "fulfilling her duty to the nation" by having a child.Despite its economic advances, South Korean society remains