Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich has won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy has announced. In announcing the prize, the academy cited "her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time."
FIFA's Independent Ethics Committee has decided to provisionally ban FIFA President Sepp Blatter, UEFA President and FIFA Vice-President Michel Platini, and FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke for at least 90 days, citing investigations that are being carried out by the committee. The ban may be extended for an additional period if necessary, but not exceeding 45 days.
U.S. Army General John Campbell, the top commander of international forces in Afghanistan, has admitted that American forces mistakenly struck a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders after deciding to provide air support to Afghan forces. Saturday's aerial attack lasted about an hour, killing 22 people, including 12 staff members and 10 patients. (more)
Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald, two physicists from Japan and Canada, have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for experiments that showed that neutrinos change identities, proving that neutrinos have mass and radically changing our understanding of the innermost workings of matter. (more)