Three scientists from the U.S., Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in
medicine on Monday for discovering drugs to fight malaria and other
tropical diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people every year.
The Nobel judges in Stockholm awarded the prestigious prize to William Campbell, who was born in Ireland and became a U.S. citizen in 1962, Satoshi Omura of Japan and Tu Youyou — the first-ever Chinese medicine laureate.
Japan's top government spokesman expressed outrage Monday over the
killing of a Japanese citizen who became the second foreigner to be
gunned down in Bangladesh in less than a week.
Kunio Hoshi was shot to death by unidentified assailants in northern Bangladesh on Saturday. Bangladesh's government rejected a statement by the Islamic State group claiming responsibility for the attack.