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2011-03-01 14:00:00

There is a record 241 nominations for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, including anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the Internet and a Russian human rights activist.

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2011-02-02 14:05:00

The Norwegian politician behind the Nobel Peace Prize nominations said Wednesday that Wikileaks has been nominated for the 2011 award.

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2009-10-09 09:45:00

President Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in an astonishing verdict.

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2008-10-10 10:00:00

Finland's former president Martti Ahtisaari won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for his mediation in hot spots around the world, the Nobel Foundation announced.

2006-02-24 07:43:11

By James Kilner OSLO (Reuters) - Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof are among 191 nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize -- the second longest list in the prize's 105-year history.

2006-02-24 07:31:06

By James Kilner OSLO (Reuters) - Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof are among 191 nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize -- the second longest list in the prize's 105-year history.

2005-10-07 04:30:04

OSLO (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their efforts to limit the spread of atomic weapons.

2005-10-03 03:45:24

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Irish rock stars Bob Geldof and Bono are among the bookmakers' tips to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, alongside more orthodox candidates like campaigners against nuclear arms or a peace broker for Indonesia.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.