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- British knighthoods have been awarded to the likes of Paul McCartney and Elton John, and now a similar fate could await the Nobel peace prize.
The 2005 prizes will be announced between October 3 and 14 with "Irish U2 rock star Bono or nuclear watchdogs such as IAEA seen as possible winners of the prestigious Peace Prize," says Agence France Presse, quoted in The Local.
"The Peace Prize, the most celebrated of the Nobel honours, will be announced on October 14 in Oslo by the Norwegian Nobel Committee."
Bono's "global push to tackle African poverty" is named as the reason for his nomination, "while the nuclear issue has been in focus with Iran and North Korea stubbornly pursuing their nuclear programmes as the world this year marks the 60th anniversary of the nuking of Hiroshima," says the story, adding:
"Other potential winners include Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, humanitarian organisations that assisted in the December 26 tsunami crisis, and the Indonesian government and Aceh rebels, who recently signed a peace accord ending almost 30 years of fighting," says the story