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School Strike for Climate founder nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

School Strike for Climate founder nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Good morning, early birds. School Strike for Climate founder Greta Thunberg has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and documents reveal NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian shelved plans for sweeping environmental reform when she came to power. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Could someone win the Nobel prize twice?

Could someone win the Nobel prize twice?

The betting markets on who will win the Nobel Peace Prize have opened Aung San Suu Kyi as the favourite. She, after-all, won the prize back in 1991 and it would be an amazing thing to win again 20 years later. Can she win again? asks Richard Farmer.

A peace prize for Julian Assange

A peace prize for Julian Assange

Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard might be willing to see Julian Assange end up in a foreign jail but Norwegian lawmaker Snorre Vale thinks he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, reports Richard Farmer.

Richardson: the empty chair wins a prize

Richardson: the empty chair wins a prize

Any PR consultant could have told the Chinese government that the least damaging thing it could do for its own reputation would be to quietly release dissident Liu Xiaobo and allow him to travel to Oslo to accept his Nobel Peace Prize.

Xiaobo’s Nobel win another own goal for China

Xiaobo’s Nobel win another own goal for China

Chances are democracy advocate Liu Xiaobo would not have won the Nobel Peace Prize if China hadn't made loud and angry noises warning against it. This is the latest example of how China's reputation has suffered from its own fierce patriotism, writes Phillip Bowering.

Why the internet should win the Nobel Peace Prize

Why the internet should win the Nobel Peace Prize

The internet has fundamentally changed our planet, allowing us to spread outpourings of empathy and altruism throughout the world like never before. Doesn't that deserve a Nobel nod? asks neuroscientist Jamil Zaki.

Could the internet win a Nobel Peace Prize?

Could the internet win a Nobel Peace Prize?

The internet (yes, the series of tubes), has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Ridiculous? Maybe, but the campaign has some pretty big-name backers, including the editor of Wired and, er, Giorgio Armani.

Obama brings guns and snipers to Oslo — in the name of peace

Obama brings guns and snipers to Oslo — in the name of peace

Oh, the irony, etc. Barack Obama's visit to Oslo to accept his Nobel Peace Prize has forced the usually peaceful city to arm its police officers, post snipers on rooftops and declare a no-fly zone above the city. Locals are a little peeved.

Five ways Obama can earn his Nobel Prize

Five ways Obama can earn his Nobel Prize

Barack Obama has been given an "encouragement award" for peace, says Salon, but here's five ways he can actually earn it. Start by getting the hell out of Iraq...

Klein: Obama did us proud

Klein: Obama did us proud

Barack Obama's Nobel "intellectually rigorous and morally lucid"acceptance speech did America proud, says Joe Klein.