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Oct 15, 2006

Development groups and political leaders around the world Friday hailed the new Nobel Peace laureate, Bangladesh's Muhammad Yunus, for his work in helping millions escape (The Daily Star) poverty with small-scale loans.

Oct 14, 2006

US-based Chinese dissident Rebiya Kadeer yesterday asked Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohamed Yunus to help introduce his successful poverty eradication concept among minority Uighur Muslims in China.

Oct 13, 2006

Any dicussion of China would be incomplete without sufficient mention of human rights violations. There's the case of Zhao Yan, made quite public in the States by the New York Times, but it's hardly emblematic of the systematic abuses regularly carried out.

Oct 12, 2006

A human rights activist once imprisoned by Chinese authorities on charges of leaking state secrets is a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize to be announced Friday.

Oct 12, 2006

Illegal arrests, forced labor camps, brainwashing centers, organ harvesting, torture, murder, no freedom of press, Internet blockades, widespread corruption, and nepotism.

Oct 12, 2006

 An activist who has campaigned for an ethnic Turkish-speaking minority in China as well as an incumbent and former president who helped end a long-running conflict in Indonesia were among favourites to win the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.

Oct 12, 2006

Women candidates might have slightly better chances than men to win the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday from a secretive committee with a female majority aware that just 12 women have won since 1901.

Oct 12, 2006

The annual Nobel Peace Prize guessing-game has been gathering pace, ahead of an announcement on Friday by the secretive Norwegian committee.

Oct 12, 2006

Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer is regarded among the favorites for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo on October 13.

Oct 11, 2006

The white van gunned into a busy Fairfax County, Va., intersection last January, turned right and sped at the line of cars across the yellow line, seeming to aim at the Hyundai Elantra waiting for the light to change.


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