Malala joins 258 others in list for Nobel Peace Prize

Mar 05, 2013, 00:39 IST | Agencies

A record 259 nominees are in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize � 209 individuals and 50 organisations � with the laureate to be announced in October, the Nobel Institute said on Monday.

The list is known to include Malala Yousafzai (in pic), the shot Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance, ex-Eastern bloc activists, and former US president Bill Clinton.

Malala Yousafzai

The previous record dates back to 2011 when 241 candidates were nominated.

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