Nuclear opponents, Good Samaritans tipped for Nobel peace award

Setsuko Thurlow (L) speaks about her experience as a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb with Clifton Truman Daniel (R), the oldest grandson of US President Harry S. Truman in 2012 in New YorkThe pope, the German chancellor and a Congolese doctor were all tipped as top contenders for Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize, but speculation was mounting that the honour could go to two octogenarian survivors of the atomic bombings of Japan 70 years ago. As the annual Nobel prize-giving week reached its peak, the five-member committee was set to unveil the winner of the Peace Prize, the only one of six awards to be presented in Oslo and the one which traditionally garners the most attention and speculation. This year, pundits largely agree the prize is likely to be awarded for efforts to resolve the global refugee crisis, which has been particularly acute in Europe, or in recognition of nuclear disarmament efforts seven decades after the first-ever atomic bombings.

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