Malala Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Is the world really that peaceful? A whopping 259 nominees—a record—for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize were announced Monday. Included among the candidates: Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban, and Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier who admitted to sending Wikileaks classified material. The previous record number of nominees was 241 in 2011. The winner will be announced in October, and presented the honor on December 10.