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OBAMA WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE!!! Only three American Presidents have won before, Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter. More opinions on this forthcoming. (Reuters)

Iran accuses the United States in the disappearance of Shahram Amiri, who went missing after a trip to Saudi Arabia in June. Iran has, so far, only referred to Amiri as a “citizen,” but he is a nuclear scientist that, according to his wife, worked on nuclear technology for medicinal use. Iran’s Foreign Minister went so far as to complain to the United Nations, which we at Pressed find slightly ironic. America says it has no information about his whereabouts. (Al Jazeera) (NY Daily News)

Polish President Lech Kasczynski has said that he will follow Ireland and sign the Lisbon Treaty. That leaves the Czech Republic as the only country yet to ratify the document that would strengthen the European Union.  (France 24)

Scientists find that volcanoes wiped out almost all life on earth 250 million years ago in something called “The Great Dying.” (Nat Geo)

The Palestinian Authority is calling for a special session to review the Goldstone report, which criticizes Israel’s conduct in its last conflict against Palestine. This ends days of silence from the Palestinians on this issue, while Libya has already requested and was denied a special session. A vote to endorse the findings in the report would be the first of many steps to bring Israel in front of a war crimes tribunal. (Al Jazeera)

White House Economic Adviser Larry Summers says he would be very reluctant to accept the idea that the American economy no longer has the potential to grow rapidly,” amid questions that slow growth is the new normal for the U.S. economy. (Bloomberg)

NFL experiencing highest ratings in 20 years. (Crain’s NY)

Forty-nine people have died in a bombing in the north-western Pakistani town of Peshawar. Meanwhile, the Pakistani army prepares for an offensive in North Waaziristan. (BBC World)

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