A record number of 259 applications are recieved for Nobel Peace Prize. More than 50 organisations and 209 individuals applications are with the jury according to the Nobel Institute. The list include Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai, Bill Clinton among others. Previous high was 241 in 2011.
The deadline to submit nominations closed on February 1.The five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce its choice in early October, and the prize will be awarded, as tradition dictates, on December 10, the anniversary of the death in 1896 of the Nobel Prizes’ founder, philanthropist Alfred Nobel.