Bono, Geldof among Nobel Peace Prize nominees
By James Kilner
Fri Feb 24, 7:43 AM ET
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060224/...ce_nominees_dcOSLO (Reuters) - Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof are among 191 nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize -- the second longest list in the prize's 105-year history.
Nominations for the $1.3 million award -- considered by many to be one of the world's top accolades -- trickled in from all corners of the globe, the director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Geir Lundestad said on Friday.
"There are two trends I want to point out. The first is that this is again a very high number and that this year we have received more nominations from different parts of the world than usual," he told Reuters.
He said 23 of the 191 nominees were organizations. In 2005 there were a record 199 nominations. As usual Lundestad declined to give any indication of who had or had not been nominated for the prize and instead referred to media leaks.
U2 front man Bono and Live8 organizer Geldof have campaigned for canceling third world debt and once again make the list.