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Friday October 9th, 2020 evening edition

image for The United Nations' World Food Programme has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

The World Food Programme (WFP) has been praised by world leaders and humanitarian groups after it was awarded 2020's Nobel Peace Prize.

The UN entity, which provided food to 100 million people last year, praised its staff after taking the honor -- the 101st time that the Nobel Peace Prize has been handed out.

Dan Smith, the director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, told CNN he saw the decision as "positive.".

"There's an urgency to the issue at the moment, because after decades of progress, world hunger has started to rise in the last four years, driven primarily by climate change," he said.

The award could also serve as a rebuke to governments that discredit and pull funding from international groups -- a point the Nobel committee did not duck from making.

"When the UN was founded, it was exactly on a great emphasis on the universalism of the world," Reiss-Andersen added.

We're wrapping up our live coverage, but you can read more about the Nobel Committee's decision here. »

Recycling was a lie — a big lie — to sell more plastic, industry experts say

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Although activists sounded the alarm about plastic waste in the 1970s, the documentary claims from 1990 to 2010, plastic production more than doubled.

Over the last seven decades, less than 10 per cent of plastic waste has been recycled.

Plastic Wars: Recycling 1:06 Even as the plastic crisis worsens, the demand for plastic grows and plastic production is rapidly expanding. »

Huawei ousted from heart of EU as Nokia wins Belgian 5G contracts

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The EU flag and a smartphone with the Huawei and 5G network logo are seen on a PC motherboard in this illustration taken January 29, 2020.

Huawei [HWT.UL], the world’s biggest telecoms equipment supplier, strongly denies the U.S. allegations and has been highly critical of calls to ban it from 5G contracts.

Orange Belgium and Proximus said Ericsson would supply the core of their 5G networks, a smaller slice of business. »

The Irish American journalist who faked her way into an insane asylum

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Pittsburgh Dispatch editor George Madden was so impressed with her response that he ran an advertisement asking the author to identify herself.

She went on to serve a brief apprenticeship with the newspaper, where she took the pen name, Nellie Bly.

Seven years later, her one time rival, Elizabeth Bisland, also died of pneumonia and was buried in the same cemetery. »