Anti-nuclear campaign ICAN wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

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    OSLO, Oct 6 : The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, as the Norwegian Nobel Committee warned that the risk of a nuclear conflict is greater than for a long time.
    ICAN describes itself as a coalition of grassroots non-government groups in more than 100 nations.
    It began in Australia and was officially launched in Vienna in 2007.
    “We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has been for a long time,” said Berit Reiss-Andersen, the leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. (Agencies)