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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.
- Peace came to Europe Monday in the form of the Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 8 million kronor ($1.2 million) prize to the European Union in October for what it called more than "six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Parliament President Martin Schulz traveled to Norway to accept the award, in a ceremony at the ornate City Hall in Oslo, Norway. European Council president Van Rompuy says this honor is about more than peace-building:
"...for most of our countries by the creation of the common market, it created a huge potential."
- CNN's Emma Lacey-Bordeaux has the latest on a new report on Yemen from Amnesty International. It details horrific human rights abuses committed in the largely lawless south, including public killings, crucifixion, amputation and flogging. The report blames an al Qaeda affiliated group, Ansar al Sharia, that took over several cities before being driven out of the country. Cilina Nasser worked on the report:
"It is horrific, horrific. And the way they are proud of it is scary."
- The music world is mourning the loss of Mexican-American singer, Jenni Rivera who was killed along with six others when their learjet crashed en route to Toluca, Mexico from Monterrey. CNN's Senior Latin Affairs Editor, Rafael Romo says:
"She was very powerful and the reason why she had so many followers, especially among women...was because she was the kind of woman who would say 'you may think you may be this big Mexican macho, but when it comes to me I can have you eating from my hand in just two minutes.'"
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