NCR Today: The seemingly indiscriminate hacking of emails of public officials for entertainment or humiliation deserves universal condemnation.
Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi won the 95th Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work promoting education rights for children in a year that has been anything but peaceful.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the two "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."
Yousafzai, 17 and the youngest-ever Nobel winner, is from Pakistan and Satyarthi, 60, is from India -- facts that bring added significance to the award given the tumultuous history between those two nations.
The Argentine pope is currently the 5-2 favorite to win the award, which the Nobel Institute will announce Friday. He faces stiff competition from Edward Snowden and Ban Ki-Moon.
NCR Today: Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year for 2013. Here's John Allen's take on what that could mean.