* This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded jointly to three women - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman of Yemen. They were recognised for their 'non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work.'"
* Ten years in Afghanistan, so, now what? Also, how the Taliban survived and staged a comeback.
* Brilliant. Democrats in the House almost trick Republicans into... passing their own ultra-conservative budget.
* Why the path of the tea party proves there's a future for the Occupy Wall Street protesters.
* Campaign trail: Romney calls for... expanding the military? Perry stays to the far right.
* One of the ways the CIA tracked down bin Laden? A fake vaccination campaign in Pakistan.
* Hollywood remains a fan of author Richard Matheson.
* Interesting read: twelve lessons learned from Steve Jobs.