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Obama to give $US1.4 million Nobel cheque to charity

Sat Oct 10 06:10:34 EST 2009
Fri Oct 9 19:10:34 UTC 2009

WASHINGTON, Oct 9 AFP - US President Barack Obama will give his $US1.42 million ($A1.57 million) reward for winning the Nobel Peace Prize to charity, a US official says.

No decision has yet been taken on exactly which organisations will benefit, the official said on Friday.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said earlier on Friday that Obama will accept the Nobel prize in person.

The gold medal, diploma and a cheque for 10 million Swedish kronor ($A1.57 million) are due to be presented in Oslo on December 10 on the anniversary of the death in 1896 of the Nobel prize creator, Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel.