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Malala donates World Children's Prize to UNRWA for Gaza schools

Stockholm - Malala Yousafzai has donated her $50,000 award from the World Children's Prize to rebuild 83 war-torn schools in Gaza that were destroyed. She received the prize on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, making the announcement in Stockholm, Sweden.

Justin Bieber spoke with Malala Yousafzai via Face Time

Justin Bieber recently posted a photo of himself speaking to 17-year-old Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai via FaceTime.

Malala Yousafzai portrait sells for $82,000

New York - An oil painting of Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai has been sold for $82,000 at an auction in New York.

Op-Ed: Taliban death threats can't keep 'I am Malala' from being read

A young Pakistani schoolgirl wanted an education in a part of the world where women have few rights. Standing up for the right to go to school nearly got her killed by fearful Muslim extremists, but Malala's strength lay in her convictions.

Malala Yousafzai blasts US drone strikes in meeting with Obama

Washington - Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived a Taliban assassination attempt, met with US President Barack Obama in the White House on Friday and told him that drone strikes kill innocent people and are "fueling terrorism."

Op-Ed: VOA and U.S. public diplomacy failed on Obama-Malala meeting

Washington - Voice of America (VOA) and U.S. public diplomacy failed to take full advantage of President Obama's meeting Friday with teenage Pakistani campaigner for girls' education Malala Yousafzai. But Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) did a good job.

Syrian chemical weapons watchdog, OPCW, win Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - If you placed a bet on who would win the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize the odds are that you lost money. In spite of many favourites this years' winner was the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Review: ‘Malala — Shot for Going to School’ Special

Birmingham - At the age of 15, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Islamist fanatics. She should have died, but a year on you can hardly tell.

Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban invited to Buckingham Palace

Westminster - The Taliban tried to kill her by putting a bullet in her head. She miraculously survived, and now she's been invited to meet Queen Elizabeth II.

Muslim extremists feared the most: A girl with a book

Malala Yousefzai, who was shot by Pakistani Taliban last year, addressed the UN on her 16th birthday calling for improvements in global education. The UN declared her birthday as Malala Day. "People should be treated equally to have a decent education."

Vid: Malala Yousafzai addresses UN on 16th birthday (Full speech)

New York - Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan's north-western Swat valley because of her girl's rights activism, addressed the UN today on her 16th birthday.

Malala Yousafzai will publish a book

Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban on the school bus in October 2012, will publish a book, entitled "I am Malala," in the fall of 2013.

Malala Yousafzai becomes the youngest Nobel Peace Prize nominee

Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban on the school bus, has become the youngest person to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Op-Ed: Americans, let's stop and reflect a moment shall we?

America is facing some of the hardest times we have faced since the great depression. But honestly, is it really that bad? A moment of reflection reminds us that we are luckier than most.

Malala receives the Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom

Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban on the school bus, was awarded France’s Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom.

Shot Pakistani teenager Malala discharged from hospital

Birmingham - The world was shocked when armed gunmen boarded a bus in Pakistan and shot 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai. The reason for the shooting was her outspoken words against the Taliban. Today Malala has been discharged from hospital.

Op-Ed: Girl's courage, perseverance deserving of Person of the Year

Although the criteria to be recognized as the "Person of the Year" may differ, the general consensus is that the person must show dedication and leadership, as well as being a person who has made a global impact. One 14-year-old meets that criteria.

Op-Ed: Malala declared The Times 'Young Person of the Year'

The Times of London named Malala Yousufzai "Young Person of the Year" for her heroism "not only beyond her years, but almost beyond belief."

Across the world, people weigh in on the Tragedy of Newtown

The emotional shock of what happened in Newtown, Connecticut resonated with the world. It expanded into the world of sports and celebrities as well.

Soosan Firooz, a possible heroine for Afghan female performers

While there is much focus on 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, 23-year-old Soosan Firooz of Afghanistan could become a voice of Afghan women through hip-hop.

United Nations unveils the 'Malala Plan' education fund

The United Nations and the Pakistani government, on International Human Rights Day, has unveiled a global education fund called the "Malala Plan."

The Guardian 'Person of the Year 2012' is Bradley Manning

Each year the Guardian's editors and readers nominate and vote for the person they consider to be most important and a headline-maker for the year. This year the winners were Bradley Manning, followed by Malala Yousafzai.

TIME releases list of nominations for 'Person of the Year 2012'

New York - Sandra Fluke, President Barack Obama, Malala Yousafzai and Curiosity rover have all been listed on TIME magazine's "Person of the Year" nominations for 2012. Voting will close on Dec. 12 and the winner will be announced Dec. 14.

World comes together to honor Pakistani girl's courage

On Thursday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon declared Novermber 10th as "Malala Day", urging citizens across the world to support the Pakistani girl shot after advocating for education.

Pakistani Taliban resorting to acid attacks against students

Malala Yousafzai became an international symbol for girls' right to education after surviving a shot to the head by the Pakistani Taliban. Pakistan's Taliban continues its attacks on female students by using acid attacks.

Malala Yousafzai, Taliban shooting victim sent to UK (video)

Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating education for girls, has been moved to the UK for further treatment. (Updated with petition link).

Op-Ed: Taliban shoot girl who was advocating for education

Sydney - There’s “accepting another culture”, then there’s “tolerating atrocities”. They’re not the same thing. Malala Yousafzai spoke out about wanting to get her education, and this was the response. Pakistan is appalled, and so is the world.

Op-Ed: Pakistan in 2011 — A snapshot

As we approach the end of 2011, Pakistan has generally been through a year of trouble and setbacks in various spheres of life.
 

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Malala Yousafai is discharged from hospital in Birmingham.
Malala Yousafai is discharged from hospital in Birmingham.
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Malala Yousafzai speaks at World Bank headquarters on the International Day of the Girl
Malala Yousafzai speaks at World Bank headquarters on the International Day of the Girl
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People around the world observe Malala Day
People around the world observe Malala Day
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President Barack Obama  First Lady Michelle Obama  and their daughter Malia meet with Malala Yousafz...
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughter Malia meet with Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban. Malala told Obama: “Drone attacks are fueling terrorism...they lead to resentment among Pakistani people
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Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl, 16, who was shot in the head by the Taliban
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Malala Yousafzai
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Malala Yousafzai is a school student and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat Dis...
Malala Yousafzai is a school student and education activist from the town of Mingora in the Swat District of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province
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Malala Yousafzai
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14-year-old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai
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Malala Yousafzai
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Malala Yousafzai recovers in a UK hospital with her family by her side.
Malala Yousafzai recovers in a UK hospital with her family by her side.
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