Malala reunited with friend

Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old girl shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan, has been reunited with her lifelong friend who was injured in the same attack.

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Malala to call for education to be 'a priority' in poorer countries on 'Malala Day'

Malala is an advocate for female education Credit: Vital Voices Handout

The Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, shot in the head by the Taliban, is to lead calls for education to become a priority in poorer countries - on her birthday.

15-year-old Malala Yousafzai, who now lives in Birmingham after her treatment in the city, will make her first public appearance since being shot on July 12 - her 16th birthday and 'Malala Day.'

Malala says that July 12 is:

'An opportunity for every young person on the planet to get together and tell the world: we will get our education, be it at home, in school or any place. Let us work together for the rights of girls and boys. Let us build schools.'

She will give a speech about the importance of education at a United Nations gathering in New York.

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Gordon Brown: Malala is a 'shining beacon' for education'

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who is now UN Special Envoy for Global Education, has described the schoolgirl shot by the Taliban last year as a 'shining beacon for girls education.

He said:

"Malala is a true inspiration and a shining beacon for girls education around the world. I am full of admiration for her courage and determination in the journey she is on, and am sure that she can become a real leader in the campaign for a school place for every girl - and every boy."

– Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education

Malala in Time magazine's 100 most influential people

Malala Yousafzai Credit: PA

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl brought to the UK and treated in Birmingham after being shot in the head by the Taliban, features in a list of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.

The 15-year-old has set up education charity the Malala Fund and is now a pupil at Edgbaston High School for Girls.

She appears on one of the issue's seven separate covers.

Time managing editor Rick Stengel said: "This year we are trying something new: seven cover portraits of Time 100 honorees who reflect the breadth and depth of our list, each one profiled inside- as is our tradition- by an equally luminary voice."

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Malala: Returning to school is 'what I dreamed'

Malala Yousafzai has spent her first day at school since being attacked by the Taliban in October last year.

The 15-year-old was shot in the head for campaigning for girls' education

While making her way to Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham, Malala told her father Ziauddin, "It is an honour for me and it's what I dreamed ... I'm on my way to my dream":

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Gordon Brown: Today is a 'great day' for Malala

UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown said today is a "great day" for Malala Yousafzai.

Mr Brown said in a statement:

This is a great day for Malala, for her family - and for the cause of education worldwide.

By her courage, Malala shows that nothing - not even bullets, intimidation or death threats - can stand in the way of the right of every girl to an education.

I wish Malala and her family well as her courageous recovery continues.

Malala's first day at school

Malala's first steps back to school Credit: Edelman

Malala Yousafzai, the pakistani girl who was shot in the head, at point black range, but the Taliban has completed her first day at school. She's attending the Edgbaston High School, an independent day school for girls.

She received treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Malala back at school Credit: Edelman

The 15 year old said, “I am excited that today I have achieved my dream of going back to school. I want all girls in the world to have this basic opportunity."

"I miss my classmates from Pakistan very much but I am looking forward to meeting my teachers and making new friends here in Birmingham”, she added.

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