Schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, has had an historic week, which could be capped off by the Nobel Peace Prize.
Malala Yousufzai, the 15 year old shot in the head by the Taliban, has been reunited with her friend who was injured in the same attack.
Malala Yousafzai announced the first grant from the charity fund set up in her name, with support from Angelina Jolie.
Teenage education activist, Malala Yousafzai, has been awarded the EU's Sakhrov Prize for freedom of thought at the European Parliament in Strasbourg this morning.
Before the ceremony, Malala met with Birmingham MEP, Phil Bennion and members of the Alliance of Liberal Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group, who nominated her for the prize.
Mr Bennion said:
"Malala is an inspiration for millions. We nominated her for the European Union's highest award not only for her incredible work before she was brutally attacked, but for the tremendous courage she has shown since in continuing to fight for girls' right to education around the world."
Sir Graham Watson, a Liberal Democrat MEP and leader of ALDE, said:
"This prize is not just for Malala but for the millions of other girls and boys worldwide, Muslim and non-Muslim, who like her have been denied their universal right to education. She now personifies the fight for that right with her 'weapons of books and pens'."
Teenage activist Malala Yousafzai will be reunited with two of her friends today who were in the same bus she was in when it was targeted by the Taliban last October in Pakistan.
Malala and education campaigning friends Kainat Riaz and Shazia Ramzan will open a primary school together in Scotland.
The schoolgirl will address an audience at Edinburgh University in an event hosted by former prime minister Gordon Brown.
Malala Yousufzai spoke to the Queen about the importance of education when they met at Buckingham Palace.
The teenager, accompanied by her father Ziauddin, gave the Queen a copy of her book, I Am Malala, during their meeting in the palace's White Drawing Room, telling her: "It is a great honour for me to be here, and I wanted to present you with this book."
Accepting the gift, the Queen replied: "That's very kind of you," before chatting with the teenager for a few moments.
She was reduced to laughter by a comment from the Duke, who quipped that in this country, people want children to go to school to get them out of the house. Malala covered her face while in a fit of giggles at his joke.
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for the right to an education, is expected to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace later today.
Malala, 16, has reportedly impressed Queen Elizabeth with her bravery and will attend the Commonwealth Universities and Education Reception at Buckingham Palace later this morning.
Malala Yousafzai has congratulated the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on their winning the Nobel Peace Prize. She said:
"The OPCW is an important organisation working on the ground to help rid the world of chemical weapons.
I would like to congratulate them on this much-deserved global recognition. I would also like to thank the people and media in Pakistan, and those from all over the world, for their support, kindness and prayers.
I will continue to fight for the education for every child, and I hope people will continue to support me in my cause."
The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it has awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace to the OPCW, as it wants to contribute to the continuation of the elimination of the world's chemical arsenal.
By awarding the OPCW, the Norwegian Nobel Committee seeks to contribute to eliminating chemical weapons. #NobelPeacePrize
OPCW is an independent, autonomous, international organization w a working relationship with United Nations #NobelPeacePrize
Recent events in Syria, ...have underlined the need to enhance efforts to do away with such weapons. #NobelPeacePrize
Education campaigner, Malala Yousafzai, has missed out on the Nobel Peace Prize, after it was awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
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The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
Malala Yousafzai has expressed her desire to become her country's prime minister.
The 16-year-old Pakistani girl made her comments in an interview with CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour. Asked if she wanted to be a doctor or a politician, she said she had initially wanted to be a doctor, but had learned she could help people more as prime minister. She said:
"I can spend much of the budget on education."