An advertising agency has apologised after using a cartoon of Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai being shot in the face to advertise a mattress company.
A spokesman for Ogilvy & Mather said the campaign, created by the firm's India office, "are contrary to the beliefs and professional standards of Ogilvy & Mather and our clients."
"We deeply regret this incident and want to personally apologise to Malala Yousafzai and her family," spokesman Greg Carton said.
"We are investigating how our standards were compromised in this case and will take whatever corrective action is necessary."
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A portrait of a schoolgirl from Birmingham, who survived being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman, is expected to fetch up to £48,000 at auction today.
The portrait of Malala Yousafzai is going under the hammer in New York, with all proceeds going to the Malala Fund, which supports girls' right to education.
A painting of Malala Yousafzai displayed in the National Portrait Gallery in London will be auctioned off next month, with a starting price of almost £36,000.
Auctioneers Christies will put the painting by Jonathan Yeo on the block, with all money raised going to Malala Fund - set up to to support the Birmingham schoolgirl's fight for the right to education.
The painting is expected to fetch between $60,000 (£35,727) and $80,000 (£47,636) at the auction, which will be held on May 14.
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.
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