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Nobel Committee seeks to eliminate chemical weapons

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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Malala hopes to be Prime Minister of Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai has expressed her desire to become her country's prime minister.

16-year-old Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai said she had previously wanted to be a doctor, but has changed her mind. Credit: Press Association

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."

Malala Yousafzai in line for Nobel Peace Prize

The Pakistani schoolgirl targeted by the Taliban for her campaigning work is in line for another major honour.

Malala Yousafzai is the favourite to walk away with the Nobel Peace Prize, to be announced today.

Malala Yousafzai is the favourite to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Credit: Niall Carson/PA

If she wins, she will join the likes of Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, and the European Union itself, who have all won the coveted prize in the past.


Malala Yousafzai's memoirs to be published today

Malala will today release her memoirs Credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment

The memoirs of Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban after campaigning for women's education rights, will be published today.

Malala was treated at Queen Elizabeth's Hospital in Birmingham and has since become a world symbol for peaceful protest.

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Beckham 'so privileged' to present award to Malala

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban last year, has been presented with a Pride of Britain award by David Beckham.

Handing Malala, the Teenager of Courage Award in London, the football icon said: “You’re an amazing young lady..I’m privileged to present this award to you.”

Malala was nominated by members of the public for her courage in campaigning for access to education for girls.

As she received the award, the 16-year-old said: "It is an honour for me that I am receiving this award from your hands."

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