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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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More than 60,000 support calls for Malala Nobel Peace Prize

More than 60,000 people have backed a petition to nominate Malala Yousufzai for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Pakistani schoolgirl is being treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham after being shot in the head by the Taliban last month.

Calls for the award come ahead of a global day of action marking a month since the 15-year-old was shot.

"Malala doesn't just represent one young woman, she speaks out for all those who are denied an education purely on the basis of their gender.

"There are girls like Malala in the UK and across the world. I was one of them.

"I started this petition because a Nobel Peace Prize for Malala will send a clear message that the world is watching and will support those who stand up for the right of girls to get an education."

– Shahida Choudhary, campaigning for Malala to be nominated

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