Malala speaks for the first time

Malala Yousafzai – the young girl shot in the face by the Taliban – has spoken for the first time following a five hour cranial reconstruction operation.

Malala, who was treated for her injuries at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, was shot on her way home from school for her efforts in promoting girls' education in Pakistan.

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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.