Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban and then brought to Birmingham to recover, is celebrating her 16th birthday today.
This afternoon, she made a speech at the United Nations in New York, and handed in a 300,000 signature petition, demanding access to education for girls across the world.
Chris Halpin reports.
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