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The city where for girls education is a rare privilege

ITV News has been following the remarkable courage of Malala Yousafzai who is recovering after being shot by the Taliban for championing women's education.

Penny Marshall has travelled to the teenager's home city in Pakistan where she bravely made a stand. Mingora in the Swat Valley is a region where three quarters of girls are not educated.

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More than 100 killed in series of Pakistan bomb blasts

More than 100 people were killed in bombings in two Pakistani cities today in one of the country's bloodiest days in recent years:

  • Three of the blasts were in Quetta, Balochistan province; the other was in Mingora, Swat province
  • Police said twin blasts at a snooker hall in Quetta killed 81 people and injured more than 120
  • Extremist Sunni group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the attack, which was in a Shia area
  • Earlier, a car bomb targeting paramilitary soldiers in a market area in Quetta killed 12 people and wounded more than 40, police said
  • The United Baluch Army, a separatist group, claimed responsibility for the attack
  • In the city of Mingora, 22 people were killed and more than 70 injured in a bombing, officials said
  • Police said the bomb targeted people who had gathered to hear a religious leader speak
  • It is the deadliest militant attack in Swat for more than two years

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Malala asks Pakistan not to name school after her

Malala Yousafzai recuperating at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in November
A student tears up a picture of Malala Yousufzai at the school named in her honour in her home town of Mingora Credit: Reuters

15-year-old Malala Yousafzai has asked authorities in Pakistan to reverse a decision to rename a school in her honour, in order to avert attacks on students, officials said.

Malala made the request after students broke into the school, tore down Malala's picture and boycotted classes in her home town of Mingora.

A government official said Malala called him from hospital in the UK, where she is recovering after being shot by the Taliban for promoting education across Pakistan.

Pakistan President to visit Malala in Birmingham hospital

President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zadari is due to visit Malala Yousafzai in hospital in Birmingham.

Malala has been in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital since 15th October after she was shot by the Taliban earlier that month.

Malala Yousafzaireads a card as she recuperates at the The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in October
Malala Yousafzai reads a card as she recuperates at the The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham in October Credit: Reuters

The 14-year-old made a name for herself by speaking out against the Taliban and advocating education for women. She wrote a blog for the BBC's Urdu Service about her experience living in the Swat Valley.

She is was shot in the head and neck after a Taliban militant boarded the school bus she was travelling on in the capital of the Swat Valley region Mingora. Doctors say her injuries are not life-threatening.

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