A young Afghan woman whose nose and ears were cut off after she fled an abusive forced marriage has spoken exclusively to Daybreak.
The world was shocked when the Taliban shot Malala on her way home from school, but her friends in Pakistan's Swat valley won't be cowed.
The best friend of Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban, has told ITV News she is praying for her friend.
Taliban Islamic militants bombed a political rally in Pakistan's northern city of Peshawar, killing nine people including the provincial minister for local government, Bashir Ahmad Bilou, and injuring 30 more.
Police official Ibrahim Khan said a male police officer was among the dead, with several more officers among those injured by the bomb blast in the Qissa Khawani Bazaar area.
Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan claimed responsibility for the attack. He said the insurgency would continue to target the Awami National Party, the largest political party in the northerly Khyber Pakhtunkwa province.
The bombing follows a string of high-profile attacks, including last week's attack on Peshawar airport, when nine people - including five attackers - died in a car bomb, rocket and gun attack.
This week, nine polio vaccinators were shot dead in the southern city of Karachi and in and around Peshawar.
The Taliban says it was not responsible for those killings, although Taliban commanders have repeatedly condemned the polio vaccination drive as a plot to spy on or sterilise Muslims.
Army officials recently said that Hakimullah Mehsud, the official leader of the Pakistani Taliban, had lost the trust of his fighters and surrendered operational control to his deputy, Wali-ur-Rehman - a claim denied by the Taliban.
It is not clear whether the recent violence is linked to turmoil within the fundamentalist group.
A 256,000 signature petition calling for shot Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai to receive a Nobel Peace Prize has been delivered to Downing Street.
Shahida Choudhry, the campaigner who started the appeal, and the MP for Birmingham Perry Bar Khalid Mamood joined young campaigners from the Send My Friend to School campaign to hand the petition to the Government.
The father of a Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban is to become a UN Special Advisor on Global Education.
Ziauddin Yousafzai has been appointed by UN Special Envoy Gordon Brown as an adviser to assist the work of getting every child to school by the end of 2015.
Mr Brown said: 'With today's announcements we show that as a result of Malala's courage and her inspiration the whole world is pushing for education for every girl.
'We will prepare country-by-country reports of the gaps in educational opportunity. We will hold a summit with off-track countries in Washington on April 19th, which the UN Secretary-General, the President of the World Bank and I will host."
He added: "In time Malala herself is determined to join the campaign for every girl’s right to education and when she has recovered she will do so, becoming one of the leaders of that campaign.
"I can announce that after consultation with Malala's family, there will be on July 12th next year, Malala’s own birthday, a day of action. We will invite children to march, demonstrate, petition and pray for children’s education to be delivered worldwide."
A spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan confirmed that a suicide attack on a major U.S. base in Jalalabad had killed at least one other person.
Speaking in Kabul, Brigadier General Gunter Katz said that whilst the attack had been serious, the attacked had failed to breach the main part of the base.
Our initial reporting shows that there was attack on Jalalabad airfield this morning.
Again, initially what we found out was that there most likely three suicide attackers using vehicles to attack the base.
The pyramid of the base has not been breached so nobody was actually able to get inside the base.
We got some ISAF troops who were wounded and, according to our reporting, one member of the Afghan national security forces has been killed during the attack.
A provincial government spokesman, Nasir Ahmad Safi, had said that three Afghan soldiers and two civilians had been killed in the attack.
Suicide attackers detonated bombs and fired rockets outside a major U.S. base in Afghanistan.
Police said 12 bodies were found near a gate at Jalalabad, highlighting the country's security challenges ahead of the 2014 NATO combat troop pullout.
One member of the Afghan security forces was killed and several coalition troops were wounded in this morning's suicide attacks at a US base in Jalalabad, according to coalition forces.
Major Martyn Crighton, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), said:
There were multiple suicide bombers involved.
Suicide attackers detonated bombs and fired rockets outside a major US base in Afghanistan, with 12 bodies later found near a gate.
Local police officials said a dozen bodies in Afghan police and military uniforms - which may have been Taliban disguises - were scattered around the entrance of the airfield in the eastern city of Jalalabad.
A Taliban spokesman said the militant group had launched the assault at 6:00am local time.
Security forces have surrounded the area around an airfield at a US base in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad following explosions and gunfire.
The US-led NATO coalition confirmed "multiple explosions" in a statement.
We can confirm there have been multiple explosions in the vicinity of the Jalalabad airfield. Currently, ISAF officials are on the scene gathering facts.
Two explosions and shooting have been heard at a US military base in the Afghan city of Jalalabad, according to a Reuters witness.
The Taliban said they carried out an attack on the compound and inflicted casualties. NATO officials were not immediately available for comment.
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl being treated in Birmingham after being shot in the head by the Taliban, has spent a comfortable weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
Malala has now been treated at the hospital by a specialist team for three weeks.