Doctors: Malala 'standing' for first time since attack

Malala was shot in the head 10 days ago by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan. Credit: Reuters

Malala Yousafzai has stood for the first time since her attack, according to doctors treating her at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A spokesman said the 15-year-old has agreed that her clinical details can be made public.

He said that the hospital was trying to arrange for Malala to listen to father on the phone, but the girl is currently unable to talk.

"We know there was some damage to the brain, certainly no physical, no deficit in terms of function," the spokesman added.

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