Malala speaks publicly for first time since Taliban attack

Malala Yousafzai spoke publicly for the first time since being attacked by the Taliban last October to thank her many supporters across the world for their good wishes.

In a message recorded before her most recent operation on Saturday, she said she will continue her work fighting for the education rights of girls. She said:

"Today you can see that I am alive. I can speak, I can see you, I can see everyone and…I am getting better day by day. It’s just because of the prayers of people."

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Malala discharged from hospital

The Pakistani schoolgirl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban has been released from hospital in Birmingham.