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Malala's birthday address to UN

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, marked her 16th birthday by delivering a speech at the United Nations headquarters, as part of her campaign for compulsory education for children.

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Malala to present education petition to UN leader

Malala with her father Ziauddin on her first day of school in the UK Credit: ITV News

Malala Yousafzai will call on governments to ensure free compulsory education for every child during her address to the United Nations later today.

In her first public speech since being shot by the Taliban in an attack in Pakistan's north-western Swat valley, the 16-year-old will present a petition signed by more than three million people to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon demanding education for all.

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