Malala Yousafzai wins top human rights prize

Malala Yousafzai was shot by a gunman who boarded her school bus on in October 2012 Credit: BBC/PA Wire

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has been awarded a top human rights prize by European Union lawmakers.

The 16-year-old, who came to Britain last year after being shot in the head by the Taliban, was awarded the EU's Sakharov Prize.

Malala is also a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize, which will be awarded tomorrow.