Malala urges kidnapped schoolgirls to 'never lose hope'

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, has hit out at the Islamist "terrorists" responsible for the kidnap of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls.

In an interview with NBC News' Chief Global Correspondent Bill Neely, Malala called on the Nigerian government to do more to rescue her "sisters", who she urged to "never lose hope".

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#MalalaYousafzai calls Boko Harem "terrorists..I would like 2 say 2 them 'please read Koran & learn from Koran'." #BringBackOurGirls

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#MalalaYousafzai says her message 2 the Nigerian girls is "never lose hope because we are with you, God is with you, we are praying for you"

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