Malala Yousefzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived being shot by the Taliban, has been recognized for her bravery. She was awarded the European Parliment's Sakharov prize for freedom of thought.
The European Parliament has awarded its Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Venezuela's opposition-dominated National Assembly, as well as to political prisoners in the country.
Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai has joined Twitter and within a day the activist gained over 500,000 followers. While welcomed by global leaders, many Twitter users from her home nation chose to deride her.
Rights activist Malala has been named as the UN Messenger of Peace. The 19-year-old delivers lectures all over the world on girls' right to education, but there is one place she can't visit - her home country, Pakistan.
The United Nations Secretary General has named 19-year-old Malala Yousafzai as the youngest Messenger of Peace, the highest honor given to a citizen by the UN. Yousafzai received the award to promote girls' education.
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