Nobel Peace prize goes to Malala youngest ever to receive such honor

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Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyrathi have won the Nobel Peace prize.

The two were named winner of the £690,000 (8m kronor or $1.11m) prize by the chairman of the Nobel committee – Norway’s former prime minister Thorbjoern Jagland – on Friday morning.

On October 9, 2012 Taliban gunmen fired on Malala’s school bus, shooting her in the head and neck at close range and wounding two of her classmates.

She not only survived the attack, but recovered to the extent that she celebrated her 16th birthday in July 2013 with a passionate speech at the United Nations in New York in which she appealed for compulsory free schooling for all children.

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