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  • Pakistani shooting victim Malala Yousufzai, 15, recovers in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, after being attacked and shot in the head Oct. 9, 2012, by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan for advocating education for girls. (Associated Press/University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust)

    Doctors say shot Pakistani girl improving

    The British hospital treating a 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban raised hopes for her recovery Friday when doctors said she was able to stand with some help and to write.

  • Pakistani students hold pictures of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban, during a protest on Saturday. (Associated Press)

    Pakistanis divided on army offensive after Taliban attack

    Despite widespread outrage over the Taliban shooting of a female teenage activist, Pakistani leaders and opinion makers are divided over whether the government should respond by targeting the militants' last major sanctuary along the Afghan border.

  • Malala Yousufzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, is transferred Oct. 15, 2012, from a plane aboard a stretcher as she arrives at Birmingham Airport in England. Yousufzai will receive specialist medical care by doctors and nurses who are specialists in helping British soldiers wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq, after she was shot on a bus in front of her friends for promoting girls' education and criticizing militants. (Associated Press/David Jones)

    Shot Pakistani girl responding well to treatment

    A teenage Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls' education has responded well to treatment and impressed doctors with her strength, the British hospital where she was being treated said Tuesday.

  • Pakistani army doctors and medical staff transport 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot Tuesday by the Taliban, from a military hospital to the airport in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, for an airlift to England. (AP Photo/Inter Services Public Relations Department)

    Pakistani girl shot by Taliban now in U.K. for care

    A teenage Pakistani activist shot in the head by the Taliban arrived in Britain on Monday to receive specialized medical care and protection from follow-up attacks threatened by the militants. Officials said she is stable and has a chance at "a good recovery."

  • Wounded Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai, 14, is moved to a helicopter in Mingora, in Pakistan's Swat Valley, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, to be flown to Peshawar for treatment. (AP Photo/Sherin Zada)

    Taliban attack Pakistani teenage female activist

    A Taliban gunman walked up to a bus taking children home from school in Pakistan's volatile Swat Valley on Tuesday and shot and wounded a 14-year-old activist known for championing the education of girls and publicizing atrocities committed by the Taliban, officials said.

  • Pro-education Pakistani girl, 14, shot by Taliban assailant

    A Taliban gunman walked up to a bus taking children home from school in Pakistan's volatile Swat Valley on Tuesday, and shot and wounded a 14-year-old activist known for championing the education of girls and publicizing atrocities committed by the Taliban, officials said.

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  • "I want to serve. I want to serve the people. I want every girl, every child, to be educated. For that reason, we have organized the Malala Fund," she said in the video, made available by a public relations firm.

    Pakistani girl shot by Taliban appears on video →

  • Speaking clearly but with the left side of her face appearing rigid, 15-year-old Malala Yousufzai said she is "getting better, day by day" after undergoing weeks of treatment at a British hospital.

    Pakistani girl shot by Taliban appears on video →

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