Malala Out of Coma

    Pakistani students carry placards with the photograph of child activist Malala Yousafzai during a protest against the assassination attempt by the Taliban on Malala in Lahore on October 16, 2012. In an attack which outraged the world, Malala was shot on a school bus in the former Taliban stronghold of the Swat valley last Tuesday as a punishment for campaigning for the right to an education. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI        (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last week, is no longer in a coma, New York Times reporter Adam Ellick  said on Facebook on Wednesday. According to Ellick, Yousafzai is responding well to treatment and has a good chance of fully recovering, although she is not fully conscious yet. Yousafzai is being treated in a Birmingham combat hospital that has treated every single British casualty of both of the wars of the past decade. Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley after she called for more education for girls on her BBC blog.

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