1. Healing

    Malala Able to Stand

    In this undated image released by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, on Friday Oct. 19, 2012, showing 15-year old Pakistani shooting victim Malala Yousufzai, who is recovering in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, after being attacked and shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan for advocating education for girls. Malala was shot and critically wounded on Oct. 9 as she headed home from school in the northwest Swat Valley, Pakistan, and was evacuated to Birmingham for ongoing treatment, where she is reported to be improving. (AP Photo / University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust)

    University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust / AP Photo

    Doctors in the British hospital where young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai is being treated for gunshot wounds said on Friday that she is steadily recovering. Having come out of a medically induced coma, she is now able to write and stand up on her own and has indicated that she has retained her full memory. However, Yousafzai is "still very ill," according to the hospital, and doctors warn that due to swelling, her brain injury has not been fully evaluated. Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban last week, targeted for her efforts to improve girls’ education.

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