Malala’s Father: She Will ‘Rise Again’

    BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26:  (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout photo provided by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Malala Yousafzai sits up in her hospital bed with her father Ziauddin and her two younger brothers, Atal Khan (R) and Khushal Khan (C), on October 26, 2012 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. 15 year-old Ziauddin is being treated in the UK after she was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan two weeks ago. (Photo by Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham via Getty Images)

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    Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban, is recovering well in Britain, her father said on Friday. Reunited with her family at a hospital in Birmingham, Ziauddin Yousafzai, cried when he first laid eyes on her. Talking to a room full of reporters Friday, he called his daughter’s prognosis a “miracle” and said that she will “rise again.” Malala was attacked after writing about the need to improve girls’ education in Pakistan, which inspired an international crusade in her defense.

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