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Malala Wins EU Human-Rights Prize

European lawmakers announced Thursday that they’ve given Europe’s top human-rights prize to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was catapulted to global fame after surviving a Taliban assassination attempt last year. The Sakharov Prize comes with $65,000 and was previously awarded to Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi. Malala beats out American whistleblower Edward Snowden and a group of imprisoned Belarussian dissidents for the honor. Malala is also in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize, to be announced Friday.

October 10, 2013 6:53 AM