Malala, teen shot by Taliban, celebrates 16th birthday with UN speech demanding free education

  • Article by: EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 13, 2013 - 8:40 AM

UNITED NATIONS — Malala Yousafzai celebrated her 16th birthday on the world stage at the United Nations, defiantly telling Taliban extremists who tried to end her campaign for girls' education in Pakistan with a bullet that the attack gave her new courage and demanding that world leaders provide free education to all children.

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