Nobel Peace Prize goes to two, one the youngest winner ever
Not to take away from the elder recipient but she’s 17! Amazing that she felt confident enough to become an activist after such a horrible occurrence. Well deserved to both I’m sure.
According to today’s New York Times (for some reason I didn’t get a CNN bulletin), the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to two people. You will know one of them: Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager (now 17) who was shot two years ago, nearly died, and then began campaigning for universal access to education (she was shot, probably by the Taliban, for the crime of trying to go to school). She is the youngest recipient of any Nobel Prize. The other recipient, from India, is Kailash Satyarthi. It’s lovely that an Indian and a Pakistani, two nations traditionally at odds, are sharing the Peace Prize.
And this is also nice:
British news reports said Ms. Yousafzai was at school in Birmingham, England, where she has lived since being treated for her gunshot wounds, when the prize was announced and was taken out of her class to be informed of the…
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