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Malala returns to Pakistan nearly after 6 years

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ISLAMABAD — The youngest Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai has returned Pakistan late Wednesday night, after spending about six years abroad.

Yousafzai’s flight,Emirates’ EK-614,landed at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport at 1:41 AM, Geo TV reported.

During her stay in Pakistan, Yousafzai,20, is expected to hold meetings with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, as well as other important figures.

She will also participate in the ‘Meet the Malala’ programme, the report said.

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The education activist was shot in the head in October 2012 by the Taliban gunmen for actively supporting girls’ right to education. The same year, she left Pakistan after surviving an assassination attempt by Taliban, as she was returning from school.

She was hit in the head, but survived the attack and was airlifted to the Military Hospital Peshawar.Yousafzai was then shifted to London for further treatment.

At the age of 17, Malala was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her contributions to and struggle for promoting education for children. She shared the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, a children’s rights activist.

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Trump signs executive order to end separation of immigrant families

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WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump has backed down and abandoned his policy of separating immigrant families on the US-Mexico border on Wednesday, after images of children in cages sparked outrage at home and abroad.

“It’s about keeping families together while at the same time we’re going to have strong — very strong — borders, but we are going to keep the families together,” Trump said as he signed the order in the Oval Office. “I didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated.”

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Trump signed an executive order requiring that immigrant families be detained together when they are caught entering the country illegally for as long as their criminal proceedings take. But that may violate a court settlement on how long children may be held, setting up a potential legal fight, unless Congress acts on the issue.

The Trump order also moves parents with children to the front of the line for immigration proceedings and asks the Department of Defence to help house them. But it does not end a 10-week-old ‘zero tolerance’ policy that calls for criminal prosecution of immigrants crossing the border illegally.

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