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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.

With ANI Inputs

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7 killed after Delhi-Bound train derails in Bihar

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NEW DELHI — At least seven people have died and 14 others injured after a Delhi-bound train derailed early Sunday morning in Bihar’s Vaishali district.

Eleven coaches of 12487 Seemanchal Express derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 3:52 am. Three of the coaches overturned and the high force of the impact destroyed them completely.

The injured are being transported to local hospitals.

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The superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the accident took place, officials said.

Bodies are believed to be trapped inside one of the affected coaches and the number of dead is likely to rise, local police official said.

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