Women's Rights

Girl Shot by Taliban Returns to School

In Birmingham, which is a tad safer than Pakistan


Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban, has returned to school for the first time since she was targeted.

A spokesman says the 15-year-old joined other girls at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham for her first day back at school on Tuesday.

Malala was airlifted to Britain for treatment after Taliban gunman shot her on Oct. 9 in northwestern Pakistan's Swat Valley. The militant group said it targeted her because she promoted "Western thinking."