Yousafzai, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize
OSLO, Norway - News of today's Nobel Peace Prize winners has set off celebrations on the streets of Mingora, the main town in Pakistan's volatile Swat Valley.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee is honoring 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."
Malala is the youngest-ever Nobel winner. A Taliban gunman shot her two years ago for insisting that girls as well as boys have the right to an education.
The 60-year-old Satyarthi has maintained the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and headed various forms of peaceful protests, "focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain," the Nobel committee said.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Sen. Troy Brown will spend the weekend in jail
Spanish Town Parade asks for usual irreverence but inclusion
Residents on edge as Comite River crests above flood stage
Baton Rouge residents gather to watch Trump's inauguration
Police believe illegal immigrant could be tied to other sex crimes