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Yousafzai, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

2 years 1 month 4 weeks ago October 10, 2014 Oct 10, 2014 Friday, October 10 2014 October 10, 2014 11:45 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

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.

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