Malala Yousafzi: Schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban for protesting speaks for first time since she was attacked

'I want every girl, every child to be educated': Schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban speaks defiantly about women's rights for first time15-year-old Malala Yousafzi said God has given her a new life She thanked the public for their prayers and vowed to continue her mission The teenager under went pioneering surgery in the UK at the weekendShe was shot by a Taliban assassin from point blank on a school busA fund has been set up to help teenagers campaigning for education PUBLISHED: 17:22 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:16 GMT, 4 February 2013 A defiant Pakistani schoolgirl has spoken publicly for the first time since she was shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for women's rights, and declared she wants every child to be educated.

BBC War reporter John Simpson reveals how he copes with hearing loss

'The one good thing about being deaf is I don't hear Dee's orders!': BBC War reporter John Simpson reveals how he copes with hearing loss caused by a bomb blast BBC correspondent John Simpson He has dodged bullets at the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and was one of the first reporters to enter Kabul as the Taliban regime fell in 2001, famously disguising himself in a burka. John Simpson is one of Britain’s best-loved newsmen, yet to his family and friends he is increasingly a source of frustration. For the BBC world affairs editor’s fondness for frontline reporting has come at a cost: he is profoundly deaf in his left ear, having joined the growing ranks of Britons suffering from noise-induced hearing loss