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Malala Yousafzai Flown to UK

The 14-year-old girl the Taliban tried to assassinate has been secretly transported to England for care.

Pakistan’s ambassador to the Emirates, Jamil Ahmed Khan, said he had seen Malala before the plane resumed its journey, and told local media that her recovery was “very steady”.

She will be treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham - an NHS (National Health Service) hospital with a major trauma centre specialising in both gunshot wounds and head injuries.

The cost of her care and rehabilitation is being met by Pakistan.