January 4th, 2013
04:39 AM ET

Pakistani girl Malala released from hospital

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head for campaigning for girls' education, has been released from the hospital in Birmingham, England, the hospital said Friday.

The teen will continue undergoing rehabilitation at her temporary home in the United Kingdom.

Malala was shot by gunmen last fall. She had blogged fearlessly about girls' education and accused the Taliban of thriving on ignorance.

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2 drone attacks kill 15 in Pakistan
Attacks by suspected U.S. drones have increased in recent years. (U.S. Airforce/File)
January 3rd, 2013
03:17 AM ET

2 drone attacks kill 15 in Pakistan

Two suspected U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan left 15 people dead, including an anti-U.S. Taliban commander, multiple Pakistani intelligence officials told CNN Thursday.

The first attack, by a drone that fired two missiles, targeted 11 suspected militants in South Waziristan, a tribal area on the border with Afghanistan. Mullah Nazir, a Taliban commander, was killed in the strike, along with 10 others, intelligence officials said.

A second attack left four more people dead in North Waziristan, including Pakistan Taliban commander Shah Faisal, intelligence officials confirmed.

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