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In video message, Malala says she's 'getting better'

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, said she was "getting better day by day" in her first public statement released Monday. The 15-year-old said she had been given a "second life" to campaign for girls to have the right to go to school, in a video statement recorded before she underwent surgery to repair her skull at a hospital in Britain on Saturday. "Today you can see that I am alive. I can speak, I can see you, I can see everyone and I am getting better day by day," she said.

Malala, in video message, says 'getting better'

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, said she was getting better in her first public statement released Monday. "Today you can see that I am alive. I can speak, I can see you, I can see everyone and I am getting better day by day," said the 15-year-old in a video message made before she underwent surgery on her skull on Saturday. Speaking clearly in English, she said: "It's just because of the prayers of people. Because all people -- men, women, children -- all of them have prayed for me.
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