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‘Like a Dream’: Malala Makes an Emotional Visit to Her Pakistani Hometown

‘Like a Dream’: Malala Makes an Emotional Visit to Her Pakistani Hometown Photo Malala Yousafzai, center, and her family visited her former home in Mingora, Pakistan, on Saturday. Credit Abdullah Sherin/Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for girls’ education and the world’s youngest Nobel laureate, visited her hometown in Pakistan on Saturday for the first time since the Taliban attempted to assassinate her in 2012.
Her return under heavy security to the city of Mingora in the Swat Valley — a former Taliban stronghold — was a deeply emotional moment for Ms. Yousafzai and her family.
“I wish to be in Swat, to be among you and serve you,” Ms. Yousafzai said with tears in her eyes as she met with former schoolmates and relatives at her old family house. “It is still like a dream for me to be among you,” she said, her voice quavering.
Ms. Yousafzai’s visit reflected how Pakistan has changed and how it hasn’t since the attempt on her life more th..

Laura Ingraham Takes a Week Off as Advertisers Drop Her Show

Supported by Media Laura Ingraham Takes a Week Off as Advertisers Drop Her Show Photo The Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday shared an article about David Hogg, a Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor, being rejected from several colleges and accused him of whining about it. Credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Fox News host Laura Ingraham announced on Friday that she was taking a week off following the decision of several companies to pull advertising from her show after she ridiculed a student survivor of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting.
“I’ll be off next week for Easter break with my kids. But fear not, we’ve got a great lineup of guest hosts to fill in for me,” Ms. Ingraham said on her show, “The Ingraham Angle.”
In response to an email, Fox News said that Ms. Ingraham’s break was a “preplanned vacation with her kids.”
The dispute began on Wednesday, when Ms. Ingraham shared an article about how the student, David Hogg, 17, had been rejected from several colleges, a..

Businesses are in danger of failing to prepare for something more than 'damage limitation Brexit'

Brexit offers the UK a chance to open new trade corridors, cut service sector based deals, and develop a new global identity. But these ambitions can only take off if we adopt a far bolder approach
Do you remember when we heard “Brexit means Brexit” or when we were offered a “red, white and blue Brexit”? Well with one year to go, I think business is in danger of failing to prepare for something beyond a “damage limitation Brexit”.
Of course we need to mitigate against the risks. Companies need to review workforce strategies, re-engineer supply chains and prepare for regulatory changes. Equally the public sector needs to build and staff giant new systems on both sides of the channel. These are huge challenges.
But unless we take more fundamental action, Brexit will create an economic headwind and UK innovation could spend the next 31 months stalling.
Read more UK businesses are not educating themselves on what Brexit could mean We are already seeing our clients question whether ..

At Stephen Hawking Funeral, Eddie Redmayne and Astronomer Royal Give Readings

At Stephen Hawking Funeral, Eddie Redmayne and Astronomer Royal Give Readings Photo The coffin of Stephen Hawking arriving at St Mary the Great Church in Cambridge, England. Credit Joe Giddens/Press Association, via Associated Press LONDON — Hundreds of people lined the streets of the British city of Cambridge on Saturday, breaking into applause as the hearse carrying the remains of the famed scientist Stephen Hawking arrived at a local church for a private funeral for 500 invited guests.
Dr. Hawking died on March 14 at age 76 after capturing popular imagination with his writings about space and time.
Photo The actor Eddie Redmayne, who played Stephen Hawking in the 2014 film “The Theory of Everything,” gave a reading. Credit Joe Giddens/Press Association, via Associated Press His book “A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes,” published in 1988, has sold more than 10 million copies and inspired a documentary film by Errol Morris. His own story was the basis of an aw..