Nightly News   |  February 02, 2013

Malala, 15, nominated for Nobel prize

Malala Yousafzai, 15, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for refusing to bow to pressure by extremists who don’t want girls in Pakistan to receive an education. The winner will be announced in October. NBC’s Lester Holt has more.

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>>> some good news tonight on what started as a tragic story. malala yusufzai, the 15-year-old pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the taliban for promoting girls' education, has been formally nominated for the nobel peace prize . she would be the youngest person ever to win the prestigious award. the winner will be announced in october.