Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, is now able to stand with help, according to doctors treating her in the U.K. The 15-year-old is "well enough that she's agreed that she's happy, in fact keen, for us to share more clinical detail," said Dr. Dave Rosser, medical director at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. "She is also keen that I thank people for their support." Despite the encouraging news, doctors say she's still fighting an infection that was probably caused by a bullet that grazed her head. "She is not out of the woods yet," Rosser said.
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