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Malala Yousafzai wins human-rights prize

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LONDON — In a possible preview of Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement, the European Union awarded its top human-rights prize today to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls.

It was the latest of many honors bestowed on the 16-year-old, who has become a celebrated international figure since surviving an assassination attempt last year that shocked the world.

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