News in Brief 26 October 2017 (AM)

Terrorism “on the defensive” but Syria’s “moment of truth” has arrived

Following the defeat of Daesh extremist forces in the Syrian cities of Raqqa and around Deir-ez-Zour, “terrorism is on the defensive”, but far from defeated.

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Catwalk to Freedom helps South Sudanese girls model full potential

If girls are given the opportunity to explore their “full potential”, there would be many fewer child marriages across South Sudan.

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Malala continues fight for girls’ rights, education, empowerment

Malala Yousafzai is continuing her fight for girls’ education, rights and empowerment, in her role as the youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace.

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