Malala confirms coldshouldering musician’s ‘thirst traps’

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai poses for photographs during the Education and Development G7 ministers Summit, in Paris, France, Friday July 5, 2019. France is hosting the rotating presidency of the G7 in 2019. The 45th G7 Summit will be held in August in Biarritz. (Christophe Petit Tesson/pool via AP)
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is not interested in thirst traps. (AP)

Malala Yousafzai has confirmed a claim that she was shown “thirst traps” of a musician on Instagram that left her unimpressed.

The 23-year-old activist – the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize – reposted a tweet from a Pakistani singer claiming his friend had shown her sexy pictures of him in an attempt to entice her.

Musician Sarjeel tweeted: “Thinking about the time my friend went to oxford for an exchange program, met Malala Yousafzai, and showed her my thirst traps on Instagram, to which she said ‘I’m not impressed by appearances’.”

Yousafzai confirmed the story after it went viral on social media, commenting: “It is what it is.”

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Sarjeel, 21, replied: “I love you @Malala (for curving me and blowing this up).”

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Education Secretary confirms exams WILL go ahead next summer



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Most A-level and GCSE exams in England will be delayed by three weeks next year to allow pupils to catch up on time lost to pandemic closures, Gavin Williamson  confirmed today.

The Education Secretary also outlined plans to streamline some subjects saying it would ‘support teachers and students by freeing up valuable teaching time’.

Most exams will take place between June 7 and July 2, but Mr Williamson also said that one maths and one English GCSE exam will take place before the May half-term, to allow pupils forced to self-isolate during the main exam period a chance to sit a paper in a core subject. 

In a written ministerial statement today, Mr Williamson confirmed that he had rejected calls for the exams next summer to be scrapped or postponed for longer, as had been called for by some teaching unions.

They warned

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