Books, not bullets – U.S. politicians have a choice to make: they can either invest in military and war or in education and hope.

By Allison Grossman, Senior Legislative Associate at RESULTS, an international grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to ending poverty.

Books, not bullets. That’s the message that 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate and global education activist Malala Yousafzai brought to lawmakers during her very first visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

“U.S. politicians have a choice to make: they can either invest in military and war or in education and hope. Without education it’s impossible to achieve the peace we all seek. Education for all is the only answer,” she said.

I was lucky to spend the day going door to door on Capitol Hill with Malala, her father Ziauddin, and Malala Fund president Meighan Stone. And I’m lucky do the same work year round with RESULTS and our network of passionate, committed volunteers across the country. Like Malala, they are using their voices to change the world.

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Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to visit Kazakhstan

ASTANA. KAZINFORM – Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is expected to pay a visit to Kazakhstan in 2015.

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev announced the upcoming visit of the Indian politician after receiving credentials from foreign ambassadors in Astana on Wednesday.

“Kazakhstan is interested in strengthening of relations and development of cooperation with India. The visit of Indian Prime Minister Modi next year is of paramount importance,” President Nazarbayev said.

On Wednesday, new ambassadors of Italy, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Egypt, India, Macedonia and China presented their credentials to the Kazakh Leader in the Akorda presidential residence.

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