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Tokyo court rejects damages for man forcibly sterilised at age 14

Apo - A Japanese pensioner forcibly sterilised as a 14-year-old under a now-defunct eugenics law failed Tuesday in a legal bid for $280,000 in state compensation.

Without freedom to touch, blind migrants disoriented in virus-hit S.Africa

Johanesburg - Sheets of braille were scattered around Jetro Gonese as he sat hunched over his mattress in a dilapidated building in downtown Johannesburg, punching away at the keys of his special typewriter.

Disabled Chinese boy dies while father in virus quarantine

Bejing - A disabled boy has died after being left to fend for himself when his father was quarantined over the deadly new coronavirus in China's Hubei province.

Man pleads not guilty to murder of 19 at Japan care home

Kitakata - The man accused of murdering 19 disabled people at a Japanese care home in one of the country's worst mass killings pleaded not guilty Wednesday as his trial began.

Trial opens in Japan for grisly murder of 19 at disabled home

Apo - The man accused of the 2016 murder of 19 disabled people at a Japanese care home goes on trial Wednesday in a case that ranks among the country's worst mass killings.

The blind stumble on Delhi's 'broken' streets

New Delhi - The International Day of People with Disabilities is on Tuesday: Tapping his white cane, Vinod Kumar Sharma spends four hours a day running the gauntlet of crowded trains and New Delhi's congested, potholed and often pavement-less roads.

'This is my sacrifice': Thousands maimed in Iraq protests

Baghdad - A fractured spine, paralysed leg, hole in the back: Hamza took to the streets of Iraq's capital to demand a better life but now he has even less than ever.

Nepali climber set for final push in record 14-peak bid

Kathmandu - The current record for climbing the world's 14 tallest peaks is almost eight years. Nepali climber, Nirmal Purja, who served in the British special forces, has a target of seven months.

Activists hail Japan election of lawmakers with serious disabilities

Apo - The election of two candidates with serious disabilities to Japan's parliament was hailed by activists Monday, saying it could help boost understanding and improve infrastructure for those in the community.

Kazakh disabled woman detained for protest: reports

Almaty - Kazakh police on Tuesday detained a woman with cerebral palsy as she protested against the daughter of former strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev for calling people with disabilities "freaks", local media reported.

Made by foot: Mexican designer overcomes disability in style

Guadalajara - When Adriana Macias graduated from law school, she found no firm was interested in hiring an attorney without arms.

Disabled Syrian woman makes UN plea for the 'invisible'

New York - A young Syrian with cerebral palsy, who trekked with a wheelchair from her homeland all the way to Germany as a refugee, on Wednesday urged the UN Security Council to focus more on Syria's "invisible" disabled people.

Japan's sterilised 'eugenics' victims to get payout

Apo - Thousands of Japanese people -- some as young as nine -- forcibly sterilised under now-defunct eugenics laws, will receive government compensation after lawmakers passed historic legislation on Wednesday.

Disabled Kazakhs fight for rights amid Paralympics push

Almaty - In a gym in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty, Paralympic weightlifter Alina Solodukhina's slight shoulders are feeling the strain under more than 60 kilogrammes of cast iron.Solodukhina, who has dwarfism and is 125 centimetres (4.

Disabled former British marine to attempt Atlantic solo challenge

Gibraltar - A former British marine on Tuesday launched his attempt to become the first physically disabled person to row solo and unsupported across the Atlantic from mainland Europe to South America.

Down Syndrome competitor to make Dakar Rally history

- Lucas Barron will make history on Sunday when he lines up on the Dakar 2019 starting line in Peru, becoming the first person with Down Syndrome to take part in the gruelling race.

Japan wheelchair user sues over ban from wine tasting event

Apo - A wheelchair user who was stopped from drinking alcohol at a wine tasting event over "safety" concerns is seeking compensation in a Japanese court.The man in his 50s is demanding 1.

Bulgaria's nationalist vice premier resigns after outcry

Sofia - Bulgaria's nationalist vice premier Valery Simeonov resigned on Friday after weeks of street protests by insulted mothers of children with disabilities who pressed for him to go.

France launches nationwide probe into baby arm deformations

Paris - France has launched a nationwide probe into incidents of babies being born with either missing or malformed arms after abnormal rates of deformations were detected in several regions of the country, a top public health official said Wednesday.

Legless Venezuelan rapper, surfer, overcoming odds in Colombia

Barranquilla - Venezuelan migrant Alfonso Mendoza was born without legs. Abandoned by his parents, he flirted with suicide. But everything about him shouts: "Believe in Yourself!" -- ask anyone who attends his motivational classes.

Iraqi amputees take the plunge to forget horrors of IS

Arbil - With artificial limbs in the place of legs they lost to jihadists, a group of Iraqis plunged into a swimming pool for a special race aimed at helping them overcome the horrors of war.

In Damascus, war amputees walk again on Syrian-made prosthetics

Damascus - Propped up by a mobility frame in a rehabilitation centre in Syria's capital, Abdulghani carefully inches forward on two artificial legs, as he walks for the first time in over a year.

Damascus park hosts first cafe with young disabled staff

Damascus - In a Damascus park, 21-year-old Abdel Rahman shuttles between tables bringing customers drinks, delighted to be employed at Syria's first cafe staffed by young people with Down's Syndrome.

Tanzania's conjoined twins, handicapped heroes, die at 21

Nairobi - Two conjoined sisters, who became famous when they began their studies at a Tanzanian university last September, have died at the age of 21 following a long illness, the president of the east African nation announced on Sunday.

In Poland, disabled protest camp puts pressure on govt

Varsovia - Sitting in wheelchairs or lying on blankets, a handful of young disabled Poles have spent the past month camped out at the Polish parliament, demanding the government increase their meagre living allowance.

Three more victims sue Japan government over forced sterilisation

Apo - Three people who were forcibly sterilised under a now-defunct eugenics law in Japan are suing the government Thursday as part of a movement seeking an apology and compensation for victims.

Chinese double amputee finally summits Everest, decades after first bid

Kathmandu - A Chinese climber who lost both legs to frostbite on Everest four decades ago finally reached the summit Monday, just months after the revocation of a controversial ban on double amputee climbers attempting the world's highest peak.

Hondurans mauled by 'The Beast' adapt to new lives

Choluteca - They tried to get to the United States on Mexican freight trains collectively known as "The Beast" but failed, losing a limb on the way to the frenzy of wheels slicing along tracks.

The UK dance company putting a new spin on the art

London - Whether in a wheelchair, on crutches or without any disability at all, performers from the Candoco company are giving London audiences a fresh twist on contemporary dance.

'I want my life back': Japan sterilisation victims seek justice

Sendai - Junko Iizuka remembers clearly the day she was taken to a hospital as a teenager and forcibly sterilised under a Japanese government programme.
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