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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.

Chinese double amputee to climb Everest after ban revoked

Bhaktapur - A Chinese climber who lost both legs to frostbite on Everest four decades ago is hoping to finally reach the summit after Nepal's top court overruled a controversial government ban on blind and double amputee climbers.

Australian paraplegic 'humbled' by Everest base camp trek

Kathmandu - A wheelchair-bound Australian who reached Everest base camp under his own power said Tuesday he was "humbled" to be the first paraplegic to make the gruelling journey mostly unaided.

Hip cafe chain staffed by disabled workers opens in Paris

Paris - It is a hip-looking cafe like any other in central Paris, thronged with lunchtime dinners. Except that Joyeux has a little something extra -- many of its cooks and waiters have one more chromosome.

Stephen Hawking: a brief history of genius

London - Stephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, was Britain's most famous modern day scientist, a genius who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the Universe.

Stephen Hawking: a brief history of genius

London - Stephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, was Britain's most famous modern day scientist, a genius who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the Universe.

Blind singers break through Bangkok's sound barrier

Bangkok - Strumming his guitar with ease and backed by a drummer, Singhkum Boonriang belts out covers of Thai ballads as strangers pass by on a busy Bangkok afternoon.

Charity gives Venus de Milo prosthetic arms in French campaign

Paris - A replica of the Venus de Milo, the famous armless Greek goddess statue, was endowed with two prosthetic limbs made by 3D printers for a campaign by Handicap International carried out in Paris on Tuesday.

Czech schoolboy maps his life from disabled to designer

Cernosice - The toy cars, double-deckers, stuffed toys and pillows on his bed are meticulously ordered into neat rows, but Matej Hosek still inspects his room with a frown, looking for shortcomings.

How fashion, shoes and accessories enable the disabled

New York - Fashion photographer Jerris Madison thought his titanium rod leg spelled the end of his glamor days when doctors amputated his leg four years ago in a battle with bone cancer.

Iraqis maimed in battle struggle to survive as amputees

Baghdad - Karrar Hassan, 25, is just one of tens of thousands of Iraqi fighters wounded battling the Islamic State group. Now disabled, he struggles to survive on a $400 pension.

Double amputee banned from Everest slams Nepal govt rules

Kathmandu - A former Gurkha soldier who lost both his legs in Afghanistan hit out Tuesday at new rules by the Nepal government that ban double amputees from climbing its mountains, dashing his Everest dreams.

Palestinians exhume body of disabled Gazan killed during clashes

Gaza - Palestinian officials exhumed the body of a disabled Gazan man Sunday as part of efforts to prove Israeli forces shot him in the head during recent protests and clashes.

UN slams 'shocking' killing of disabled Palestinian protester

Geneva - The UN's human rights chief said Tuesday he was "truly shocked" by the Israeli army's killing of a wheelchair-bound Palestinian protester in Gaza, and demanded an "independent and impartial investigation".

Prince Harry, Markle make first official outing at Invictus Games

Montr - Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle made their first official public appearance together Monday, arriving hand in hand for a wheelchair tennis match at Toronto's Invictus Games.

Prince Harry visits mental health hospital ahead of Invictus Games

Toronto - Prince Harry met with staff and patients at a Toronto mental health facility also visited by his late mother Diana, hours before the opening ceremony of the third Invictus Games Saturday.

Prince Harry cheers on athletes ahead of Toronto Invictus Games

Montr - Prince Harry attended a training session Friday for athletes who will compete in the upcoming Invictus Games for soldiers and veterans wounded or disabled in battle.

US police fatally shoot deaf man despite neighbors' warnings

Chicago - Police in Oklahoma came under intense scrutiny Thursday for fatally shooting a deaf man who failed to respond to their commands, even as neighbors were alerting officers of the man's disability.

Paraplegic girl in France attacked by rats while in bed

Lille - A paraplegic teenage girl was attacked in her bed by rats which bit and scratched her hundreds of times, French police said Friday.

Blind visitors in Colombia try salsa, paragliding

Cali - Salsa and paragliding may not seem unusual to many visitors to the Colombian city of Cali. But exotic dances and extreme sports are brand new thrills to blind tourists from around the world.

Germany remembers Nazis' 'euthanasia' victims

Berlin - Germany on Friday marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a tribute to the 300,000 ill and disabled people killed under the Nazis' "euthanasia" programme, who are often seen as forgotten victims of that era.

Wounded in east Ukraine struggle for artificial limbs

Donetsk - Yulia Mikhailova considers herself lucky after surviving a shell strike on a trolley last year that killed 15 people in war-scarred east Ukraine's pro-Russian rebel-held territory.

Australia urges Rio security boost after Paralympian robbed

Sydney - Australian Olympic chiefs Tuesday demanded Rio Games organisers immediately improve security after a decorated Paralympian and her physiotherapist were robbed at gunpoint, underlining a crime wave sweeping the city.

Disabled protesters clash with police in Bolivia

La Paz - Bolivian police fired water cannons Wednesday at disabled protesters, many of them wheelchair-bound, who tried to get near the presidential palace to demand increased benefit payments.

Footless Ecuadoran mountaineer aiming to scale K2

Alfaro - An Ecuadoran who lost both his feet is aiming to become the first climber to scale the world's toughest mountain, K2, with artificial limbs and without oxygen supplies.
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