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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.

Tokyo dreams fuel Cambodia's first disabled basketballers

Battambang - Slamming into each other with a metallic crunch, Cambodia's first women's wheelchair basketball team are changing attitudes to disability in a nation where unexploded landmines claim new victims every week but physical impairments are scorned.

Man in wheelchair robs Croatian bank: Report

Zagreb - A Croatian man in a wheelchair robbed a bank after passers-by helped him to enter the premises, local media reported Friday."I have a bomb!

Ukraine leader, wife defend disabled man kicked out of eatery

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna took the unusual step Thursday of defending a disabled man who was pushed out of a restaurant because of his "suspicious" behaviour.

Disabled Czechs get new lease on sex life

Prague - Tomas Pik has lost nothing of his lust for life despite the crippling disease that confined him to a wheelchair five years ago as the nerves in his limbs withered.

Painful memories for blind activist who escaped China's grip

Paris - Blind and a prisoner in his own home, he escaped when a guard had a moment of inattention, feeling for obstacles and scrambling over walls, breaking his foot and crawling away covered in blood to find help.

UN investigates UK Govt. over human rights welfare reform abuses

The United Nations plans to visit the UK to investigate whether Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reforms have caused harmful and systematic abuses of disabled people's human rights, The Independent reports.

Startling figures on U.S. disability rates

Washington - One in 5 adults in the U.S. has some form of disability, according to a new report. The most commonly reported issue is mobility, shown with difficulty in climbing stairs. This is followed by dementia.

Fund for pensioner mugged outside home raises £215k in three days

A donation fund set up to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his own home has drawn over £160,000 from gracious members of the public wishing to help the victim.

An artsy solution provides disabled artists employment Special

Chicago - One of the biggest ongoing advocacy efforts by anyone in the disability community is employment awareness. Activists promote the message that disabled people are just as competent, sometimes better, workers than their non disabled colleagues

One dead as French military plane crashes into home for disabled

Tours - One person was killed and five were injured in central France Wednesday after a military training jet crashed into a home for the disabled, authorities said.

Pistorius sentence set for Tuesday

Pretoria - South African Judge Thokozile Masipa adjourned Oscar Pistorius's sentencing hearing on Friday and scheduled the handing down of his sentence for Tuesday 21 October.

New artist residencies focused on disability culture Special

Chicago - There are not many residencies for artists and or writers with disabilities. Mostly residencies are for everybody, but a nonprofit organization has partnered with a university to provide unprecedented residencies.

Germany opens national memorial to Nazis' disabled victims

Berlin - To the mournful strains of a single cello and tearful remembrances by family members, Germany on Tuesday inaugurated a national memorial to the 300,000 ill and disabled people systematically murdered by the Nazis.

Germany to open memorial to Nazis' disabled victims

Berlin - Germany will inaugurate the first national memorial to the estimated 300,000 ill and disabled people systematically murdered by the Nazis on Tuesday, at a ceremony with victims' relatives.

Disabled vet put needles in meat 'Just for the hell of it'

Belleville - A 68-year-old Belleville, Illinois resident is facing up to 70 years in prison, accused of "food tampering" after allegedly inserting sewing needles into packages of meat at the local Shop n' Save supermarket.

Video of Chihuahua learning to walk without front legs goes viral

Indianapolis - The video of a disabled Chihuahua learning to walk with the help of a modified children toy is the latest feelgood video to go viral.

Horror as Gaza handicapped care facility bombed

Gaza - Twenty-year-old Palestinian Sally Saqr lies in a hospital bed in Gaza's Shifa hospital with burns that have turned her cheeks an angry pink beneath her ventilation tube.

President seeks to abolish subminimum wage for the disabled

United States President Barack Obama is moving forward with a plan that will guarantee that disabled federal workers will no longer receive less than the federal minimum wage.

Boy tied to bus stop highlights struggle for disabled Indians

Mumbai - The nine-year-old boy dressed in blue lay listlessly on the pavement in the scorching Mumbai summer afternoon, his ankle tethered with rope to a bus stop, unheeded by pedestrians strolling past.

Pistorius introduced Steenkamp as 'fiancee'

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius introduced Reeva Steenkamp as his fiancee just a week before he shot her, a close neighbour of the runner testified in his defence Tuesday.

Back pain biggest global source of disability

Paris - Lower back pain causes more disability around the world than any other single condition, and accounts for a third of work-related handicaps, a specialist journal reported on Monday.Nearly a tenth -- 9.4 percent -- of the world's population has lower ba...

Lost limbs and uncertain futures as Afghan army casualties mount

Kabul - Taking his first faltering steps since his left leg was blown off by a landmine, Sergeant Muneer Ahmad is grim proof that the Afghan army is paying a heavy price in its war against the Taliban and struggling to care for its wounded.

Spain blind association puts disabled to work

Madrid - After completing high school, 46-year-old Spaniard Ricardo Velesar struggled to hold down a job as a degenerative eye disease slowly robbed him of his sight.

Video: Passersby amazed by mannequins of 'not-so-perfect' people

Not everyone is perfect in this world. Pro Infirmis, an organization for the disabled, did something amazing earlier this month, which astonished passersby on Zurich's popular shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse.

Doctors denied disabled baby a heart transplant

Maverick, six months old, was born with a severe heart defect. He has received two surgeries, but still went into heart failure. Doctors discussed a heart transplant with parents Autumn Chenkus and Charlie Higgs. However, Maverick ended up being denied.

Op-Ed: The shutdown's butterfly effect on Olympic athletes Special

Aspen - If you watch the Sochi Winter Games, you may not see the best U.S. Paralympic skiers, or may not see them in their best shape. Remember the government shutdown?

Disabled German tortoise is on a roll with new Lego wheel (video)

Achern - Schildi the tortoise was found recently in Germany, possibly abandoned by his owners and shy one leg. Now vets have fixed him up and have fitted a Lego wheel to help him get around.
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