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British artist Sue Austin is preparing to show off a prototype self-propelled underwater wheelchair to the public

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British artist Sue Austin is preparing to show off a prototype self-propelled underwater wheelchair to the public. Sue Austin, who has been a wheelchair user since 1996, developed the chair with help from dive experts and academics. The model is powered by two dive propulsion vehicles and steered with a bespoke fin and foot-operated acrylic strip. She is staging a performance with it in a swimmin...

Just over a month after the release of Diablo III, Kripparrian, a pro player, has managed to complete the game on its hardest setting

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Just over a month after the release of Diablo III, Kripparrian, a pro player, has managed to complete the game on its hardest setting. Toronto-based Kripparrian posted a video on YouTube showing the hard fight against Diablo – the ultimate boss in the game. To make the task harder, Kripparrian used the game’s “hard core” setting which left little room for error. The achiev...

Sacha Baron Cohen shocked at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Hollywood after pushing an elderly woman in a wheelchair off the stage while accepting an award

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...FTA Britannia Awards in Hollywood after pushing an elderly woman in a wheelchair off the stage while accepting an award Sacha Baron Cohen was accepting the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy when he “accidentally” pushed Grace Collington in a wheelchair into the audience. Grace Collington, who appeared in the 1931 Chaplin film City Lights at the age of 5, is the o...

Lady Gaga has traded in her custom 24-carat-gold Mordekai wheelchair designed by Ken Borochov for a Louis Vuitton creation that she took for a spin through the streets of Chicago on Thursday

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Lady Gaga has traded in her custom 24-carat-gold Mordekai wheelchair designed by Ken Borochov for a Louis Vuitton creation that she took for a spin through the streets of Chicago on Thursday. Lady Gaga’s new set of wheels features a seat covered with Louis Vuitton’s iconic brown and tan print. Lady Gaga has traded in her custom 24-carat-gold Mordekai wheelchair designed by Ken Borochov for a Lou...

Lady Gaga starts walking again for the first time since hip surgery in February

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Lady Gaga starts walking again for the first time since hip surgery in February. Lady Gaga, 27, was spotted strutting into a Bikram yoga class in New York’s East Village on Monday. However, at one moment she was seen being pushed out of the class in her Louis Vuitton wheelchair. Lady Gaga starts walking again for the first time since hip surgery in February Lady Gaga, who is back from Chic...

Paralympic torch has reached outer London as part of a 24-hour relay to herald the start of the 2012 Games

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Paralympic torch has reached outer London as part of a 24-hour relay to herald the start of the 2012 Games. Four national flames, kindled last week, were united in a cauldron at a ceremony in Stoke Mandeville – the spiritual home of the Paralympics. A flame lit from that cauldron is being carried 92 miles from Buckinghamshire to London’s Olympic Stadium. The Queen and the Duke and Duc...

The famous Maracanã football stadium, the venue for the 1950 World Cup, is being redeveloped for the 2014 finals, which Brazil is also hosting, and the 2016 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies

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...s across the city, the Brazilian organizing committee has said. Plans for their eight-minute segment in the London 2012 closing ceremony on Sunday night have also been set out at London’s Olympic Park. They said pure Brazilian samba would demonstrate the country’s passion. Events will be at Copacabana Beach, the Olympic Park which is being built at Barra, in Deodoro and at the Maracanã...

Queen Elizabeth II has declared the London 2012 Paralympics officially open, during a spectacular opening ceremony watched by some 80,000 spectators

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...ng and track cycling are among the events set to feature on the opening day. Lord Coe told the crowd at the east London stadium: “It is my great honor to say welcome home to the Paralympic Games.” Eight members of the British under-22 wheelchair basketball team were given the honor of carrying the Paralympic flag into the stadium. It was raised by members of the armed forces, before th...

Dawn Wilcox, a disabled army veteran was forced to wet herself and sit in her own urine for hours after airline staff ignored her pleas to use the bathroom

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Dawn Wilcox, a disabled army veteran was forced to wet herself and sit in her own urine for hours after airline staff ignored her pleas to use the bathroom. Dawn Wilcox, a veteran soldier from Killeen,Texas, is wheelchair bound after an injury while serving in the forces. The woman says American Airlines flight stewards delayed her from getting off the plane to use the restroom. When she then mis...

London Marathon runners wore black ribbons on their vests in honor of Boston Marathon bombings victims

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2014 Winter Paralympic Games have been opened in a spectacular ceremony in Sochi

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...ere elsewhere in the stadium. The scenes of the ceremony were linked by the journey of the firebird, a mythical bird from Russian folklore said to be a symbol of wealth and happiness. Featured performances came from 25-year-old Yulia Samoylova, the runner-up in the Russian version of the X Factor, Faktor A, who has been in a wheelchair since childhood, and blind accordionist Alexey Levchuk. The sh...

Cybathlon will take place in Zurich on October 8, 2016

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...ped the competition will spur interest in human performance-enhancing technology. The brain-computer interface race is designed for competitors who are paralyzed from the neck down. They will control an avatar in a computer racing game via a headset that connects the brain to a computer. There will also be races for those wearing arm or leg prosthetics, an exoskeleton race and a wheelchair race. T...

Larry Flynt has said he does not want Joseph Paul Franklin, the man who put him in a wheelchair, to face the death penalty

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Larry Flynt has said he does not want Joseph Paul Franklin – the man who put him in a wheelchair – to face the death penalty. Joseph Paul Franklin, who shot Larry Flynt outside a Georgia court in 1978, is set for execution in Missouri in November. “I have every reason to be overjoyed with this decision, but I am not,” Larry Flynt told the Hollywood Reporter. “I would...

Lady Gaga has been reunited with her favorite heels as she hit the town in New York in her trademark super high boots

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Lady Gaga has been reunited with her favorite heels as she hit the town in New York in her trademark super high boots. Lady Gaga’s re-emergence comes after she was seen wheeling around the Big Apple in a gold wheelchair, and then kitten heels. A brief appearance at the premiere of The Great Gatsby revealed a severe short crop, but it seems that was a side show for the main event as she atte...

Disabled Chinese land rights lawyer Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin have been jailed a year after they were detained

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...ter they were detained Their trial took place in December 2011, with the hearing closed to the press and foreign diplomats. Their supporters said charges were meant to silence them and the trial was a sign of China’s growing intolerance of dissent. Their daughter, Dong Xuan, told reporters then that the trial had been “a very abnormal legal process”. “This is completely unf...

Israeli scientists warn that sitting down for too long may give you a big bottom

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Israeli scientists warn that sitting down for too long may give you a big bottom. Not just eating junk food put your bottom at risk – sitting all day in the office is just as likely to broaden your rear. The warning comes from a scientist who usually researches bed sores which can affect those bedridden or in a wheelchair due to paralysis. Israeli scientists warn that sitting down for too long m...

Paulo Henrique Machado has lived for 45 years in hospital

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...spital. As a baby Brazilian Paulo Henrique Machado suffered infantile paralysis brought on by polio, and he is still hooked up to an artificial respirator 24 hours a day. But despite this, he has trained as a computer animator and is now creating a television series about his life. His first memories are of exploring the hospital he has lived in for 45 years by wheelchair. “I explored up and...

Hosni Mubarak has appeared in court, three days after being released from prison and placed under house arrest

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Hosni Mubarak has appeared in court, three days after being released from prison and placed under house arrest. The former Egyptian president is facing a retrial on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising. Hosni Mubarak sat in the defendants’ cage along with his two sons, former interior minister, and six security chiefs. Earlier, the separate trial of th...

Major Nidal Hasan has been sentenced to die by lethal injection for killing 13 soldiers at Fort Hood

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...of the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, in which 32 others were also injured. The defendant had tried to admit his guilt but military law bans guilty pleas in death penalty cases. The Virginia-born Muslim said he opened fire to protect Taliban insurgents from troops about to deploy to Afghanistan. Nidal Hasan’s court-appointed lawyers have previously told the judge they suspect he is seeking execution...

Linda Ronstadt revealed she is facing an uphill battle as she loses her voice to Parkinson’s disease

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...ase>>, I was completely shocked. I wouldn’t have suspected that in a million, billion years.” Adding that “No-one can sing with Parkinson’s disease, no matter how hard you try,” it soon became apparent that the star’s illustrious career was over. No longer fully in control of her faculties, Linda Ronstadt is forced to walk with the assistance of poles at times and is wheelchair-bound...

Nidal Hasan has declined to make a statement as jurors begin considering his sentence

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Nidal Hasan, the US Army psychiatrist who shot dead 13 people at Texas Army base Fort Hood, has declined to make a statement as jurors begin considering his sentence. Major Nidal Hasan, 42, faces the death penalty after being found guilty of the attack at Fort Hood Army base in 2009. He is defending himself but has stayed largely silent throughout his trial. During the sentencing phase on Tuesday...

TV 2000 images show a man apparently reacting to Pope Francis putting his hands on his head

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...ogized for “having altered the truth”. The Pope’s spokesman said he “did not intend to perform any exorcism”. “Rather as he frequently does with the sick or suffering who come his way, he simply intended to pray for a suffering person,” said Federico Lombardi in a statement. The footage shows a young man, who is in a wheelchair, opening his mouth and eithe...

Former President George H.W. Bush announced Nelson Mandela's death after his spokesman misread news flash

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...s unstable. “Nevertheless, his team of doctors are convinced that he will receive the same level of intensive care at his Houghton home that he received in Pretoria.” George H.W. Bush, 89, is also dealing with health problems of his own. He was unable to attend the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial last Wednesday because his old age has confined him to a wheelchair. Jim McGrath told the LA Times t...

Five living American presidents and their wives gathered in Dallas Thursday to honor the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center

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...ent Barack Obama’s tough job in uplifting the country from tragedies like the Boston bombings. Another emotional moment came as George Bush’s father, George H.W. Bush, spoke to the crowd and then rose out of his wheelchair with the help of his wife and son. “It’s a beautiful day in Dallas and it’s a great pleasure to be here,” the elder Bush said. “This is very special to B...

Thousands of mourners are attending the funeral of renowned author Chinua Achebe in his Nigerian home town of Ogidi in Anambra state

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...tical of politicians and what he described as a failure of leadership in Nigeria. He had been living in the US since 1990 after a car crash left him partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair, returning to Nigeria infrequently. Thousands of mourners are attending the funeral of renowned author Chinua Achebe in his Nigerian home town of Ogidi in Anambra state Chinua Achebe is being given a colorful,...