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Pandemic Corners People with Special Needs

Around 61 million adults live with some form of disability and they are among the groups most affected by the pandemic. Not only bear the extra risk in physical and mental health, but also the decline in empowerment due to not being able to do activities that hone skills.

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Job Training for People with Disabilities in California

The American Disability Act 1990 prohibits discrimination against workers with special needs in the US, but the proportion of workers with disabilities is very low. According to the 2020 US Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 17.9% of people with disabilities in the US are employed. Various programs seek to bridge …

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Bali Opens Again, But No International Flights

One of Indonesia’s main tourist destinations, Bali, reopened to foreign tourists on Thursday (14/10) after an 18-month pause due to the pandemic. But the island still lacks one important thing that drives it: international flights. A spokesman for Ngurah Rai International Airport said no flights were scheduled to land that …

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Actor William Shatner Bravely Flys into Space

Canadian actor William Shatner and three others flew into space Wednesday on the second flight made by a spacecraft operated by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company. The fully automated flight lasted about 10 minutes and took all of the civilian crew to fly about 100 kilometers above Earth. The trip …

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We are Tortured and Exploited in Libyan Detention Centers

Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean say they are tortured and their families blackmailed for ransom while they are held in Libyan government detention centers. The report, released by the Associated Press, comes as a UN report last week found evidence of possible crimes against humanity being committed against migrants who …

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