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Disabled driver thrown to ground by police in Ohio


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Disabled DR Congo street musicians push for copyright recognition


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Mother visiting Disney World with her disabled son is left rude note for taking up two parking spots


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The US permanently disabled more than 150 vehicles and aircraft when the military left Kabul so they will ‘never be used again’


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Israel to investigate police shooting of disabled Arab man


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Father of child with Down’s syndrome confronts Marjorie Taylor Greene over disabled slur at GOP meeting


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Student with stoma accused of taking drugs in disabled toilet by Wetherspoons staff

Student with stoma accused of taking drugs in disabled toilet by Wetherspoons staffA student with a stoma has written to a Wetherspoons pub calling for better awareness of invisible disabilities after she was accused of taking drugs in a disabled toilet. Amber Davies, 21, said door staff at The Dragon Inn in Birmingham "very happily and very openly accused me of snorting, dealing and having sex” in the toilet. She said the letter, posted on Instagram, is a “word of advice” for those who only see disability as a term used to describe wheelchair users. The chain has apologised to Amber, who was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis aged 13, and offered her a gift card after she complained. She described the disability as a “chronic, debilitating, lifelong illness”, adding that “it can make going out, especially on nights out, a pretty daunting prospect.” Her stoma "needs constant care" and can be emptied up to 15 times a day. Amber, a third-year student at Cardiff University, said: "Being out with a group of lads made me look further 'suspicious' – one of these being my boyfriend who assisted me in the disabled toilets on this final occasion. "He was taken aside and questioned separately.” She signed off the letter with “Not every disability is visible”. View this post on Instagram An open letter to The Dragon Inn Wetherspoon Birmingham a couple of Saturday’s ago who very happily and very openly accused me of snorting, dealing and having sex in the disabled toilet for ‘there is no other reason I would need to visit it so often’… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ➡️➡️ swipe to read on ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ noteverydisabilityisvisible A post shared by Amber Davies �� (@ambersostomy) on Aug 27, 2019 at 9:21am PDT Amber told the BBC: "I got grabbed by a female bouncer and my boyfriend by a male bouncer, we were accused of using them [the disabled toilet] for the wrong reasons. "She [the bouncer] was quite reluctant to listen to my side of the story, I said it bluntly and I didn't raise my voice once. "[It's] just completely unacceptable and they're such a big chain, you'd think they'd have training or be knowledgeable before grabbing us." Amber, from Builth Wells in Wales, said she had a radar key to access the toilet and a ‘Can’t Wait Card’ as proof of her illness. Her boyfriend, who had gone into the toilet with her, was taken outside the pub, she added. A JD Wetherspoon spokesperson said: "A female member of door staff spoke with Ms Davies, who explained her disability. "Staff expressed that if this had been known beforehand, or an explanation given sooner, the situation could have been avoided. "Staff listened at length to Ms Davies' points, never once questioning her disability and apologised for the confusing situation on both sides."



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Blind father carries disabled son to safety as their house is destroyed by Hurricane Dorian

Blind father carries disabled son to safety as their house is destroyed by Hurricane DorianThe roof had blown clean off. Outside, the ocean surged, swallowing the land.Brent Lowe knew he had to escape — and take his 24-year-old son, who has cerebral palsy and cannot walk, with him.



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UPDATE 1-Iran says it came to help of disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf

UPDATE 1-Iran says it came to help of disabled foreign oil tanker in the GulfIranian navy vessels came to the assistance of a disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that needed repairs, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday by the semi-official news agency ISNA. “(Spokesman) Abbas Mousavi said… that an international oil tanker was in trouble due to a technical fault in the Persian Gulf… After receiving a request for assistance, Iranian forces approached it and used a tugboat to pull it towards Iranian waters for the necessary repairs to be carried out,” ISNA said. A CNN reporter tweeted earlier that U.S. intelligence increasingly believed that the UAE tanker MT Riah had been forced into Iranian waters by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards naval forces.



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Iran says it came to help of disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf

Iran says it came to help of disabled foreign oil tanker in the GulfIranian navy vessels came to the assistance of a disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that needed repairs, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday by the semi-official news agency ISNA. “(Spokesman) Abbas Mousavi said… that an international oil tanker was in trouble due to a technical fault in the Persian Gulf… After receiving a request for assistance, Iranian forces approached it and used a tugboat to pull it towards Iranian waters for the necessary repairs to be carried out,” ISNA said. A CNN reporter tweeted earlier that U.S. intelligence increasingly believed that the UAE tanker MT Riah had been forced into Iranian waters by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards naval forces.



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