Blind Street Fighter V champion takes on Twitch audience
01 September 2021 | 11:52 am
With a joystick in one hand, a Braille device under the other and a mask over his eyes, BlindWarriorSven efficiently disposes of yet another opponent. Sven van de Wege was only six when he was struck by cancer. He lost his sight, but was determined not to let his disability get in the way of his childhood passion for video games.
23 Feb 2017
More than 2,000 people attend the funeral of Omar Abdel-Rahman, the blind sheikh linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing who died in a US jail, in his hometown of El-Gamaleya, in Dakhalia province, northeast of Cairo.
27 Mar 2017
The Netherlands trained for the first time since the sacking of coach Danny Blind.
8 Jun 2017
A small community of blind students in Malaysia is attempting to learn the entire Quran, a task that requires them to read each sheet of the holy text up to 40 times and memorise close to two pages a day.
23 Dec 2017
As a photographer, Silja Korn has overcome what most would consider an impossible disadvantage: she is blind. Silja works as a pre-school teacher in Berlin.
13 Dec 2018
Carmen Lopez has been training hard to become Spain’s first blind female athlete to enter the World Adaptive Surfing Championship in La Jolla, California, on Wednesday.
20 Dec 2018
The other Donald Trump: A blind amphibian.
27 Apr 2019
A blind Japanese sailor completed his non-stop Pacific voyage, becoming the first sightless person on record to navigate a vessel across the vast ocean.
23 Aug 2019
On a sweltering day in eastern China a squad of footballers wearing blindfolds hurtles after a ringing ball, occasionally clattering painfully into each other. But Jiangsu province's blind football team hardly care -- even when they break the odd bone -- because the sport is a rewarding break from the massage parlour.
19 Nov 2019
Yahaya Usman, known by his stage name “Yahaya Mahako” (Mahako means blind in Hausa), went from being a beggar to a famous singer in northern Nigeria. After losing his sight to measles when he was 3, he was sent away from his village and was told street begging was his only means to survive. He discovered his talent for singing on the street but faced years of discrimination, until he met a wealthy man who helped him achieve his dream.
27 Dec 2019
Nineteen-year-old Ryusei Ouchi uses a cane to ride the rails and drop off large ramps. With a cane to feel out the edge of a three-metre-high ramp, Ryusei Ouchi takes a deep breath, shuffles to the edge and drops in.
3 Apr 2021
An expert commission set up to assess whether France was partly responsible for the Rwandan genocide says France could have done more to stop the killings, but rejected claims the country had been complicit.
3 Apr 2021
France bears some "overwhelming responsibility" for the Rwandan genocide, according to a report submitted to Emmanuel Macron by a commission of historians. We speak to Jessica Mwiza Gérondal of the NGO Ibuka France. Also, Eritrea is set to withdraw its troops from Ethiopia. The news comes just days after Ethiopia admitted that Eritrean forces had entered Ethiopia's northern Tigray region. Finally, extreme exercise can help raise money and awareness for wildlife conservation. We speak to Bruce Lawson, who broke a world record as part of his initiative #BurpeesForConservation.
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At the start of the pandemic, London-based Palestinian actor, filmmaker and music producer Mo'min Swaitat discovered 10,000 tapes in the West Bank while in lockdown there – music that documented a moment in Palestinian history that hadn't been heard for 30 years. He spent eight months listening to the tapes, making it his mission to digitise and re-release this window into the past. One of the tapes he found was "The Intifada 1987”, an album by Riad Awwad. Mo'min tells Eve Jackson why the discovery is so important to Palestinians.
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The conflict in Gaza is something we're used to seeing on the news, but now, events in the Palestinian territory are popping up on the small screen as fiction. Following the success of hit Israeli shows like "Fauda", Hamas is throwing itself into television production, with a series to tell its side of the story. We take a closer look.
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While WhatsApp has over 2 billion users, Telegram has over 500 million monthly active users. Apart from these 2, Wire, Discord, Viber, and Skype are some other options in the list of WhatsApp alternatives. Telegram focuses on security, is free and importantly, it can be used on all devices at the same time.
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Palm worm, also known as white worm and fos in Cameroon, is one of the most consumed delicacies of Cameroonian cuisine, as it is considered a "vitamin store". It was consumed in the past to meet the nutritional needs in rural areas but it has started to be consumed in cities and on rich tables with its natural cheese flavor.
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The omicron variant of COVID-19, which was first detected in South Africa, has so far resulted in fewer deaths and hospitalizations than previous waves. Though some experts warn not to take the variant lightly, life has almost returned to normal in cities such as Cape Town, where restaurants and bars are open for the first time since the pandemic began.
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A massive volcanic eruption in Tonga that triggered tsunami waves around the Pacific caused significant damage to the island nation's capital and smothered it in dust. Yet some internet users shared false images of the natural catastrophe. Why? We take a look at why fake footage frequently circulates on social media in the aftermath of extreme weather events and other catastrophes.