Most Shared Stories Tagged: disabilities


Hard life for disabled in China

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports that disabled people in China still face many barriers and discrimination, but they are drawing inspiration from disabled athletes competing in the Beijing Olympics.


Iraq's Paralympics team

The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on Iraq's Paralympic Team, which is competing in Beijing. Many of the team's members have been affected by the current war in their country, though some were wounded in previous conflicts, such as the Iran-Iraq War.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Reporter Jeff Lunden profiles classical singer Thomas Quasthoff. The German bass-baritone has won three Grammy Awards and achieved international success. And he's overcome significant physical challenges to do it.

Lifestyle & Belief

Heart Surgeries in Russia

Surgery to help children born with congenital heart defects is common in the United States. But not in Russia. The World reports on one group, called Heart to Heart, that is trying to change that by sending medical missions to Russia.