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…and this is how it’s done. Thank you DCF

No matter how dire and unjust a situation seems there is always somebody that proves that no matter what, there is always hope. We need to find the moments that define us as people and stop the hate. One more reason for everybody to recognize the importance of women in STEM ,for themselves, for society and ultimately for all of us. Thank you DCF

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not tryna bring bad to here - did one die?


@thesimpleguy did you read the linked article?


@oldturkey03 Yes ; I read it on a local YT channel. - did one die?


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It’s so important to find the positive things that are happening so you don’t get pulled down by all of the doom.

Thank you for sharing this happy story, @oldturkey03!

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I am not tryna put bad here!!! ok? just a news: …and this is how it’s done. Thank you DCF


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An all-girl team of roboticists from Afghanistan will watch their creations compete in a US competition via Skype after being denied entry visas.

President Trump recently ordered a ban on travel from six Muslim-majority countries, but Afghanistan was not included on the list.

Teams from Iran, Sudan and Syria - which are on the list - did manage to enter the country.

The girls said they did not know why they had not been given visas.

A US State Department official said it could not discuss individual cases. A team from The Gambia also failed to gain visas.

'Clear insult'

The six-member team will watch their ball-sorting robot compete in Washington DC via a video link from their hometown of Herat, in western Afghanistan.

"We still don't know the reason why we were not granted visas, because other countries participating in the competition have been given visas," Fatemah Qaderyan, 14, told Reuters.

She was one of the team members who made two journeys to the US embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, to apply for their papers.

Team-mate Lida Azizi, 17, said: "All of the countries can participate in the competitions, but we can't. So it's a clear insult for the people of Afghanistan."

The First Global competition has seen teams from 164 countries compete in a series of robotic games.

The non-profit organisation aims to promote Stem subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths).

First Global's president, Joe Sestak, said in a post on the organisation's Facebook page that he was "saddened" by the US decision, adding his own thoughts as to why the girls had been refused visas.

"Visa decisions are often made regarding many whose lives are endangered," he wrote. "This is compounded by the low number of visas available within the nation to begin with."

A group of Afghan girls based in the US will represent the team, and the Skype call will be broadcast on a big screen at the event.

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@thesimpleguy, the article you're linking is from July of 2017. The one @oldturkey03 is sharing is from August of this year. :)

I don't believe anyone on this team has died.


@ambertaus No. The 2017 news is not about dieng;

tl;dr chameleon.


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