Afghan girls get visas for con­test

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

A team of Afghan girls who had been de­nied visas to at­tend a Wash­ing­ton ro­bot­ics com­pe­ti­tion are now al­lowed to come, or­ga­niz­ers said on Wed­nes­day. Au­thor­i­ties had de­nied ac­cess to schoolchildren from a num­ber of Mus­lim-ma­jor­ity na­tions to par­tic­i­pate in the com­pe­ti­tion. But fol­low­ing pub­lic out­cry over the girls’ in­abil­ity to at­tend the event, the US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump urged au­thor­i­ties to reverse course, me­dia said.

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