In Hamburg, a group of senior citizens have taken up karate. The idea is not just to boost their self-confidence. It's a great way of keeping fit as well.
Respect for the Aged Day is symbolic of the respect that is afforded to the elderly in Japan. But with one in four of its population aged 65 or over, the country is facing what experts suggest is a demographic time bomb.
There has been a sharp increase in violence against environmental activists around the world, according to a new report from Global Witness. Brazil and Cambodia are among the countries worst affected by the problem.
By 2050 the number of elderly citizens in Africa is expected to quadruple, topping more than 200 million. Meanwhile Africa's governments are scrambling to find the means to support their aging community.
Former NSA senior executive Thomas Drake blew the whistle on a failed surveillance program called Trailblazer. He tells DW that the US whistleblower laws failed to protect him from retaliation within the NSA.
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