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Bolivia: believers of the Virgin of Urkupina break rocks to ask for favours during a religious procession

Bolivian believers gathered on the outskirts of the capital La Paz on Monday (August 15) to take part in an annual religious celebration, that includes the breaking of river rocks to ask the Virgin of

Bolivian believers gathered on the outskirts of the capital La Paz on Monday (August 15) to take part in an annual religious celebration, that includes the breaking of river rocks to ask the Virgin of

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Pensioner parents: Indian couple in their 70s have first baby

A couple from Northern India, who are in their 70s, have reportedly become parents for the first time. The mother, Daljinder Kaur, who says she is

A couple from Northern India, who are in their 70s, have reportedly become parents for the first time. The mother, Daljinder Kaur, who says she is

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Managing the health of an ageing population in Poland

Poland is facing an uncertain future as its population ages and so putting pressure on workers, the economy and the healthcare system. Living through

Poland is facing an uncertain future as its population ages and so putting pressure on workers, the economy and the healthcare system. Living through

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The challenges of balancing care and career

What is one of the hardest jobs of all? Caring, because you have to put your heart into it, all the time. Life is tough for carers with careers. Public policy appears to be slow to realise its importa

What is one of the hardest jobs of all? Caring, because you have to put your heart into it, all the time. Life is tough for carers with careers. Public policy appears to be slow to realise its importa

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91-year-old charged with smuggling 4.5kg of cocaine into Australia

A 91-year-old Australian man has been charged with smuggling over a million euros worth of cocaine hidden in soap. Dr Victor Twartz said he had been

A 91-year-old Australian man has been charged with smuggling over a million euros worth of cocaine hidden in soap. Dr Victor Twartz said he had been

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Woman aged 102 becomes Germany's oldest to receive PhD

A 102-year-old German woman is thought to be the world’s oldest to receive a doctorate. Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport was not allowed to defend her

A 102-year-old German woman is thought to be the world’s oldest to receive a doctorate. Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport was not allowed to defend her

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Computing for the silver generation

Understanding and keeping up with today’s rapidly changing technology is a challenge – especially for people who survived perfectly well without

Understanding and keeping up with today’s rapidly changing technology is a challenge – especially for people who survived perfectly well without

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World's oldest person died at the age of 116

Jiroemon Kimura, the world’s oldest person, has died in Japan. He had been in hospital since last month suffering from pneumonia. He became the

Jiroemon Kimura, the world’s oldest person, has died in Japan. He had been in hospital since last month suffering from pneumonia. He became the