A court in Germany rules that no matter what kind of relationship you have to your parents as adults, you are liable for their nursing care costs when the funds run out.
Germany is home to some 21 million retirees. About 16 percent of them face the threat of poverty - and their numbers are rising. Proposed solutions range from handing out a few extra euros to full-scale revolution.
In his last major TV appearance before the German election, Social Democrats leader Martin Schulz has warned that Merkel's conservatives could erode social support systems. The center-left SPD is trailing in polls.
A new OECD study shows that elderly people in Germany are more poorly protected against poverty than in other countries. The German retirement system will have to be changed.
Care for the old remains lacking in many African countries. To mark the International Day of the Older Person on October 1, some of Cameroon's oldest citizens have shared the secrets of a longer life.
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