Thanks to longer life expectancies, around 13,000 people in Germany are currently one hundred years old or older. We get to know one of them, Erika Pohl from the western German town of Speyer.
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The world's oldest person, who has died in Japan aged 117, was born five years before Japan's victory in the Russo-Japanese war, marking the start of the modern era in the country. Another Japanese woman takes her place.
Few Europeans have heard of Momchilovtsi. But in China, the village conjures up images of mystery, wonder and longevity, having given its name to a kind of drinking yoghurt that is all the rage for Chinese consumers.
Zsa Zsa Gabor is a movie star for the ages. A refugee from the Nazis, the former Miss Hungary embodied the ultimate diva in both big and small roles. She died just a few weeks before her 100th birthday on February 6.
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