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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

How does it feel to be elderly? Becky finds out.

November 19th, 2013
02:22 PM ET

Stiff joints, heavy limbs, restricted eyesight and poor hearing: just some of the physical impairments experienced by the over-65s in societies all around the world. Ailments that mean everyday life can get increasingly challenging.

To see what it’s like to move around and carry out day to day activities as an elderly person, Becky Anderson wore an “ageing suit” and went for a trip around central London. The suit was developed by Barclays Bank as a way to help their staff experience life as an over-65 year old.

New research from Barclays has found that over 40% of the older generation in the United Kingdom feels that they live in an “alien nation”. They see their society increasingly becoming geared towards young people.

Becky found that the very smallest things that younger people take for granted – shopping, eating and travelling around the city – can become huge tasks when you’re old.


Need for aid urgent in Philippines

November 19th, 2013
01:30 PM ET

Aid has been flooding in from across the world for the relief effort in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, whether it be from governments, celebrities, or ordinary people trying to make a difference.

Watch: Celebs help raise money for Haiyan aid

Now that aid money is making it's way in to the country the new issue is deciding where it is needed most.

Max Foster speaks to the International Rescue Committee's David Miliband about prioritizing aid needs in the Philippines as well as the problems refugees face in Lebanon. 

Celebs help raise money for Haiyan aid

November 19th, 2013
12:17 PM ET

Immediately following typhoon Haiyan leaders and celebrities sent messages of condolences to the ravaged nation from across the globe, now some of the UK's most famous people are contributing another way.

Read: Leaders, celebrities send messages to the Philippines after typhoon onslaught

The need for aid in the Philippines now has celebrities working phones and taking donations in London.

Max Foster paid a visit to the helpline to see what was happening and asked some of the people volunteering why it was important for them to take part.

Rob Ford says he's not going anywhere

November 19th, 2013
11:54 AM ET

Embattled Mayor Rob Ford vowed "outright war" after Toronto's City Council voted to strip him of most of his powers Monday in a tumultuous meeting during which a charging Ford knocked down one of its members.

Nearly two weeks after Ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor" - an admission forced by a drug probe that resulted in extortion charges against a friend - the mayor said he was done apologizing. He called Monday's vote "a coup d'etat" and compared it to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, warning council members, "What goes around, comes around, friends."

Rob Ford had said earlier that he refuses to step down. CNN's Nic Robertson reports from Toronto.