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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.

Expert: Freed women 'damaged for life'

November 22nd, 2013
04:56 PM ET

Three women have been freed from what police are calling "decades of slavery". Max Foster speaks to Anthony Steen, a slavery expert and the UK Special Envoy for Human Trafficking.

Read: How does modern slavery happen in London?

Monty Python reunites for one night only

November 22nd, 2013
03:43 PM ET

The five surviving Monty Python members have announced a comeback performance in London scheduled for next year, and fans are eagerly anticipating which vintage sketches will be dusted off for another airing.

The Pythons' combined age of 357 years may have taken its toll, one sketch that John Cleese is unlikely to perform is the swivel-limbed "Ministry of Silly Walks," due to what he says are his ailing hips and knees.

Cleese says the show at the O2 Arena on July 1 will include new material as well as some old favorites - some featured in perhaps new ways - along with "comedy, pathos, music and a tiny bit of ancient sex."

CNN spoke to two members of the legendary comic group about their one time theater extravaganza.

How does modern slavery happen in London?

November 22nd, 2013
01:49 PM ET

A couple alleged to have held three women captive as slaves in London for more than 30 years has been released on bail, Scotland Yard says.

Police arrested the man and woman, both aged 67, at their home in Lambeth, south London, Thursday. Their names were not released, and police said only that they are not British nationals and had been bailed until January.

One of the women - a 30-year-old Briton - "appears to have been in servitude for her entire life," police said. She and the other two women, a 57-year-old from Ireland and a 69-year-old from Malaysia, were "highly traumatized" and being cared for in a place of safety, they said.

Police said Freedom Charity alerted them to the suspects in October after receiving a phone call from one of the victims.

Max Foster speaks with author Andrew Boff about how modern day slavery happens underneath our noses.

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.

 

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.

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