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Migrants rescued thanks to calls to Rome pensioner

Rome - A pensioner in Rome helped save hundreds of migrants after he received a call by satellite phone from one of five overcrowded boats in difficulty on the high seas, Italian media reports said Thursday.

Australian heads to Greece to help crying pensioner in photo

Sydney - An Australian touched by an image of a pensioner sobbing outside a Greek bank said Wednesday he was flying over to Europe to support the man financially after discovering he was a family friend.

Crying Greek pensioner: the story behind the poignant photo

Thessalon - Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki on Friday in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain.

Fund for pensioner mugged outside home raises £215k in three days

A donation fund set up to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his own home has drawn over £160,000 from gracious members of the public wishing to help the victim.

Woman returns home after 20 years to find house gone

Las Palmas De Gran Canaria - A 69-year-old woman returned home to Las Palmas on Spain's Gran Canaria island after 20 years' absence to find that her three-story home was no longer there. It had been demolished back in 1999.

Pensioner entertains train passengers with singalong (Video)

Passengers on the last Southeastern train running from London Victoria to Ashford International Friday night were thoroughly entertained by a jolly man in his 60s, serenading them. The whole train carriage happily joined in with the singalong.

Video: Czech pensioner in close clip with death

You know it's not your time to go when something like this happens. A pensioner was taking a chance, jaywalking at a railway crossing, when he experienced a real near-miss.

'The Holy Woman': Pensioner's 'mummified' remains found in closet

Borgo San Dalmazzo - The corpse of a 68-year-old tarot-reading woman has been found in the bedroom closet of a villa. The body was wrapped in bed sheets and was sitting upright in a chair, with her left hand resting on her knee and her right hand raised in blessing.

Honesty best policy: Italian pensioner's lost €175,000 returned

Cassino - A pensioner in Cassino, Lazio, lost an envelope crammed full of €175,000, when it was blown off the balcony of her home. The money has now been returned to her, less a 10 percent "honesty payment."

UK Pensioner left without food dies

Gloria Foster, who is in her 80s, was left at her home in Surrey without water, food or medication for nine days after a care agency shut down.

61-year-old pensioner hangs himself in Athens, Greece

Athens - In the continuing crushing austerity in Greece, yet another suicide has been reported. The 61-year-old could not carry on any longer.

Does our personality determine how long we live for?

New York - Reasons for living to one hundred years old have been attributed to diet, low cholesterol and lifestyle factors. Now new research indicates that having a happy personality may also contribute to a long-life.

Athens: riots over pensioner's suicide continue into a second day

Athens - Anger and despair is mounting over the tragic suicide of the 77-year-old pensioner, and riots continue into a second day in Athens, Greece.

Riots in Athens after 77-year-old pensioner commits suicide

Athen - Yesterday a 77-year-old pensioner, unable to cope in the Greek financial crisis, shot himself to death in front of the Parliament building in Athens. This action provoked riots by people who have simply had enough.

Pensioner takes on armed jeweller's store raiders with handbag

Northampton - A fearless handbag-wielding pensioner who witnessed a jewellery store raid in progress has been hailed a heroine after she helped to thwart a six-strong gang in a daylight raid in Northampton, England.

Pensioner climbs wall for help after being locked in cemetery

A 67-year-old man was forced to climb the wall of a UK cemetery to get help after both the pedestrian and car gates were locked earlier than the posted closing time.

Angry pensioner shunted cars blocking his garage outside school

Bristol - A pensioner whose car was blocked in his garage by another vehicle, reversed his car shunting the car blocking his exit. he has been banned from driving for 12 months and fined £2,000 ($3600).

Edinburgh pensioner robbed while tending daughters grave

Edinburgh - Police in Edinburgh are hunting a man who robbed an elderly lady in a cemetery while she tended to the grave of her daughter.

82-Year-Old Woman Causes Havoc On UK Motorway

Driving along a highway in the wrong direction is a pretty bad idea, even for a frail 82-year-old woman who might not have given it much thought. It was enough to keep her going for four and a half miles.

Pensioner Wins On "Deal Or No Deal" And Promptly Loses His Benefits

Its no deal for a pensioner who won big on "Deal Or No Deal" only to lose his benefits after the show airs.

What Was He Wearing? I Don't Know But It Needed Ironing

A pensioner was spotted streaking, on a Shopmobility scooter

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Honesty is the best policy - this 53-year-old lady found an envelope containing 175 000 euros  lost ...
Honesty is the best policy - this 53-year-old lady found an envelope containing 175,000 euros, lost by a local pensioner. She returned it and received a 10 percent honesty payment.
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Martin Clews entertains passengers on a train
Martin Clews entertains passengers on a train

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