Sarifa Patel's 500-foot trip to her nearest bus stop takes half an hour. Walking is painful and she needs several breaks. Patel, who lives in east London, has a wheelchair, but since undergoing surgery a few years ago she no longer has the strength to push herself.
Harry Leslie Smith, a World War II veteran and fierce critic of austerity politics, has died at the age of 95.
Jordanians turned out Sunday for a fifth day of angry anti-austerity protests, a restive outpouring against government tax legislation and an IMF plan calling for an increase in taxes and energy prices.