Short news from South Korea.
At the Bangrim Primary School in Gangjin in northern South Korea, older women are catching up on their primary education and at the same time helping to fill empty classes. Many schools in rural areas have had to close as fewer children are being born and families often move to the cities. With less than one child per woman, South Korea has one of the lowest birth rates in the world.
Anyone who wants to get a little tipsy in South Korea is not just in danger of falling over. more
Reni Eddo-Lodge explores how we talk about skin colour – and how we should. more
The football legend tells about a custom in Brazil. more
How a traditional Chinese technique of building boats has won over tourists from around the globe. more
Learning lessons on the open seas: In the Makoko slum in the Nigerian capital Lagos around 100 children attend a floating school. more
An interview with the demographer on French voters, the power of the president and the role of education in France. more