Education

The grandmas saving South Korea's schools

As South Korea's birthrate declines and young people move to cities, elderly students help keep rural schools open.

The grandmas saving South Korea's schools

Iraq

Gravediggers claim ghosts haunt world's largest cemetery in Iraq

Remains of millions are buried in Wadi-us-Salaam, the Valley of Peace which gravediggers say is a frightening workplace.

Gravediggers claim ghosts haunt world's largest cemetery in Iraq

Ukraine

Should the Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap be viewed with caution?

Activists and analysts warn against interpreting recent prisoner exchange as a Russian bid for peace.

Should the Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap be viewed with caution?

Poverty & Development

'I stay awake at night in case the building is ready to fall'

Residents in Mumbai's crumbling buildings fear eviction, homelessness, and at worse, death.

'I stay awake at night in case the building is ready to fall'

Belgium

Animal slaughter ruling in Belgium stirs religious freedom debate

New law says animals must be stunned before slaughter, winning activists' support but upsetting Jews and Muslims.

Animal slaughter ruling in Belgium stirs religious freedom debate

Obituary

Obituary: Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader Robert Mugabe

Love or despise him, Mugabe was one of the most consequential of Africa's post-colonial leaders.

Obituary: Zimbabwe's first post-independence leader Robert Mugabe