The freezing temperatures at the Winter Olympics in South Korea couldn't stop a thaw in relations with the North. But what will it mean beyond the Games? Thousands of families have been separated since the 1950-53 Korean War. As they grow old, many wonder if they will ever see their loved ones again.
Meanwhile, mathematics may well be a universal language but Singaporean textbooks are being translated around the world because of how well they teach it. The approach relies on using visual means to help relate numeracy to everyday life, such as learning fractions by counting fruit.
And last year in China, a hit reality show brought rap from the underground into the spotlight. In the process it created overnight stars and a multi-million-dollar industry. But now officials have changed their tune after allegations the genre is sexist and decadent.