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Resisting the idea of "competition," 23-year-old Xiaoyue recently decided not to take a lucrative job at a financial firm in her home country of China. Instead, she's waiting for the results of the civil service exam, which she took in hopes of getting a stress-free job and living an easy life, despite considerably lower pay. "I hate to live under great pressure every day, competing with colleagues. I'd rather choose a low-paid but stable and relaxing position," Xiaoyue said, in an article published in China's state media publication Global Times. 
Nothing could be more embarrassing than a president with a tough-as-nails stance against drugs hearing allegations that his son is involved in a drug smuggling case. But that's been the case in recent weeks, as political opponents charged that Paolo Duterte, son of Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte, is linked to the sale of illegal drugs. To make matters worse for Paolo, a vice mayor in the city of Davao, is in the spotlight again after daughter Isabelle alleged he was abusing her, via social media platform Twitter. 
As the North Korean leader goes head-to-head in a game of sabre rattling against U.S. President Donald Trump, now the North Korean propaganda machine is claiming that Kim can control the weather.  
Public rapes by police at train stations are common. Sexual assault of adults is not a considered a crime. Beatings are thought to be deserved, and women are raped and murdered at prison camps, where they can be imprisoned for any reason. Female soldiers are forced to have sex or starve, and the U.N. says violence against women is getting worse.
A Canadian man who was once detained in North Korea says Otto Warmbier’s death was probably the result of gross negligence in a system that simply allows prison inmates to wither away and die, without any thought of medical treatment.

N. Korea waging war against women, rape is main weapon

Public rapes by police at train stations are common. Sexual assault of adults is not a considered a crime. Beatings are thought to be deserved, and women are raped and murdered at prison camps, where they can be imprisoned for any reason. Female soldiers are forced to have sex or starve, and the U.N. says violence against women is getting worse.

Man interrogated by North Korea says Otto Warmbier’s death could have been an accident

A Canadian man who was once detained in North Korea says Otto Warmbier’s death was probably the result of gross negligence in a system that simply allows prison inmates to wither away and die, without any thought of medical treatment.

North Korea has kidnapped people all over the world

Over several decades, people from countries worldwide have been abducted by North Korea and forced to stay there against their will. They've been allowed zero contact with their families, and it remains unknown whether some are still alive, or whether they’ve all died.

Sharia law is spreading through Indonesia, and it could get worse

Over the past couple of decades, Indonesia has been a moderate and Democratic Muslim nation, with laws based on the idea that no one has to practice any religion that they don’t want to --even Islam. That is changing, as Sharia – or Islamic – laws slowly creep in, forcing people in many areas to adhere to laws based on the Muslim religion, whether those people practice Islam or not.

Indonesia’s Islamists are fueling anti-gay hysteria — and it’s getting worse

Indonesia has always been a moderate Muslim country. But now, radical Islamists are gaining a foothold in the world’s largest Muslim nation, and are fueling an anti-gay witch hunt.