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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a major human rights abuser, and treats his own people like insects -- squashing them when he needs to. But while many may applaud putting sanctions on him and his brutal regime, the sanctions likely won't hurt him at all. While Kim continues to keep fund his nuclear weapons program instead of feeding the impoverished population, ordinary North Koreans will get get hit the hardest.
"To get a job;" "So people will befriend me;" and "To look more Caucasian." These are three of the many answers that Borderless News Online heard when we asked Koreans in Seoul why up to 80 percent of Korean women get plastic surgery.
In Korea, women make around 40 percent less than money than men, and almost never make it to the top of the corporate ladder. Some of this is simply because many women drop out of the workforce to have children...
Just a few years ago, most Koreans were against the idea of dating or marrying foreigners. But times have changed, and they've changed fast. Now, the international couples interviewed in this latest Borderless News video (click the arrow above to view) say most people around them generally have no problems with their relationship, and their families support their decision to date internationally.
Aspiring K-drama and indie film actress Dahyang Jeong says Korean women are under tremendous pressure to be beautiful – so much so that some women even believe they need to get plastic surgery to be competitive in the job market. “I believe it’s true,” she says. “And those stories have been written in articles in newspapers and online.”
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WATCH: Do Koreans need plastic surgery to get a job? 2 Korean girls answer

Aspiring K-drama and indie film actress Dahyang Jeong says Korean women are under tremendous pressure to be beautiful – so much so that some women even believe they need to get plastic surgery to be competitive in the job market. “I believe it’s true,” she says. “And those stories have been written in articles in newspapers and online.”

China’s millennials just don’t give a crap anymore

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. 

China’s parents ramp up sex education after kindergarten abuse scandal

In China, talking about sex is taboo, and many parents have been traditionally reluctant to teach their children much -- if anything -- about sex. But that may be changing.   After a scandal and alleged sexual abuse at one of the nation's best-known kindergartens -- listed on the New York Stock Exchange and with branches all over China -- books on sex education for children are being swept off bookstore shelves like perhaps never before.  Droves of parents are signing up for online classes about how to educate their children about sex.

Duterte’s embattled son quits after getting bashed on Twitter by presidential granddaughter

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. 

Apparently, Kim Jong Un can control the weather

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.