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China's online population exceeds 700 million
China's online population exceeds 700 million

The number of web users in China has risen over 700 million.

China's online population exceeds 700 million
Qatar population hits 2.5 million on worker influx
Qatar population hits 2.5 million on worker influx

Qatar's population has reached 2.5 million people, swollen by the huge numbers of foreign workers employed in the tiny Gulf emirate.

Qatar population hits 2.5 million on worker influx
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A baby is born every 113 seconds in Kazakhstan

One person is born every 113 seconds and one person dies each 200 seconds in Kazakhstan.

A baby is born every 113 seconds in Kazakhstan
Quarter of global population will be African by 2050: UNICEF
Quarter of global population will be African by 2050: UNICEF

A quarter of the world's population will be African within 35 years as the continent's birth rates continue to rapidly rise.

Quarter of global population will be African by 2050: UNICEF
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Population of Zhanaozen exceeds plans

The population of Zhanaozen town in western Kazakhstan has exceeded the development plan.

Population of Zhanaozen exceeds plans
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London tops super-rich city list, survey shows

London has more billionaires than any other city in the world, and Britain has more billionaires per head of population than any other country, new data showed.

London tops super-rich city list, survey shows
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Population of Kazakhstan's south to outnumber north four times

The population in Kazakhstan's northern regions may shrink by nearly one million people by 35 years, and become four times smaller than that of the southern areas.

Population of Kazakhstan's south to outnumber north four times
Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott. ©Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Australia falls short on Aboriginal welfare targets

PM Tony Abbott admitted Australia has failed to meet important targets on Aboriginal life expectancy, education and employment, but insisted progress has been made in other areas.

Australia falls short on Aboriginal welfare targets
Revellers walk amongst lanterns during ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations at the Marina Bay in Singapore January 29, 2014. ©Reuters/Edgar Su
Singapore PM urges more babies in Year of the Horse

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday urged young couples to get off to a "galloping start" in the Year of the Horse by having more babies to boost flagging birth rates.

Singapore PM urges more babies in Year of the Horse
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Bats bounce back in Europe: EU watchdog

Europe's bat population recovered by more than 40 percent between 1993 and 2011 after decades of decline.

Bats bounce back in Europe: EU watchdog
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Brazil scientists warn on dwindling jaguar population

The jaguar could soon become extinct in Brazil's tropical Atlantic forest, threatening the shrinking primitive forest itself.

Brazil scientists warn on dwindling jaguar population
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Kazakhstan’s urban population to reach 70% by 2050

As of September 1, 2013, the country’s population stood at slightly over 17 million.

Kazakhstan’s urban population to reach 70% by 2050
Kazakhstan MP offers to raise benefit at child birth
Kazakhstan MP offers to raise benefit at child birth

Member of the Majilis (Lower Chamber of the Parliament) Tursynbek Omurzakov has offered to increase one-time benefit at child birth.

Kazakhstan MP offers to raise benefit at child birth
China formally abolishes labour camps: state media
China formally abolishes labour camps: state media

China's top legislative committee on Saturday formally abolished the country's "re-education through labour" camps and approved a loosening of its one-child policy, state media reported.

China formally abolishes labour camps: state media
Parsi children touch the walls of a Parsi fire temple featuring life-size carvings of ancient priests during the Parsi New Year day in Mumbai. ©Reuters/Danish Siddiqui
Parsis confront threat to existence at Mumbai gathering

The world's tiny but hugely successful Zoroastrian community will confront a demographic crisis which threatens its very existence when it gathers en masse in its spiritual home of Mumbai this week.

Parsis confront threat to existence at Mumbai gathering
Nazarbayev concerned over squatting around Astana and declares moratorium
Nazarbayev concerned over squatting around Astana and declares moratorium

Lands around Astana are distributed haphazardly and their further use is not controlled. President Nazarbayev wants more order and less squatting.

Nazarbayev concerned over squatting around Astana and declares moratorium
©Reuters/Siegfried Modola
Australia's feral camels culled to 300,000

Australia's feral camel population numbers around 300,000, far fewer than the one million generally cited, a new study showed Thursday after a four-year cull removed 160,000.

Australia's feral camels culled to 300,000
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China one-child law change small but crucial: experts

Beijing's relaxation of its hugely controversial one-child policy is an attention-grabbing first step, but it will have to usher in greater changes if China is to tackle its looming demographic timebomb, experts say.

China one-child law change small but crucial: experts
China cake millionaire at home in his six castles
China cake millionaire at home in his six castles

As the greatest urbanisation drive in history swells China's cities with ranks of identikit apartment blocks, one culinary businessman is indulging his architectural appetite with a visual feast of extravagant, outlandish castles.

China cake millionaire at home in his six castles
Ban pleads for women's rights to curb Sahel fertility
Ban pleads for women's rights to curb Sahel fertility

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pleaded Wednesday in Niger, the country with the world's highest fertility rate, for better reproductive health to curb the Sahel region's runaway demographic growth.

Ban pleads for women's rights to curb Sahel fertility