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Interview: As World Population Hits 7 Billion, How Many

Details: The population may be almost stabilized in 100 years. The challenge is to welcome an additional 1 to 4 billion [people] by 2100 while …

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Bulgaria's Population Falls 11.5 Percent In Decade

Details: Bulgaria’s population has declined by 11.5 percent over the past decade, according to preliminary census results. The population fell by more than 844,000 people, from 7.3 million to 6.5 million

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Turkmenistan Faces 'Shocking Population Decline' As …

Details: ASHGABAT -- Turkmenistan is facing an unprecedented population decline, with only about 2.8 million people -- or less than a half of what the government says -- living in the country in 2021

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UN: Population Division Says Eastern Europe's Population

Details: The Population Division estimates that there are 6.3 billion people in the world today and that the world population is growing at a rate of 1.2 percent a year.

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Aging World -- Which Countries Have The Oldest …

Details: The global share of older people (aged 60 years or over) increased from 9.2% in 1990 to 11.7% in 2013 and will continue to grow as a proportion of the world population, reaching 21.1% by 2050.

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Population Census Gets Under Way In Azerbaijan

Details: In 1999, the titular nationality accounted for 90.6 percent of the total population; the second-largest ethnic group was the Lezgins (2.2 …

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Russia: Health Ministry Considers Solutions To Population

Details: (RFE/RL) A dramatically declining population is one of the most acute problems facing Russia today. The country's official population, now around 143 million, is shrinking by 700,000 every year.

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U.S.: Immigrants Make Up Most Of Population Growth

Details: Rise In Foreign-Born Population Currently, there are some 36 million people living in the United States who were born abroad. Thirty-six percent of New York City's population and 40 percent of Los

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EU: Council of Europe Report Warns Population Growth Is

Details: The Council of Europe says the continent's population has exceeded 800 million people. But the pan-European human rights and democracy body warns in its latest demographic report that the rate of

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Diverging Demographics

Details: After 25 years of independence, some former Soviet republics are experiencing record population decline while others are soaring to new highs. This is a story about demographic destiny. The extent

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Where Do The Most Honest People In The World Live

Details: Helsinki had the most number of honest people. Eleven out of the 12 wallets dropped in Finland's capital found their way back to their "owners." Lasse Luomakoski, a 27-year-old businessman who

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Echoes Of War And Collapse: Russia's Demographic Decline

Details: The announcement that Russia's population declined in 2019 for the second consecutive year came as no surprise to demographers. But the rate of decline -- the population loss in 2019 was three

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UN: World Population Aging Rapidly In Developing Countries

Details: A weeklong UN conference in Madrid is warning that the world's population is aging rapidly, with people aged 60 and older poised to outnumber those under 15 in …

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Ukraine's Population Shrinks By Nearly A Quarter

Details: A so-called electronic census found Ukraine’s population has dwindled by almost a quarter since 2001, driven by migration, death rates exceeding birth rates, but also because it was impossible

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Afghanistan: Government Prepares Population Estimates

Details: The pre-census data generated by the Watanyar's office is based on estimates of the number of households in each province. Yanming Lin is the Asia area director for the United Nations Population

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Population Of Unique Saiga Antelopes Declining, But Signs

Details: But its population has shrunk to around 40,000 -- a decline of more than 80 percent in just the last 10 years. Now, however, there is a growing awareness of the need to preserve these unique

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Analysis: Tehran Confronts An Ethnically Diverse Population

Details: Jundullah Baqer Kurd insisted that government officials must make a greater effort to help the local population in the southeast. Baqer Kurd used to represent Zahedan in the parliament (2000-04).

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Reported Population Growth In Chechnya Open To Question

Details: The population of the Chechen Republic at the time of the 2010 census was given as 1,269,000, an increase of some 180,000, or 16.5 percent, since 2002. That increase was apparently the consequence

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Baltics: Emigration Contributes To Decade-Long Population

Details: Censuses in Latvia and Estonia conducted a year earlier show that during the 1990s Latvia's population decreased by 11 percent, and Estonia's by 12 percent. Natalija Vaino is an adviser to Estonia

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World: Drop In Birthrate Eases Fears Of Population Boom

Details: Demographers say a major change is under way in world population growth, with fertility rates dropping unexpectedly in many of the most populous developing countries. Participants in a United

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'It's My Decision': Iran's New Population Law Blasted For

Details: "The population growth law blatantly undermines the rights, dignity, and health of half of the country's population, denying them access to essential reproductive health care and information," HRW

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Another Worrying Sign For Russia's Dire Demographics

Details: In a 2012 campaign article, Putin warned that if demographic trends continued, the population of the biggest country in the world could fall from 143 million to 107 million by 2050.

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Russian Officials Warn Of Population Crisis

Details: Geographically, Russia is the largest country in the world, with land stretching from Europe to the Pacific Coast. The Russian population, however, is shrinking at a dramatic rate.

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Russia: Tackling The Demographic Crisis

Details: Russia's population is declining by about 700,000 people per year, and has dropped from 150 million since the 1992 census to just over 142 million today. If left unchecked, demographers estimate

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Postcommunist, European, And 'Short Of People'

Details: The world's population has reached 7 billion. But in many postcommunist European states, depopulation is the norm.

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Iran's New Population Law Violates Women's Rights, HRW Warns

Details: Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling on Iran to repeal provisions of a new legislation that it says undermine women's rights, dignity, and health, denying them access to reproductive health care

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World: Only 20 Percent Of Population Enjoys A Free Press

Details: Washington, 4 May 1998 (RFE/RL) -- The private U.S. human rights organization Freedom House says only 20 percent of the world's people live in countries with a free press. Freedom House made the

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Central Asia: Ethnic Russian Population Decreases

Details: After the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union, the ethnic Russian population in Central Asia was some 9.5 million -- or 19.5 percent of the total population. Russians held a privileged position in

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China: Population May Peak Under 'One-Child' Policy (Part 1)

Details: China: Population May Peak Under 'One-Child' Policy (Part 1) January 06, 2005 19:53 GMT. By Daisy Sindelar. China hit a major benchmark this week when its population officially reached 1.3 billion

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Russia Steels Itself For Omicron 'Tidal Wave' As

Details: According to Our World In Data, 47 percent of Russia's population has been fully vaccinated. That figure compares to 62 percent of the population in the United States and an average of 70 percent

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Russia Kicks Off Monthlong Census Amid Pandemic

Details: Russia has launched a monthlong population census that had been postponed several times by the coronavirus pandemic. Russia is experiencing a demographic crisis, with its population in continuous

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Is Chechnya Facing Demographic Decline

Details: At least half that population is under 30 years of age. At the same time, the number of children born in Chechnya rose from 25,800 in 2004 to a record 36,532 in 2009. Since then, however, the

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Analysts Doubt Putin's Payouts Will Avert Population Slump

Details: Vishnyevsky said the only way to maintain the population size given the falling number of mothers would be to attract foreign migrants. The latter is …

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Bulgaria: Population Declines Sharply As Young Seek Future

Details: The population of Bulgaria has dropped by half a million people over the past decade, making it the European Union candidate country with the biggest population decline. Part of the problem is a

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Dodon: Moldova's Biggest Problem Is Population Loss, Not

Details: According to Moldova's latest census, the population of the former Soviet republic sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine was almost 3 million people in 2014. Various estimates put the number of

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Romania: Poverty Compounds Population Drop (Part 4)

Details: Romania's population has been slowly but steadily declining since the collapse of communism in 1989, owing to a combination of factors such as declining birth rates, higher mortality, and emigration.

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UN: Experts Say Planning Needs to Keep Up With Aging World

Details: The UN population division says older persons could account for nearly a third of the population in Western Europe, where low fertility rates are already causing the average population age to grow.

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Albania: Vlach Population, Aromanian Language In Danger Of

Details: According to last April's census, Voskopoja and the surrounding villages have a population of 2,200. Many inhabitants work in lowland cities or in Greece. Dhori Fallo is a writer and local historian.

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Central Asia And The Taliban: The Difference Between A

Details: Central Asia And The Taliban: The Difference Between A Restive Border And A Quiet One. December 14, 2021. By Bruce Pannier. Russian, Kazakh, and Belarusian service members line up during military drills carried out by the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) near Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan on October 23.

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Iraq: Turkomans Say Kirkuk's Growing Kurdish Population A

Details: Turkomans claim they make up some 70 percent of Kirkuk's population. Kurds slice that figure down to 23 percent, saying that they are in the majority. Both groups suffered under Saddam Hussein's

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Estonia: Small Country Faces Big Problem In Population

Details: The population of Eastern Europe and Russia is aging due to a precipitous drop in the fertility rate and, in many of these countries, to …

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Russia Announces Plan To Halve Abortion Rates To Spur

Details: Russia Announces Plan To Halve Abortion Rates To Spur Population Growth. MOSCOW -- Russia's government has approved measures aimed at halving the number of abortions carried out in the country

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Rising Mortality Rates Challenge Russia's Efforts To Kick

Details: Russia's population fell by about 87,000 people last year, to about 146.8 million, according to state statistics agency figures cited by Russian media outlet RBK. Moscow counts most residents of

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Kazakhstan: President Urges Population Increase To Meet

Details: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has set a new goal for the country -- raise the population by 33 percent, or 5 million people, before the year 2020. Otherwise, he says, Kazakhstan will face

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Russia: Immigrants Find New Lives In U.S. Northwest

Details: Seattle's Russian-speaking population amounts to the size of a small city. It includes not only Russians, but Armenians, Ukrainians and a sprinkling of natives of other newly independent states.

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