China's population has decreased for the first time since 1961, when Mao Zedong's catastrophic agricultural policies caused the greatest famine the nation has ever seen.
The last time China's population declined was in 1960, as the country battled the worst famine in its modern history.
The UN says humanity welcomed the eight billionth citizen on November 15th, a symbolic milestone in a rapidly growing population.
The UN says the milestone represents improvements in public health, nutrition, personal hygiene and medicine, as well as high and persistent levels of fertility in some countries.
If everyone on the planet lived like a citizen of India, we would only need the capacity of 0.8 Earths a year and If we all consumed like a resident of the United States, we would need five Earths a year, say Global Footprint Network and WWF.
As Berlin prepares to resettle "an appropriate share" of Syrian children, it remains to be seen whether these young minds will be disassociated from their parents and cultures entirely as they are integrated in their host country.
Thousands of people in Athens protested against the European Union’s refugee policy, marching in solidarity with migrants and refugees who have been blocked at the Greece border from entering the EU territories.
Egyptians face an economic threat of overpopulation, alongside the issues they are suffering due to anti-democratic Sisi regime’s arbitrary detention of people and its repression of social life.
On a piece of unowned land between Iran and Afghanistan, a small makeshift clinic is offering the first medical response to dozens of refugees returning from Iran - and many return with stories of horrendous injustice.
The 82-year-old Argentine pope, whose parents were of Italian immigrant stock, has made the defence of migrants and refugees a plank of his pontificate.
The US State Department said it plans to allow only 18,000 refugees to resettle in the US in the 2020 fiscal year, the lowest number in the history of the modern refugee program.
More than 90 percent of the losses are from 12 species including sparrows, warblers, blackbirds, and finches. Scientists say their findings signaled a widespread ecological crisis.
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