As world population hits 8 billion, China frets over too few babies
China was for decades preoccupied with the prospect of runaway population growth and imposed a strict one-child policy from 1980 to 2015 to keep numbers in check.
Cities under strain: India's predicted urban boom
The metropolis of Mumbai grew by some eight million people in the past 30 years to a population of 20 million, and is forecast to add another seven million by 2035.
World population at 8 billion and growing
The UN Population Division estimates that the number of humans on Earth will grow to eight billion on Nov 15, more than three times higher than the 2.5 billion global headcount in 1950.
How many ants are crawling on Earth? Scientists say 20 quadrillion
Ants, whose closest relatives are bees and wasps, are native to nearly everywhere on Earth, except Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland and some island nations.
China to discourage abortions to boost low birth rate
The number of abortions carried out stood above 9.5 million between 2015 to 2019, according to a National Health Commission report published at the end of 2021.
China's population expected to start to shrink before 2025
Birth data released shows that the number of new births in 2021 was the lowest in decades in several provinces.
Singapore shrinks as Covid takes shine off expatriate life
Covid-19 has prompted soul-searching among many relatively affluent expats in Singapore, where foreigners workers make up a fifth of the 5.5 million population.
Singapore population sees biggest percentage drop since 1950
This is the second consecutive year the city-state has seen its population shrink and only the third time it has had negative growth since 1950.
Couples in China now allowed 3 children
This follows a census showing that the country's population is rapidly ageing.
Population creeps up 0.4% to 32.73 million
Total population comprises 29.85 million or 91.2% citizens and 2.87 million or 8.8% non-citizens.
No baby boom in China as births fall by nearly a third in 2020
2020 marks the fourth consecutive year that the number of registered births has declined.
Chinese census in November goes hi-tech
Ten-yearly population count may show India approaching #1 position.