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The empowerment of women must be the foundation for development across the world.
Figures extrapolated from last census in 1983 estimated population at 60 million, but new count finds only 51.4 million.
In Vietnam, 40 percent of all pregnancies are terminated each year, a rate that health officials are hoping to reduce.
Displaced Muslim Rohingya do not have adequate access to healthcare or clean water.
Pamela DeLargy, head of UN's Population Fund office in Khartoum, asked to leave for "failing to abide by nation's laws".
Buddhist nationalists threaten to boycott tally over fears it could lead to recognition for Rohingyas.
An upcoming census tracking religious and ethnic statistics could renew unrest.
Domestic violence has soared in the past decade, but shelters for abused women remain scarce.
Controversial conviction of dentist couple for double murder this week shines spotlight on scourge going unchecked.
Many Syrian refugees cannot afford to pay the costs of giving birth in a Lebanese hospital.
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Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
 
 
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