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Latin American nation of six million has one of the highest rates of sexual violence against girls in the world.
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.
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At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
 
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