AJ Impact

China spends $29bn on pampering pets as its birthrate slows

By 2024, China will likely have 248 million pet dogs and cats, compared with 172 million in the United States.

China spends $29bn on pampering pets as its birthrate slows

AJ Impact

Venezuelan migrants dramatically boost Colombia's economy

The Venezuelan diaspora is supercharging the Colombian economy, boosting growth to its fastest rate since 2015.

Venezuelan migrants dramatically boost Colombia's economy

India

The Islamophobic roots of population control efforts in India

Right-wing Hindu groups demand population control law, based on long-held belief that Muslims will outnumber Hindus.

The Islamophobic roots of population control efforts in India

Population

UN: World population expected to rise to 9.7 billion in 2050

There will be two billion more of us on the planet by 2050 despite a slowing global birth rate, UN says.

UN: World population expected to rise to 9.7 billion in 2050

Al Jazeera World

Lebanon: Single By Choice

Why are so many Lebanese women single? Five women share their stories of love, life and marriage in Lebanon.

Population

UN: World population will reach 9.8 billion by 2050

India to become world's most populous country by 2024, while Nigeria will overtake US in third spot, says UN report.

UN: World population will reach 9.8 billion by 2050

China

Chinese travellers stranded in Lunar New Year crush

Around 100,000 people stuck in railway stations as snow and ice disrupt the world's largest annual human migration.

Chinese travellers stranded in Lunar New Year crush

Poverty & Development

Hindus drop below 80 percent of India's population

Muslim population increases marginally, but new census data suggests fertility rates across groups have stabilised.

Hindus drop below 80 percent of India's population

Reporter's Notebook

Inside Japan's 'corpse hotels'

A rising death rate and lack of crematoria spurs Japan's booming funeral industry, including hotels for the deceased.

Gender

The problem of too many baby boys in China

China ranks in the world's top five worst performing countries for equal gender ratios - with 33 million more men.

The problem of too many baby boys in China

Health

Vietnam tackles high abortion rates

In Vietnam, 40 percent of all pregnancies are terminated each year, a rate that health officials are hoping to reduce.

Vietnam tackles high abortion rates