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Trump administration wages census fight at Supreme Court

Washington - The right-leaning US Supreme Court appeared doubtful Monday about President Donald Trump's plan to exclude potentially millions of illegal immigrants from the national census count, which could shift the balance of US politics over the next decade.

Trump administration wages last major Supreme Court fight

Washington - US President Donald Trump's administration wages its last major policy fight before the Supreme Court Monday as it seeks to exclude undocumented immigrants from the population count used to determine states' representation in Congress.

China starts once-a-decade census of world's largest population

Shanghai - Millions of census-takers began knocking on doors across China on Sunday for a once-a-decade head count of the world's largest population that for the first time will use mobile apps to help crunch the massive numbers.

Over 28% of Japanese population officially old: government

Apo - More than 28 percent of Japan's population is now officially classified as elderly according to government data, the highest rate in the world as the first wave of postwar baby boomers enter old age.Those aged 65 or older now make up a record 35.

US household income hit new high in 2017, poverty rate almost static

New York - US median household income rose 1.8 percent in 2017 to $61,372, according to census data released Wednesday, though the poverty rate fell only marginally.

S. Korea working-age population falls for first time

Seoul - The number of people of working age in Asia's fourth-largest economy fell for the first time ever last year, South Korea's official statistics agency said Monday.

US to ask about citizenship in next census

Washington - The US government announced Monday that it would reintroduce a question about citizenship status in the questionnaire for the 2020 census.

Three men, 96 children: Pakistan’s population booms

Bannu - Three men who have fathered nearly 100 children among them are doing their bit for Pakistan's skyrocketing population, which is being counted for the first time in 19 years.

Three men, 96 children: Pakistan’s population booms

Bannu - Three men who have fathered nearly 100 children among them are doing their bit for Pakistan's skyrocketing population, which is being counted for the first time in 19 years.

Three men, 96 children: Pakistan’s population booms

Bannu - Three men who have fathered nearly 100 children among them are doing their bit for Pakistan's skyrocketing population, which is being counted for the first time in 19 years.

Taliban suicide blast targeting census team kills five in Pakistan

Lahore - At least five people were killed and up to 18 wounded in a Taliban suicide blast that targeted a census team in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore Wednesday, officials said.

Security high as Pakistan launches first census in 19 years

Peshawar - Pakistan on Wednesday launched its first census in nearly two decades, with security high as thousands of enumerators backed by the military began the enormous, politically-charged count.

Only 100 tigers left in Bangladesh's famed Sundarbans: Survey

Nestled in the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers in Bangladesh's Bay of Bengal lies the Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the largest forests in the world. It is home to the Royal Bengal tiger, whose numbers are in steep decline.

Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: Media

Beijing - Far fewer Chinese couples applied to have a second child than expected after a relaxation of the country's "one child" policy, state-run media reported Thursday, highlighting the ageing nation's demographic challenges.

World population may hit 11 billion by 2100

Washington - The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century's end, according to a UN-led analysis published Thursday.

Angola plans its first census in 30 years

Angola is going to have their first census in over three decades in an attempt to become more organized and plan better government aid.

Number of children in Japan slips to new low

Tokyo - The number of children in Japan has fallen to a new low, while the amount of people over 65 has reached a record high as the population ages and shrinks, the government said Sunday.There were an estimated 16.

Tensions as Myanmar embarks on first census in 30 years

Cox's Bazar - Tens of thousands of census-takers fanned out across Myanmar on Sunday to gather data for a rare snapshot of the former junta-ruled nation that is already stoking sectarian tensions.

Myanmar bans 'Rohingya' term from census

Cox's Bazar - Myanmar said Saturday that Muslims would not be allowed to register as "Rohingya" in its first census in three decades despite UN assurances, on the eve of a survey that has fanned sectarian tensions.

Myanmar bans 'Rohingya' term from census

Cox's Bazar - Myanmar said Saturday that Muslims would not be allowed to register as "Rohingya" in its first census in three decades despite UN assurances, on the eve of a survey that has fanned sectarian tensions.

Canada census reveals true picture of changing family structure

Ottawa - Canada's census reveals that the number of marriages is on the decline, while common-law and same-sex couples are on the rise. The national survey also counted step families for the first time. 12.6% of couples with children are blended families.

Census: 46.2 million poor Americans, income inequality growing

Washington - New figures released by the US Census Bureau on Wednesday reveal that 46.2 million Americans, including 16.1 million children, are poor, and that median household income declined in 2011. Income inequality increased to its highest level in 45 years.

Census says US population to hit 312.8 million on New Year's Day

The United States' Census Bureau is predicting that the United States population will hit 312.8 million people on New Year's Day.

Survey shows there are more cellphones than people in the US

A recent survey has illuminated that cellphones are now outnumbering the number of people in the U.S. The semi-annual survey, conducted by CTIA-The Wireless Association, tracks U.S. wireless trends.

Conference on the national census

London - The National Archives at Kew is hosting a one day conference on the census in October; book early to avoid disappointment.

U.S. ghost towns now more common than ever

Right across the U.S., countrysides are rapidly shrinking as people are flockingto the big cities now more than ever, as the 2010 census shows.

Census shows Americans are getting older

Washington - The U.S. Census Bureau has released a brief showing that the country has grown older while the male population grew faster than the female population over the last decade.

Canada's 2011 Census arrives in the mail; will you fill it out?

Toronto - The Canadian 2011 Census has been mailed out to millions across the country. On the front of the census, it states: "2011 Census Complete the census – it's the law." But will Canadians fill it out or just shred it?

India's population soars 18 percent in decade to 1.2 billion

According to census figures released this week, India, the world's second most populous country, experienced a dramatic growth in population over the past decade, raising questions on sustainability.

Mathematicians say religion heading toward extinction

A recent study conducted by a group of mathematicians using census data suggests that organized religion is heading for extinction in nine western democracies.
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