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UN: World population to hit 8B

AFP – The world’s population is expected to reach eight billion on November 15, the United Nations (UN) forecast yesterday in a report that said India will surpass China as the most populous country in 2023.

That overall population milestone “is a reminder of our shared responsibility to care for our planet and a moment to reflect on where we still fall short of our commitments to one another”, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin