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The 30 biggest population shifts in recent history

We've compiled the 15 countries with the biggest population growth since 1950 and the 15 with the least growth.
Uighur men pray before a meal during the Corban Festival, also known as Eid al-Adha, in Turpan, Xinjiang, in September 2016.

22 countries signed an ‘unprecedented’ letter condemning China’s oppression of Muslims. But none of them come from the Islamic world...

Beijing has installed an unparalleled police state in Xinjiang, western China, where Muslim residents are heavily surveilled and detained en masse.
Hong Kong-based artist and LGBTQ rights advocate Denise Ho on stage at the Oslo Freedom Forum in Norway May 27, 2019

Pop star Denise Ho called for China’s removal from the UN Human Rights Council over Hong Kong, and a Chinese diplomat tried to shut her down

Denise Ho, a singer and activist, told the UN to "convene an urgent session to protect the people of Hong Kong."
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as they meet at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas on June 30, 2019.

North Korea says the US is ‘hell-bent on hostile acts’ just 3 days after Trump’s historic meeting with Kim Jong Un

North Korea said it was was responding to a letter from the US, France, the UK, and Germany that urged UN members to impose sanctions against it.

UN expert calls for halt to sales of spyware that may have helped Saudi Arabia track and kill Jamal Khashoggi

A report to the UN calls on spyware companies to stop selling and licensing their wares in the face of gross human rights violations.

Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancée criticized the Trump administration’s response to his murder

The fiancée of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi wrote a scathing New York Times op-ed about Washington's lackluster response to his murder.

OPINION: The United Nations is failing the world’s most vulnerable people. Here’s how to fix it.

The UN has "fundamental flaws that lead in many instances to fatal errors" and needs a major overhaul to address growing global problems.
An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman

Trump administration dodges questions on calls for a UN probe of tanker attacks as it struggles to convince allies of Iran’s guilt

The Trump administration has been dodging inquiries into whether it would support an independent inquiry into the recent oil tanker attacks.

The world’s population is expected to hit 9.7 billion in 30 years, soar to 11 billion by 2100

By 2050, 1 in 6 people in the world will be over the age of 65, compared to 1 in 11 in 2019
President Donald Trump and Britain's Queen Elizabeth raise their glasses to make a toast at the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in London, Britain, June 3, 2019.

The queen just took a subtle jab at Trump’s attacks on US allies while standing next to the president

"We are forever mindful of the original purpose of these structures: nations working together to safeguard a hard won peace," she said.