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Extreme poverty to fall below 10%: World Bank

In 2012, that number stood at 902 million, or about 13 percent of the world population.

China has 36 mn people living under extreme poverty: Survey

China has about 36 million people, including four million children below six years, living in 'extreme' poverty, an official survey here said.

World Bank seeks to halve extreme poverty by 2020

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Wednesday the global development lender must work to halve extreme poverty in the next seven years if it is to reach a more ambitious target set for 2030.