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World Bank head says poverty can end in 15 years

The world is capable of ending global poverty in the next 15 years, the president of the World Bank Group said today during a visit to Ghana.

Oxfam warns G20 of dangers of rising inequality

The world's biggest economies must tackle rising inequality, aid agency Oxfam warned on Tuesday, saying ignoring the issue would leave millions trapped in poverty and risk economic growth.

Poverty alleviation needs to be top priority: PM

With over a billion people living in abject poverty globally, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today emphasised the need for "inclusive growth" and said poverty alleviation should be a top priority for the international community.

Possible to wipe out extreme poverty by 2030: WB

World Bank has unveiled optimistic new targets to eradicate extreme global poverty by the end of the next decade.

Global poverty to fall sharply by 2030: US

With a rising middle class of some two billion people pushing for more rights and resources, global poverty will see a sharp decline by 2030.