WORLD POPULATION HITS 7 BILLION

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STORY: WORLD POPULATION HITS 7 BILLIONDATELINE: Oct. 31, 2011LENGTH: 0:00:57LOCATION: The United NationsINTROThe United Nations has announced that the world's population has exceeded 7 billion as of today.PKGWhile calling this a historic moment, the world body urged people to tackle key challenges that population growth entails such as the need to achieve sustainable economic development.Countries around the world have planned events surrounding the demographic milestone.In the Philippines, people are celebrating the symbolic "seven billionth" baby's birth. Weighing 2.5 kilos, Danica May Camacho was delivered just before midnight Sunday in Manila.The baby' s family and other people in the hospital celebrated Danica ' s arrival as she became the 7 billionth resident in the world.The UN named a Bosnian child, Adnan Mevic, as the Earth's six billionth inhabitant on October 12, 1999. And the wolrd' s population grew by more than one billion within less than 12 years after Adnan' s hist
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