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Urban inequality a growing risk in Asia: World Bank

SINGAPORE: Widening inequality in Asia's teeming cities could lead to potentially risky social divisions, the World Bank warned Tuesday, urging governments to do more to help the urban poor. Half of the region's population live in cities and rapid urbanisation has helped lift 655 million people out of poverty, the bank said in a new report. But East Asia and the Pacific are still home to the world's biggest population of slum dwellers at 250 million, sizeable portions of them found in China, Indonesia and the…