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Latest update : 2011-11-02

World Population: 7 billion, and counting

Today marks a landmark moment in human history: the number of people on the planet is now, for the first time, more than 7 billion. It took more than a century for the world's population to go from one to two billion, but it took only 12 to grow from six billion to billion. Within 70 years, the population is expected to grow to a massive 10 billion. So is this a cause for celebration or concern?

  • Medhi DRISSI. Paris Bureau chief, Food and Agriculture Organization;
  • Jan RIELAENDER. Economist on the Africa desk, OECD;
  • Christophe Z. GUILMOTO. Senior Fellow in Demography, 'Institut de recherche pour le développement';
  • Steven SINDING. Former Director-General, International Planned Parenthood Federation. Co-author, 'Population Matters' - from Manchester, Vermont, USA.

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2016-05-03 football

Do you believe in miracles? Longshots Leicester defy football odds (part 1)

5000 to one. Those were the odds on offer back in August if you picked Leicester to win its first Premiership title, odds longer than Elvis being found alive. The rest as they...

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2016-05-03 Renault

How much is too much? Growing calls to cap executive pay (part 2)

Here in France shareholders in carmaker Renault rejected their boss' 7,2 million euro pay, only to be overruled by the board. The state, which owns nearly 20% of Renault, is...

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2016-05-02 shiite

Iraq's broken politics: Green Zone stormed by Moqtada al-Sadr supporters (part 1)

Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad's Green Zone to demand that the government break with vested interests and militias that are crippling the country, a political...

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2016-05-02 Baghdad

Iraq's broken politics: Corruption and gridlock (part 2)

Supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad's Green Zone to demand that the government break with vested interests and militias that are crippling the country, a political...

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2016-04-29 inflation

Venezuela's boiling point: Power outages spark outrage (part 1)

Drought, collapsing crude oil prices and a bitter political divide. That's the toxic mix that's triggered full-blown riots in Venezuela. The heyday of Hugo Chavez is long gone as...

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