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UK local elections: Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith face off in battle for London (part 1)

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UK local elections: Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith face off in battle for London (part 2)

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Interview: Helen Clark, UN Secretary-General candidate

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Trade trouble: Will TTIP agreement see the light of day?

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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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THE DEBATE

Latest update : 2011-11-01

World Population: 7 billion, and counting (part 2)

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, US.

Watch the first part here.

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2016-05-05 London

UK local elections: Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith face off in battle for London (part 1)

A tale of two cities today: Londoners are electing their new mayor and the two main candidates couldn't be more different. Sadiq Khan the son of a Pakistani bus driver, versus...

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2016-05-05 Conservative Party (UK)

UK local elections: Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith face off in battle for London (part 2)

A tale of two cities today: Londoners are electing their new mayor and the two main candidates couldn't be more different. Sadiq Khan the son of a Pakistani bus driver, versus...

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2016-05-04 Donald Trump

President Trump? Celebrity billionaire confounds Republican party (part 2)

So how does President Trump sound? It's a serious question after the celebrity real estate tycoon clobbered the competition in the Indiana Republican primary, forcing his...

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2016-05-04 Donald Trump

President Trump? Celebrity billionaire confounds Republican party (part 1)

So how does President Trump sound? It's a serious question after the celebrity real estate tycoon clobbered the competition in the Indiana Republican primary, forcing his...

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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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