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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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2014-09-16 Valérie Trierweiler

Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote (part 2)

Latest opinion polls show François Hollande has hit rock bottom and started to dig. As a Socialist who ran as an enemy of finance, he was always going to antagonise the right....

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2014-09-16 Nicolas Sarkozy

Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote

Latest opinion polls show François Hollande has hit rock bottom and started to dig. As a Socialist who ran as an enemy of finance, he was always going to antagonise the right....

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2014-09-15 John Kerry

Fighting the Islamic State group: What coalition against jihadists? (part 2)

With jihadists taking over vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, it's coalition-building time again. Since the first Gulf war, more than two decades ago, there's been the...

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2014-09-15 Syria

Fighting the Islamic State group: What coalition against jihadists?

With jihadists taking over vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, it's coalition-building time again. Since the first Gulf war, more than two decades ago, there's been the...

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2014-09-11 Islamic State (IS)

IS organisation, the Obama strategy: Is the US going back to war again?

US President Barack Obama has unveiled his strategy for defeating jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Obama has both an eye to the current threat and the memory of two previous wars in...

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