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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.

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2014-09-17 Scottish independence

If Scotland Says 'Aye': Polls Say Independence Referendum Too Close to Call (part 2)

It's too close to call. On Thursday, Scotland decides whether or not to sever ties with the rest of Great Britain. Momentum's swung both ways in the final week of campaigning as...

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2014-09-17 referendum

If Scotland Says 'Aye': Polls Say Indpendence Referendum Too Close to Call

It's too close to call. On Thursday, Scotland decides whether or not to sever ties with the rest of Great Britain. Momentum's swung both ways in the final week of campaigning as...

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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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