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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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2014-08-19 corruption

Pakistan's Political Turmoil: Can Imran Khan's PTI Party Depose the Government?

Former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has called for civil disobedience, gathering thousands of supporters in protest at what he calls Pakistan's fraudulent...

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2014-08-19 riots

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Former cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan has called for civil disobedience, gathering thousands of supporters in protest at what he calls Pakistan's fraudulent...

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2014-08-18 Ferguson

Racism, riots and police violence: USA under scrutiny

The family of Michael Brown is calling for the arrest of the police officer who shot him dead. Meanwhile, the actions of the police on the streets are being called into question,...

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2014-08-20 Benjamin Netanyahu

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For the better part of two weeks, we've been hearing that neither Israel nor Hamas wants a prolonged fight. So why is a tenuous ceasefire in tatters? With rockets fired on Israel...

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2014-08-20 Palestinian Territories

Israel-Gaza: Back to Square One? (part 2)

For the better part of two weeks, we've been hearing that neither Israel nor Hamas wants a prolonged fight. So why is a tenuous ceasefire in tatters? With rockets fired on Israel...

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