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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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2014-11-20 Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Al-Sisi's Egypt: Is the crackdown justified? (part 2)

In a wide-ranging interview with France 24, Egypt's president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the bloodbath that followed the overthrow of his...

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2014-11-20 Egypt

Al-Sisi's Egypt: Is the crackdown justified?

In a wide-ranging interview with France 24, Egypt's president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the bloodbath that followed the overthrow of his...

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2014-11-19 2014 FIFA World Cup

Foul play in football: How to police the beautiful game?

Time now for another installment of FIFA madness. The world football governing body has announced that it's passed on information to Swiss prosecutors regarding suspicious...

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2014-11-19 2014 FIFA World Cup

Foul play in football: How to police the beautiful game? (part 2)

Time now for another installment of FIFA madness. The world football governing body has announced that it's passed on information to Swiss prosecutors regarding suspicious...

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2014-11-18 Israeli politics

The problem with Jerusalem: Israel to respond with 'heavy hand' to synagogue attack

They used meat cleavers and a gun. Two Palestinian militants were gunned down in a shootout with police after Jerusalem's deadliest attack in years. The attack on a synagogue...

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