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State of British Politics 'Worse than Shakespeare'

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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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2016-06-30 Brexit

Chaos at Westminster: UK's post-Brexit leadership battle (part 1)

On a day of surprises, Boris Johnson ruled himself out amid a post-Brexit scramble to lead both the ruling Conservatives and the opposition Labour party. There are now five...

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2016-06-30 Brexit

Chaos at Westminster: UK's post-Brexit leadership battle (part 2)

On a day of surprises, Boris Johnson ruled himself out amid a post-Brexit scramble to lead both the ruling Conservatives and the opposition Labour party. There are now five...

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2016-06-29 Islamic State (IS) group

Turkey targeted: Terror attack coincides with foreign policy pivot (part 2)

Once again, Turkey has been the target for blind terror. At least 42 people have been killed at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport in a carefully-staged attack blamed on the Islamic...

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2016-06-29 Turkey

Turkey targeted: Islamic State group blamed for Istanbul attack (part 1)

Once again, Turkey has been the target for blind terror. At least 42 people have been killed at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport in a carefully-staged attack blamed on the Islamic...

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2016-06-28 Brexit

The big breakup: The EU after Brexit

The continent is in a daze as European leaders meet in Brussels to discuss the terms of the British divorce. David Cameron meets his counterparts for two days of talks, however...

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