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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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2016-12-08 Brexit

Power to the People? Battle over Brexit and Parliamentary Democracy (part 1)

As the six-month anniversary of the Brexit vote nears, we still have no idea what's going to happen, nor what kind of Brexit Britain really wants. But while Britain's highest...

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2016-12-08 Brexit

Power to the People? Battle over Brexit and Parliamentary Democracy (part 2)

As the six-month anniversary of the Brexit vote nears, we still have no idea what's going to happen, nor what kind of Brexit Britain really wants. But while Britain's highest...

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2016-12-07 Asia-pacific

Taiwan on the line: Trump phone call alarms China (part 1)

A congratulatory phone call. Why not answer? What's the worst that can happen? Donald Trump answered the call from Taiwan's nationalist president, a first since Washington...

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2016-12-07 China

Taiwan on the line: Trump phone call alarms China (part 2)

A congratulatory phone call. Why not answer? What's the worst that can happen? Donald Trump answered the call from Taiwan's nationalist president, a first since Washington...

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2016-12-06 FRANCE 24

France 24 turns ten: How to cover a changing world (part 1)

On December 6th, 2006, we flicked the switch on France 24. Yes we have aged, but have we matured? That'll be for you to judge as we look back at the singular events that have...

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