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Latest update : 2011-11-02

World Population: 7 billion, and counting

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, USA.

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2015-02-26 Internet

The Deal With Internet Service (part 2)

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2015-02-25 banking

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2015-02-25 banking

Swissleaks and the banks (part 1)

HSBC's CEO goes into a House of Commons hearing with the law on his side when it comes to the Swiss account he opened for bonus payments. But it's hard times for the world's...

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2015-02-24 anti-Semitism

France's Jews: How to tackle rising anti-Semitism? (part 2)

Last month's siege of a Paris kosher grocery store by a homegrown jihadist comes in the context of a doubling in anti-Semitic acts across France. Since then, there's been the...

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