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Canada's jihadists: Country in shock after spate of attacks

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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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2014-10-23 Canada

Canada's jihadists: Country in shock after spate of attacks

Canada is in shock. Twice in three days, recent converts to radical Islam have carried out attacks in this usually peaceful nation. Were this week's attacks avoidable? Will more...

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2014-10-23 Canada

Canada's jihadists : country in shock after spate of attacks (part 2)

Canada is in shock. Twice in three days, recent converts to radical Islam have carried out attacks in this usually peaceful nation. Were this week's attacks avoidable? Will more...

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2014-10-22 DR Congo

Rape as a weapon of war: How to stop impunity in eastern Congo? (part 2)

One person can make a difference in the fight to stop mass rape in conflict zones. François Picard’s panel includes a colleague of Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege, who has...

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2014-10-22 DR Congo

Rape as a weapon of war: How to stop impunity in eastern Congo?

One person can make a difference in the fight to stop mass rape in conflict zones. François Picard’s panel includes a colleague of Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege, who has...

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2014-10-21 crime

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime? (part 2)

A five-year sentence; at least eight months behind bars before early release. South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced in Pretoria after a trial that...

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