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There is an 80 per cent chance that by the end of this century the global population could have reached between 9.6 billion and 12.3 billion people

World population could rise by three billion more than expected

Africa’s population is set to quadruple to four billion by the end of the century

Children born in Angola are 84 times more likely to die before the age of five than children born in Luxembourg

Global child mortality rates drop but still miss target

Major improvements achieved through tackling infectious disease with mosquito nets and immunisation

Islamic State: International pledge to use any means necessary to defeat Isis ‘throat-slitters’

Twenty-six nations, including Russia, China and 10 Arab states, pledged yesterday to fight the terrorist group Isis “by any means necessary”.

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Islamic State: ‘US failure to look into Saudi role in 9/11 has helped Isis’

In an exclusive interview, the Senator who led inquiry into attack says Obama’s plan to confront Sunni jihadis repeats past mistakes

Ukraine crisis: Putin wants to bring back Soviet Union and take us over, says Prime Minister

Comment follows shortly after second Russian convoy illegally enters Ukraine

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev pictured at the Ministry of Finance in Moscow

Russia may close airspace in response to Western sanctions

He said Russia may decide to only allow the airlines of "friendly countries" allowed to fly in its airspace

While trees are still being felled in alarming numbers, the rate has slowed dramatically

Is this the end of the 'war on trees'? UN members pledge to restore woodland and safeguard rainforests

But this new 'green revolution' has a long way to go...
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Ukraine crisis: Nato shores up defences against a Putin steeped in 'Soviet nostalgia'

With Russia set to approve a military spend of £60bn by 2016, alliance reverses the trend of its own declining defence budgets
US President Barack Obama tours Stonehenge in Amesbury, Wiltshire

President Obama visits Stonehenge on final day of Nato

The President shocked passersby at the Wiltshire monument

Islamic State: Britain joins coalition to 'destroy' Isis – but battle could take three years, warns Obama

Nato council of war pledges to act to destroy jihadist organisation

High-flying civil servants who take time out to have a family will also receive extra support

Ukraine crisis: Nato agrees major troop deployment to guard against Russian aggression

Britain will contribute 1,000 soldiers and take the lead

High-flying civil servants who take time out to have a family will also receive extra support

Nato summit: David Cameron prepares ground for British air strikes against Isis

Whips seek backing from Tory MPs for imminent action as PM reveals Britain will supply lethal arms to Kurdish forces

World leaders gather at the Nato summit in Wales

Nato summit 2014: What is the group and what does it do?

Leaders from the 28 countries which make up the group are meeting in Wales

Isis hostage threat: Which countries pay ransoms to release their citizens?

Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will try to persuade other G8 nations to stick to an agreement not to pay hostage ransoms

Mopani Copper Mines in Zambia failed to pay tens of millions of dollars due in local tax, a leaked audit report has suggested

Criminals and corrupt politicians steal $1trn a year from the world's poorest countries

Money stolen through shell companies and tax evasion

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
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A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

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Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam