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In Japan, fathers spend an average of 15 minutes per day with their children. Employed Japanese men aged 30-32 spend about nine minutes a day with their children, and five minutes a day doing household chores. [International Herald Tribune, 8th-9th May 1999]

In Britain, roads account for 1.5 per cent of all land area. [Transport: Necessity or Luxury?, Austin Williams]

In the US, suicide is the ninth leading cause of death. [Nature, 29th April 1999]

In China, 300,000 people die from air pollution-related diseases every year. [Foreign Affairs, March/April 1999]

Worldwide, there are 23,000 different Christian denominations. [Tower…

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