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85 per cent of all EU freight travels by road, compared to 65 per cent 20 years ago. The figure is projected to rise to 95 per cent by 2005. [European Commission]

Out of 127,000 permanent full time jobs created in Britain in the past three years, two thirds have gone to women. [The Observer]

In Oman, there are 75.5 television sets per 100 population, compared to 2.9 in neighbouring Yemen. [Pocket Middle East and North Africa, The Economist 1995]

In the UK, 40 per cent of the 20,000 patients with HIV are receiving treatment, compared with 79…

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