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In the US, 64 per cent of families say grace before dinner. In Britain the figure is 2 per cent. [American Enterprise Institute, January 2002]

Half of Russia’s army will be Muslims in 15 years. [RFE, 6th February 2002]

Some American Indian languages are so complex that children do not become fully fluent until the age of ten. [San Francisco Chronicle, 27th January 2002]

In 2000, 38,000 people gained the right to live in Britain as the result of marriage. [The Times, 8th February 2002]

Over 50 former American mayors are behind bars. [The Guardian, 28th January 2002]

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