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22 per cent of the world’s population claims no religious affiliation- 4 per cent fewer than 15 years ago. [Financial Times, 15th June 2002]

By late 1967, the 5,000 workers at Egypt’s El Nasr automotive plant were producing an average of two vehicles a week.[Six Days of War, Michael Oren, OUP]

Street lighting is seven times more effective than CCTV cameras in cutting crime. [The Times, 15th August 2002]

In the first six months of the second intifada, which began in September 2000, the ratio of Palestinian to Israeli deaths was 5.1:1. But since March 2001 and largely…

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