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While London’s domestic gardens take up only a fifth of the capital’s surface area, they contain nearly 70 per cent of its 5.5m trees. [Prospect, p80] In 2003, Japan accepted 26 asylum seekers out of 2,694 applications. [New Statesman, 21st February 2005] In the US, half of all children aged 4-6 have played video games, and a quarter say they do so regularly. [Boston Globe magazine, 20th February 2005] In Britain, under-25s save more as a percentage of their income than any other age group. [The Guardian, 2nd March 2005] Brussels’s unemployment rate is 22 per cent. [Commentary, February 2005]…

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