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80 per cent of admissions to hospital are for emergencies. [The Guardian, 3rd February 2006]


In Sweden, prison sentences of over five years are given out only for serious crimes like drug dealing, murder and rape. In 2004, only 329 people were serving sentences of over five years. [New York Times magazine, 5th February 2006]


The number of armed conflicts in the world has declined by more than 40 per cent since 1992. [Human Security Report 2005]


One in three Bangladeshi men in Britain works as a waiter, and one in eight Pakistanis as a taxi…

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