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An estimated 7,000 Americans a year die as a result of doctors’ bad handwriting. [Harper’s, April 2007] Paul Wolfowitz speaks French, German, Arabic, Hebrew and Indonesian. [New Yorker, 9th April 2007] Of the 28 government departments created between 1960 and 1979, 13 had been wound up by 1981. [Tony Wright, Comment is Free, 29th March 2007] In Britain, the suicide rate among cricketers is more than twice as high as the national average. [The Spectator, 31st March 2007] Between 1989 and 2005, the number of incidences of mass killing of civilians around the world decreased by 90 per cent. [New…

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