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Hard Numbers: Narendra Modi's BJP takes an electoral hit

Hard Numbers: Narendra Modi's BJP takes an electoral hit

30: Boko Haram militants killed at least 30 people in an attack along a major highway in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria. About 35,000 people have been killed and more than two million displaced since Islamist violence began plaguing Nigeria in 2009.

100: More than 100 US troops have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries stemming from Iran's missile strike on a US military base in Iraq last month. The estimate is up more than 50 percent from earlier Pentagon numbers, undermining initial reports that there were no casualties.

8: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP took a thumping in regional elections Tuesday, winning just eight seats in New Delhi's legislature. Modi's BJP came up short against the incumbent Aam Aadmi Party, which ran on a platform of fixing state-run schools and providing free healthcare. The polls were seen as a referendum on Modi's divisive policies, including the controversial citizenship law that excludes Muslims.

100 million: Egypt's booming population has reached 100 million, making the North African country the most populous Arab nation. The Egyptian government has tried to implement policies to curb population growth in an increasingly resource-strapped country where around a third of the population lives in poverty.


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