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17: The US now deploys 17 percent of its special operations commandos in Africa, making it the region with the largest such presence outside the Middle East. That’s up from just 1 percent in 2006.


4: Four billion people around the world, or 55 percent of the global population, don’t receive a single government social benefit. #howtheotherhalflives

1/3: Net migration (the difference between arrivals and departures) to the UK has dropped by a third since last year’s Brexit vote. #Leave

45: As Germany has another go at forming a government, 45 percent of voters say they favor new elections.

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