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Students per qualified teacher in primary school.

Ethiopia: 118
West Bank and Gaza: 50
Zimbabwe: 49
Cambodia: 44.6
Philippines: 31.5
Egypt: 27.2
Iran: 25.9
Colombia: 25.8
Jamaica: 23.1
Ukraine: 19.9
Thailand: 15.4
Malaysia: 11.4
Qatar: 11.2
Cuba: 11.1
Saudi: 10.8

(World Bank)
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World's most corrupt countries, 2017.

1. Somalia
2. South Sudan
3. Syria
4. Afghanistan
5. Yemen
5. Sudan
7. Libya
7. North Korea
7. Guinea-Bissau
10. Equatorial Guinea
11. Venezuela
11. Iraq
13. Turkmenistan
13. Angola
15. Eritrea

(Transparency International)
Share of World Population, 2017.

China: 18.3%
India: 17.5%
US: 4.3%
Indonesia: 3.5%
Brazil: 2.7%
Pakistan: 2.7%
Nigeria: 2.6%
Bangladesh: 2.2%
Russia: 1.9%
Mexico: 1.7%
Japan: 1.7%
Ethiopia: 1.4%
Philippines: 1.4%
Vietnam: 1.3%
Egypt: 1.3%
Germany: 1.1%
Iran: 1.1%
Turkey: 1.1%
Share of adults with HIV or AIDS, 2016.

Swaziland: 27.2%
South Africa: 18.9%
Zimbabwe: 13.5%
Kenya: 5.4%
Nigeria: 2.9%
Brazil: 0.6%
Indonesia: 0.4%
France: 0.4%
Argentina: 0.4%
India: 0.3%
Italy: 0.3%
Sweden: 0.2%
Ireland: 0.2%
Australia: 0.1%
Pakistan: 0.1%

(WHO)
Population growth, past twenty years.

Nigeria: 72%
Saudi: 69%
Egypt: 55%
Pakistan: 54%
India: 34%
Indonesia: 31%
South Africa: 31%
Turkey: 29%
Mexico: 26%
Canada: 22%
US: 18%
UK: 13%
China: 12%
France: 11%
South Korea: 11%
Italy: 6%
Germany: 1%
Japan: 0%
Poland: -2%
25-34 year olds who have obtained degrees.

South Korea: 69%
Japan: 60%
Canada: 59%
Russia: 58%
UK: 49%
Australia: 48%
US: 47%
France: 45%
Poland: 43%
Spain: 41%
Germany: 30%
Turkey: 28%
Saudi Arabia: 26%
China: 18%
Brazil: 16%
South Africa: 14%
Indonesia: 11%

(OECD)
Death toll from Crimean War, 1853-1856 (including non-combat deaths).

Ottoman Empire: 45,400
French Empire: 95,615
British Empire: 22,182

Russian Empire: 450,216 https://t.co/N0ofqFD1Wi
Ethiopia's population.

1950: 18.4 million
2020: 101 million (projected)

(United Nations) https://t.co/kdyAUFYAng
Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah came second in his country's presidential election despite not being a candidate. https://t.co/BVr2vcr110
Total(1) => 0.090727090835571 f_f_QM(2) => 0.082602977752686 indS(2) => 0.072365760803223 indM(2) => 0.0084221363067627 indM_1(2) => 0.0014619827270508 indM_2(2) => 0.00087499618530273 indM_4(2) => 0.0013570785522461 indM_5(2) => 0.0011098384857178 indM_6(2) => 0.0011482238769531 indM_7(2) => 0.0010509490966797 indM_8(2) => 0.00097393989562988 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.0066831111907959 f_f_dT(20) => 0.0064051151275635