FACTS OF THE DAY

9 October 2017

Since 1968 there have been more deaths from guns in the USA than Americans killed in wars since the country was founded in 1776.

theguardian.com

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The number of pedestrians seriously injured or killed by cyclists in the UK has doubled in the last ten years.

telegraph.co.uk

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90% of all new cancer drugs approved since 2009 produce no health benefits or improvement in the quality of life.

theguardian.com

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On his four-day state visit to Russia, the king of Saudi Arabia travelled with 1,500 people, his own carpets and furniture, and a golden escalator to exit his plane.

bloomberg.com

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Cardiff Foodbank has received donations of a 35-year-old tin of sweetcorn and a 46-year-old tin of soup with its pre-decimalisation 10d price sticker still on.

sky.com

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One-third of all the butter in the US is made by a single company.

bloomberg,com

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