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The world in figures





Posts deleted by Facebook in the first quarter of 2018 because they contained terrorist propaganda, in millions: 1.9
Posts deleted by Facebook in the first quarter of 2018 because they showed nudity or sexual activity, in millions: 21
Posts deleted by Facebook in the first quarter of 2018 because they contained advertising or other spam, in millions: 836

Murders committed on the Faroe Islands in Jógvan Isaksen's 10 Hannis Martinsson crime novels: 20
Murders committed on the Faroe Islands in the past 30 years: 4

Percentage of Earth's land area covered by forests: 26
Percentage of Earth's land area used for rearing livestock, as pasture or to grow fodder: 27

Air conditioners in Canada, per 100 households: 55
Air conditioners in France, per 100 households: 13
Average temperature in the hottest month ever recorded in Canada (July 2012): 14.8C
Average temperature in the hottest month ever recorded in France (August 2003): 23.7C

Money approved by US Congress in March 2018 for a 53km (33 mile) stretch of wall along the border with Mexico: $1.6bn (£1.2bn)
Money approved by a Chinese state-backed investment fund in April 2018 to support blockchain startups: $1.6bn (£1.2bn)

Deaths worldwide due to Aids in 2016, in millions: 1.0
Deaths worldwide due to tuberculosis in 2016, in millions: 1.2
Amount of development aid spent fighting Aids worldwide in 2016: $9.6bn
Amount of development aid spent fighting tuberculosis worldwide in 2016: $1.5bn

Sources: Facebook Transparency Report; Wall Street Journal; Our World in Data; OECD, Trading Economics; German Trade Association for the Raw Materials and Chemical Industry (BGRCI), Vox Media, Bitcoin Magazine; Hans Böckler Foundation, German Federal Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA)