Numbers: Jul. 18, 2005

$50 billion

Amount the leaders of the G-8 nations pledged in annual aid to Africa per year, double the previous yearly amount

$3 billion

Amount the G-8 leaders pledged to help build an independent Palestinian state


Increase in medical-malpractice payouts by 15 leading insurance companies from 2000 to 2004


Increase in the net premiums collected by those 15 companies during that same period


Number of deaths caused by tornadoes in the U.S. from April through June, the first peak tornado season since 1950 with no fatalities


Average number of tornado fatalities during this peak period



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