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The world has become increasingly violent with deaths from conflict at a 25-year high, terrorist attacks at an all-time high and more people displaced than at any time since World War Two, the 2016 Global Peace Index showed Wednesday.The annual index, which measures 23 indicators including incidents of violent crime, countries' levels of militarization and weapons imports, said intensifying conflicts in the Middle East were mostly to blame.But beyond the Middle East, the world was actually becoming more peaceful, researchers behind the index said.Syria, where nearly 67,000 people were killed in 2014, accounted for the bulk of the increase, according to the index.Another improvement in peace, is a 10 percent fall in global military spending in the last three years, IEP said.
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