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Tourists flee Sri Lanka but seasoned travelers say island nation will bounce back

Sri Lanka to waive off entry visa fee for 48 countries from Aug. 1

Colombo, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka will begin to waive off its existing visa fee for travelers from 48 countries including China from Aug. 1 as part of the island's efforts to attract more tourists into the country, Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs Minister, John Amaratunga said here Wednesday. In a media briefing held in Colombo, Amaratunga...

A Pakistani student fixes the head scarf of her friend at a school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Without rapid acceleration, globally, 20% of young people and 30% of adults will still be unable to read by the deadline. | Photo Credit: AP

One in four children in Pakistan will remain uneducated by 2030: UNESCO

July 10 (PTI) - One in four children in Pakistan will not be completing primary education by the 2030 deadline of the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to new projections by UNESCO. The new projections of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) show that Pakistan will only be half-way to the target of 12 years of...

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