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Indians pray for divine visa intervention

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There’s nothing like divine intervention, even for a visa hunt, reports Suneetha Balakrishnan from Hyderabad. And that’s what’s happening at the Chilkur Balaji Temple (above) in Hyderabad, say visa aspirants...

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Despite the best efforts of the Colombian government, it seems that English proficiency among young Colombians is not improving, writes Andrea Perez. Only one in ten Colombians speaks English well, according to EduMe website. The country is immersed in the Bilingual Colombia Programme, an English language initiative that President Manuel Santos launched in 2004 with the goal of all high school graduates reaching an intermediate level of English by 2025.

MELANIE BUTLER writes

The British Council, the Foreign Office and the armed forces will be investigated as part of a wide-ranging inquiry into historical child sex abuse in British institutions to be conducted by Justice Lowell Goddard. The announcement that the British Council is to be included in the inquiry, which is expected to last at least five years, follows the recent conviction for sexual abuse of Charles Napier, a former British Council teacher.

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