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Tiny Bytes: Brazilian pres arrested, ice berg breaks away and more

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Welcome to Tiny Bytes, a look at some of today’s news for little minds.

Former Brazilian Pres arrested

Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a top contender to win next year's presidential election, was convicted on corruption charges and sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison. Click to read more

Iceberg breaks away

The one trillion tonne iceberg, measuring 5,800 square km, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July 10 and 12, said scientists at the University of Swansea and the British Antarctic Survey. Click to read more

'Big maple leaf' thieves arrested

In March, a huge gold coin, nicknamed the big maple leaf, is a commemorative piece which was issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007 was stolen. The theives have been arrested now, but the coin is yet to be found.

Wiz Khalifa sets new Youtube record

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the song ‘See You Again’ from the movie ‘Fast and the Furious part 7’. The song featuring Charlie Puth has beaten the previous Youtube record by around 1 million views.

That’s it for today, kids. Thank you for listening. I hope you’ll watch out for me at 5pm tomorrow too. Remember it’s so important to know what’s going on in the world around you.  

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