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Last Updated Wednesday October 18 2017 11:58 PM IST

Tiny Bytes: What happened to Santa, Storm Nate, FIFA U-17 and more

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Welcome to Tiny Bytes, a look at some of the top news for little minds.

Rahul’s fascinating journey

The story of K.P. Rahul, the lone Keralite in the Indian squad for the FIFA Under17 World Cup has an inspiring story. As a child, Rahul spent most of his time playing football in front of his courtyard at Ollukkara, a sleepy village in Thrissur district. Rahul started playing the game at the age of seven under the watchful eyes of his uncle Pradeep.

His uncle then took him to the training center run by M. Peethambaran, former Kerala Santosh Trophy coach. Later he joined the Sports and Educational Trust’s center at Parappur and eventually got selected to the District Uunder14 camp conducted by the Thrissur District Football Association.

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Storm Nate swirls towards US

Tropical Storm Nate killed at least 22 people in Central America on Thursday as it pummeled the region with heavy rain while heading toward Mexico's Caribbean resorts and the U.S. Gulf Coast, where it could strike as a hurricane this weekend.

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Nobel Prize for Literature

Kazuo Ishiguro, the British author of "Remains of the Day", has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Born in Japan and raised in Britain, Ishiguro, 62, won the Man Booker Prize for the 1989 novel. The book was made into a movie which got an Oscar nomination.

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Is that Santa's tomb?

There are about two months to go for Christmas. And this year, there is a sad news that is coming. Archaeologists claim to have discovered the tomb of Saint Nicholas beneath the ruins of a church in Turkey. It is said that it was Saint Nicholas' habit of secret gift-giving that gave rise to the legend of Santa Claus.

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

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