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

Forbes list: Mukesh Ambani richest Indian, Jeff Bezos tops globally

Mukesh Ambani's net worth has soared to $40.1 billion, making him the richest Indian for the 11th year in a row, while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos toppled Bill Gates as the world's wealthiest person, according to the latest Forbes list of billionaires

Bezos, referred to as the "Centi-billionaire", topped the list with a net worth of $112 billion, becoming the only person to appear in the Forbes list with a 12-figure fortune. Lulu Group chairman M A Yusuf Ali is the richest Malayali in the list being ranked at the 388th and position, above US president Donald Trump. Click here to read more

Serena marks return with a win

Serena Williams shook off rustiness on her return to professional tennis after more than a year to secure a 7-5, 6-3 win over Zarina Diyas in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open at North Carolina.

Serena had not played a singles match since winning the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant. The 36-year-old gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia on September 1, but says post-childbirth health complications that included blood clots in her lungs were almost fatal. She is now healthy again, but skipped this year's Australian Open because she did not consider herself tournament ready. Click here to read more

Trump to meet North Korean leader Kim by May

Washington: US president Donald Trump is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by May in response to Kim's invitation to hold the first-ever US-North Korea summit, a South Korean envoy said, marking a potentially dramatic breakthrough in the North Korea nuclear stand-off.

Kim has committed to "denuclearization" and to suspending nuclear or missile tests, South Korea's National Security Office head Chung Eui-yong told reporters at the White House after briefing Trump on South Korean officials' meeting with Kim. Click here to read more

Legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart's bones found?

Scientists have most likely found the bones of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart - the first woman aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean who mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while flying over the Pacific.

Bone measurement analysis indicates that the remains found on a remote island in the South Pacific were likely those of Earhart, researchers said. Earhart was the first woman aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She mysteriously disappeared in 1937 while flying over the Pacific. Many assumed that her plane had crashed into the waters, and she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, were never seen again. Click here to read more

Oscars 2018: Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' dominates academy awards

Fantastical romance The Shape of Water won best picture, the film industry's most prestigious honor, at Sunday's Oscar ceremony. The Fox Searchlight movie's Mexican filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro, took home the best director Oscar, dashing the hopes of a rare win by a woman or a black filmmaker.

As expected, Britain's Gary Oldman was named best actor for playing World War Two leader Winston Churchill in Warner Bros.' Darkest Hour, while Frances McDormand's woman in a fury was a popular best actress winner for Fox Searchlight's dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Click here to read more

Lijo Jose Pellissery wins state film award for the best director, Indrans best actor

Actor Indrans has won the Kerala state award for the best actor. Actress Parvathy has won the state award for best actress. The film Ottamuri Velicham has won the award for the best film of the year 2017.

Film-maker Lijo Jose Pellissery has won the state film award for the best director for the film Ee Ma Yau. The film starring Vinayakan, Chemban Vinod and Dileesh Pothen in the lead is still awaiting its theatrical release. While Indrans won the award for the film Aalorukkam, Parvathy won the honour for the film Take OffClick here to read more

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

The opinions expressed here do not reflect those of Malayala Manorama. Legal action under the IT Act will be taken against those making derogatory and obscene statements.

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