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Tiny Bytes: elephant rescued, mini movie on DNA and more

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

Nobel Peace laureate dies: 

Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was being treated for late-stage liver cancer, died on Thursday of multiple organ failures, the government said. Liu, 61, was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for "inciting subversion of state power" after he helped write a petition known as "Charter 08" calling for sweeping political reforms. Read more 

Elephant rescued in Sri Lanka sea: 

Sri Lanka's navy has rescued an elephant that got into difficulties after being washed out to sea, a spokesman said Wednesday, calling it a "miraculous escape". Chaminda Walakuluge said the navy mounted the 12-hour rescue after spotting the elephant struggling to stay afloat around eight kilometers (five miles) off the island's northeast coast.

Mini movie in DNA:

A team of scientists have successfully embedded a short film into the DNA of living bacteria cells. The mini-movie, really a GIF, is a five-frame animation of a galloping thoroughbred mare named Annie G. 

Smuggling in Hyderabad:

A lady was caught at the Hyderabad airport smuggling in 1.29 kilos of gold in her mixie. 

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

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