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Kaji, whose real name is Ryan Guan, was already the video platform's highest earner in 2018, with USD 22 million, according to Forbes. (Photo: Twitter)

This 8-yr-old is highest paid YouTuber, earns USD 26 million in year

His channel "Ryan's World," launched in 2015 by Ryan's parents, is only three years old but already has 22.9 million subscribers.

"Today I'm very happy that I have completed my high school. My daughter is doing masters so that also motivated me to complete my education,” he added. (Photo: ANI)

79-year-old retired CRPF Subedar-major passes high school exam in U'khand

Stressing on the need for knowledge, Ram said everyone should complete their education to be successful in life.

"We can't just continue living as if there was no tomorrow, because there is a tomorrow. That is all we are saying," Thunberg told the magazine. (Photo: Screengrab)

Great Thunberg, teen climate activist, named TIME magazine's 'Person of the Year'

The 16-year-old first hit the headlines for her solo strike against global warming outside Sweden's parliament last year.

Restaurants in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to maintain entrances segregated by sex, the authorities said on Sunday, further eroding some of the world’s strictest social rules as sweeping reforms take hold. (Photo: File)

Saudi Arabia ends gender-segregated entrances for restaurants as part of sweeping reforms

Segregation has quietly eased over past year or so, as eateries, cafes, conference centres and concert halls stopped strictly enforcing it.

World

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A man waring a face mask uses a hand sanitizer at the Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal palace during the Joseon Dynasty, in Seoul, South Korea. AP Photo

COVID 19 cases cross 2,000 in South Korea, highest outside China

More than 90 per cent of the cases have been reported from Daegu, the epicentre of the outbreak

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New Zealand confirms first COVID 19 case

One person from Iran, who travelled to Auckland via Bali was tested positive

A man looks out of a window at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in La Caleta, on the Canary Island of Tenerife, Spain, Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Spanish officials say the tourist hotel has been placed in quarantine after an Italian doctor staying there tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and Spanish news media says some 1,000 tourists staying at the complex are not allowed to leave. (AP)

Global coronavirus summary this morning

More cases crop up worldwide, Saudi Arabia cancels Haj, Japan shuts schools, border checks tightened

Business

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The company has carried out self assessment from FY 2006-07 up to December 31, 2019 and interest thereon up to February 29, 2020 in line with the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) judgement. (Photo: PTI)

Bharti Airtel pays additional Rs 8,004 cr, claims compliance with SC judgement

The payment included liabilities on Bharti Airtel, Bharti Hexacom and Telenor India.

On Friday, Harley’s shares closed down 2.2 per cent at USD 30.47. (Photo: AP)

Harley-Davidson looks for new leadership to end its sales struggle

Harley’s 2019 US bike sales were the lowest in at least 16 years.

In the December quarter, private investment grew 5.9 per cent, up from 5.6 per cent in the previous quarter.

Indian economic growth slows, with coronavirus impact to come

The annual GDP figure for the September quarter was ramped up from an earlier estimate of 4.5 per cent

Sports

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In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019, China's Sun Yang wears headphones prior to the final of the men's 200m freestyle event during the swimming competition at the 2019 World Championships at Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center in Gwangju, South Korea. China's triple Olympic swimming gold medallist Sun Yang has been found guilty of refusing to give a doping sample and banned for eight years in an eagerly-awaited judgement from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on February 28, 2020. (AFP)

Olympic champion Sun Yang banned for 8 years in doping case

China's greatest swimmer did not cooperate with drug-testing agency

Real Madrid’s Spanish defender Sergio Ramos (right) challenges Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg football match between Real Madrid and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 26, 2020. (AFP)

Man City stun Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu

Kevin De Bruyne sets up equaliser and then converts penalty for the winner

New Zealand's Trent Boult celebrates the dismissal of India's Ajinkya Rahane for 29 runs during the first cricket Test between India and New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand, February 24, 2020. (AP)

India lose first Test to New Zealand

Indian batting crumbled in both innings to excellent seam bowling

Science

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A final decision on a name for virus is expected within days. (AFP)

No, you can't call it the Wuhan virus

The World Health Organisation does not use place names to identify viruses to avoid stigma

File photo of U.S. astronaut Christina Koch, member of the crew to the International Space Station (ISS), speaks with her relatives through a safety glass prior the launch of Soyuz MS-12 space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (AP)

Astronaut Christina Koch set to return after breaking women spaceflight record

She also participated in the first-ever spacewalk by women

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Health authorities are preparing for a possible pandemic as they work to contain a respiratory illness in China that's caused by a new virus. (AP)

You saw it on WhatsApp right? No, salt water is no good against coronavirus

Science is frantically trying everything, including anti-HIV drugs, against the dreaded virus

Life

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Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty welcomed their daughter through surrogacy.

Rent-a-womb: Surrogacy on the rise

Why are more urban couples in cities needing help to achieve parenthood?

Shah Rukh Khan presenting the sch.olrship to Gopika Kottantharayil Bhasi.

Education key to women empowerment: SRK

A female researcher from Kerala was awarded the Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University PhD Scholarship at the IFFM kickoff celebration.

A figurine on display is inspired from Krishen Khanna’s Bandwallas series

Artistic dimensions

Artist Thota Vaikuntam from Telangana had craftsmen working under him to create the clay models to his desired precision.

Relationship

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Another advantage to girl-boy friendships is the way they give boys a chance to talk about their feelings. (Photo: ANI)

Girl-boy bonding can be emotionally enriching

Is girl-boy friendship beneficial? Study finds.

 It will help you put things in the perspective of how things were and how things are now. (Photo: Pixabay)

No more break-up woes

Record the answers in a tape and listen to it from time to time.

It is critical for couples in nonmonogamous relationships as they navigate the extra challenges of maintaining a nontraditional relationship in a monogamy-dominated culture. (Photo: RRepresentational/Pixabay)

How successful can open relationships be

Are open relationships successful?

Metros

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Naseem Khan

Maharashtra Congress leaders seek resolution against CAA

Khan also pointed out that the Bihar Assembly had unanimously passed a resolution against the CAA, NRC and NPR.

Former chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis

Bangledesh remark leads to tiff between Aaditya and ex-CM

However, Mr Fadnavis said that the Sena leader is only trying to divert attention from the Veer Savarkar issue.

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray

Marathi to be mandatory subject in Maha schools

The Maharashtra Compulsory Teaching and Learning of Marathi Language in Schools Bill, 2020 will be tabled in the legislative assembly on Thursday.

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