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Hi guys, Martin here with Wednesday's top stories.

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First, the breaking news this afternoon, there will be a general

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election on 8th June, that's where adults vote to chose

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The Prime Minister said yesterday that's what she wanted

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to happen and this afternoon, in a vote, Members of

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Now, general elections might sound familiar,

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They are normally every five years, but they can happen any time,

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So, what is a general election, and how does it all happen?

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How does a general election work? The UK is divided into 650

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constituencies. Each area has a member of Parliament or MP that

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represents it. All of them get a seat in the Houses of Parliament. In

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a general election, adults 18 and over get the chance to vote for who

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should be the MP in their area. On election day, people go to polling

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stations to vote. They get a ballot paper with names of all the

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candidates, the people running to be MPs. They put a cross next to the

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person they most want to represent them. The candidate who gets the

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most becomes MP. Most MPs are part of groups called political parties.

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Usually the political party that gets the most MPs out of the 650

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forms the new government, which runs the country. And, that party's

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leader becomes the Prime Minister and moves into Number 10 Downing

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Street. And there's loads more

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info online in our guide to the general election,

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including what to expect Next up, it's an exciting

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time for space fans as the Earth is getting a very

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special fly-by today. Space, it's a rather big place, but

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every so often objects in space get a little bit close to each other.

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That's what's going to happen today. An asteroid called 2014 JO-25 is due

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to go past our planet in what Nasa is calling a close approach. Fear

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not, the asteroid is going to pass is about 1.1 million miles away.

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Still, given how massive space is, that still means it gets to be

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called a near Earth object. Nasa have said there's no possibility for

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the asteroid to crash into our planet, but scientists are very

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excited to study it as it goes past. So, what do we know about the space

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invader? The asteroid is about 650 metres wide. It's the biggest

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asteroid come this close since a 5000 metre asteroid in September

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2000 and four. 2014 JO-25 hasn't come this near to us for 400 years.

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It doesn't plan on dropping by for another 500 years. Keep your eyes

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peeled and let's enjoy the visit! Some rugby now, and Welsh player

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Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions

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for their tour of New Warbuton's Lions are made up

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of players from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland,

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but the shock news is that England captain Dylan Hartley

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hasn't been picked. Finally, Egyptian archaeologists say

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they've found an ancient tomb If you want to walk inside this

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newly found tomb you'll find a small pathway that leads into a

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rectangular shaped hole with an inner chamber. But, what you'll also

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see are some really old Egyptian treasures. Eight mummies have been

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found along with these colourful tombs. Also among them were more

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than 1000 statues. It's believed the tomb belonged to a

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noble man because a lot of the statues and artefacts had his

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initials on them. You'll be pleased because his old belongings are still

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in pretty good nick, considering they are over 3000 years old.

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That's all from me, Newsround's back right here at 7:40am tomorrow.

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