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Hi guys, Martin here with Wednesday's top stories.
First, the breaking news this afternoon, there will be a general
election on 8th June, that's where adults vote to chose
The Prime Minister said yesterday that's what she wanted
to happen and this afternoon, in a vote, Members of
Now, general elections might sound familiar,
They are normally every five years, but they can happen any time,
So, what is a general election, and how does it all happen?
How does a general election work? The UK is divided into 650
constituencies. Each area has a member of Parliament or MP that
represents it. All of them get a seat in the Houses of Parliament. In
a general election, adults 18 and over get the chance to vote for who
should be the MP in their area. On election day, people go to polling
stations to vote. They get a ballot paper with names of all the
candidates, the people running to be MPs. They put a cross next to the
person they most want to represent them. The candidate who gets the
most becomes MP. Most MPs are part of groups called political parties.
Usually the political party that gets the most MPs out of the 650
forms the new government, which runs the country. And, that party's
leader becomes the Prime Minister and moves into Number 10 Downing
Street. And there's loads more
info online in our guide to the general election,
including what to expect Next up, it's an exciting
time for space fans as the Earth is getting a very
special fly-by today. Space, it's a rather big place, but
every so often objects in space get a little bit close to each other.
That's what's going to happen today. An asteroid called 2014 JO-25 is due
to go past our planet in what Nasa is calling a close approach. Fear
not, the asteroid is going to pass is about 1.1 million miles away.
Still, given how massive space is, that still means it gets to be
called a near Earth object. Nasa have said there's no possibility for
the asteroid to crash into our planet, but scientists are very
excited to study it as it goes past. So, what do we know about the space
invader? The asteroid is about 650 metres wide. It's the biggest
asteroid come this close since a 5000 metre asteroid in September
2000 and four. 2014 JO-25 hasn't come this near to us for 400 years.
It doesn't plan on dropping by for another 500 years. Keep your eyes
peeled and let's enjoy the visit! Some rugby now, and Welsh player
Sam Warburton will captain the British and Irish Lions
for their tour of New Warbuton's Lions are made up
of players from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland,
but the shock news is that England captain Dylan Hartley
hasn't been picked. Finally, Egyptian archaeologists say
they've found an ancient tomb If you want to walk inside this
newly found tomb you'll find a small pathway that leads into a
rectangular shaped hole with an inner chamber. But, what you'll also
see are some really old Egyptian treasures. Eight mummies have been
found along with these colourful tombs. Also among them were more
than 1000 statues. It's believed the tomb belonged to a
noble man because a lot of the statues and artefacts had his
initials on them. You'll be pleased because his old belongings are still
in pretty good nick, considering they are over 3000 years old.
That's all from me, Newsround's back right here at 7:40am tomorrow.