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1 Juras­sic world

The sec­ond trailer for Juras­sic World: Fallen King­dom has been re­leased – and you can watch it on First News Live! now. Head to first.news/fal­l­enk­ing­dom to check it out.

2 Chi­nese new year

Chi­nese New Year be­gins on 16 Fe­bru­ary. Cel­e­bra­tions take place across the world, with pa­rades, lion dances and fire­works dis­plays. Chi­nese New Year takes place on a dif­fer­ent date each year be­cause it is based on the lu­nar cal­en­dar.

3 Dippy on tour

Dippy the di­nosaur is mak­ing his first stop on his UK tour. He will be at Dorset County Mu­seum from 10 Fe­bru­ary. Since he was first dis­played in 1905, this is the first time that Dippy has been on show out­side Lon­don.

4 young song­writer

Are you a young song­writer? Want your mu­sic to be heard by key play­ers in the mu­sic in­dus­try, like Tom Odell and Guy Cham­bers? Then you need to en­ter your songs into the Young Song­writer 2018 com­pe­ti­tion! The clos­ing date is 8 April 2018. The com­pe­ti­tion in­for­ma­tion and on­line en­try form can be found at www.songa­cademy.co.uk/says18.

5 Dis­tant worlds

For the first time, as­tro­physi­cists have dis­cov­ered a group of plan­ets out­side our galaxy. Be­fore, ex­perts had only found plan­ets within the Milky Way. They’ve now used a tech­nique called quasar mi­crolens­ing to iden­tify plan­ets in a galaxy 3.8 bil­lion light years away!

6 mil­lionth vis­i­tor

Four-year-old Lu­cas has be­come the mil­lionth vis­i­tor to Kid Za­nia Lon­don! Lu­cas was vis­it­ing the at­trac­tion with his sis­ter Kira for his birth­day.

7 Un­be­liever

An Amer­i­can man is so con­vinced that the Earth is flat, he wants to send him­self into space to prove it! Mike Hughes’ first plan was to launch him­self into the sky from Cal­i­for­nia with his own home­made rocket. As First News went to press, his lat­est at­tempt had been called off.

8 poll re­sults

Soon, 16 and 17-year-olds will be able to vote in lo­cal elec­tions in Wales. We asked you: Should all 16 and 17-yearolds in the UK be given the right to vote? Loads of you voted, with 81% of you say­ing YES.

“I think yes be­cause young peo­ple have the mod­ern world at their fin­ger­tips, and some el­derly might not know what’s hap­pen­ing in the coun­try as much as the youth,” says First News Live! user, 7di­a­mond07.

“Why not? It’s an op­por­tu­nity to change de­ci­sions. Go Wales,” says First News Live! user, big-fat-cat.

“I think ev­ery­one has the right to vote start­ing at an ear­lier age so yes,” says First News Live! user, soggy-nando.

9 Ke­bab treats

The bin­tur­ongs at Drusil­las Park have been en­joy­ing some ke­babs for break­fast! Keep­ers put cour­gettes, pep­pers, sweet pota­toes and car­rots onto long twigs to make up the de­li­cious treats for the an­i­mals.

10 Maya ru­ins

More than 60,000 hid­den Maya ru­ins have been dis­cov­ered in Gu­atemala. Re­searchers used laser tech­nol­ogy to un­cover the huge net­work be­neath a for­est, which in­cludes houses, palaces and high­ways. It’s be­lieved that mil­lions more peo­ple could have lived in the area than thought be­fore. Ex­perts say this is a ma­jor ar­chae­o­log­i­cal break­through.

11 wed­ding date

Princess Eu­ge­nie and Jack Brooks­bank’s wed­ding date has been set. The Queen’s grand­daugh­ter will marry at St Ge­orge’s Chapel in Wind­sor on Fri­day 12 Oc­to­ber.

12 New mu­sic

Nadine Coyle has an­nounced she is re­leas­ing new mu­sic and go­ing on a UK tour, per­form­ing the great­est hits of Girls Aloud. Some of their top songs in­clude Love Ma­chine and Bi­ol­ogy.

13 Dop­ing ban

Twenty-eight Rus­sian ath­letes have had their dop­ing bans over­turned. It’s still un­clear if any will be al­lowed to take part in this month’s Olympics.

14 Footie team

David Beck­ham now has his own foot­ball team. The for­mer player is launch­ing a team in Mi­ami in Florida. It will com­pete in Ma­jor League Soc­cer in the United States.

15 plas­tic threat

Tiny plas­tic par­ti­cles are pos­ing a big threat to some of the world’s largest sea crea­tures. A study found that fil­ter­feed­ing sharks, rays and whales could be at risk from se­ri­ous con­tam­i­na­tion. That’s be­cause these an­i­mals all take in a lot of water to catch their prey. The plas­tic could be af­fect­ing their di­ges­tive sys­tems and even caus­ing enough dam­age to kill them. Peo­ple are be­ing urged to re­duce their plas­tic waste to help tackle the prob­lem.

16 An­i­mal work­shops

Pets at Home will be of­fer­ing free an­i­mal work­shops for young peo­ple be­tween 10-25 Fe­bru­ary. The work­shops will fo­cus on car­ing for ger­bils, teach­ing chil­dren how re­ward­ing these small fur­ries can be and how to care for them.

17 dog mys­tery

A dog that mys­te­ri­ously went miss­ing ten years ago has reap­peared alive and well! Abby dis­ap­peared while play­ing back in 2008. The Suierveld fam­ily thought she had died so, when the An­i­mal Pro­tec­tors of Al­legheny Val­ley rang to say they’d found her, you can imag­ine their shock and de­light!

18 WW2 bomb

A “se­verely dam­aged” World War 2 bomb has been found on a build­ing site in Hong Kong. Thou­sands of peo­ple were forced to evac­u­ate the area as po­lice made the de­vice safe. The bomb was made by the US and was aimed at Ja­panese ships.

19 gaga gigs

Lady Gaga has can­celled the rest of her UK tour, due to “se­vere pain”. The Amer­i­can singer was due to per­form in Lon­don and Manch­ester, but said the pain im­pacted her “abil­ity to per­form live.”

20 Kylie’s kid

Re­al­ity TV star Kylie Jen­ner has given birth to a baby girl. The star shared the news with her fans on so­cial me­dia and re­leased a YouTube video.

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