Asteroid 2012 DA14 in "near miss" with the Earth, will pass within 17,000 miles from earth on Friday

Asteroid in ‘near miss’ with the Earth: Object capable of destroying London will pass within 17,000 miles from earth on Friday Scientists say there no chance the space rock will hit the planet But the asteroid could collide with satellites disrupting your mobile phone DA14, has been closely tracked since its discovery a year ago. It is predicted to reach its nearest point to the Earth at around 7.30pm UK time on Friday. Experts have calculated it will stay at least 17,200 miles (27,681km) away – easily far enough to be safe, but a very close shave in astronomical terms

Divorce for shamed BP chief Tony Hayward and the loyal wife who stood by him in wake of Deepwater Horizon disaster

Divorce for shamed BP chief Tony Hayward and the loyal wife who stood by him in wake of Deepwater Horizon disasterMaureen Fulton has been granted a divorce citing 'unreasonable behaviour'Came only months after she was leading fightback to restore his reputationThe oil spill forced him to resign from his 4million-a-year jobHe accepted his wife's application for a decree nisi, granted in 50 seconds | UPDATED: 01:45 GMT, 2 December 2012 She was the fiercely loyal wife, standing by a husband branded America’s ‘most hated and most clueless man’. But now former BP boss Tony Hayward’s partner has called time on their 27-year marriage. Maureen Fulton has been granted a ‘quickie’ divorce, citing the 55-year-old oil chief’s ‘unreasonable behaviour’.