Asteroid fly-by and meteor shower had a one in 100MILLION chance of happening on the same day

Asteroid fly-by and meteor shower had a one in 100MILLION chance of happening on the same day – that's a better chance than winning the lotteryAsteroid flew within 17,000 miles of Earth several hours after a meteor shower over Russia Asteroids fly close to the planet once a century while meteor showers happen about once every decade DA14 hitting the planet, if it did, it would have inflicted 1,000 times more damage than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Its closest approach, passing within 17,000 miles (27,357 kilometers), which is closer than some satellites, was at 7.25pm, GMT. Disaster: This graphic shows the sequence of events which led to the meteor crashing in Russia Speed: Russia's space agency Roscosmos said the meteorite was travelling at a speed of 30 km (19 miles) per second and that such events were hard to predict VIDEO Unbelievable footage.

M6 crash: Emotional tributes to three members of same family killed on their way to wedding

'Joy turned into tragedy in a split second': Emotional tributes to 'precious jewels' killed on their way to wedding in Christmas Day crashMohammed Arsalaan Habib, 4, and Adnan Habib, 10, died in the M6 crash Today their family said they were 'precious jewels' who brought joy Their aunt Bushra Tazarib, 32, was also killed in the same crashShe was described as a loving and 'vital and beloved' member of the family Boxer Amir Khan was at the wedding in Bolton the family were travelling toFamily of couple who died in separate Christmas Day crash also pay tribute Ann and Paul Goodrich were described as 'devoted and much loved' parents | UPDATED: 21:39 GMT, 27 December 2012 The boys killed in a crash on the M6 on Christmas Day were ‘precious jewels’, their family said yesterday. Adnan Habib, ten, and his four-year-old brother Arsalaan died when the car their mother Parveen was driving overturned on the motorway, apparently after hitting a branch. Their aunt Bushra Tazarib, 32, also died

Down comes the house that Sandy built: Cottage that became symbol of hurricane is bulldozed as America moves on

Down comes the house that Sandy built: Cottage that became symbol of hurricane is bulldozed as America moves onPrincess Cottage in New Jersey is razed to the ground in just 15 minutesThe house had remained standing despite being ripped in half by the winds150-year-old waterfront property is one of 50 in the area being demolished | UPDATED: 11:18 GMT, 24 December 2012 The waterfront house that became the symbol of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy has been torn down. Princess Cottage in New Jersey had been ripped in half by the devastating winds that battered the east coast of the United States in October. A bulldozers finished the job on Friday, tearing down the 150-year Front Street house in the seaside town of Union Beach

Taliban kill five women polio aid workers in Pakistan as they administer vaccines to children

Taliban kills five women aid workers in Pakistan as they administer polio vaccineFour women aid workers gunned down in the southern city of Karachi and another killed in a village outside the north-west city of PeshawarAid workers were administering polio jabs as part of 3-day vaccination driveTaliban claim the campaign to immunise children is a cover for U.S. spies | UPDATED: 17:20 GMT, 18 December 2012 The Taliban murdered five women polio health workers in a series of attacks in Pakistan today

Video reveals mother"s tearful last words to her young sons as she prepared to die in snow storm

'Sorry, but nobody's ever going to find me:' Video reveals mother's tearful last words to her young sons as she prepared to die in deadly snow stormPaula Lane, 46, of Nevada told her twin sons she was sorry and talked about her plan to seek help in the video Lane was discovered by her brother after spending six days in the wilderness Her family said they had prepared Lane's 11-year-old twin sons for the worstLane is being treated for first-degree frostbite and malnourishment Her boyfriend, 44-year-old Roderick Clifton, father to three daughters, died trying to seek help 'She is mighty and she's a survivor,' Lane's sister said | UPDATED: 00:41 GMT, 13 December 2012 A woman who was trapped in a snowstorm for six days left a tearful video for her twin 11-year-old sons, whom she feared she would never see again.

Max Clifford vows to clear his name after staging impromptu press conference in his Rolls-Royce

'It was a horrible experience': Max Clifford vows to clear his name after spending 12 hours in police cell being quizzed by Savile detectives The PR guru described the allegations dating from 1977 as 'damaging and totally untrue'Spent 12 hours in a cell and answering police questions Clifford was held as part of Operation Yewtree, the investigation into allegations of sex abuse surrounding disgraced former DJ Jimmy SavileClifford was arrested in connection with alleged offences by 'Others' and not connected to Savile He said the accusations were 'very distressing for myself, my wife, my family and loved ones' | UPDATED: 16:29 GMT, 7 December 2012 Max Clifford has today vowed to clear his name following his arrest on suspicion of sexual offences by police investigating the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal.