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June 25, 2018 12:05 AM Blood Moon 2018: Mars will be the CLOSEST to Earth in 15 years during July 27 eclipse

The Mars Close Approach happens around every 26 months when Earth and the Red Planet are nearest to each other in their orbits around the sun, but this year the distance will be even closer. The last time the Red Planet was this close to Earth was in 2003, when the distance was only 55.7million kilometres away, the closest in nearly 60,000 years 52

June 21, 2018 1:39 PM 5 things you may not know about Manchester United new boy Fred

Manchester United have finally announced the signing of Brazil midfielder Fred on a five-year deal from Shakhtar Donetsk. Here, Press Association Sport looks at five things you may not know about the 25-year-old Brazilian. Fred – full name Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos – was born in Brazil’s sixth largest city Belo Horizonte on March 5, 1993. Belo Horizonte 28

June 20, 2018 6:44 PM Keith Urban serenades wife Nicole Kidman on her birthday

Nicole Kidman was treated to a rendition of Happy Birthday from her husband Keith Urban and his entire concert audience. Urban was performing at the Country USA festival in America, where he encouraged everyone in the auditorium to sing to his wife. At the end Urban turns to the camera and says: “I love you baby. Happy Birthday!” “What a gift – my husband 19

June 20, 2018 9:56 AM Girls teams kicked out of Tennessee softball tournament after parents brawl

The scuffle between parents and fans of two North Carolina girls teams took place in the city of Kingsport, Tennessee. It lead to both teams being disqualified from the 12 and under tournament on Saturday, the Kingsport Times-News reported. A verbal confrontation between two sets of spectators sparked the brawl after someone got pushed, Todd McLemore 37

June 19, 2018 2:01 PM Rare postcard written by a maid on the Titanic set to fetch more than £20,000 at auction

A POSTCARD written by a maid on Titanic to a friend which said "wish you were here" is expected to fetch more than £20,000 at auction. Sarah Daniels wrote to pal Nell Green on April 11, 1912 – four days before the doomed liner hit an iceberg and sank with the loss of 1,503 lives. The pencil-written postcard, which bears a black-and-white picture of Titanic 34

June 19, 2018 2:13 AM Hobart to host Pro League hockey

Hobart has been chosen as one of the Australian venues for the new international hockey Pro League starting in early 2019. Melbourne and Sydney will also host the competition, which pits nine men's and women's teams from across the world against each other on a home-and-away basis. Australian home matches will be played in February and March, in the inaugural 18

June 18, 2018 9:46 PM FIBA changes way women's hoops teams qualify for Olympics

NEW YORK (AP) - FIBA is changing the way women's basketball teams qualify for the Olympics and world cup. The International Basketball Federation announced Sunday the new system that will give more countries a chance to qualify for both major international events. "It will give more teams a chance to play and host tournaments," said USA Basketball CEO Jim Tooley 34

June 18, 2018 3:47 PM 'Explain yourself, Mr!': Hilarious moment little boy grills his father after finding Donald Trump toilet paper in their house

This is the hilarious moment a child confronts his father about a roll of toilet paper with Donald Trump's face on. Cooper Wilson, 7, was baffled after finding the loo roll in his father Mike's cupboard -despite the fact he knew his dad hadn't voted for him. The child decided to cross-examine his father to see whether he was actually a closet Trump fan, and Mike didn't 17

June 8, 2018 6:00 AM Canvey family need to raise £1.5 million for life-saving treatment for 11-year-old Harvey

A FAMILY has been told their son can no longer be treated for his heart condition in Britain - so they are trying to raise £1.5million for specialised treatment in the USA. Harvey Keating, 11, has been battling hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HCM) - a condition which means his heart is twice as large as it should be - for the past two and a half years 27

June 4, 2018 8:24 PM 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Israel's US Embassy posts mocking Mean Girls response after Iran's Ayotollah Khamenei said it was a 'cancerous tumor that needed to be removed'

Israel's embassy to the USA posted a mocking response featuring a quote from Mean Girls in response to a series of vitriolic tweets from Iran's Supreme Leader. Khamenei leveled harsh criticism at Israel for its handling of the recent deadly protests on the Gaza border in which 121 Palestinians were killed. 'For Iran, the Palestinian cause is not a tactical 40