Donald Trump ice sculpture unveiled at Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan

Donald Trump ice sculpture unveiled at Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan

The annual Sapporo Snow Festival has kicked off in Japan, unveiling huge ice sculptures of iconic monuments, movie and TV characters and even US President Donald Trump. 2017 marks the 68th year of the festival, and it will showcase more than 200 sculptures before it comes to an end on 12 February. Feb 6, 2017
Thousands of Romanians continue to protest despite corruption decree repeal

Thousands of Romanians continue to protest despite corruption decree repeal

More than 100,000 protesters filled Bucharests Victoria Square demanding the governments resignation on 5 February. Demonstrations against high-level corruption entered their sixth day in a row, despite the government repealing a decree decriminalising some graft offences. Initial news of the decrees approval, which would have led to dozens of politicians being shielded from prosecution for corruption, triggered the biggest public protests in Romania since 1989, when the Communist regime of Nicolae Ceausescu collapsed. Feb 6, 2017
Fare dodger takes running kick at rail staff over £2.20 ticket

Fare dodger takes running kick at rail staff over £2.20 ticket

Elliot Nash, 32, has been imprisoned for verbally abusing and physically assaulting rail staff, all because he didnt want to pay a £2 fare. He told London Midland revenue protection managers to f**k off” and that he was not going to buy a ticket, before threatening to knock them out on the journey between Kings Norton and Northfield on 11 November 2016. The shocking rant, caught on one of the manager’s body worn video, then turned violent when Nash pushed and kicked one of her colleagues.Police were called and officers identified Nash from the footage, arresting him at his Northfield home just two hours later. He was later charged with common assault and two public order offences against both staff and members of the public. Nash, of Chatham Road, pleaded guilty and on 19 January he was jailed for 15 weeks at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.Despite the overwhelming evidence against him, Nash had the audacity to deny the offences initially, only changing his plea when the case went to trial. Feb 6, 2017