Police release CCTV footage of Russell Square stabbing attacker Zakaria Bulhan

Police release CCTV footage of Russell Square stabbing attacker Zakaria Bulhan

A man has admitted to killing a US tourist and wounding five people in an attack in London’s Russell Square on 3 August 2016. The attacker, 19-year-old Zakaira Bulhan, carried out the act on August 3 and pleaded guilty to manslaughter at the Old Bailey. He claimed that he was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia at the time. Bulhan will be sentenced on February 7. Feb 7, 2017
Slow motion video captures student snowball fight

Slow motion video captures student snowball fight

University of British Columbia students made the best of a snowy day on 6 February, by having a giant snowball fight on campus. Vancouver was buried under around 38 cm (14 inches) of snow, with more expected. The snowball fight happened during lunchtime and lasted more than 30 minutes. Feb 7, 2017
Flash floods hit Sydney after torrential rain

Flash floods hit Sydney after torrential rain

Sydney residents were caught in flash floods on 7 February, after a heavy downpour hit the city. The Bureau of Meteorology reported that 4.9 cm (2 inches) of rain fell in an hour and a half, causing severe traffic and flight delays at the airport. Feb 7, 2017
Betsy DeVos: Democrats make case against Trumps pick for education secretary

Betsy DeVos: Democrats make case against Trumps pick for education secretary

Democrats take to the floor of the US Senate to make the case against President Donald Trumps pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos. DeVos surpassed a crucial hurdle on 3 February in a party-line 52 to 48 vote. A final vote is expected at 12pm EST/5pm GMT on Tuesday (7 February). Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us, Washington Senator Patty Murray said on the Senate floor. Feb 7, 2017