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Al Franken makes first public appearance after announcing resignation amid sexual...

Al Franken makes first public appearance after announcing resignation amid sexual assault allegations
Sen. Al Franken spoke to his supporters in Minneapolis Thursday evening after resigning due to sexual harassment allegations made against him. This was the 66-year-old’s first public appearance since he was accused. Franken took the opportunity to thank his supporters, saying, “I may be leaving the Senate but I’m not giving up my voice.” “Working…

Rose Marie, star of The Dick Van Dyke Show, dies at...

Rose Marie, star of The Dick Van Dyke Show, dies at 94
Rose Marie, known best for her portrayal of television writer Sally Rogers on the beloved CBS sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, has died, according to her official website. She was 94. The actress’ official Twitter account shared the news Thursday, with a message that read, “It is with broken hearts that we share the terribly sad…

Jersey Shore‘s Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and girlfriend expecting first child

Jersey Shore‘s Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and girlfriend expecting first child
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is going to be a dad! The 32-year-old Jersey Shore alum is expecting his first child — a girl! — with girlfriend Jen Harley, his rep confirms to PEOPLE. Harley, who is already mom to an 11-year-old son named Mason, is currently six months along in her pregnancy. “Thank you to everyone who has been supportive…

UK stock markets close at a record high

UK stock markets close at a record high
Image copyright AFP UK stock markets climbed to new highs on the final day of trading for 2017. Both the FTSE 100 index of leading blue chip companies and the FTSE 250 reached new records at the close of trading. US stock markets have also hit new peaks over the year, helped by Donald Trump's…

Iran hit by second day of protests

Iran hit by second day of protests
Image caption The protests in Mashhad on Thursday led to 52 arrests Anti-government demonstrators have taken to the streets of Iran for a second day, with protests being held in a number of cities. The protesters have been angered by rising prices and corruption. Large numbers have reportedly gathered in the western city of Kermanshah,…

Berlin New Year party to have women’s zone

Berlin New Year party to have women’s zone
Image copyright EPA Image caption The shadow of the New Year's Eve sex attacks in Cologne still looms large in Germany Organisers of Berlin's New Year's Eve celebrations are to set up a "safe zone" for women for the first time. The new security measures planned for the Brandenburg Gate party come amid concerns about…

Ship seized amid row over North Korea oil

Ship seized amid row over North Korea oil
Image copyright AFP Image caption The Lighthouse Winmore filled up with oil to take to Taiwan but never went there, it is alleged South Korea has revealed it seized a Hong Kong-registered ship last month suspected of supplying oil to the North in breach of international sanctions. Officials said the Lighthouse Winmore had secretly transferred…

Gunman attacks church in southern Cairo

Gunman attacks church in southern Cairo
Image copyright EPA Image caption Security forces were already guarding the church but were unable to prevent the fatalities Twelve people have died in twin attacks on Coptic Christians in the Helwan area south of Cairo, officials say. Ten people died when gunmen tried to storm a church south of Cairo, but were intercepted by…

Court delivers Zuma impeachment blow

Court delivers Zuma impeachment blow
Image copyright AFP Image caption The case relates to Mr Zuma's use of state funds to upgrade his private home South Africa's top court has found that parliament failed to comply with its duties in holding President Jacob Zuma accountable over a public funding case. The ruling said parliament must now set out rules for…

Twelve die in attacks on Cairo Christians

Twelve die in attacks on Cairo Christians
Image copyright EPA Image caption Security forces were already guarding the church but were unable to prevent the fatalities Twelve people have died in twin attacks on Coptic Christians in the Helwan area south of Cairo, officials say. Ten people died when gunmen tried to storm a church south of Cairo, but were intercepted by…

Fuming Trump finds fresh target in U.S. Postal Service on Twitter

Fuming Trump finds fresh target in U.S. Postal Service on Twitter
President Trump, sequestered away at his Florida resort for the holidays, fumed on Friday morning — lashing out at Democrats, the media and the “dumber and poorer” Post Office. Trump kicked off his sixth day in the Sunshine State by sending out several social media posts from the confines of his Mar-a-Lago estate. The President’s…

‘Worst NYC fire’ in 25 years kills at least 12, injures...

‘Worst NYC fire’ in 25 years kills at least 12, injures 14 people
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