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Taylor Swift's mum takes stand at groping trial: 'I wanted to vomit and cry'

Taylor Swift's mum takes stand at groping trial: 'I wanted to vomit and cry'

Entertainment
Taylor Swift's mum made an emotional appearance in court, as she testified about the moment she learned the star had been groped backstage at a concert."I went into the dressing room and I saw her face," Andrea Swift told jurors in Denver. "I could see that there was something horribly wrong. "She said, 'Mom, a guy just grabbed my ass,'" she continued. "I wanted to vomit and cry at the same time."Swift is suing radio DJ David Mueller over the incident, which he denies.Taylor Swift 'certain' she was gropedTaylor Swift trial: What you need to knowThe alleged assault occurred in 2013, during a Denver stopover on Taylor Swift's Red tour. Mueller, then a host on the top-rated radio station KYGO, had been invited to meet the star before the show. As they posed for a photo, Swift claims, "he put ...
Tillerson doubles down as China takes new hard line on North Korea

Tillerson doubles down as China takes new hard line on North Korea

World
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on the offense at a summit here as he tries to increase the pressure on, and isolation of, North Korea after the U.N. Security Council imposed new sanctions against the country's rogue regime. Tillerson is in Manila for an annual summit hosted by Southeast Asian countries collectively known as ASEAN. He’s meeting with regional partners, including Russia and China, just days after North Korea tested its second intercontinental ballistic missile in a month. The new sanctions were drafted by the U.S. in consultation with China and passed unanimously at the U.N. Saturday. They block North Korean sales of coal, iron and iron ore, lead and lead ore, and seafood. The sanctions also halt any expansion of North Korea’s guest worker programs in other countries.
Bitcoin splits as new currency takes off

Bitcoin splits as new currency takes off

Technology
A new version of Bitcoin has been mined for the first time in the crypto-currency's history.Bitcoin Cash is the result of months of debate and development over how the currency would continue to evolve.Fears of large swings in the value of Bitcoin have so far not been realised - but some exchanges are still adapting to the new currency.One expert said the process had gone smoothly so far and pointed out that trade in Bitcoin Cash seemed "robust".Bitcoin Cash was developed as a measure to increase the capacity of Bitcoin's underlying technology, the blockchain - a digital ledger that records every single transaction.Bigger blocksBecause the old blockchain could only have one megabyte (MB) of data added to it every 10 minutes, transactions have come to be processed at slower rates.Bitcoin Ca...
Typhoon Noru takes aim at southern Japan

Typhoon Noru takes aim at southern Japan

World
Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Typhoon Noru is expected to intensify in the western Atlantic Ocean as it nears southern Japan over the weekend, forecasters said Tuesday.The now-Category 2 storm packed 105 mph winds and is moving northeast toward slightly warmer waters. It strengthened to a Category 5 on Sunday, weakened Monday and is expected to gain power again as it gets closer to Japan, Weather Underground reported.Noru's current track means it could make landfall in southern Honshu Island, Kyushu Island and the Ryukyu Islands, but will likely miss the major population center of Tokyo, The Weather Channel reported.Beyond southern Japan, Noru could hit parts of the Korean peninsula, and parts of central and northern Japan depending on when it turns northward.For a period of time last week, Noru and Tro...