Taylor Swift: Groping 'horrifying and shocking'

Taylor Swift: Groping 'horrifying and shocking'

“What Mr. Mueller did was very intentional,” Swift said as she answered questions from Gabriel McFarland, an attorney for David Mueller, the former radio host. “I am critical of your client for sticking his hand under my skirt and grabbing my ass,” Swift said. The trial stems from Swift’s allegation that Mueller, a former radio DJ for KYGO, inappropriately touched her at a backstage meet-and-greet at Denver’s Pepsi Center in June 2013. KYGO is a CNN affiliate. Swift’s team told KYGO officials about the incident, and the station fired Mueller…

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'A lot of people are misusing it': India's blurry battle between digital freedom and security

'A lot of people are misusing it': India's blurry battle between digital freedom and security

Posted August 11, 2017 08:55:25 Video: India’s battle between digital freedom and security (ABC News) Related Story: Public wi-fi set to spark data revolution in India: Google Increasingly, Indian authorities are pulling the plug on the internet. They say the tactic is the most effective tool against militants and troublemakers who organise online. Perhaps surprisingly, internet freedom advocates agree they are right to be worried. But conversely, authorities acknowledge the perils of limiting communication in the world’s largest democracy. Photo: Mishi Choudhary says she sees a disturbing trend in internet…

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AGL Energy swings back to profit after wholesale price rises

AGL Energy swings back to profit after wholesale price rises

AGL Energy has swung to a strong profit and predicted an even better year ahead on the back of rising wholesale energy prices and improving gas market conditions. The power retailer and generator reported a full-year statutory net profit of $539 million for the year to June 30, well above last year’s $408 million loss, when earnings were hit by significant items and adjustments in the fair valuation of its assets. Play VideoDon’t Play We will speak up for you: Shorten Play VideoDon’t Play Previous slideNext slide PM’s power price…

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Jack Charles reflects on how Bastardy and its director 'saved my life'

Jack Charles reflects on how Bastardy and its director 'saved my life'

Posted August 09, 2017 07:00:00 Photo: Bastardy was filmed over six years, two of which Jack Charles spent in prison. (Publicity still: Supplied) Related Story: Daniel Radcliffe enters the Jungle in life beyond Harry Potter Related Story: Only the brave: MIFF honours pioneering women directors In one of the first scenes of 2008 documentary Bastardy, Jack Charles shoots up heroin, declaring it is what he “lives for”. Speaking ahead of tonight’s re-screening at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), the acclaimed actor and member of the Stolen Generations said neither…

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US climate report: Hottest year, record sea levels

US climate report: Hottest year, record sea levels

• Global land surface temperatures last year were highest in 137 years of record keeping. • Sea surface temperatures were also at their highest. • Sea levels were at record highs in the 24 years that satellite record keeping has been used. • Greenhouse gas marks rose faster than any year and carbon dioxide readings were above a 400 parts per million average for the year for the first time. NOAA’s report pointed out that the heat in 2016 resulted from a strong El Niño early in the year and…

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