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R Kelly: Singer's bail set at $1m after sex abuse charges

R Kelly: Singer's bail set at $1m after sex abuse charges

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device A judge in the US has set R Kelly's bail at $ 1m (£766,500) after the singer was charged with sexually abusing four females, including three minors.The R&B star, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has faced decades of sexual abuse claims.He has never been convicted and has previously denied other allegations.He turned himself in on Friday after an arrest warrant was issued. Even though bail was set at $ 1m, he will have to post $ 100,000 to secure his release.He has been ordered to surrender his passport and to have no contact with anyone under the age of 18.The 52-year-old's court appearance comes just weeks after a documentary series called Surviving R Kelly aired. It contained d...
South Korean Olympic curlers endured abuse by coaches, owed prize money

South Korean Olympic curlers endured abuse by coaches, owed prize money

Sports
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The sports ministry concluded on Thursday that former national women's curlers endured abuse by their coaches and have yet to receive a large sum of prize money from competitions and corporate sponsors. The ministry announced the findings of its five-week probe, which ran from Nov. 19 to Dec. 21, into allegations raised by members of the Olympic silver medal-winning women's curling team. Collectively dubbed Team Kim after the common surname of all members, the curlers won a surprise silver medal at last year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, capturing the imagination of a nation largely unfamiliar with the sport. But barely nine months after their Cinderella run, the curlers, led by skip Kim Eun Jung, claimed they had been subjected to unfair treatment and verbal and emotion...
Child abuse images being traded via secure apps

Child abuse images being traded via secure apps

Technology
Images of child sexual abuse and stolen credit card numbers are being openly traded on encrypted apps, a BBC investigation has found.Security experts told Radio 4's File on 4 programme that the encrypted apps were taking over from the dark web as a venue for crime.The secure messaging apps, including Telegram and Discord, have become popular following successful police operations against criminal markets operating on what is known as the dark web - a network that can only be accessed by special browsers.The secure apps have both a public and encrypted side. Often, the public side is listed online so users can search and join groups advertising drugs, stolen financial data and other illegal material. Once a group is joined, howeve...