‘This is not me!’ R. Kelly tearfully denies sex abuse charges

[ad_1] In his first TV interview since being granted $100,000 (£76,000) bail in Chicago, singer R. Kelly emotionally claimed he was innocent of charges of sexual abuse. On the CBS This Morning programme, he insisted that he was not guilty of 10 charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four women, three of whom were minors at the time.The singer has faced decades of sexual abuse claims without being convicted,

Parkfield Community School LGBT protests: School denies ‘U-turn’

[ad_1] Image caption Assistant head teacher Andrew Moffat created the No Outsiders programme A school which has suspended lessons about LGBT rights and homophobia following protests from parents has denied the move is a U-turn. Parkfield Community School in Alum Rock, Birmingham, has seen protests over its No Outsiders project. It said it was always the plan for the classes to stop at half-term. But, it added, there is a
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Huawei denies wrongdoing after US criminal charges

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Huawei is the world's second biggest smartphone maker by volume Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has denied any wrongdoing after US prosecutors filed a host of criminal charges against the firm. Huawei has also rejected criminal claims against its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested in Canada last month.The charges filed against Huawei in the US include bank fraud, obstruction of justice

Geoffrey Rush denies misconduct allegations by co-star Yael Stone

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Geoffrey Rush says the allegations are incorrect Australian actor Geoffrey Rush has denied new allegations that he acted inappropriately towards an actress.Orange is the New Black actress Yael Stone said the incidents took place when she and the Oscar-winning actor starred in a Sydney play in 2010-11. She alleges that Mr Rush danced naked in her presence, watched her shower, and sent her

Google chief denies political bias claims

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Pichai said Google steered clear of "political bias" Google chief Sundar Pichai has faced accusations of political bias from US politicians.Mr Pichai was being quizzed by members of the House Judiciary Committee about the way his tech firm runs it business. Google was accused of having "programmed" bias against conservative views into its algorithms.Mr Pichai denied the accusation saying he had "issues" with

Apple denies iPhone import ban in China

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images US chip-maker Qualcomm claims it has won an injunction against Apple that effectively bans the import of a number of iPhone models, ranging from the iPhone 6S to the iPhone X.The preliminary order, issued by a Chinese court, is the latest in step a continuing feud between the two tech giants over intellectual property.However, Apple says all of its iPhone models remain on sale in

Carlos Ghosn denies Nissan misconduct claims

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has denied misconduct allegations, according to media reports in Japan.Mr Ghosn, seen as a titan of the car industry, was detained by police and dismissed by Nissan last week. Claims against the businessman, who led the Renault-Nissan alliance, include falsely reporting his earnings.Public broadcaster NHK, which first disclosed Mr Ghosn's arrest, reported he had told investigators there was no intention to

Oxford University denies it rejected Stormzy scholarship

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The University of Oxford has denied claims it rejected an offer by Stormzy to fund two black students through a scholarship scheme.It told Radio 1 Newsbeat it "admires" his commitment but it had not "received or turned down any offer or proposal".It comes after Stormzy claimed the university rejected his scholarship idea - which has since been taken up by the University of Cambridge.Newsbeat has

Dancing on Ice: Strictly’s James Jordan denies ‘unfair advantage’

[ad_1] Image copyright ITV Image caption L-R: Richard Blackwood, Gemma Collins, Brian McFadden, James Jordan Former Strictly Come Dancing professional James Jordan has denied he'll have an "unfair advantage" over his fellow Dancing On Ice competitors.He will join former Towie star Gemma Collins, actor Richard Blackwood and ex-singer Brian McFadden on the show.Jordan spent eight years as a professional dancer on Strictly."People are going to probably say I've got an