R&B star Usher wins child custody battle

A judge in Atlanta has dismissed an emergency request by R&B singer Usher's ex-wife seeking temporary custody of their two children.

Tameka Foster requested the hearing yesterday, a day after the couple's five-year-old son became caught in a pool drain while in the care of the Grammy Award winner's aunt.

R&B singer Usher greets his ex-wife Tameka Foster after the hearing in Atlanta. Credit: REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry

After a hearing in which both Usher and Ms Foster took the stand, Superior Court Judge John Goger dismissed her request.

Following the ruling, Usher approached his ex-wife and gave her a hug.