bbc.co.uk Archives - 25 July 2016, Monday

  • US man jailed over bitcoin fraud scheme - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 22 Jul '16, 11am

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption Shavers said he "royally messed up" by running the fraudulent scheme A Texan man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for running a fraudulent Ponzi-style scheme based around the Bitcoin virtual currency. The scheme - run by Trendon Shavers - p...

  • Singapore seizes $177m as part of Malaysia corruption probe - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 21 Jul '16, 7am

    Singapore plans to take "firm regulatory actions" against four major banks over their dealings with scandal-ridden Malaysian state fund 1MDB . 1MDB is at the centre of a global corruption investigation. The local units of Standard Chartered and UBS, Southeast Asia's biggest lender DBS...

  • Singapore seizes $177m as part of Malaysia corruption probe - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 21 Jul '16, 7am

    Singapore plans to take "firm regulatory actions" against four major banks over their dealings with scandal-ridden Malaysian state fund 1MDB . 1MDB is at the centre of a global corruption investigation. The local units of Standard Chartered and UBS, Southeast Asia's biggest lender DBS...

  • Singapore searches for more local chefs - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 21 Jul '16, 2am

    Singapore searches for more local chefs 21 July 2016 Last updated at 03:08 BST The restaurant guide Michelin launches for the first time in Singapore on Thursday. The city state has long been a destination for food lovers from around the world. Traditionally the industry has been serv...

  • Singapore searches for more local chefs - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 21 Jul '16, 2am

    Singapore searches for more local chefs 21 July 2016 Last updated at 03:08 BST The restaurant guide Michelin launches for the first time in Singapore on Thursday. The city state has long been a destination for food lovers from around the world. Traditionally the industry has been serv...

  • Could these cyborg beetles save lives?: Scientists in Singapore have created cyborg beetles that they believe...

    Could these cyborg beetles save lives? - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 18 Jul '16, 4pm

    Could these cyborg beetles save lives? 18 July 2016 Last updated at 17:25 BST Scientists in Singapore have created cyborg beetles that they believe could help save lives. The research, which is not without controversy, is looking at whether the bugs could be used to find people after ...

  • Now Playing Shonen Knife - Ah, Singapore @ShonenKnife

    Shonen Knife - New Songs, Playlists, Videos & Tours - BBC Music

    bbc.co.uk 14 Jul '16, 10pm

    Shonen Knife (Japanese: 少年ナイフ Hepburn: Shōnen Naifu?, literally "Boy Knife") is an all-female Japanese pop punk band formed in Osaka, in 1981. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, pop bands, The Beach Boys, and early punk rock bands, such as the Ramones, the trio crafts stripped-d...

  • Does Singapore really need a Michelin star guide? - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Jul '16, 9am

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chicken rice is one of Singapore's most famous dishes - and now you can look for a Michelin-starred stall Food paradise Singapore with its many and varied signature eats is getting its own official Michelin guide. Seventeen food court outlets, kno...

  • Pokemon Go: Singapore company sacks Australian for rant

    Pokemon Go: Singapore company sacks Australian for rant - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 12 Jul '16, 4am

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An Australian expatriate has been sacked after criticising Singapore because the smartphone game Pokemon Go is not yet available in the city-state An Australian man has been sacked after complaining that the game Pokemon Go is not available i...

  • Pokemon Go: Singapore company sacks Australian for rant - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 12 Jul '16, 4am

    Image copyright Jay Janner / AP Image caption An Australian expatriate has been sacked after criticising Singapore because the smartphone game Pokemon Go is not yet available in the city-state An Australian has been sacked after a profanity-laden rant on Facebook, where he complained ...

  • Nurse admits stealing dying patient's Rolex

    Nurse admits stealing dying patient's Rolex - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 11 Jul '16, 8pm

    Image copyright Eddie Mitchell Image caption Joseph Miller admitted stealing the Rolex from David Davies A nursing manager has admitted stealing a £5,000 Rolex watch from a dying patient at a West Sussex hospital. The Submariner watch was taken while David Davies, 68, was being treate...

  • Nurse admits stealing dying patient's Rolex - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 11 Jul '16, 4pm

    Image copyright Sussex Police Image caption David Davies's watch was stolen while he was a patient at St Richard's Hospital A nursing manager has admitted stealing a £5,000 Rolex watch from a dying patient at a West Sussex hospital. The Submariner watch was taken while David Davies, 6...

  • Bitcoin rewards halve for virtual cash money miners

    Bitcoin rewards halve for virtual cash money miners - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 11 Jul '16, 1pm

    Image copyright AP Image caption Uber is letting Argentine passengers use Bitcoin-backed payment cards to pay for rides The financial rewards for being involved with the Bitcoin virtual currency have been halved. Before 9 July, a regular reward of 25 bitcoins was handed out to those w...

  • Warning over green pills at T in the Park - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 11 Jul '16, 7am

    A small number of green pills, stamped with a "Rolex-type" logo, have been recovered at the T in the Park music festival, according to Police Scotland. Officers warned that pills similar to these have caused serious harm in the past. They said there was no evidence to link to discover...

  • Warning over green pills at T in the Park - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 11 Jul '16, 7am

    A small number of green pills, stamped with a "Rolex-type" logo, have been recovered at the T in the Park music festival, according to Police Scotland. Officers warned that pills similar to these have caused serious harm in the past. They said there was no evidence to link to discover...

  • Singapore's celebrity urban otter family - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 05 Jul '16, 12am

    Media caption Watch: Singapore's famous furry family They're known as the Bishan 10 - and they're possibly Marina Bay's most famous residents. They've starred in a David Attenborough documentary , and their affairs frequently make the local news. Facebook groups are dedicated to them,...

  • Singapore comedian apologises for Najib joke

    Singapore comedian apologises for Najib joke - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 04 Jul '16, 9am

    Image copyright Muhammad Fadzri Image caption The Singaporean stand-up comedian said he has been flooded with threats as well as messages of support A Singaporean comedian has apologised for causing offence over a joke he made about Malaysia's leader. In a video that went viral Muhamm...

  • Dog bit man who tried to steal woman's bag in Kirkcaldy - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 02 Jul '16, 4pm

    Police in Fife have appealed for help to trace a man who tried to steal a woman's bag and was bitten by her dog. He was one of two suspects involved in the attempted robbery on Ramsay Road in Kirkcaldy at about 07:45 on Friday. The woman, who was walking with three dogs, became aware ...

  • Brexit: Singapore bank UOB suspends London property loans - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 02 Jul '16, 4am

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Singapore's other big lenders said they were closely monitoring the situation One of Singapore's largest lenders, UOB, says it has suspended its loan programme for London properties. The decision comes in response to uncertainty caused by the...

  • Brexit: Singapore bank UOB suspends London property loans - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 30 Jun '16, 7am

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Singapore's other big lenders said they were closely monitoring the situation One of Singapore's largest lenders, UOB, says it has suspended its loan programme for London properties. The decision comes in response to uncertainty caused by the...

  • Brexit: Singapore bank UOB suspends London property loans - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 30 Jun '16, 7am

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Singapore's other big lenders said they were closely monitoring the situation One of Singapore's largest lenders, UOB, says it has suspended its loan programme for London properties. The decision comes in response to uncertainty caused by the...

  • Brexit: Singapore bank UOB suspends London property loans - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 30 Jun '16, 7am

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Singapore's other big lenders said they were closely monitoring the situation One of Singapore's largest lenders, UOB, says it has suspended its loan programme for London properties. The decision comes in response to uncertainty caused by the...

  • Yang Kaiheng: Singaporean jailed for hate articles on The Real Singapore site

    Yang Kaiheng: Singaporean jailed for hate articles on The Real Singapore site - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Jun '16, 4pm

    Image copyright AP Image caption Yang Kaiheng (right) was the "brainchild" behind the website. the judge ruled A court in Singapore has sentenced a man to eight months in jail for publishing anti-foreigner material on his website. Yang Kaiheng, 27, pleaded guilty to sedition and sowin...

  • Work in progress: The OECD's latest survey of adult skills shows how quickly such as Singapore can be improved

    Singapore leads the way for workplace skills - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Jun '16, 9am

    Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption What kind of skills will people need for a changing workplace? When the OECD completed its first survey of adult skills three years ago, it showed how much poor skills severely limit people's access to better-paying and more-rewarding jobs. Thi...

  • Singapore Airlines plane catches fire after emergency landing - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 27 Jun '16, 3am

    Media caption Watch: Singapore Airlines plane catches fire A Singapore Airlines plane bound for Milan caught fire shortly after making an emergency landing. Flight SQ368, which departed at 02:05 local time on Monday (18:00 GMT Sunday), was two hours into the flight when the pilot anno...

  • Singapore Airlines plane catches fire after emergency landing - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 27 Jun '16, 3am

    Media caption Watch: Singapore Airlines plane catches fire A Singapore Airlines plane bound for Milan caught fire shortly after making an emergency landing. Flight SQ368, which departed at 02:05 local time on Monday (18:00 GMT Sunday), was two hours into the flight when the pilot anno...

  • Footage shows Singapore Airlines engine fire

    Singapore Airlines plane catches fire after emergency landing - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 27 Jun '16, 2am

    Singapore Airlines plane catches fire after emergency landing 27 June 2016 Last updated at 03:16 BST A Singapore Airlines flight caught fire while making an emergency landing. All passengers and crew were safely evacuated. The Boeing 777-300 plane took off from Singapore's Changi airp...

  • Ladies' World Snooker Championship: Singapore to host in 2017

    Ladies' World Snooker Championship: Singapore to host in 2017 - BBC Sport

    bbc.co.uk 21 Jun '16, 12pm

    Ng On Yee was defeated in last year's final by Reanne Evans The Ladies' World Snooker Championship will be held in Singapore in 2017, the first time it has left Britain for 22 years. Britain has been the host since India staged the 1995 tournament. World Professional Billiards and Sno...

  • How Singapore woman overcame tragedy to make millions with food business

    How one woman overcame tragedy and made millions - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 13 Jun '16, 12pm

    How one woman overcame tragedy and made millions By Sarah Porter BBC News, Singapore 12 June 2016 From the section Business Image caption Jocelyn Chng took over management of the family business at the age of 21 Jocelyn Chng's voice softens considerably when she describes her poverty-...

  • Singapore cuts same-sex kiss from Les Miserables - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 13 Jun '16, 4am

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Singapore Authorities said they would take action against the producers of the show, a global hit, for a breach of licensing A kiss between two male actors in the musical Les Miserables in Singapore has been removed from the show, after compl...