bbc.co.uk Archives - 22 August 2017, Tuesday

  • #Musk warns of 'killer #robot ' #armsrace #irobot #arms #robotics #military #robotsoldiers

    Musk warns of 'killer robot' arms race - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 21 Aug '17, 6am

    Elon Musk and other technology leaders have issued a stark warning about so-called "killer robots", urging the United Nations to act to prevent a high-tech arms race. In an open letter to the UN, they say lethal autonomous weapons threaten a "third revolution in warfare". More than 10...

  • US Navy ship collides with oil tanker off Singapore - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 21 Aug '17, 12am

    Image copyright US Navy Image caption The USS John McCain was performing a routine stop when it struck an oil tanker Ten sailors are missing and five injured after a US destroyer collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore, the US Navy says. The USS John McCain was sailing ...

  • US Navy ship collides with oil tanker off Singapore - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 21 Aug '17, 12am

    Image copyright US Navy Image caption The USS John McCain was performing a routine stop when it struck an oil tanker Ten sailors are missing and five injured after a US destroyer collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore, the US Navy says. The USS John McCain was sailing ...

  • Blue boots for baby flamingo Squish in Singapore - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 18 Aug '17, 9am

    Keepers at Singapore's Jurong Bird Park have found an unusual way to protect a baby flamingo's feet on his daily walks. The handmade blue booties help to keep Squish's feet cool while strolling on hot concrete surfaces.

  • Three Britons sentenced to jail and caning in Singapore - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 15 Aug '17, 6am

    Image copyright BBC/AFP Image caption Michael Le (left) and Khong Tam Tanh (right) were found guilty Three Britons have been sentenced to jail and caning in Singapore for having sex with a drunk and unconscious woman. Khong Tam Thanh, Vu Thai Son, and Michael Le went on trial this wee...

  • Three Britons sentenced to jail and caning in Singapore - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 15 Aug '17, 4am

    Image copyright BBC/AFP Image caption Michael Le (left) and Khong Tam Tanh (right) were found guilty Three Britons have been sentenced to jail and caning in Singapore for having sex with a drunk and unconscious woman. Khong Tam Thanh, Vu Thai Son, and Michael Le went on trial this wee...

  • Bitcoin soars to record high value - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 07 Aug '17, 11am

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin had never been worth above $3,000 (£2,300) per token until the weekend Bitcoin's value has jumped to a record high, following a month of turmoil. The virtual currency reached $3,451.86 (£2,651) per coin in Monday trade, according to t...

  • Bitcoin soars to record high value - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 07 Aug '17, 11am

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin had never been worth above $3,000 (£2,300) per token until the weekend Bitcoin's value has jumped to a record high, following a month of turmoil. The virtual currency reached $3,411.97 (£2,617) per coin in Monday trade, according to t...

  • Safety concerns over recalled Uber cars in Singapore

    Safety concerns over recalled Uber cars in Singapore - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 04 Aug '17, 5am

    Uber has said it could have done more to pull unsafe cars off the road in Singapore, amid allegations it rented out faulty vehicles to drivers. The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that Uber was aware of a Honda Vezel recall when it purchased more than 1,000 Vezels that were t...

  • Singapore's hard rock granny - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 03 Aug '17, 11pm

    Mary Ho, 81, plays a mean electric guitar. The feisty grandmother is now gearing up for the performance of a lifetime - playing for thousands at Singapore's annual National Day Parade in August. Video by Heather Chen, Muhammad Fahmi and Aimran Supardi.

  • Singapore's hard rock granny - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 03 Aug '17, 11pm

    Mary Ho, 81, plays a mean electric guitar. The feisty grandmother is now gearing up for the performance of a lifetime - playing for thousands at Singapore's annual National Day Parade in August. Video by Heather Chen, Muhammad Fahmi and Aimran Supardi.

  • Amazon v Alibaba - As Amazon launches its Prime Now delivery service in Singapore, Asia's e-commerce market is

    Amazon and Alibaba battle it out in Asia - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 03 Aug '17, 9pm

    Image caption Rosanita Ali, the human face of the e-commerce battle, says her job gives her "flexibility" As tech giant Amazon launches its Prime Now instant delivery service in Singapore - taking on the mighty Alibaba - the battle for the Asian e-commerce market is hotting up. Will s...

  • Bitcoin splits as new currency takes off - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 02 Aug '17, 9am

    Image copyright AFP Image caption There are now two types of Bitcoin A new version of Bitcoin has been mined for the first time in the crypto-currency's history. Bitcoin Cash is the result of months of debate and development over how the currency would continue to evolve. Fears of lar...

  • Bitcoin splits as new currency takes off - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 02 Aug '17, 9am

    Image copyright AFP Image caption There are now two types of Bitcoin A new version of Bitcoin has been mined for the first time in the crypto-currency's history. Bitcoin Cash is the result of months of debate and development over how the currency would continue to evolve. Fears of lar...

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    Saudi Arabia plans luxury beach resorts on Red Sea - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 01 Aug '17, 4pm

    Image copyright Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Image caption Promotional material showed some of the 125 miles (200km) of Saudi's western coastline that is due to be transformed Saudi Arabia has launched a massive tourism development project that will turn 50 islands and other sites on the R...

  • Bitcoin rebels risk 'currency trading chaos'

    Bitcoin rebels risk 'currency trading chaos' - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 31 Jul '17, 5pm

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin Cash's creators plan to offer the new currency to owners of existing bitcoins A split in the Bitcoin community is set to create a new incompatible version of the cryptocurrency on Tuesday. A group of insiders is unhappy with existing ...

  • Bitcoin fraud suspect arrested in Greece

    Bitcoin fraud suspect arrested in Greece - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 26 Jul '17, 3pm

    Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Alexander Vinnik (centre) has made no public comments since his arrest A Russian national has been arrested in Greece suspected of being member of a gang that has allegedly laundered billions of dollars using Bitcoin. Police said 38-year-...

  • Chelsea have lost to Bayern Munich in a pre-season friendly in Singapore. More

    Alvaro Morata gets assist on debut as Chelsea lose to Bayern Munich - BBC Sport

    bbc.co.uk 25 Jul '17, 9pm

    Morata scored 20 goals last season after rejoining Real from Italian champions Juventus. Alvaro Morata marked his first appearance for Chelsea with an assist as the Blues lost 3-2 to Bayern Munich in a pre-season friendly in Singapore. The Spain forward, who joined in a club record £6...

  • Three men attempt to rob lone woman in Inverness - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 25 Jul '17, 4pm

    Three men tried to grab a handbag from a woman as she walked alone in Inverness. The 30-year-old was attacked as she walked in the Smith Avenue area of Dalneigh at about 12:20 on Monday. Another member of the public intervened and the three men ran off empty handed. Police said one of...

  • How Bitcoin is infiltrating the $60bn global art market - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 24 Jul '17, 11pm

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption "Accepting cryptocurrencies broadens my client-base," says Eleesa Dadiani Why is the art world getting excited about digital currency Bitcoin and its underlying technology blockchain? Eleesa Dadiani owns and runs an art galler...

  • How Bitcoin is infiltrating the $60bn global art market - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 24 Jul '17, 11pm

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption "Accepting cryptocurrencies broadens my client-base," says Eleesa Dadiani Why is the art world getting excited about digital currency Bitcoin and its underlying technology blockchain? Eleesa Dadiani owns and runs an art galler...

  • Men steal River Leven fisherman's Rolex watch - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 22 Jul '17, 3pm

    Two men pushed a fisherman into the river and then stole his fishing bag which had his Rolex watch inside, police have said. The 48-year-old was fishing on the River Leven in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, at 22:30 on Friday when he was approached by two men on bikes. The bag they s...

  • Bitcoin swings as civil war looms - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 20 Jul '17, 10am

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin's value has dipped and soared as opinion about whether it will split has shifted The value of the virtual currency Bitcoin has always been volatile. Even so, there has been particular turbulence in recent days as fears of a "civil war...

  • Singapore Airlines reviews nut policy after toddler scare - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 20 Jul '17, 7am

    Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Nuts can prove fatal to those who suffer severe allergic reactions An allergy scare involving a three-year-old toddler has prompted Singapore Airlines to review the serving of nuts on board its flights. Marcus Daley suffers from anap...

  • Singapore Airlines reviews nut policy after toddler scare - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 20 Jul '17, 6am

    Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Nuts can prove fatal to those who suffer severe allergic reactions An allergy scare involving a three-year-old toddler has prompted Singapore Airlines to review the serving of nuts on board its flights. Marcus Daley suffers from anap...

  • Singapore artist tops 'comic book Oscars' nominations - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 18 Jul '17, 9pm

    A Singaporean artist's graphic novel has topped the list of nominations for the Eisners, the Oscars of the comic book world. Sonny Liew tells the BBC about the challenges he faced in making the book, which has been criticised by the Singaporean government for "potentially undermining"...

  • #Burberry #sales helped by #Chinese #demand #luxury #brands #fashion

    Burberry sales helped by Chinese demand - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 13 Jul '17, 9am

    Burberry has reported increased sales in the three months to June, helped by demand from China. The fashion retailer started the 2017-18 year with a 4% increase in like-for-like sales. In China, sales growth was in the "mid-teens". It is the first set of results to be reported under n...

  • Former MtGox Bitcoin exchange boss pleads not guilty

    Former MtGox Bitcoin exchange boss pleads not guilty - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 11 Jul '17, 12pm

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mark Karpeles (centre) bows at a press conference after appearing in court The former head of MtGox, once the world's biggest Bitcoin exchange, has pleaded not guilty in a Tokyo court to charges of embezzlement and data manipulation. Mark Kar...