bbc.co.uk Archives - 21 November 2017, Tuesday

  • Why Singapore is training professional gamers - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 20 Nov '17, 12am

    A career in gaming would once have been unthinkable in Asia. But with the global e-sports market forecast to hit $1.5bn in three years, Singapore wants to help train new gamers how to go professional.

  • Why Singapore is training professional gamers - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 20 Nov '17, 12am

    A career in gaming would once have been unthinkable in Asia. But with the global e-sports market forecast to hit $1.5bn in three years, Singapore wants to help train new gamers how to go professional.

  • Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 17 Nov '17, 12pm

    Singapore has suspended all trade with North Korea, a customs notice showed, as the UN and US seek ever tougher measures against the state. Singapore Customs said commercially traded goods from or to the North were banned from 8 November. Offenders may be fined or jailed for up to two...

  • Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 17 Nov '17, 4am

    Singapore has suspended all trade with North Korea, a customs notice showed, as the UN and US seek ever tougher measures against the state. Singapore Customs said commercially traded goods from or to the North were banned from 8 November. Offenders may be fined or jailed for up to two...

  • Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 17 Nov '17, 4am

    Singapore has suspended all trade with North Korea, a customs notice showed, as the UN and US seek ever tougher measures against the state. Singapore Customs said commercially traded goods from or to the North were banned from 8 November. Offenders may be fined or jailed for up to two...

  • Singapore welcomes rare blue macaw parrots - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 16 Nov '17, 2am

    Once native to the lush rainforests of Brazil, two species of rare and endangered macaws have now nestled in Singapore. Working with Brazilian authorities, the Jurong Bird Park aims to revive numbers for the dying Spix's and Lear's macaws. Produced by Heather Chen, Aimran Supardi and ...

  • Singapore welcomes rare blue macaw parrots - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 16 Nov '17, 1am

    Once native to the lush rainforests of Brazil, two species of rare and endangered macaws have now nestled in Singapore. Working with Brazilian authorities, the Jurong Bird Park aims to revive numbers for the dying Spix's and Lear's macaws. Produced by Heather Chen, Aimran Supardi and ...

  • Singapore welcomes rare blue macaw parrots - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 16 Nov '17, 1am

    Once native to the lush rainforests of Brazil, two species of rare and endangered macaws have now nestled in Singapore. Working with Brazilian authorities, the Jurong Bird Park aims to revive numbers for the dying Spix's and Lear's macaws. Produced by Heather Chen, Aimran Supardi and ...

  • Movie star Paul Newman's Rolex watch sells for a whopping record $18m

    Paul Newman's watch sells for record $18m at auction - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Nov '17, 10am

    Image copyright Phillips Auction House Image caption The watch had been expected to sell for $1m A Rolex watch belonging to the late Hollywood star Paul Newman has sold for a record price at auction in New York. The watch was given to him by his wife Joanne Woodward as they filmed the...

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    bbc.co.uk 09 Nov '17, 7am

    Series 13: Episode 6 Bruges Tour The candidates must create a tour of Bruges, Belgium, for cruise ship passengers.

  • Bitcoin tops £5,000 in value - The price of Bitcoin has finally surpassed the £5,000 mark and set a new record.

    Bitcoin tops £5,000 in value - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 01 Nov '17, 5pm

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption For the first time ever, Bitcoin has hit £5,000 in value The price of Bitcoin has surpassed £5,000 per coin - a new record. While it is a historic moment of sorts, Bitcoin is usually compared to the dollar. The virtual currency peaked at $6,6...

  • CCTV: Moped gang smash windows in designer handbag raid - BBC News

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

    CCTV footage has been released of a gang of nine suspects on five mopeds using sticks and bricks to smash into a designer shop and make off with expensive handbags. The raid on the Michael Kors store, in Duke of York Square in Chelsea, took place on 20 February just before midnight bu...

  • Singapore python tries to eat 'petrified' pet cockatoo - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 31 Oct '17, 4am

    Image copyright Melvin Yap Image caption The cockatoo named Nikki was clinging on to one side of the cage A pet cockatoo in Singapore has been rescued from the jaws of death, after its owners discovered a huge python coiled around their bird's cage. The 1.5m long (5ft) snake was found...

  • Singapore python tries to eat 'petrified' pet cockatoo - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 31 Oct '17, 3am

    Image copyright Melvin Yap Image caption The cockatoo named Nikki was clinging on to one side of the cage A pet cockatoo in Singapore has been rescued from the jaws of death, after its owners discovered a huge python coiled around their bird's cage. The 1.5m long (5ft) snake was found...

  • Checking in at Singapore's new 'contactless' airport terminal - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 31 Oct '17, 2am

    Singapore’s Changi Airport launches operations at its new Terminal 4 this week. A key feature, say airports bosses, is its automated check-in system, which allows passengers to check in and board without having to talk to counter staff. Karishma Vaswani gives us a walk-through. Video ...

  • Checking in at Singapore's new airport terminal - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 31 Oct '17, 12am

    Singapore’s Changi Airport launches operations at its new Terminal 4 this week. A key feature, say airports bosses, is its automated check-in system, which allows passengers to check in and board without having to talk to counter staff. Karishma Vaswani gives us a walk-through.

  • Checking in at Singapore's new airport terminal - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 31 Oct '17, 12am

    Singapore’s Changi Airport launches operations at its new Terminal 4 this week. A key feature, say airports bosses, is its automated check-in system, which allows passengers to check in and board without having to talk to counter staff. Karishma Vaswani gives us a walk-through.

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    World Service - Science in Action, Catastrophic Decline in Flying Insects

    bbc.co.uk 26 Oct '17, 8pm

    A few decades ago, when you drove down a country road anywhere in Europe, your car windscreen would get splattered with the squashed bodies of flying insects. It's known as the 'windscreen phenomenon'. But now, there seem to be far fewer flying insects than there used to be. Scientist...

  • WTA Finals: Karolina Pliskova beats Garbine Muguruza; Venus Williams beats Jelena Ostapenko - BBC Sport

    bbc.co.uk 24 Oct '17, 3pm

    Karolina Pliskova topped the world rankings for the first time earlier this year Third seed Karolina Pliskova thrashed Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza for the loss of just four games at the WTA Finals to become the first player to qualify for the semi-finals. The Czech, 25, won 6-...

  • Singapore Airlines signs $13.8bn Boeing deal - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 24 Oct '17, 9am

    Singapore Airlines has finalised a deal worth $13.8bn (£10.4bn) to buy new Boeing aircraft to modernise its fleet over the next decade. The carrier will purchase 39 aircraft, including 777-9 and 787-10 models. The previously announced deal was signed at a White House event with Singap...

  • Singapore to freeze car numbers - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 24 Oct '17, 2am

    Singapore will freeze the number of vehicles on its roads from next February. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) cited the scarcity of land and public transport upgrades as reasons for the cap. The country already has strict policies aimed at limiting the number of cars on its roads. ...

  • Singapore to freeze car numbers - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 24 Oct '17, 2am

    Singapore will freeze the number of vehicles on its roads from next February. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) cited the scarcity of land and public transport upgrades as reasons for the cap. The country already has strict policies aimed at limiting the number of cars on its roads. ...

  • WTA Finals: Simona Halep beats Caroline Garcia in Singapore

    WTA Finals: Simona Halep beats Caroline Garcia in Singapore - BBC Sport

    bbc.co.uk 23 Oct '17, 1pm

    Simona Halep became world number one for the first time earlier this month World number one Simona Halep overcame Caroline Garcia in their opening round-robin match on day two of the WTA Finals in Singapore. France's Garcia, number eight in the rankings, had beaten Halep to win the Ch...

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    Blogs - BBC Introducing - BBC Introducing Mixtape: 23 October 2017

    bbc.co.uk 22 Oct '17, 7pm

    ARTISTS! Some important words of warning... After being featured by BBC Introducing you may receive emails from PR companies with impressive client lists. These emails will say they like your music and want to help you get further radio airplay. Please be aware this does NOT make you ...

  • WTA Finals: Karolina Pliskova beats Venus Williams in Singapore

    WTA Finals: Karolina Pliskova beats Venus Williams in Singapore - BBC Sport

    bbc.co.uk 22 Oct '17, 11am

    Karolina Pliskova was world number one for seven weeks this year Karolina Pliskova breezed past Venus Williams in the opening match of the WTA Finals in Singapore. The Czech, ranked third in the world, needed just 72 minutes to beat American Williams 6-2 6-2. Pliskova served five aces...

  • Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware

    Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 20 Oct '17, 3pm

    Image copyright Vichai Image caption Generating crypto-currencies involves lots of computer hardware The booming price of Bitcoin and other crypto-coins has kicked off a gold rush among malicious hackers keen to cash in, warn security firms. Many sites are now harbouring code that sec...

  • 'Rare' Rolex fetches £230,000 at auction - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 12 Oct '17, 4pm

    Image copyright Lockdales Auctioneers Image caption The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Wristwatch attracted international bidders A Rolex watch which was once rescued from a cement mixer has sold for £230,000 at auction. Auctioneers said the watch, which was originally purchased in...

  • 'Rare' Rolex fetches £230,000 at auction - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 12 Oct '17, 4pm

    Image copyright Lockdales Auctioneers Image caption The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Wristwatch attracted international bidders A Rolex watch which was once rescued from a cement mixer has sold for £230,000 at auction. Auctioneers said the watch, which was originally purchased in...

  • Singapore scientists reveal origins of durian's pungent aroma - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 10 Oct '17, 8am

    Image copyright Dr Kevin Lim Image caption The team was driven by a 'strong scientific curiosity' and of course, their love for durians One of nature's smelliest secrets may have been revealed, thanks to a dedicated team of durian-loving scientists in Singapore. Researchers have found...

  • Singapore scientists reveal origins of durian's pungent aroma - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 10 Oct '17, 5am

    Image copyright Dr Kevin Lim Image caption The team was driven by a 'strong scientific curiosity' and of course, their love for durians One of nature's smelliest secrets may have been revealed, thanks to a dedicated team of durian-loving scientists in Singapore. Researchers have found...