bbc.co.uk Archives - 26 February 2017, Sunday

  • Singapore 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon lights up sky - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 21 Feb '17, 3am

    Image copyright Fazidah Mokhtar A rare cloud phenomenon over Singapore has delighted people in the city-state. The multi-coloured glow appeared in the sky on Monday in the late afternoon, lasting for about 15 minutes, and was seen across the island. Media reports said it was likely a ...

  • Singapore 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon lights up sky

    Singapore 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon lights up sky - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 21 Feb '17, 3am

    Image copyright Nayla Yg Tercakiti A rare cloud phenomenon over Singapore has delighted people in the city-state. The multi-coloured glow appeared in the sky on Monday in the late afternoon, lasting for about 15 minutes, and was seen across the island. Media reports said it was likely...

  • Now Playing Tom Waits - Singapore @tomwaits

    Tom Waits - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News - BBC Music

    bbc.co.uk 18 Feb '17, 10pm

    Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding like "it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then tak...

  • South Belfast: Woman assaulted with hammer during attempted handbag robbery

    South Belfast: Woman assaulted with hammer during attempted robbery - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 18 Feb '17, 3pm

    A woman has been assaulted with a hammer during an attempted robbery outside a south Belfast restaurant. The attack happened in the Lisburn Road area shortly after 23:00 GMT on Friday night, police said. A man armed with a hammer attempted to take the woman's handbag after she refused...

  • The skills shortage pushing Dyson to Asia - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Feb '17, 8am

    The skills shortage pushing Dyson to Asia 14 February 2017 Last updated at 08:28 GMT UK tech firm Dyson has opened a new $400m research centre in Singapore. It says the move was in part because of the lack of qualified scientists and engineers in Britain. Produced by Simon Atkinson

  • Fatal Singapore tree fall prompts questions

    Fatal Singapore tree fall prompts questions - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Feb '17, 5am

    Image copyright EPA Image caption The giant Tembusu was listed as an official heritage tree The death of a woman in Singapore after a 270-year-old tree fell on her in the Botanic Gardens has left many shocked and saddened. With the authorities still investigating, many in the "garden ...

  • Mini MBAs - would you enrol your child? - A firm in Singapore is offering a mini MBA for nine-year-olds, but ho...

    Mini MBAs - would you enrol your child? - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 07 Feb '17, 12am

    Mini MBAs - would you enrol your child? 7 February 2017 Last updated at 00:10 GMT Ballet, karate, swimming and Mandarin classes are just a handful of the extra activities many children in Asia are signed up to from a very early age. And each one costs money. But how much is too much -...

  • Koh Nguang How: Singapore's one-man museum - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 30 Jan '17, 1pm

    Image copyright Koh Nguang How Image caption Mr Koh, seen here in an undated picture from his youth, has collected nearly one million pieces of cultural value In a small council flat in Singapore lies one of the South East Asia's richest collections of cultural artefacts. Journalist a...

  • The hi-tech connected city of Singapore - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 30 Jan '17, 1pm

    The hi-tech connected city of Singapore BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the connected devices being used in the city-state. 30 Jan From the section Technology Share Share this with Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/d/technology-38732...

  • The hi-tech connected city of Singapore - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 30 Jan '17, 9am

    The hi-tech connected city of Singapore 30 January 2017 Last updated at 09:37 GMT The Singapore government is heavily investing in technology initiatives across the city-state. Sensors monitor pollution and traffic while 3D map modelling can provide useful information such as showing ...

  • The hi-tech connected city of Singapore - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 30 Jan '17, 9am

    The hi-tech connected city of Singapore 30 January 2017 Last updated at 09:37 GMT The Singapore government is heavily investing in technology initiatives across the city-state. Sensors monitor pollution and traffic while 3D map modelling can provide useful information such as showing ...

  • Koh Nguang How: Singapore's one-man museum - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Jan '17, 1am

    Image copyright Koh Nguang How Image caption Mr Koh, seen here in an undated picture from his youth, has collected nearly one million pieces of cultural value In a small council flat in Singapore lies one of the South East Asia's richest collections of cultural artefacts. Journalist a...

  • Wycombe Wanderers: Lionel Messi's body double & fame in Singapore - BBC Sport

    bbc.co.uk 27 Jan '17, 9am

    Wycombe Wanderers are fifth in League Two In 2001, Wycombe Wanderers shocked the football world by reaching the semi-finals of the FA Cup as a third-tier club. This season, the League Two Chairboys have a chance of another slice of glory as they travel to Premier League title contende...

  • Terrex: Hong Kong to return Singapore army vehicles - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 25 Jan '17, 3am

    Image copyright AFP Image caption The vehicles had been used in training exercises in Taiwan Hong Kong has said it will return nine Singaporean military vehicles that it seized in November. The Terrex infantry carriers were impounded on their way back from Taiwan, where Singapore had ...

  • Terrex: Hong Kong to return Singapore army vehicles - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 25 Jan '17, 1am

    Image copyright AFP Image caption The vehicles had been used in training exercises in Taiwan Hong Kong has said it will return nine Singaporean military vehicles that it seized in November. The Terrex infantry carriers were impounded on their way back from Taiwan, where Singapore had ...

  • FIH World League: Wales Women 7-0 Singapore Women - BBC Sport

    bbc.co.uk 15 Jan '17, 2pm

    Wales' Tina Evans takes on Italy in Malaysia. Wales lost that match, but have bounced back to beat Singapore 7-0 Wales bounced back to beat Singapore 7-0 in the FIH Women's World League second round in Malaysia. The convincing victory came after a disappointing first match at the tour...

  • Yip Pin Xiu: Singapore's all-conquering Paralympian - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Jan '17, 3am

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Singapore's golden girl, Yip Pin Xiu Three gold medals, two world records and one Lego figurine under her belt. But what's next for Singapore Paralympian Yip Pin Xiu? The BBC's Heather Chen profiles the young athlete, as part of a series on t...

  • Yip Pin Xiu: Singapore's all-conquering Paralympian - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Jan '17, 1am

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Singapore's golden girl, Yip Pin Xiu Three gold medals, two world records and one Lego figurine under her belt. But what's next for Singapore Paralympian Yip Pin Xiu? The BBC's Heather Chen profiles the young athlete, as part of a series on t...

  • Animal rights activist Peta buys stake in Louis Vuitton - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 13 Jan '17, 11am

    Animal rights pressure group Peta has bought shares in Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey (LVMH) in order to pressure it to stop selling bags and other products made from exotic animal skins. The stake in the French luxury group will give Peta the right to attend shareholder meetings and qu...

  • Animal rights activist Peta buys stake in Louis Vuitton - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 13 Jan '17, 11am

    Animal rights pressure group Peta has bought shares in Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey (LVMH) in order to pressure it to stop selling bags and other products made from exotic animal skins. The stake in the French luxury group will give Peta the right to attend shareholder meetings and qu...

  • Singapore sings for return of Terrex army vehicles - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 13 Jan '17, 7am

    Image copyright AFP Image caption Nine Singapore-made armoured military vehicles are currently being held by China In late 2016, a cargo of Singaporean military vehicles were stopped in Hong Kong. They're still there and as the BBC's Heather Chen writes, Singaporeans have adopted a cr...

  • Singapore sings for return of Terrex army vehicles - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 13 Jan '17, 6am

    Image copyright AFP Image caption Nine Singapore-made armoured military vehicles are currently being held by China In late 2016, a cargo of Singaporean military vehicles were stopped in Hong Kong. They're still there and as the BBC's Heather Chen writes, Singaporeans have adopted a cr...

  • China crackdown sends Bitcoin sliding - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 12 Jan '17, 1am

    Chinese spot checks on Bitcoin trading have hit the digital currency's value. China's central bank said it wanted to investigate market manipulation, money laundering and unauthorised financing. Chinese exchanges trading in the currency have seen the price of Bitcoin fall more than 16...

  • US military tests swarm of mini-drones launched from jets - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 10 Jan '17, 3pm

    Image copyright US Department of Defense Image caption The drones were launched from three F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets The US military has launched 103 miniature swarming drones from a fighter jet during a test in California. Three F/A-18 Super Hornets were used to release the Pe...

  • Bitcoin digital currency hits three-year high of $1000 - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 03 Jan '17, 10am

    Digital currency Bitcoin has seen its value top $1000 (£815) for the first time in three years after it ended as the best-performing currency of 2016. It traded as high as $1,029 on Tuesday, according to CoinDesk data . Analysts are attributing its jump to increased demand from China,...

  • Bitcoin digital currency hits three-year high of $1000 - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 03 Jan '17, 10am

    Digital currency Bitcoin has seen its value top $1000 (£815) for the first time in three years after it ended as the best-performing currency of 2016. It traded as high as $1,029 on Tuesday, according to CoinDesk data . Analysts are attributing its jump to increased demand from China,...

  • 'Sliced' sea turtle found dead on Singapore beach - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 03 Jan '17, 5am

    Image copyright Chandran V R Image caption The man who discovered the unfortunate creature said a strong smell led him to it Singaporean animal lover Chandran V R witnessed a "very unsettling" sight at the start of his new year. On the morning of 1 January, he discovered a dead and en...

  • 'Sliced' sea turtle found dead on Singapore beach - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 03 Jan '17, 5am

    Image copyright Chandran V R Image caption The man who discovered the unfortunate creature said a strong smell led him to it Singaporean animal lover Chandran V R witnessed a "very unsettling" sight at the start of his new year. On the morning of 1 January, he discovered a dead and en...