bbc.co.uk Archives - 22 January 2017, Sunday

  • 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...

  • Lagavulin's 200-year anniversary boost to island of #Islay #malt #whisky #Scotland #luxury

    Lagavulin's 200-year anniversary boost to island of Islay - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 02 Jan '17, 3pm

    Image copyright Christopher Bruce/Geograph A whisky distillery plans to invest £580,000 in community projects to mark its 200 years on the island of Islay. Lagavulin is launching a single cask edition of 522 bottles of its single malt to raise funds for local projects. Sales of the £1...

  • Bitcoin enjoys end of year price surge - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 23 Dec '16, 12pm

    Image copyright AFP Image caption Indian efforts to control 'black money' is prompting more interest in bitcoins The value of the Bitcoin virtual currency has hit a three-year high with each one now worth about $900 (£730). At the start of 2016, single coins were only worth around $43...

  • Bitcoin enjoys end of year price surge - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 23 Dec '16, 12pm

    Image copyright AFP Image caption Indian efforts to control 'black money' is prompting more interest in bitcoins The value of the Bitcoin virtual currency has hit a three-year high with each one now worth about $900 (£730). At the start of 2016, single coins were only worth around $43...

  • Singapore convicts banker in 1MDB case - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 21 Dec '16, 9am

    A Singapore banker has been convicted for his role in moving money that had originated from Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB. Yeo Jiawei was working for Swiss bank BSI at the time of the offences. The bank has since had its operations in Singapore closed down. He will be sentenced...

  • Singapore convicts banker in 1MDB case - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 21 Dec '16, 9am

    A Singapore banker has been convicted for his role in moving money that had originated from Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB. Yeo Jiawei was working for Swiss bank BSI at the time of the offences. The bank has since had its operations in Singapore closed down. He will be sentenced...

  • Nicky Morgan replaced by leather handbag on Have I Got News For You - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 16 Dec '16, 3pm

    Image caption Paul Merton will have a handbag instead of Nicky Morgan on his team Conservative MP Nicky Morgan has been replaced by a handbag for Friday's episode of Have I Got News For You. The former education secretary pulled out of the show after angering Downing Street by critici...

  • Nicky Morgan replaced by leather handbag on Have I Got News For You - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 16 Dec '16, 3pm

    Image caption Paul Merton will have a handbag instead of Nicky Morgan on his team Conservative MP Nicky Morgan has been replaced by a handbag for Friday's episode of Have I Got News For You. The former education secretary pulled out of the show after angering Downing Street by critici...

  • Instagram fixes Singapore viral 'bug' - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 16 Dec '16, 5am

    Image caption Some users employed a 'hack' that involved tagging themselves in Singapore to increase reach Instagram says it has fixed a "bug" that saw users geo-tag themselves as being in Singapore in a bid to go viral - even though they were not there. Some users claimed the apparen...

  • Instagram fixes Singapore viral 'bug' - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 16 Dec '16, 4am

    Image caption Some users employed a 'hack' that involved tagging themselves in Singapore to increase reach Instagram says it has fixed a "bug" that saw users geo-tag themselves as being in Singapore in a bid to go viral - even though they were not there. Some users claimed the apparen...

  • Singapore tests floating solar panels - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Dec '16, 1am

    Singapore tests floating solar panels 14 December 2016 Last updated at 00:55 GMT While solar energy is big in Europe, it has been slow to catch on in Asia. But as it becomes more affordable, more countries are investing in it. China and Japan have become big adopters of solar power - ...

  • Singapore tests floating solar panels - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Dec '16, 1am

    Singapore tests floating solar panels 14 December 2016 Last updated at 00:55 GMT While solar energy is big in Europe, it has been slow to catch on in Asia. But as it becomes more affordable, more countries are investing in it. China and Japan have become big adopters of solar power - ...

  • #Singapore showing the way with awesome Supertree Grove

    One - These 50m tall metal structures are alive. They are planted with epiphytes that will grow over the outermost branches. - Planet Earth II, Cities - In pictures...

    bbc.co.uk 11 Dec '16, 9pm

    These 50m tall metal structures are alive. They are planted with epiphytes that will grow over the outermost branches.

  • Singapore to shut down 2G network - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 08 Dec '16, 11pm

    Singapore to shut down 2G network 8 December 2016 Last updated at 23:44 GMT Tens of thousands of mobile phone customers in Singapore will need to find a new option as the city plans to shutdown its 2G phone network in April 2017. Some users will miss the simplicity of these phones, ot...

  • Singapore to shut down 2G network - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 08 Dec '16, 11pm

    Singapore to shut down 2G network 8 December 2016 Last updated at 23:44 GMT Tens of thousands of mobile phone customers in Singapore will need to find a new option as the city plans to shutdown its 2G phone network in April 2017. Some users will miss the simplicity of these phones, ot...

  • Edible gardens take root in urban Singapore - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 08 Dec '16, 3am

    Edible gardens take root in urban Singapore 8 December 2016 Last updated at 02:57 GMT Singapore is a small, metropolitan island that imports more than 90% of its fruit and vegetables. Spare land is scarce, but urban farming - on rooftops, footpaths and vacant lots - is slowly taking r...

  • Edible gardens take root in urban Singapore - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 08 Dec '16, 3am

    Edible gardens take root in urban Singapore 8 December 2016 Last updated at 02:57 GMT Singapore is a small, metropolitan island that imports more than 90% of its fruit and vegetables. Spare land is scarce, but urban farming - on rooftops, footpaths and vacant lots - is slowly taking r...