bbc.co.uk Archives - 28 April 2015, Tuesday

  • Bitcoin Island: cleaning up the crypto currency - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 23 Apr '15, 11pm

    The Isle of Man is only 30 miles wide but is an understated haven for the super wealthy. What do Thomas the Tank Engine, lifeboats, pilates, and the Bee Gees have in common? They are all success stories from the Isle of Man. The small independent island in the middle of the Irish Sea ...

  • Bitcoin Island: the currency comes clean

    News - Bitcoin Island: cleaning up the crypto currency

    bbc.co.uk 23 Apr '15, 11pm

    24 April 2015 Last updated at 00:02 Share this page Delicious Digg Facebook reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Email Print Bitcoin Island: cleaning up the crypto currency By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News, Douglas The Isle of Man is only 30 miles wide but is an understated haven f...

  • Singapore photographer captures life on the MRT - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 17 Apr '15, 1am

    If a picture's worth a thousand words, photographer Edwin Koo's latest project has a lot to say about Singapore. Transit , the 37-year-old photographer's latest project, aims to "capture the daily theatre" of Singapore's multi-racial passengers on board its Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) tr...

  • Singapore photographer captures life on the MRT - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 17 Apr '15, 12am

    If a picture's worth a thousand words, photographer Edwin Koo's latest project has a lot to say about Singapore. Transit , the 37-year-old photographer's latest project, aims to "capture the daily theatre" of Singapore's multi-racial passengers on board its Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) tr...

  • Singapore is keeping an eye on its migrant workers - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 15 Apr '15, 2am

    Lovlu Mia from Bangladesh couldn't cook when he first arrived in Singapore 12 years ago At Singapore's largest dormitory for foreign workers, Lovlu Mia is cooking chapatis over a hot flame in a giant kitchen. The 36 year-old Bangladeshi works on construction sites, earning $720 (£492)...

  • Parents of missing Karen Buckley issue appeal as handbag found in park - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Apr '15, 1pm

    The parents of missing student Karen Buckley have appealed for information as police revealed her handbag has been found in a Glasgow park. Ms Buckley, 24, from Cork in Ireland, was last seen walking away from a nightclub after talking to a man. Speaking at a police news conference, h...

  • VIDEO: How to solve Singapore's viral logic problem

    How to solve Singapore's viral logic problem - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Apr '15, 12pm

    How to solve Singapore's viral logic problem 14 April 2015 Last updated at 13:18 BST A school maths question posted on Facebook by a Singaporean TV presenter has stumped thousands worldwide. The question asks students to guess the birthday of a girl called Cheryl using the minimal clu...

  • Cheryl's Birthday: Singapore's maths puzzle baffles world - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Apr '15, 10am

    The logic question posted by Mr Kong is now known as 'Cheryl's Birthday' A school maths question posted on Facebook by a Singaporean TV presenter has stumped thousands, and left many asking if that's really what is expected of Singaporean students. The question asks readers to guess t...

  • Cheryl's Birthday: Singapore's maths puzzle baffles world - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Apr '15, 10am

    A school maths question posted on Facebook by a Singaporean TV presenter has stumped thousands, and left many asking if that's really what is expected of Singaporean students. The question asks readers to guess the birthday of a girl called Cheryl using the minimal clues she gives to ...

  • Silk Road agents charged with stealing seized Bitcoin - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 30 Mar '15, 7pm

    Ross Ulbricht is alleged to have made millions from running the Silk Road Two former US special agents have been charged with stealing large amounts of digital currency while investigating the notorious Silk Road marketplace. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) alleges that Shaun Bridg...

  • Silk Road agents charged with stealing seized Bitcoin - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 30 Mar '15, 7pm

    Ross Ulbricht is alleged to have made millions from running the Silk Road Two former US special agents have been charged with stealing large amounts of digital currency while investigating the notorious Silk Road marketplace. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) alleges that Shaun Bridg...

  • Singapore arrests teen behind anti-Lee Kuan Yew rant - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 30 Mar '15, 10am

    Amos Yee uploaded the eight-minute clip online last week but later took it down A 17-year-old Singaporean has been arrested following an online rant criticising the country's recently deceased founding father Lee Kuan Yew and Christians. Amos Yee was detained on Sunday, the same day a...

  • Amos Yee: Singapore charges teen over anti-Lee Kuan Yew rant - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 30 Mar '15, 10am

    Amos Yee's father apologised outside court to Lee Kuan Yew's son, the current PM Lee Hsien Loong A Singapore teenager has been charged over an online video criticising Christianity and the country's recently deceased founding PM Lee Kuan Yew. Sixteen-year-old Amos Yee, who was detaine...

  • Lee Kuan Yew: Watching my country mourn from afar - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 30 Mar '15, 1am

    Singapore saw a rare outburst of emotion in the week leading up to the funeral Watching the reaction to Lee Kuan Yew's death from overseas has been a surreal and difficult experience. As a Singaporean journalist with the BBC, it's been a privilege to cover many stories about my countr...

  • VIDEO: Thousands watch Lee Kuan Yew funeral: Tens of thousands of people line the streets of Singapore to bid

    Thousands watch Singapore founding father's funeral - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 29 Mar '15, 8am

    Thousands watch Singapore founding father's funeral 29 March 2015 Last updated at 12:23 BST Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of Singapore to bid farewell to the founding father of the city-state, Lee Kuan Yew. His casket was driven from parliament to the University Cultur...

  • VIDEO: Singapore is Lee Kuan Yew's legacy: Thousands lined the streets to view the funeral procession of found...

    Lee Kuan Yew's greatest legacy is 'organised city' - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 29 Mar '15, 8am

    Lee Kuan Yew's greatest legacy is 'organised city' 29 March 2015 Last updated at 08:53 BST Thousands lined the streets to view the funeral procession of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday aged 91. A state funeral attended by world leaders is taking place, ahead o...

  • VIDEO: Singapore is Lee Kuan Yew's legacy

    Lee Kuan Yew's greatest legacy is 'organised city' - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 29 Mar '15, 7am

    Lee Kuan Yew's greatest legacy is 'organised city' 29 March 2015 Last updated at 08:53 BST Thousands lined the streets to view the funeral procession of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday aged 91. A state funeral attended by world leaders is taking place, ahead o...

  • Lee Kuan Yew: Singapore holds funeral procession - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Mar '15, 11pm

    Singapore is bidding farewell to its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday aged 91. Despite torrential rain, tens of thousands lined the streets to view the funeral procession carrying Mr Lee's coffin through the city-state. A state funeral then took place attended ...

  • Lee Kuan Yew: Singapore holds funeral procession - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Mar '15, 11pm

    Singapore is bidding farewell to its founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday aged 91. Despite torrential rain, tens of thousands lined the streets to view the funeral procession carrying Mr Lee's coffin through the city-state. A state funeral then took place attended ...

  • Lee Kuan Yew: Singapore set for funeral procession - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Mar '15, 11pm

    Lee Kuan Yew is hugely respected in the region Singapore is preparing to bid farewell to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday aged 91. Mr Lee's coffin will be carried in a procession across the streets of Singapore, and taken to a state funeral attended by world leader...

  • Lee Kuan Yew: Singapore set for funeral procession - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Mar '15, 11pm

    Lee Kuan Yew is hugely respected in the region Singapore is preparing to bid farewell to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday aged 91. Mr Lee's coffin will be carried in a procession across the streets of Singapore, and taken to a state funeral attended by world leader...

  • Lee Kuan Yew: Singapore set for funeral procession - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Mar '15, 11pm

    Lee Kuan Yew is hugely respected in the region Singapore is preparing to bid farewell to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday aged 91. Mr Lee's coffin will be carried in a procession across the streets of Singapore, and taken to a state funeral attended by world leader...

  • Lee Kuan Yew: Which way now for Singapore? - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Mar '15, 1am

    Singaporeans have been laying flowers and cards at tribute corners set up by companies and the government As Singapore mourns the death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew, questions are also quietly being asked about where the country goes next. Mr Lee had been out of the political limel...

  • Lee Kuan Yew: Which way now for Singapore? - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Mar '15, 1am

    Singaporeans have been laying flowers and cards at tribute corners set up by companies and the government As Singapore mourns the death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew, questions are also quietly being asked about where the country goes next. Mr Lee had been out of the political limel...

  • Lee Kuan Yew: Which way now for Singapore? - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Mar '15, 1am

    Singaporeans have been laying flowers and cards at tribute corners set up by companies and the government As Singapore mourns the death of founding father Lee Kuan Yew, questions are also quietly being asked about where the country goes next. Mr Lee had been out of the political limel...

  • Why Singapore banned chewing gum - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Mar '15, 12am

    Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday at the age of 91, is famed as the man who turned Singapore from a small port into a global trading hub. But he also insisted on tidiness and good behaviour - and personified the country's ban on chewing gum. What was it about gum he so disliked? For a ...

  • Why Singapore banned chewing gum - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Mar '15, 12am

    Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday at the age of 91, is famed as the man who turned Singapore from a small port into a global trading hub. But he also insisted on tidiness and good behaviour - and personified the country's ban on chewing gum. What was it about gum he so disliked? For a ...

  • Why Singapore banned chewing gum - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Mar '15, 12am

    Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday at the age of 91, is famed as the man who turned Singapore from a small port into a global trading hub. But he also insisted on tidiness and good behaviour - and personified the country's ban on chewing gum. What was it about gum he so disliked? For a ...

  • Lee Kuan Yew: Singaporeans urged not to join queues - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 27 Mar '15, 10am

    Tents and water stations have been put up around Parliament House for the crowds Singapore's authorities have advised people to stop joining the queues to view founding father and statesman Lee Kuan Yew as he lies in state. Some 250,000 people have already visited to pay respects to M...

  • Lee Kuan Yew: Singaporeans urged not to join queues - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 27 Mar '15, 9am

    Tents and water stations have been put up around Parliament House for the crowds Singapore's authorities have advised people to stop joining the queues to view founding father and statesman Lee Kuan Yew as he lies in state. They warned that by Friday afternoon the queuing time to ente...