bbc.co.uk Archives - 02 August 2015, Sunday

  • MtGox bitcoin chief Mark Karpeles arrested in Japan - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 01 Aug '15, 3am

    Mr Karpeles' lawyers asked for the hearing to be delayed Japanese police have arrested the CEO of the collapsed company MtGox, which was once the world's biggest exchange of the virtual currency, bitcoin. Mark Karpeles, 30, is being held in connection with the loss of bitcoins worth $...

  • MtGox bitcoin chief Mark Karpeles arrested in Japan - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 01 Aug '15, 3am

    Mr Karpeles' lawyers asked for the hearing to be delayed Japanese police have arrested the CEO of the collapsed company MtGox, which was once the world's biggest exchange of the virtual currency, bitcoin. Mark Karpeles, 30, is being held in connection with the loss of bitcoins worth $...

  • MtGox bitcoin chief Mark Karpeles arrested in Japan - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 01 Aug '15, 3am

    Mr Karpeles' lawyers asked for the hearing to be delayed Japanese police have arrested the CEO of the collapsed company MtGox, which was once the world's biggest exchange of the virtual currency, bitcoin. Mark Karpeles, 30, is being held in connection with the loss of bitcoins worth $...

  • MtGox bitcoin chief Mark Karpeles arrested in Japan - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 01 Aug '15, 3am

    Mr Karpeles' lawyers asked for the hearing to be delayed Japanese police have arrested the CEO of the failed company MtGox, which was once the world's biggest exchange of the virtual currency, bitcoin. Mark Karpeles, 30, is being held in connection with the loss of bitcoins worth $387...

  • MtGox bitcoin chief Mark Karpeles arrested in Japan - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 01 Aug '15, 3am

    Mr Karpeles' lawyers asked for the hearing to be delayed Japanese police have arrested the CEO of the collapsed company MtGox, which was once the world's biggest exchange of the virtual currency, bitcoin. Mark Karpeles, 30, is being held in connection with the loss of bitcoins worth $...

  • The #Swiss #military conducted a daring snatch and grab raid into #France last week:

    Swiss army 'steals' French water to help cows - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Jul '15, 10am

    The water was needed to save the cows from dehydration during a heat wave, Swiss officials say Swiss army helicopters have crossed the French border to scoop up lake water to help thirsty cows, drawing criticism from French officials, it has emerged. The operation last week at the Rou...

  • "Corruption is one of greatest enemies of progress in our time": @downingstreet in #Singapore. Watch here:

    David Cameron: UK property no safe haven for 'dirty money' - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 28 Jul '15, 7am

    Mr Cameron said corruption was a drain on efforts to tackle global poverty and promote economic development Foreigners must not be able to buy UK homes with "plundered or laundered cash" as part a global effort to defeat corruption, David Cameron has said. Speaking in Singapore, the p...

  • #Chattanooga shooting: #Pentagon discourages civilian guards so arm #military! Problem solved! h…

    Chattanooga shooting: Pentagon discourages civilian guards - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 25 Jul '15, 2pm

    Armed civilians, calling themselves Operation Hero Guard, gathered outside a military recruiting station in Cleburne, Texas The Pentagon has urged US citizens not to carry out armed patrols outside military recruitment centres. Civilians acting as unofficial guards have appeared outsi...

  • US blacklists Singapore shipping firm over North Korea links - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 24 Jul '15, 3am

    Senat is accused of having helped North Korea's Chong Chon Gang vessel in smuggling arms The US has blacklisted a Singapore-based shipping firm over allegations it is supporting illicit arms shipments to North Korea. The US Treasury said that Senat Shipping was providing "extensive su...

  • US blacklists Singapore shipping firm over North Korea links - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 24 Jul '15, 3am

    Senat is accused of having helped North Korea's Chong Chon Gang vessel in smuggling arms The US has blacklisted a Singapore-based shipping firm over allegations it is supporting illicit arms shipments to North Korea. The US Treasury said that Senat Shipping was providing "extensive su...

  • US blacklists Singapore shipping firm over North Korea links - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 24 Jul '15, 3am

    Senat is accused of having helped North Korea's Chong Chon Gang vessel in smuggling arms The US has blacklisted a Singapore-based shipping firm over allegations it is supporting illicit arms shipments to North Korea. The US Treasury said that Senat Shipping was providing "extensive su...

  • US blacklists Singapore shipping firm over North Korea links - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 24 Jul '15, 2am

    Senat is accused of having helped North Korea's Chong Chon Gang vessel in smuggling arms The US has blacklisted a Singapore-based shipping firm over allegations it is supporting illicit arms shipments to North Korea. The US Treasury said that Senat Shipping was providing "extensive su...

  • US blacklists Singapore shipping firm over North Korea links - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 24 Jul '15, 2am

    Senat is accused of having helped North Korea's Chong Chon Gang vessel in smuggling arms The US has blacklisted a Singapore-based shipping firm over allegations it is supporting illicit arms shipments to North Korea. The US Treasury said that Senat Shipping was providing "extensive su...

  • Sport - Fifa arrests: Ferrari & Rolex part of Jeffrey Webb bail security

    bbc.co.uk 20 Jul '15, 10pm

    Fifa arrests: Ferrari & Rolex part of Jeffrey Webb bail security A Ferrari, 10 properties and five Rolex watches are some items former Fifa vice-president Jeffrey Webb has provided to secure his release on bail. Webb, 50, has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges connected with wor...

  • Sport - Fifa arrests: Ferrari & Rolex part of Jeffrey Webb bail security

    bbc.co.uk 20 Jul '15, 10pm

    Fifa arrests: Ferrari & Rolex part of Jeffrey Webb bail security A Ferrari, 10 properties and five Rolex watches are some items former Fifa vice-president Jeffrey Webb has provided to secure his release on bail. Webb, 50, has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges connected with wor...

  • Once upon a time there was an ugly yellow handbag... #R4in4

    Radio 4 - Radio 4 in Four, The tale of the ugly yellow handbag

    bbc.co.uk 15 Jul '15, 7pm

    If you're selling an item on eBay and describe it as "ugly, made of cheap material and with a horrid pattern" then the last thing you'd expect is a good price, let alone a bidding war. But yesterday, the ugly yellow handbag sold for £1090. How on earth has this hideous accessory descr...

  • 'Ugly' handbag changing hands for charity - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 15 Jul '15, 9am

    Mrs Hunter said raising money for charity and blogging was "cathartic" An "ugly" handbag has been put to good use "travelling" thousands of miles being auctioned for charity. The yellow accessory was donated to a church in Worcestershire, but thought too "hideous" to be a raffle prize...

  • 'Ugly' handbag changing hands for charity - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 15 Jul '15, 8am

    An "ugly" handbag has been put to good use "travelling" thousands of miles being auctioned for charity. The yellow accessory was donated to a church in Worcestershire, but thought too "hideous" to be a raffle prize. Instead fundraiser Gill Edmonds put it on eBay with the tag "no redee...

  • 'Hideous' handbag's charity mission: A handbag deemed too "hideous" to be a raffle prize is sold over and over...

    'Ugly' handbag changing hands for charity - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 15 Jul '15, 8am

    Mrs Hunter said raising money for charity and blogging was "cathartic" An "ugly" handbag has been put to good use "travelling" thousands of miles being auctioned for charity. The yellow accessory was donated to a church in Worcestershire, but thought too "hideous" to be a raffle prize...

  • 'Ugly' handbag changing hands for charity - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 15 Jul '15, 8am

    Mrs Hunter said raising money for charity and blogging was "cathartic" An "ugly" handbag has been put to good use "travelling" thousands of miles being auctioned for charity. The yellow accessory was donated to a church in Worcestershire, but thought too "hideous" to be a raffle prize...

  • Singapore's hidden milk connoisseurs - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Jul '15, 11pm

    Singapore's hidden milk connoisseurs 15 July 2015 Last updated at 00:52 BST Wine connoisseurs often speak their own language, using terms like "tobacco-leaf aroma" or "fruity bouquet" to describe the taste of their favourite drop. It turns out, they're not the only ones who use comple...

  • Singapore's hidden milk connoisseurs - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Jul '15, 11pm

    Singapore's hidden milk connoisseurs 15 July 2015 Last updated at 00:52 BST Wine connoisseurs often speak their own language, using terms like "tobacco-leaf aroma" or "fruity bouquet" to describe the taste of their favourite drop. It turns out, they're not the only ones who use comple...

  • Singapore's travel app for singles - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Jul '15, 1am

    As weaker global demand hits Singapore's manufacturing sector, one way the city state hopes to reinvigorate growth is by encouraging more innovation. Krystal Choo is one of the Singaporean tech entrepreneurs who is responding to this call. She's the founder of Wander, a travel app for...

  • VIDEO: Singapore tech economy boost hopes

    Singapore tech economy boost hopes - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Jul '15, 1am

    Singapore tech economy boost hopes 14 July 2015 Last updated at 02:33 BST As weaker global demand hits Singapore's manufacturing sector, one way the city state hopes to reinvigorate growth is by encouraging more innovation. Krystal Choo is one of the Singaporean tech entrepreneurs who...

  • Singapore's travel app for singles - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 14 Jul '15, 1am

    As weaker global demand hits Singapore's manufacturing sector, one way the city state hopes to reinvigorate growth is by encouraging more innovation. Krystal Choo is one of the Singaporean tech entrepreneurs who is responding to this call. She's the founder of Wander, a travel app for...

  • VIDEO: Should Greeks turn to Bitcoin?

    Debt crisis: Should Greeks turn to Bitcoin for saving? - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 10 Jul '15, 11am

    Debt crisis: Should Greeks turn to Bitcoin for saving? 10 July 2015 Last updated at 12:44 BST Some Greeks have turned to digital currency to secure their savings. But how volatile is this as an investment? And is it still possible to purchase Bitcoin within Greece? Produced by Marcus ...

  • Is $3m too much for a family recipe in Singapore? - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 07 Jul '15, 3am

    "These last few years I haven't had as much energy, because I've been standing up for nearly 40 years, running this business," says Betty Kong. Ms Kong and her husband Ha Wai Kay had the same routine every day. They would wake up before dawn and journey to their roast meat shop to sta...

  • Why 2015 is a good year for durians - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 06 Jul '15, 2pm

    Why 2015 is a good year for durians 6 July 2015 Last updated at 03:32 BST Durians, the so-called "king of fruits", are something of a national obsession in Singapore. Currently 2015 is shaping up to be a very good one for durian lovers, with a bumper crop in neighbouring Malaysia. Tim...

  • Amos Yee: Singapore teen behind anti-Lee video free after sentencing - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 06 Jul '15, 9am

    Amos Yee looked visibly tired and subdued as he walked out of court on Monday A Singapore teenager who was found guilty of wounding religious feelings will walk free after being sentenced to jail time already served. Amos Yee, 16, posted a video critical of the late PM Lee Kuan Yew da...

  • Amos Yee: Singapore teen behind anti-Lee video free after sentencing - BBC News

    bbc.co.uk 06 Jul '15, 9am

    Authorities arrested Amos Yee after at least 30 people filed police reports against him A Singapore teenager who was found guilty of wounding religious feelings will walk free after being sentenced to jail time already served. Amos Yee, 16, posted a video critical of the late PM Lee K...