2011.09.24

News Headlines - 24 September 2011

▽Putin to return as Russian president - Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/24/us-russia-idUSTRE78N0RH20110924
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed on Saturday that Vladimir Putin run in next year's presidential election, signaling they have agreed the prime minister will return to the post he held for eight years until 2008.

▽UBS chief Oswald Grübel resigns over alleged rogue trader affair - The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/sep/24/ubs-oswald-grubel-resigns-rogue?newsfeed=true
The chief executive of the embattled Swiss bank UBS, Oswald Grübel, has quit after the bank lost an estimated $2.3bn (£1.5bn) in the alleged rogue trading scandal.

▽NASA's Dead Satellite Falls, Starting Over Pacific - ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/nasas-dead-satellite-falls-starting-pacific-14596193
NASA's dead six-ton satellite fell to Earth early Saturday morning, starting its fiery death plunge somewhere over the vast Pacific Ocean.
Details were still sketchy, but the U.S. Air Force's Joint Space Operations Center and NASA say that the bus-sized satellite first penetrated Earth's atmosphere somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. That doesn't necessarily mean it all fell into the sea. NASA's calculations had predicted that the former climate research satellite would fall over a 500-mile swath.

▽Plant hunters' legacy help Japan's threatened species - BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15019834
The British tradition of collecting plants from all four corners of the world means the UK is now home to many Japanese species which are under threat in their native land, a study reports.

▽Samsung-Apple patent lawsuit tally hits 21, and counting - Register
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/23/android_patent_war/
The legal activity around Android continues to mount, with the chief antagonists - Samsung and Apple - increasing their lawsuit tally to 21. And another may follow soon, as Samsung threatens to sue to block sales of the iPhone 5 as soon as it launches, at least in its home country of Korea.


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