2013.10.09

News Headlines - 09 October 2013

Obama to Pick Yellen as Leader of Fed, Officials Say - NYTimes.com

President Obama will nominate Janet L. Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, White House officials said Tuesday night, ending an unusually prolonged and public search to fill one of the most important economic policy-making jobs in the world.

BBC News - Computer chemists win Nobel prize

The Nobel Prize in chemistry has gone to three scientists who "took the chemical experiment into cyberspace". Michael Levitt, a British-US citizen of Stanford University; US-Austrian Martin Karplus of Strasbourg University; and US-Israeli Arieh Warshel of the University of Southern California will share the prize. The trio devised computer simulations to understand chemical processes.

BBC News - Airbus knocks down Boeing's Japan dominance

On Monday, the firm announced a landmark deal to sell 31 of its A350 planes to Japan Airlines (JAL), in a deal worth $9.5bn (£5.9bn) at list prices. It is the first time that JAL has placed an order for Airbus aircraft. And, as Leisha Chi reports, recent problems with Boeing's 787 Dreamliner may have helped Airbus land the deal.

Latest leak at Japan's Fukushima plant contaminates six workers | Reuters

Six workers at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant were exposed to a leak of highly radioactive water on Wednesday, the latest in a string of mishaps the country's nuclear watchdog has attributed to carelessness, saying they could have been avoided.

Madeleine McCann Police Probe Possible Suspect

Scotland Yard is to appeal for information about a new suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Detectives are to issue an e-fit image of a man seen near the holiday apartment from where the then three-year-old vanished in 2007.


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