Also in the news recently is a new "three line" putative proof of Fermat's last theorem. Alexander Ilyin, a "doctor of technical science" who works in automated data processing in Omsk, unveiled his proof at a press conference on 23rd August, and according to this Pravda article
"colleagues in Omsk believe Alexander's proof is flawless and simple"Furthermore the article continues,
"Omsk-based scientists and journalist have not found any errors so far"Journalists are obviously of a much higher calibre in Russia. A follow-up article that fails to make it plain whether or not the proof has been withdrawn, but covers the popular history of Fermat's last theorem very nicely is here, and a discussion thread here.
Thanks to the Mighty Emperor of Room 102, Peter McKeag for pointing out this story.