Happy April Fool’s Day.
I really wish that some of the stories below *were* hoaxes. Sadly, they’re not.
‘Mr president, I want an answer’ (Al-Jazeera)
Less range but more space for lasting change (Ontd_political)
Australia’s hidden stash of censored books (Boing Boing)
Massive Protest in Quebec Against Tuition Fees Hikes (ontd_political)
Canadian Penny Killed in Canada (ontd_political)
Landmark ruling for LGBT rights in Chile (Boing Boing)
Pirate Party wins seats in second German state (boing BOing)
Narendra Modi: India’s Next Prime Minister? (The Moderate Voice)
Venice Sinking More Than Previously Thought (Discovery News)
U.S. Transcripts on Fukushima ‘Shame’ Japanese Leadership (Too Nippo Shimbun, Japan) (The MOderate Voice)
Mexico hit by magnitude 7.6 quake (updated) (Boing Boing)
Strong Quake Strikes Near Acapulco (The Moderate Voice)
Dutch Catholic Church accused of castrating 10 young men (Boing Boing)
National Anti-Gay Bill Submitted to Russian Duma (ontd_political)
UK tories embroiled in Cornish Pasty row (Boing Boing)
UK MPs recommend laws compelling Google to censor search results (Boing Boing) — really? The UK is turning into China…?
Tory MP complains of Gurkhas “sitting” and “wandering” in his town (ontd_political)