Sunday, April 1 in the news.....
- Confessed al-Qaeda terrorist David Hicks will be free by New Year's Eve after signing a plea deal to serve just nine months behind bars. The Salisbury North native can't wait to get back to Adelaide and start hitting the pokies and telling fat chain-smoking bogans about the benefits of Islam.
- Eight cars plunged through a thin layer of ice on Lake Baikal in Siberia today, Russian disaster control services said. Fishermen had driven their cars out onto the lake, they said. The ice on the world's deepest lake had been too thin to carry the weight of cars after the unusually mild winter. Al Gore blamed global warming, global warming skeptics blamed driving over a lake.
- A top aide to Pope Benedict has blasted the media for highlighting the Vatican's views on sex while maintaining a "deafening silence" about charity work done by thousands of Catholic organisations around the world. The media, in response, said that if the nun killed in Somalia by Islamist terrorists had of come out of the closet as a lesbian rather than forgiving her killers as she lay dying on the ground that would have been news worthy about the Vatican.