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1 April 2014

Stories from 1 April 2014

Muslims Don't Lie .. Ever

Despite warnings, that jumping on the April Fool's bandwagon would lead to hell, netizens across the Arab world, used the day to criticise their governments.

Songkran Water Festival Goes Waterless in Singapore

Thailand's New Year celebration, Songkran, is globally famous for its water splashing activities. But Singapore will celebrate Songkran this month without water to emphasize water conservation.

We Love to Talk, But Do We Speak Out?

The Bridge

What's lies at the root of the Trinidadian reluctance to speak out publicly on matters discussed so energetically in private?

Designing Taiwan's #CongressOccupied Protests

Taiwanese designers have actively contributed to the movement against a controversial trade deal with China by creating ads, banners and clothing.

Vkontakte's Pavel Durov Departs: Genuine or Joke?

RuNet Echo

In what is either a bombshell for Russian social media or a daring April Fools' Day joke, Vkontakte general director Pavel Durov has announced his resignation.

Ex-Guerrillas Threaten Political Stability in East Timor

A conflict with roots in the struggle for independence comes back to shape the political agenda in East Timor. Mauk Moruk, an ex-guerrilla expelled from resistance forces in 1984, returns.

Amnesty International: ‘Spiral of Violence a Threat to Rule of Law in Venezuela’

Australians High Five International Court Decision Against Japanese Whaling

Australians celebrate the International Court of Justice decision to halt Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean.

Delayed Construction Works in Brazil Fuel “(un)Happy” Video

The Joke is on the Media: April Fool's in Ethiopia

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