News Headlines - 01 April 2012

▽The best April Fool's jokes in our round-up, Google wins - CNET
It's been a vintage April Fool's Day, but I think Google wins this one, with no fewer than 11 pranks. Eleven. Seriously.

▽China arrests over coup rumours - BBC
Chinese police have arrested six people and shut 16 websites after rumours were spread that military vehicles were on the streets of Beijing, officials say.

▽Tory 'Cover-Up' On PM's Dinners With Donors - Sky News
The Conservative Party is facing fresh "cash-for-access" allegations over its failure to report private meetings between the Prime Minister and party donors.
Disgraced former Tory Party treasurer Peter Cruddas, claimed to have direct access to David Cameron on at least 13 occasions.

▽Burma: EU observers will not declare historic by-elections free and fair - Telegraph.co.uk
As polling got under way in the first election ever contested by the country's Nobel laureate, democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, EU officials said while they welcomed the Burmese government's invitation to observe 45 parliamentary by-elections, they had not been given enough time to carry out a credible monitoring operation.

▽Triple bomb attack kills 10 in Thailand - AFP
Three bomb attacks minutes apart killed 10 people and wounded more than 100 on Saturday in the main town in Thailand's insurgency-hit far south.
The blasts hit the centre of Yala town around midday as families were out shopping, in the most deadly attack in five years in the Muslim-majority south of mainly Buddhist Thailand.







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