It seems that it's April Fools Day and there's no way of knowing if the abmysmally horrible news I'm seeing is in earnest or a spoof.
Much of what I read sounds like a horrible spoof gone wrong. Like this article on an Afghan mob killing 12 people over something that a minister in the US is accused of doing.
The news is simply too bizarre to comment on. I'll try to make sense of it tomorrow.