8 April 2016
A remarkable reusable rocket,
Funded out of Elon Musk’s pocket,
Managed to land,
On a floating stand,
Delivering all the items on the docket.
9 April 2016
In preference to crossing to Greece,
Where one is apt to run into the police,
Libya’s become a favoured path,
Though it leads some to take a fatal bath,
While by smugglers the remainder are fleeced.
10 April 2016
In the Philippines there was a violent clash,
Between the army and Abu Sayaf,
With eighteen soldiers killed,
While for hostages they billed,
For an obscene amount of cash.
11 April 2016
In Russia, a powerful police state,
Terrorism has yet to abate,
There was consternation,
At an attack on a police station,
Where separatists refused to capitulate.
12 April 2016
A pre-eminant stargazer,
Wants to use a giant laser,
To send on a twenty years flight,
At a fifth of the speed of light,
A robot, to Alpha Centuri, for a taster.
13 April 2016
In a facade that was terribly droll,
Assad held a Parliamentary poll,
On the ballot, the options were few,
Vote for Assad, or he’ll do for you,
Causing Western eyes to roll.
14 April 2016
In Ireland they just can’t reach,
Agreement on who will be taoiseach,
For the Dail is divided,
The parties aren't decided,
And old hatreds they aren’t ready to breach.
WEEK IN REVIEW
Rendered in limericks, because the news is too important to leave to the prose.