Afternoon Tea 5.14.09

Forest Whitaker and–uh-hummmm–50 cent are set to play in Abel Ferrara’s version of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. {Vulture}

More than 2,000 people have fled war torn north-east Sri Lanka and another 2,000 is right behind them. They are going past rebel fires and wading through a lagoon to get to government-held areas. {BBC}

American Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been detained in North Korea since March 17 on charges of “illegal entry and ‘hostile acts’.” Their trial starts June 4th. {NYT}

Peru has a new law that suspends homoseual police officers from the force indefinitely (that means they’re fired). The new law is being put forth by Peru’s Interior Minister Mercedes Cabanillas. On the flip side, the law also suspends “officers who have extra-marital relations.” Hmm did her man cheat on her with another man? Just asking. {BBC}

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