Friday, May 9 in the news.......
- In US election news, the Democratic party's racial tensions erupted on national television on Tuesday night when Paul Begala, a Clinton supporter and CNN commentator, said Democrats 'cannot win with eggheads and African-Americans'. He then went on to say, 'it needs butched-up old lesbians too'.
- Vladimir Putin, who became prime minister Thursday, has signaled that he intends to remain Russia's principal leader, and he is keeping the trappings of his presidency and many of its powers as well. There was a chorus of criticism from Putin's detractors, or so the nightshift worker at the largest graveyard in Moscow reported hearing to local newspapers.
- After a cyclone that is rumoured to have killed close to 500,000 in latest reports, Myanmar's refusal to give visas to relief experts has been categorised by the United Nations as 'unprecedented' in the history of humanitarian work. The country at the centre of the latest Rambo film installment, responded by asking what humanitarian meant.