They belong to an army of 100 million that has swept the mainland, overtaking the public spaces of every town and city. Dawn and dusk they gather, falling in to precise rows and columns in classic military-style square formations. They are a determined, primal force, whose unpredictable actions strike fear into world markets. When loudspeakers roar they leap into action, stamping their feet. They are the “damas”.
Alan Gross, an American contractor released Wednesday following five years in a Cuban prison, thanked President Obama for his release at a press conference in Washington.
As the court trying Rwandan genocide suspects closes its doors, some of the acquitted have been left in limbo, stateless, and unable to return home.
Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists.