I helped send my adoptive father to jail for 5,000 years

Image copyright Richard Sennott / Ground Truth Project Thirty-six years after surviving one of the worst army massacres in Guatemala’s civil war, Ramiro Osorio Cristales stood up in court last month to give evidence against one of the killers. But the man on trial, a former soldier called Santos López, was not just accused of…

A City in Spain Plans to Exile 5,000 Pigeons. Will They Stay Away?

MADRID — The Spanish city of Cádiz will undertake what some may see as a Sisyphean task: relocating 5,000 pigeons hundreds of miles away after a complaint that the birds are driving away tourists from the terraces of cafes in the most visited part of the southern port city. Carrier pigeons probably date back to…

Yemen Peace Talks Begin With Agreement to Free 5,000 Prisoners

CAIRO — Yemen’s warring sides agreed on Thursday to exchange prisoners, starting peace consultations in Sweden that aim to end a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of civilians and pushed millions to the brink of famine. The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, opened the talks, saying they represented a “critical opportunity”…

Spanish pigeon relocation: Cádiz to relocate 5,000 birds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A scourge or a delight? However you feel about pigeons, the city of Cádiz has thousands too many Authorities in the Spanish city of Cádiz have come up with a plan for their booming pigeon population – relocating some 5,000 birds. The city is plagued by thousands of the…

Spanish pigeon relocation: Cádiz to relocate 5,000 birds

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A scourge or a delight? However you feel about pigeons, the city of Cádiz has thousands too many Authorities in the Spanish city of Cádiz have come up with a plan for their booming pigeon population – relocating some 5,000 birds. The city is plagued by thousands of the…

Bitcoin falls below $5,000 – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images The value of Bitcoin has fallen below $5,000 (£3,889) for the first time since October 2017. The fall brought the total value of all Bitcoin in existence to below $87bn. On Thursday, 15 November, Bitcoin Cash – an offshoot of Bitcoin – split into two different crypto-currencies, which are now in…

Bombardier cutting 5,000 jobs – CNN

The job cuts will come mostly from the company’s engineering and management ranks. Bombardier disclosed the cuts as part of its third-quarter earnings report. The company said profits rose 48% compared to a year earlier, and for next year, it expects growth of 10% in revenue growth and 20% in profit growth. Bombardier will sell…

Letter from Africa: Why I was sentenced to 5,000 years in jail

Image copyright Greg Stemm In our series of letters from African writers, Rodney D Sieh, editor of Liberia’s FrontPageAfrica, reflects on what his career says about the state of journalism in West Africa. My claim to infamy was being sentenced to 5,000 years in prison for failing to pay libel damages of $1.6m (£1.2m) won…