Each May, Boyne City, MI fills with hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country who come seeking that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel. Found in nearby woods and clearings, morels are f...See it on Scoop.it, via Traveller
After the failure of court appeals and of a worldwide campaign for mercy, husband and wife Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were put to death this day in 1953, becoming the first American civilians to be executed for espionage.More Events on this day:1963: Soviet cosmonaut Valentina V. Tereshkova, the first woman to travel in space, returned to Earth in the spacec […]
The United Nations human rights chief today urged Myanmar's Government to tackle continuing discrimination against ethnic minorities, warning that failure to act could undermine the reform process in the country.
Freedom House welcomes the Venice Commission's opinion concluding that prohibitions of so-called homosexual propaganda do not meet international standards. According to the opinion of the group of international and constitutional experts, bans on homosexual propaganda are discriminatory, not justified by the facts, and ambiguous, and do not meet obligat […]
Hezbollah first became known to the Lebanese public in 1985 with its now-famous open letter, whose introductory statement read: "We are the sons of the umma (Muslim community)—of the party of God (Hezbollah), the vanguard of which was made victorious by
Murat Çekiç, Director of Amnesty Turkey, on a sleepless week in Istanbul. As I write this, there are at least 10,000 people in Taksim Square, all protesting for 10,000 reasons. But here in our office, everything is calm. We had … Continue reading →