Francis Gary Powers: The U-2 Incident The true story of Francis Gary Powers, who was shot down over Russia, as told in his book "Operation Overflight".
The Wallenberg Endowment of the Uni. of Michigan awards this medal to outstanding humanitarians from all corners of the earth.
Here are stories of people who have been honoured for helping save Jews and others from certain death at the hands of the Nazis.
Yad Vashem is Israel's official memorial to the Holocaust, and is in Jerusalem.
Meet Lily the black bear and her cub Hope (and Hope's siblings born 21 Jan 2011), and captive bears Ted and Lucky.
The Eldridge Street Synagogue is the oldest in New York City and has recently been restored to its original glories.
A beautiful, 2000 year-old gold earring, complete with pearls, has been found under a car park in Jerusalem.
The skeleton of a 12,000 year-old Natufian Shaman has been discovered in the Galilee, northern Israel.
Hamat Gader is one of Israel’s most popular commercial tourist attractions.
The Montefiore Windmill is a landmark windmill in Jerusalem, Israel.
Egyptian archeologists find Pyramid of Queen Sesheshet under the sands of Saqqara.
The iconic buildings, home to great music, are up for sale.
Read about some of the Cold War Spies, and check out the links to DC Spy Tours
A quirky festival in Nederland, Colorado, celebrating Bredo Morstel whose body is kept on ice in a shed.
The Farasuto Forest Community Nature Reserve in the Gambia is home to a diverse collection of birds
The Daffodil Garden in Running Springs, California
An English adventurer who settled on a tiny Pacific island almost 150 years ago has left a mark that has lasted to this day
Human remains found in Gloucester were killed by a plague that swept across the Roman Empire between AD 165 and 189.
King Alfred was born at the Royal Palace of Wantage, Oxfordshire
The Museum is based on a converted 17th century cloth-merchant's house
A large, friendly village in South Oxfordshire
Sir John Betjeman, Poet Laureate, lived for a time in Wantage, Oxfordshire.
The famous author, Agatha Christie, is buried in a small country churchyard
The ruins of Hadleigh Castle on the Thames Estuary
Two tiny octagonal cottages built by the Dutch in the 17th Century. See photos of the interior as one of the cottages goes on sale.
Colchester was the first capital of Roman Britain
Home to Earl Mountbatten, and honeymoon location for Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
Southampton says a sad farewell to the QE2 as it heads to its new, permanent, home in Dubai.
Romsey Abbey was built c. 1120-1140
Listen to the funniest programme on weekday evenings, on local radio in the South of England - links to listen on line
Construction has begun on the most expensive telescope ever in the Atacama Desert, where Chile, Argentina and Bolivia meet
Links and photos to venues on Hal Ketchum's tour for 2008-09. Hal is an American country music artist.