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Elevator Collapse in Sofia Leaves 1 Dead, 1 in Critical Condition

A 46-year-old woman has died and another one has suffered injuries in an elevator accident in Sofia.

Society | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 11:34 | Viewed: 1291

Young Bulgarian Doctors Stage Symbolic Protest Carrying Suitcases

Some 80% of young Bulgarian doctors and medical graduates seek job opportunities abroad, according to the alarming results of a patient organizations survey.

Society » Health | August 19, 2014, Tuesday // 10:24 | Viewed: 1247

Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Honor St. Ivan Rilski

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates Monday, August 18, the assumption of Saint Ivan Rilski, honored as the patron of the Bulgarian people.

Society » Culture | August 18, 2014, Monday // 10:40 | Viewed: 1274

Bulgarian Rescued While Trying to Sail from UK to US

British charity workers have rescued a Bulgarian man as he was trying to reach the US in a dingy, according to UK media sources.

Society | August 18, 2014, Monday // 09:13 | Viewed: 1887

63 Refugees Arrive in Bulgaria’s Varna by Ship

63 refugees, including 18 women and 16 children, have arrived in Bulgaria’s Varna on a ship.

Society | August 17, 2014, Sunday // 14:05 | Viewed: 1899

Minor 2.4-Magnitude Earthquake Reported in Southern Bulgaria

A weak earthquake measuring 2.4 on the Richter scale was registered between the southern Bulgarian city of Pazardzhik and the town of Septemvri in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Society » Environment | August 17, 2014, Sunday // 10:47 | Viewed: 1492

Over 1000 People in Bulgaria’s Flood-Hit Mizia to Move to Caravans

A total of 1165 people, or 1/3 of the population of the flood-hit northwestern town of Mizia, will have to use temporary caravan accommodation.

Society | August 17, 2014, Sunday // 10:35 | Viewed: 1479

Experts Ponder Setting Up Of Disaster Insurance Scheme

Economists and NGOs ponder the setting up of a mandatory disaster insurance scheme in Bulgaria, reports bTV.

Society | August 16, 2014, Saturday // 16:43 | Viewed: 2461

Refugee From Syria Helps Flood Stricken Mizia

Shadi Martini, a Syrian who came to Bulgaria a year after the start of the civil war in his country, is among the volunteers helping the residents of flood stricken Mizia.

Society | August 16, 2014, Saturday // 16:15 | Viewed: 2388

Sofia Mayor Pleads For Conservation Of Ancient Serdika Ruins

Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova sent a letter to Culture Ministry pleading for urgent measures for the protection of the ruins of the ancient town of Serdika, report the media.

Society » Archaeology | August 16, 2014, Saturday // 14:20 | Viewed: 1830

Fire Destroys Part Of International Children's Kranevo Summer Camp

A large fire on Thrusday evening destroyed part of the International Children's Kranevo Summer Camp, north of Bulgaria's Varna.

Society » Incidents | August 16, 2014, Saturday // 10:45 | Viewed: 1409

Parts Of Sofia To Have No Hot Water Due to Renovations

Hot water supply in parts of Bulgaria's Sofia will be temporarily suspended between August 16 and 18 for equipment repairs, said the central heating utility Toplofikatsia Sofia.

Society | August 16, 2014, Saturday // 10:33 | Viewed: 1171

Photo Exhibition Of Sofia's Old Public Baths To Be Set Up

An open air photo exhibition of Sofia's old public baths will be set up in front of the National Theatre “Ivan Vazov”, starting August 28.

Society » Culture | August 15, 2014, Friday // 15:40 | Viewed: 4039

Lucky Winner from Sofia Hits BGN 7.2 M Jackpot Of Toto Lottery

A lucky winner guessed the six digits of the Thursday draw of Bulgaria's toto lottery and will walk away with the jackpot of BGN 7 258 184, report the media.

Society | August 15, 2014, Friday // 10:03 | Viewed: 1152

Code Yellow Warning For Extreme Heat Issued

Bulgaria's meteorologists issued a code yellow warning for dangerously hot weather in 18 regions on Friday.

Society | August 15, 2014, Friday // 10:00 | Viewed: 1552

Unemployment in Bulgaria Down to 11.4% in Q2 2014

In Q2 2014 there were 381.8 thousand unemployed Bulgarians and the unemployment rates in the country were 11.4%, data collected by the National Statistical Institute indicated.

Society | August 14, 2014, Thursday // 15:10 | Viewed: 986

Sofia Comics Expo Starts In Sofia On August 15

The first international exhibition of comics in Bulgaria – Sofia Comics Expo – opens for the public on August 15 in the gallery of the Union of Bulgarian Artists.

Society » Culture | August 14, 2014, Thursday // 13:44 | Viewed: 2324

Food – Most Significant Item In Bulgarians' Budget

Bulgarian spend the most significant part of their budget on food and soft drinks, shows the Q2 data of the National Statistics Institute.

Society | August 14, 2014, Thursday // 13:18 | Viewed: 1118

Code Yellow Issued Throughout Bulgaria Over Heatwave

Code Yellow has been issued throughout Bulgaria due to the high temperatures expected to range between 33 C and 38 C, Thursday.

Society | August 14, 2014, Thursday // 10:02 | Viewed: 2028

Childhood Obesity in Bulgaria Growing at Alarming Rate

Childhood obesity in Bulgaria has increased from 12.3% in 2008 to 13.9% in 2014, a new study among 3,353 children at the age of 7 has showed.

Society » Health | August 13, 2014, Wednesday // 16:44 | Viewed: 1442

Number of Bulgarian, Romanian Workers in UK Swelling

The number of Bulgarian and Romanian workers in the UK has reached a new high, according to a British media outlet.

Society | August 13, 2014, Wednesday // 15:52 | Viewed: 1306