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Bulgaria Interior Ministry with Unique Exhibit Dedicated to Liberation War

The Minister of Interior Rumen Petkov opened Saturday an exhibition at the Interior Ministry Museum dedicated to the 130 anniversary of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, which liberated Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire.

Society | March 1, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1990

Death Toll in Bulgaria Train Blaze Might Rise

It is possible that more than eight people died in the fire in the Sofia-Kardam train Thursday night. This was announced Saturday by Prosecutor Valeri Mirchev, who observes the train fire case.

Society | March 1, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1493

Casualties in Bulgaria Train Fire Still Not Identified

The corpses of the eight people who died Friday in the fire in the Sofia-Kardam train are still not identified.

Society | March 1, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1731

Baba Marta Greets Bulgarians with Sunny Weather

All Bulgarians celebrated Saturday a centuries-old tradition - exchanging martenitsas on the day of Baba Marta and the shining sun spelled nice weather ahead.

Society | March 1, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3131

Mother, 6-year-old Boy Hit by Jeep at Zebra Crossing in Sofia

A boy at the age of six and her mother have been hit by a jeep at a zebra crossing in a central Sofia boulevard on Friday. The child was rushed to Pirogov Emergency Institute in an extremely poor condition.

Society | February 29, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1563

Blown Light-Bulb Sparked Deadly Train Fire in Bulgaria - Witnesses

A fluorescent light-bulb explosion has been blamed for the hellish fire that swept through an overnight train in Bulgaria, leaving eight people dead and another nine injured.

Society | February 29, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1751

Damaged Hydrant Impedes Train Flames Battle in Bulgaria

Damage in the hydrant of a fire car that tried to put off the blazes in the Sofia-Kardam night train impeded their fast extinction, reports said on Friday. The fire brigades managed to start working about half-an-hour after they arrived on the spot.

Society | February 29, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8832

Eight Charred to Death in Train Blaze in Bulgaria

Eight people died after two cars of the night train going from Sofia to the northeastern town of Kardam burst into flames minutes after midnight. Nine people were also injured in the blaze but doctors assured that their lives are out of danger.

Society | February 29, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2775

Passenger: Only One Fire-Extinguisher Functioned in Bulgarian Train Fire

Only one out of three fire-extinguishers was functioning at the time when Sofia-Kardam night train caught fire early on Friday, witness claimed. "The greatest paradox was that even the only extinguisher, which could be used, was not in perfect order," ex

Society | February 29, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1475

Death Toll of Bulgarian Train Blaze Rises to Four

The death toll after the Friday's train blaze in Bulgaria rose to four, as authorities reported the burned body of a child was found. Previous reports said three people died and nine were injured after two cars of the Sofia - Kardam night train burst int

Society | February 29, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1209

Bulgarian Policeman Suffers Heart Attack after Rescue Operation in Burning Train

A policeman suffered a heart attack following the rescue operation in the two train cars that caught flames in the early hours of Friday. The victim managed to pull some of the travelers out of the burning cars of the Sofia - Kardam night train but was l

Society | February 29, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1274

3 Die in Train Blaze in Bulgaria

Three people died and nine were injured after two cars of the Sofia - Kardam night train burst into flames early on Friday. Doctors reported the condition of the injured is stable and their lives are out of danger.

Society | February 29, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1615

18 Injured in 18 Overnight Crashes in Bulgaria

A total of 18 passengers have been injured in 18 road accidents that occurred across Bulgaria on Thursday night. Fortunately, the hits took no lives but one of the people injured is in critical condition.

Society | February 29, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 991

Council of Europe: Bulgaria Needs to Improve Detention Facilities - Report

The Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) released a report on Bulgaria stating the country should increase its efforts to combat ill-treatment of detainees and to improve its detention facilities. The report published Thursday

Society | February 28, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1189

Bulgaria Singer Dyana Dafova Presents New DVD, Chicago Concert Documentary

The famous Bulgarian singer, songwriter and dancer Dyana Dafova presented her new DVD to her latest album "Charisma - Spiritual Grace" along with a documentary that covers her grand Chicago concert, staged in May last year. More than 100 guests enjoyed t

Society | February 28, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3340

Bulgarians to Get on Public Transport with E-tickets

All Bulgarians are to use public transport services after paying for them by magnetic cards, starting July 1, Deputy Mayor Velizar Stoilov announced Thursday. "The e-charging will be performed by a Czech company," the official said.

Society | February 28, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1295

Bulgaria Road Carnage Claims Another Life Overnight

One passenger died as 22 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 25 people were injured in the hits, as one of them is in critical condition.

Society | February 28, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 983

Balkan Music Guru Goran Bregovic, Band Arrive in Bulgaria

Famous film composer Goran Bregovic and his Wedding and Funeral Band arrived Wednesday in Sofia to stage a concert at the capital's Nai Club.

Society | February 27, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6628

125,000 Bulgarians Live Legally in Spain - Report

A total of 125,000 Bulgarian nationals live legally in Spain, Spanish Ambassador to Bulgaria, Fernando Arias, announced Wednesday. The number of Bulgarians living and working legally in Spain has increased considerably during the last year, the ambassado

Society | February 27, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1670

Bulgaria President Opens First Robotized Gynaecology Clinic in Southeast Europe

President Georgi Parvanov opened Wednesday the first robotized gynaecology clinic in Southeast Europe in the city of Pleven in northern Bulgaria. The surgeries in the Pleven clinic are carried out using the four-armed robot Da Vinci.

Society | February 27, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1853

Ranger Dies after Falling over Cliff in Bulgaria's Stara Planina

The dead body of a ranger was found Wednesday near Lyulyakovitsa district after a two-day search in Bulgaria's Stara Planina. Immediate reports claim the 56-year-old man fell over a cliff while being on a beat in the area on Monday.

Society | February 27, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1876
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