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Bulgarian Beauty Grabs Mini Miss World Title

Bulgarian teen beauty Antoniya Zapryanova triumphed at the Mini Miss World 2006 contest, grabbing the crown for the most charming young lady in the world. Young Zapryanova first started modeling five years ago when her father signed up for some catwalk c

Society | October 8, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1196

Snakes, Tattoos Spice Up Sofia Coiffeur Fest

A coiffeur fest gathered Bulgaria's most talented and extravagant stylists in Sofia at what can be described as hair Never Never Land. Bulgaria's masters spared no imagination on their models, creating futuristic and flamboyant hairdos.

Society | October 8, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2261

Joe Cocker Sings at Fairy-Tale Wedding in Sofia

English blues legend Joe Cocker arrived in Sofia for a night of singing his hear out at the posh wedding of industrial mogul Nikolay Banev and tourist boss Evgeniya Gencheva.

Society | October 8, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1950

Hundreds Bow before St George Relic in Sofia

Hundreds of Sofia citizens joined a huge procession to take the relics of St George to the rotunda church by his name in Bulgaria's capital. The relics are a gift from Rome, and were presented to Neofit, Bishop of Ruse, who will take them to the Danube c

Society | October 8, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1188

Sacred Relics Arrive for New Church Opening in Sofia

Newly built St Konstantin and Elena church in Sofia was the first temple in Bulgaria to see the relics of Saint George, brought from Rome late Saturday night. The sanctification of the church coincided with the arrival of the revered relics that will onl

Society | October 8, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 782

Disabled Gather to Dance, Walk on Live Coals in Bulgaria

Disabled people from all over Bulgaria gathered Saturday evening for a ball night of laughs, dancing and talent showing in Sofia. The national ball of the disabled is an important step towards building a tolerant society in the country, organizers from t

Society | October 7, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 769

John Cusack To Become "Hitman" in Bulgaria

Hollywood Star John Cusack will arrive in Sofia next week to embody an emotion-loaded hired killer in Nu Image Bulgaria's latest production War Inc. Cameras will start rolling for the USD 10 M production in two weeks, the movie-making company announced,

Society | October 7, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4351

Bulgaria's Thracian Gold Leaves for Paris

Four of Bulgaria's world-famous golden treasures dating back to Thracian times will leave for exhibition at Paris' Jacquemart-Andre Museum.

Society | October 6, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1162

Health: Genetic Discovery Sweeps Nobel

The Nobel Prize for medicine in 2006 have been awarded to two US scientists for their pioneering work in genetics. The achievements of Dr Andrew Fire and Dr Craig Mello could lead to new treatments for a range of illnesses, including viral infections and

Society | October 6, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 746

Science: Cosmos Light Takes Nobel Prize

Two US scientists, John Mather and George Smoot, have won the 2006 Nobel Physics Prize for peeping into the deep of Universe's history. Mather, 60, is a senior astrophysicist at US space agency Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland.

Society | October 6, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 976

Forks&Corks: Apple Galette

Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, 2 tablespoons (or more) ice water, 1 1/2 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices, 4

Society | October 6, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 696

Bulgarian Symphony Voices Get Japanese Boost

The Symphony Orchestra at the BNR will play at brand new instruments after Japan made a generous donation to the state-run media. The Japanese and the Bulgarian governments signed and exchanged Thursday diplomatic notes on the allotment of USD 450,000 to

Society | October 5, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 842

Bulgarian Band Mixes up Promotion on mp3

The popular Bulgarian musicians from Gravity Co. have surprised the local fans with pre-premiere launch of their next album.

Society | October 4, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 768

Lingerie Catwalk Heralds Beauty Salon in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Visages modelling agency opened its second beauty salon in Sofia with a catwalk of Woman' Secret lingerie and Kenvelo clothes.

Society | October 3, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2885

US Artist Paints Online from Bulgaria's Vidin Gallery

Texas-born painter Gordon Carter has transformed the gallery in the Bulgarian Danube town of Vidin into a studio, creating an exhibition live over the Internet. The project "The process" started on September 25 and will wrap up on October 25.

Society | October 3, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1073

Bulgarian Archaeologists: Ancient Thracians Made Brain Surgeries

Bulgarian archaeological expedition discovered an ancient Thracian man's skull, which had undergone cranium surgery. The skull was found near the Southeast Bulgarian city of Svilengrad, where archaeologists make rescue excavations.

Society | October 3, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4597

Bulgaria Broils on Autumn 06 Hottest Days, Mercury Hits 32C Thursday

The warm weather that swept Bulgaria at the beginning of the week will reach its peak on Thursday, October 5, turning it into the hottest day of this year's autumn.

Society | October 3, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 934

Sofia Rocks on "One Day Overground" Music Concert

Sofia's music lovers had the opportunity to see for free six of their favourite Bulgarian underground bands live on Monday evening. The event was ironically named One Day Overground, revealing organizers' idea to take their music out of basements and ding

Society | October 2, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 956

Bulgaria's Gay Idol Throws Mock Wedding in Sofia Club

Bulgaria's famed Roma transvestite Azis "married" his long-time lover Niki Kitaetsa (The Chinese), at a mock ceremony in Sofia's posh Dali Club. Same-sex marriages are illegal in the country, but that didn't stop the folk singer from re-enacting the whol

Society | October 2, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 28020

Bulgarian, US Musicians Call for "No to Drugs"

Bulgaria's popular bands Upsurt and the New Yorkers of Impact Vibe took on one stage in Sofia to call for "No to Drugs". The concert organised by Sofia Municipality and the Bulgarian-American Culture Exchange Foundation few weeks after the opening of the

Society | October 1, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 480

Czech Beauty Grabs Miss World 2006

Miss Czech Republic Tatana Kucharova was crowned Miss World 2006, in rivalry with 103 beauties, at a gleaming pageant show in Warsaw. The eighteen-year-old Czech student defeated 103 other women in voting by a panel of judges and television viewers aroun

Society | October 1, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5822