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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

Top Crime Fighter Snubs Bulgaria's Man of the Year Race

The chief prosecutor of Bulgaria has refused to run Man of the Year, after his name appeared to garner the majority of nomination votes. Boris Velchev has motivated his decision with inappropriateness of a magistrate's appearance in such contests.

Society | September 30, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 954

First Female Space Tourist Back to Earth

The first female paying space tourist, Anousheh Ansari, has landed safely on the Kazakh steppe after a journey back from the International Space Station (ISS). The Soyuz capsule also carried fellow US astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonaut Pavel V

Society | September 29, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 675

Health: Secret of Deadly 1918 Flu Revealed

Scientists have gained a new insight into how the deadly 1918 flu virus took hold of millions of people and killed them. An experiment to reconstruct the infection showed that a severe immune system reaction was triggered when mice were infected with the

Society | September 29, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 693

Forks&Corks: Wild-Mushroom Pasta

Ingredients: 2/3 oz dried morel or porcini mushrooms

Society | September 29, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 643

Sofia Goes Retro for World Tourism Day

A retro tram transports Sofia's citizens to mark World Tourism Day on September 27. Sofia's deputy mayor Tzvetan Tzvetanov and the representative of the State Tourism Agency Mario al-Jeburi presented the route for the tourist tram trip on a central tram

Society | September 27, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2034

Bulgarian Pop Duo Film "Most Tender Song"

Bulgarian pop duet KariZma made a video of the most tender song on their debut album Ecclesiast, according to the singers. The song is called "Not Now" and it is the second song from the Ecclesiast album KariZma have filmed.

Society | September 27, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1747

Half of Bulgaria's Children Illegitimate - Survey

Bulgaria holds one of the first places in Eastern Europe for illegitimately born children, figures of the Social Policy Ministry show.

Society | September 26, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1023

Bulgaria's "Prince of Ballads" Melts MTV Chart

MTV's World Chart Express melted by the voice of Bulgaria's Grafa, often called the "Prince of Ballads", after his song "The Happiest Man" reached second place. The first place in the chart is still occupied by Robbie Williams.

Society | September 26, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1099

Charming Mini Ladies Rival for Beauty Crown

Charming ladies aged between 4 and 15 have opened a hot competition for the beauty crown of The Little Miss 2006. The contest held for the third time in Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv is organised in four age groups.

Society | September 25, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 959

Day of Open Doors for Bulgaria's Thracian Gold Treasures

Hundreds of Sofia citizens and visitors to the capital queued up in front of the National History Museum Sunday morning, not missing the opportunity to see the sensational Thracian gold treasures for free. The exhibition features five gold Thracian treas

Society | September 24, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1166

Spanish Flamenco Chill Brings Autumn Thrills to Sofia

One of Spain's biggest thrills at the moment, a flamenco chill band by the name of Chambao staged a concert in Sofia.

Society | September 24, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 693

Thracian Gold Treasures Back on Display in Sofia

Sofia citizens and visitors to the capital will have a new opportunity to see the sensational Thracian gold treasures after they made a furore in the Black Sea city of Varna throughout the summer.

Society | September 23, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1244

US Makes Obligatory AIDS Tests

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended that all teenagers and most adults have HIV tests as part of routine medical care. The move comes after data shows that too many Americans are infected with the AIDS virus without knowing

Society | September 23, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 693

Bulgaria Joins Europe's Car Free Day

Bulgaria has joined Europe's Car Free Day aimed both to reduce the use of cars and to improve road safety. Recent figures, and particularly statistics of deaths on the roads, have suggested that much more must be done to reduce the number of fatalities o

Society | September 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 818

Forks&Corks: Sesame Broccoli

Ingredients: 1 pound fresh broccoli; 1 tablespoon vegetable oil; 1 tablespoon vinegar; 1 tablespoon soy sauce; 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon granulated sugar; 1 tablespoon sesame seed, toasted

Society | September 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 802

Science: Sunless Tan Invented

Scientists have given mice a tan without exposing them to the sun, BBC reported.

Society | September 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 890