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Burning Candle Causes Fire in Residential Building Downtown Sofia

A burning candle caused a huge fire in a flat on a central crossing in Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia on Sunday. The two elderly women, who live in the apartment, have been taken to Sofia's Pirogov Emergency Institute after they breathe in the thick sm

Society | April 27, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1420

Holy Easter Fire Comes to Bulgaria from Jerusalem

A delegation of clergymen brought late on Saturday night the Holy Fire from Jerusalem to Bulgaria.

Society | April 27, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3070

Bulgaria Celebrates Easter

On this day, April 27, Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter, the day when Jesus resurrected from the dead.

Society | April 27, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2903

Bulgaria Director Wins Emerging Artist Prize in HBO Documentaries Festival

The Bulgarian film director Boris Despodov won Friday the Emerging Artist Award at the 15th annual HBO Hot Docs Film Festival, the Canadian newspaper Toronoto Star reported.

Society | April 26, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2463

Bulgaria Church Delegation to Bring Holy Easter Fire from Jerusalem

A delegation of clergymen from the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is expected to land at Sofia Airport around 8 p.m.

Society | April 26, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1913

Gigantic Traffic Jam on Highway North of Bulgaria Capital because of Easter

A huge traffic jam occurred around noon on Saturday north of the Bulgarian capital on the Hemus Highway as hundreds of thousands of people were leaving Sofia for the Easter holidays (April 27-28). The line of cars headed in northern direction was about 1

Society | April 26, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4131

Comatose Victim of Crash with Staviski to be Treated in Israel

18-year-old Manuela Gorsova, who was left comatose after a fatal car crash caused by world ice-dancing champion Maxim Staviski in August 2007, will be transported to a clinic for rehabilitation in Israel. Gorsova will be in Israel in the middle of May, f

Society | April 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1480

2 Men Injured in Gas Bottle Explosion in Bulgaria

A total of two men were severely injured after a gas bottle exploded in their minibus in Bulgaria's town of Dolni Dabnik late on Thursday. One of the victims suffered 50 % burns and remains in critical condition.

Society | April 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1890

Bulgarians Mark Good Friday

Orthodox Bulgarians commemorate Good Friday, which is believed to be the day when Jesus Christ was crucified. Legend has it that during Good Friday no one should work, as it is considered to be a sin.

Society | April 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1883

Man Threatens to Jump off Crane in Sofia

A 28-year-old man threatened to jump off a crane at a building site in Sofia on Thursday. The young man said a former colleague of his owed him BGN 4,000 but refused to give the money back and that is the reason behind the desperate act.

Society | April 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2068

Unshown Treasures on Display in Bulgarian History Museum

Exhibition of previously unshown treasures opened Thursday in the National Museum of History (NMH) in Sofia.

Society | April 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2283

90,000 Bulgarians Sign Language Defence Petition

About 90,000 people have signed a petition said to aim at defending the Bulgarian language and organized by a civil committee, acting in defence of a paragraph of the Education Act. Through the petition parents protest against casting out Item 4, Paragra

Society | April 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1267

Orthodox Bulgarians Color Eggs on Holy Thursday

Orthodox Bulgarians celebrate on April 24 the Holy Thursday and keep alive the tradition of coloring eggs bright red, the symbol of Easter for Orthodox Christians all over the world.

Society | April 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2468

Over 7000 Homeless Dogs Caught in Capital Sofia in Two Years

A total of 7 123 homeless dogs have been caught in the Bulgarian capital in the last two years, according to the program of Sofia Municipality for the control of their population. The three-year program, which will be discussed at Thursday's meeting of t

Society | April 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2855

Bulgaria Royal Family Youngest Member Baptized in Chapel, Built by Parents

Bulgaria Princess Kalina and husband Kitin Munoz baptized Wednesday their little son Simeon Hassan in a chapel they built in Tsarska Bistritsa palace. Princess Kalina gave birth to the boy on March 14 last year and named it after her father, exiled king

Society | April 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8845

US Corner Gets Larger Room in Sofia City Library

The American Corner, opened last year by the US and Bulgarian First Ladies Laura Bush and Zorka Parvanova, got Wednesday a larger room in Sofia City Library. Until now, the facility was situated in the Public Library in Bulgaria's capital.

Society | April 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1285

More Unique Findings Unearthed in Cybele Temple in Bulgaria's Balchik

A total of four antique statues were unearthed in the temple of the Phrygian Goddess Cybele in Bulgaria's coastal town of Balchik on Wednesday.

Society | April 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6477

Bulgarian Muslims Demand Investigation of Chief Mufti Election

Muftis and imams in Bulgaria declared they are to start a hunger strike if Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev does not order an investigation over the recent election of Mustafa Alis Hadji for Chief Mufti. The recent Muslim conference, at which Haji was re-

Society | April 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1441

Tornado Strikes Northeastern Bulgaria

Tornado stroke villages in Bulgaria's northeastern municipality of Zavet late on Tuesday causing serious damages to people's homes. The roofs of about 200 houses were destroyed and electricity was cut off in three villages.

Society | April 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2690

Bulgaria Road Carnage Claims Another Life Overnight

One passenger died as 16 heavy car crashes were reported overnight across Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Other 17 people were injured in the hits, as three of them are in critical condition.

Society | April 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1025

Voltaic Arc Burns Youngster in Bulgaria

A 16-year-old boy suffered 23 percent burns on his arms and legs after he was hit by a powerful voltaic arc in Bulgaria's town of Kyustendil late on Monday. The accident occurred while the youngster was climbing an electrical post just off the town.

Society | April 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1396
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