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Science: Rare Blue Crab Found in Bulgaria

A bright blue crab of the largest and most beautiful kind found in the Black Sea has crept to a fishing net in Bulgaria, media said Thursday. The arthropod, which belongs to an extremely rare species, was caught in the Burgas Bay.

Society | August 24, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3143

Bulgaria Prepares "Rocky" Rock Fest

A rock marathon in about to pound Bulgaria's majestic Rila Mountain, organizers announced ahead of the end-of-week event. "Rock in Rila" will echo between the steep hills over August 25-26, bringing together Shturtsite, BTR, Signal, Strings, PIF, Konkure

Society | August 24, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 929

Bulgarian Sopranos Bring New Mozart Exult to Austria

Two Bulgarian sopranos in the main roles, Grammy winner Rene Jacobs as conductor, and spectacular costumes by Christian Lacroix have mixed together to make an opera sensation in Austria, the Virginia Records music company revealed Thursday. The new versi

Society | August 24, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1033

Ancient Bulgarian Capital Reveals Stone Head

An intriguing stone head has emerged at the Pliska archeological site, when Bulgaria's first capital used to rise once, the private news network Darik News reported. Archeologist have said that the authenticity of the piece could not be confirmed yet.

Society | August 24, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1102

Bulgarian Donates EUR 50,000 to Church

A Bulgarian born in the town of Gabrovo has donated EUR 50,000 to a local church, the country's state radio BNR said. The generous contributor, who now lives outside the country, wished for the money to be put into renovation of the temple's covering.

Society | August 23, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 689

Origami, Afghan Stone Art to Captivate Bulgaria

Bulgaria is about to open a colourful craftsmen festival next month, with organizers boasting a notable international interest for the event. Garbrovo's Etara historical complex will bring together participants from a number of countries, including skill

Society | August 23, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1629

Paramount, Tom Cruise Break Up

Paramount Pictures is terminating a 14-year-long contract with one of Hollywood's most famed stars, Tom Cruise, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Society | August 23, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1177

Campsite Swaps Alcohol for Beach-Collected Cigarette-Butts

Bar owners at the southern Bulgarian campsite of Smokini have found a new way to keep the Black Sea beach clean of cigarette butts. Each customer who brings two mugs full of fags collected from the sand receives a mugfull of Bulgarians' preferred beach d

Society | August 23, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1286

Hollywood Makeup Wiz Plans Business in Bulgaria

Hollywood makeup artist Dean Jones is planning to open an office in Bulgaria, where he could sell materials and maybe hold classes in turning a perfectly normal man into a flesh-shredding zombie, he told SNA. Jones, who has worked on hits like Pirates of

Society | August 22, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1632

Glenn Hughes Inspires Rock Delirium for 10,000 Bulgarians

Bulgarian fans of the old-time rock sound partied Monday night with Deep Purple legend Glenn Hughes, backed by local stars. The warm-up for the show was entrusted to Bulgaria's landmark Signal and BTR, as well as the Hipodil band.

Society | August 22, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1348

Turkey, Hungary Top National Geographic Contest

Photographers from Hungary and Turkey have won a National Geographic contest, outshining more than 40,000 images that were sent to the magazine. Bulgaria was represented by three picture takers, Dimitar Gradinarov, Zlatko Latev and Yulian Anguelov, the l

Society | August 22, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 638

Underground Bands to Crawl Out in Sofia

Fans of the underground music culture in Sofia will have the opportunity to "crawl out" in the open at a festival in October, organizers told SNA. A total of six Bulgarian bands have gathered in an attempt to shed some light on a genre that is usually pl

Society | August 22, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 754

Bulgaria Welcomes Informatics Olympiad Whizzes

A gold, a bronze and two silver medals from the International Olympiad in Informatics were brought to Bulgaria this week. The country's team with the four medallists returned home from Mexico on Monday night, and were welcomed by President Georgi Parvano

Society | August 22, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 904

Doctors to Examine Bulgaria's Cancer-Patients for Free

Bulgaria will offer free medical exams to anyone suffering from cancer, over the following days. Those who wish to see a doctor at Sofia's oncology clinic for free will have to get a note from their General Practitioner and then queue up at the assigned

Society | August 22, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 501

Bulgarian Wine, Cake Feed "the Voice of Rock"

Deep Purple legend Glenn Hughes has seen a savoury surprise right after his arrival to Bulgaria on Monday, media revealed. The musician, usually called by his fans "the voice of rock," received a bottle of Bulgarian red wine from a diehard fan, reports s

Society | August 21, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1412

Hepatitis Aggravates in Bulgaria's 2nd City

The region of Plovdiv has seen a rapid increase in the number of newly-diagnosed hepatitis patients over the weekend, Darik News reported. In the Stolipinovo district, populated by Roma people, 22 new cases have emerged.

Society | August 21, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 834

Bulgarian, 16, Diagnosed with HIV

There is a 16-year-old among Bulgarians diagnosed with the HIV virus, private bTV channel said Monday. This year alone, the country has found 58 new cases of infection with the fatal virus, for which there is still no cure.

Society | August 21, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 825

Osama "Obsessed with Whitney Houston"

Osama bin Laden is obsessed with pop diva Whitney Houston, and has even considered killing her husband Bobby Brown, Sudanese poet and novelist Kola Boof has claimed. Boof, 37, says she herself was bin Laden's sex slave for four months 10 years ago.

Society | August 21, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7954

Bollywood "Godfather" Khanna Steps in Sofia

Bollywood charmer Vinod Khanna arrived in Sofia Monday to shoot his latest movie, an Indian-style rendition of "The Godfather". One of in India's most charismatic actors and an MP, Khanna was greeted by the country's new Ambassador to Bulgaria, who will

Society | August 21, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1422

David Morales Exalts Fans at Bulgaria's Seaside

Just a few days ahead of his 35th birthday Brooklyn-born house music DJ and producer David Morales crazed out his Bulgarian fans in the Black Sea coastal city of Varna. Morales, who is one of the most famous DJs worldwide, made a great three-hour show an

Society | August 21, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 807

Retro Wheels Charm Bulgaria's Seaside

Tourists and residents at seaside Varna enjoyed an unusual sight when a retro race brought some of Bulgaria's best-kept old-time cars their way. The retro parade marked the end of the traditional Tourist Trophy fair that gathers retro lovers every year.

Society | August 21, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 635