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Chechnya Picks 1st Ever Beauty Queen

A 15-year-old schoolgirl won Chechnya's first-ever pageant show.

Society | May 28, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 909

Red-Braided Pippi Adventures Enchant Kids, Adults in Sofia

Bulgarian children and adults enjoyed Saturday the adventures of Pippi Longstocking, the heroine of the popular, unconventional and mischievous children's book of Astrid Lindgren. The event participated by many children and their parents as well as by Sw

Society | May 27, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 488

Da Vinci Code to "Brush Up" Bulgarian Monument in Rome

Due to the world premier of the movie "The Da Vinci Code" the major Leonardo Da Vinci monument in Rome created by Bulgarian artist Asen Peykov will be renovated, local Trud daily reports. The initiative for the renovation was launched by Sony Pictures Re

Society | May 27, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 737

Shaolin Monks Reveal Martial Art Secrets in Sofia

The authentic martial art of the monks for the Shaolin monastery will be presented for the first time in Bulgaria in June. The spectacle will take place June 7 in the National Palace of Culture and will be under the aegis of the Chinese ambassador to Bul

Society | May 27, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 792

Scientists Establish HIV/AIDS Virus Origin

Researchers who analysed wild chimp droppings announced that HIV originated in wild apes in Cameroon and then spread in humans across Africa and eventually the world.

Society | May 27, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 502

Balkan History Echoes in New Bulgarian Dance

The legend in Bulgarian rhythmic gymnastics coaching Neshka Robeva has celebrated anniversary with another artistic achievement.

Society | May 27, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 754

Bulgarian Folk Happening Shortens EU Paths

Young people from 12 to 25 years of age, from eight different countries, have embraced folklore in all of its forms to make the path to the EU shorter.

Society | May 26, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

Orpheus Sanctuary in Bulgaria Damaged Yet Again

The Rhodopes sanctuary where the tomb of mythical Orpheus is supposed to eb located awoke Friday with serious damages in the rock.

Society | May 26, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2314

Bulgarian Ruler May Be Next Coppola Project

A film on Bulgaria's first ruler, Khan Asparuh, may be the ambitious project of young producer Sofia Coppola to come after her Marie Antoinette.

Society | May 26, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 699

Contest Honours Prominent Photo Reporter

Prominent Bulgarian photo reporter Shavarsh Artin was honoured with a special photo contest named after him. Shavarsh Artin, known as Shami, passed away September 11, 2005.

Society | May 26, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 698

Fashion: Summer 2006 Colour Trends

White continues its trend as a base colour, either on its own or as an offset of the brights or pastel tones. Brights will be strong for high Summer casual wear, with tones of clashing turquoise, burnt orange and fuchsia.

Society | May 26, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1190

Science: NASA Launches New Weather Satellite

After months of delay, NASA launched a weather satellite that will allow forecasters to better pinpoint severe storms and investigate world climate change. The GOES-N satellite took off on a Boeing Delta 4 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Society | May 26, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 527

"Buffy The Vampire Slayer" Turns into Porn Star

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, star from the "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" series, has assumed the task of portraying a porn star, named Krysta Now, in her new film, "Southland Tales", according to a published report.

Society | May 25, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 25674

Sofia Book Fair in the Good Books of President Parvanov

Known to be an avid reader, President Georgi Parvanov was pleased to drop in at the largest Spring Book Fair a day after it threw its doors open on May 24.

Society | May 25, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 406

Sofia on Rebecca St. James Tour List

Rebecca St. James, winner of America's most prestigious musical award Grammy and of the Dove Award, Christian music's highest honour, has included Bulgaria's capital Sofia in her tour list.

Society | May 25, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1724

Unhappy Homes Make Women Uglier

Women who grew up in unhappy homes develop a less attractive appearance, UK scientists say. A research published by the Royal Society showed that women whose parents had separated or had a poor relationship look less feminine and healthy.

Society | May 25, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 421

Christo, Jeanne-Claude En(Wrap)ture Arkansas River 2009

Bulgaria-born conceptual artist Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude said their next big project - a wrap for the Arkansas River - will be ready not earlier than 2009.

Society | May 25, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1878

Sofia's Book Fair Opens Gates Free of Charge

The traditional Spring Book Fair is welcoming guests and visitors free of charge on its first day, May 24, in Sofia's Palace of Culture.

Society | May 24, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 617

Rolling Stones Postpone European Shows

The Rolling Stones have been forced to postpone the first 15 shows of their summer tour as Keith Richards needs more time for recovery.

Society | May 24, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 458

Bulgaria Feasts Enlighteners, Cyrillic Fathers

Numerous festivities across the country marked May 24 - the Day of Bulgarian Education, Culture and Slavic Letters. It has justifiably earned the recognition as the most outstandingly Bulgarian holiday as it pays tribute to Slav enlighteners Sts.

Society | May 24, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 543

Arts Heart of Sofia Gleams in New Lights

The Foreign Arts Gallery has surprised Sofia citizens Tuesday evening with a rain of lights pouring down from all its sides. The impressive illumination is part of a municipal project to make key historic and cultural buildings in the two million capital

Society | May 24, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 622