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Shuttle Discovery Lifts Off to Challenging Mission

The space shuttle Discovery rocketed into space Tuesday, carrying a crew of seven on a challenging two-week mission to continue construction of the International Space Station. The flight includes five spacewalks, the most of any shuttle mission.

Society | October 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1349

2 Miners Buried in Mine in Bulgaria, Still Alive

Two miners were buried under piles of earth in a gallery in the Oranovo mine near the southwest Bulgarian town Simitli on Wedneday at noon, Darik News reported. One of the miners has already been taken out from under the heap, but is still in the mine.

Society | October 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 947

Taxi Driver Causes Chain Crash in Bulgaria, Dies

A 27-year-old taxi driver died on spot after he caused a chain crash near Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv on Wednesday. In an attempt to overtake another vehicle on the road, the cab hit against a Mercedes, which was moving in the opposite lane

Society | October 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1032

Flood-Hit Town in Bulgaria Gets Financial Help

The people from the small town of Tsar Kaloyan, which was the worst hit by the floods that swept northeastern Bulgaria at the beginning of August, will start receiving financial help from Wednesday. They will get BGN 5,000 for each damaged house, the may

Society | October 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1102

Bulgaria's War on Wheels Claims 2 Lives Overnight

Only two passengers died as 27 heavy car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Another 28 people were injured in the hits.

Society | October 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 993

Visions from Bulgaria Caught in Video, Photo-Etching Exhibition

A unique video and photo-etching exhibition, inspired by images of old buildings and young people in Bulgaria, was opened Tuesday in Sofia's Cervantes Centre to delight modern art maniacs. The author, Eva Davidova, says she aimed at presenting her ideas

Society | October 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1996

Bulgarians Get One Hour More of Sleep on Election Day

Bulgarians will set clocks back one hour at 4.00 am sharp on October 28 when they are voting in nationwide local elections.

Society | October 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1050

World's Best Drummer Billy Cobham Arrives in Sofia to Jazz Up the Fall

Billy Cobham, one of the world's best and most influential drummers known for his jazz fusion in the 1970s, arrived on the Sofia Airport on Tuesday afternoon for his concert in the capital.

Society | October 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2350

Rainfalls Cause Floods in Northwestern Bulgaria

The heavy rainfall overnight in Bulgaria caused floods in the north-western part of the country, leaving several villages and towns submerged and without water supplies, Darik News reported.

Society | October 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1081

Taxi Catches Fire, Clogs Traffic on Major Sofia Boulevard

A taxi car caught fire on Sofia major Tsarigradsko Shose Boulevard Tuesday morning, clogging the traffic in city's center. The car has burnt down and no victims were reported according to information given by the Interior Ministry.

Society | October 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1079

4 Killed, 38 Injured in Car Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

A total of four passengers died as 28 heavy car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. Another 38 people were injured in the hits.

Society | October 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1102

Bulgarian Family Accuses Spanish Doctors for Their Daughter's Death

A two-year-old Bulgarian girl has died last week in Spain after doctors wrongfully diagnosed her with gastroenteritis.

Society | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1280

Blind Tenants Escape Apartment Fire in Bulgaria Capital

Fire broke out at a block of apartment in Sofia, inhabited by people with impaired or lost eyesight, due to an apparent short circuit. The accident occurred at noon and it was only thanks to the quick intervention of the fire-fighters that all tenants we

Society | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1045

Bulgarian Pop-Rock Band Mastilo Storms MTV Charts

The Bulgarian pop-rock band Mastilo made it to the MTV World Chart Express with their song Getting Crazy, thus becoming the eighth Bulgarian band entering the chart.

Society | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3533

Heavy Rainfall Clogs Sofia, Car Accidents on the Rise

The heavy rainfall in Sofia caused unseen traffic jams and a large number of car accidents on Monday.

Society | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1431

4 Injured as Tram Car Topples over in Downtown Sofia

A tram car toppled over in the Sofia district of Buckstone on Monday afternoon near the 6th Police District, Darik News reported.

Society | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1592

Wild Boar Hits Car in Bulgaria, Driver Dies

A 33-year-old man was killed after the car he was driving hit a wild boar and overturned on a road near Bulgaria's town of Tutrakan on Sunday. The victim died on spot, local police authorities reported.

Society | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1404

Bus Overturns in Gutter in Bulgaria, 2 Injured

A passenger and a driver have been injured after a bus overturned near Bulgaria's town of Graf Ignatievo early on Monday. The vehicle was travelling between Starosel and Plovdiv when it fell into a gutter along the road.

Society | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 837

3 Passes in Bulgaria Closed over Wet, Frozen Sections

A total of three passes in Bulgaria have been closed on Monday because of the bad meteorological conditions, Republican Infrastructure Fund reported. The traffic at Etropole-Zlatitsa, Tvarditsa-Elena and Hainboaz passes was banned over wet sections.

Society | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1265

Bulgaria Issues Carpet Producing Craft Coin

A coin, dedicated to the crafts carried in Bulgaria is to go into circulation on October 23. It comes second in a series of silver commemorative coins, issued by the central bank to honour Bulgaria's crafts.

Society | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1728

Bulgaria's War on Wheels Claims 2 Lives Overnight

Two passengers died as 20 car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 26 people were injured, including one, whose condition is critical.

Society | October 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 919
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