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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: 639

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: 839

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: 7958

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: 1426

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

Renovators on Hot Tin Roof in Downtown Sofia

Renovation works upon the roof of the National Theatre in Sofia kept throughout the sizzling Sunday as temperatures high upon the scaffolding jumped to 56C. Experts explain that the high temperatures are favourable for the renovation works as the golden

Society | August 20, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 900

Bulgaria-Born US Millionaire to Embark on Space Trip

A Bulgaria-born millionaire, living in the United States, is set to become one of the first space tourists, reports say.

Society | August 20, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 869

Beinsa Duno Followers Welcome New Divine Year in Bulgaria

Hundreds of followers of Master Beinsa Duno from Bulgaria and abroad gathered August 19 to celebrate the first day of the new divine year in the Seven Lakes region in the Rila Mountain.

Society | August 19, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 787

Bulgaria Broils, Mercury Creeps up to 40C

The sizzling heat wave, which swept Bulgaria earlier in the week, sticked through Saturday, the mercury zooming up to 40C in the southwestern parts.

Society | August 19, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1048

Bulgaria's Survivor Stars "Exhausted, Jumpy"

Bulgaria's first season of Survivor will bring a storm of heated passions to the screen, it has emerged according to media reports. After 18 days, the two teams that are currently shooting the reality show on a Caribbean island are on the brink of total

Society | August 18, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 918

Heat Reigns in Bulgaria for Another Day

Friday is the fourth day in a row when unbearable heat reigns Bulgaria with the mercury hitting 38C. On the last working day of the week people can hardly breathe and life in the country has been slowed down to a crippling pace.

Society | August 18, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 839

"VIPs" Rush to See Serb Folk Icon in Sofia

All 1,000 VIP tickets for the concert of the Serbian music icon Ceca Velickovic in Bulgaria have been sold out, organizers announced.

Society | August 18, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5965

Bulgaria Honours "Miracle Worker" Day

Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria honour Friday the famous hermit St Ivan Rilski, known as the Miracle Worker and also celebrated as the patron of Bulgaria. St Ivan Rilski founded the Rila Monastery some 1,000 years ago.

Society | August 18, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 775

Health: Protect Your Eyes from the PC

Follow these simple rules to fight computer-related eye dryness and itchiness: 1.

Society | August 18, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 777

Forks and Corks: Caribbean Chicken Salad

Ingredients: 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Society | August 18, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 577