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Bulgaria MPs Snub Invitation to Ride on Ill-Fated Train

Bulgaria's MPs have turned a cold shoulder to the invitation of leading media to travel aboard the train from the capital city of Sofia to the northern town of Kardam, a trip that claimed the lives of nine people at the end of February.

Society | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1726

Sofia University Holds Fair to Attract Best Bulgarian Students

Sofia University "St. Kliment of Ohrid" opened Thursday its first fair for students, who consider applying to the oldest institution of higher education in modern Bulgaria.

Society | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1347

Bulgaria Music Idol Finalists to Go at Glorious Meeting with Kylie Minogue

World famous singer Kylie Minogue is to meet the finalists of second edition of Music Idol in Bulgaria minutes before the beginning of her show to be staged on May 18 in Sofia. The star will share her personal experience of a glorious artist, who has iss

Society | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3289

Fourth Body of Bulgaria Shipwrecked Sailor Washed Ashore

The body of one more sailor, who was aboard the Bulgarian cargo ship Vanessa that shipwrecked in the Sea of Azov, was found on Thursday, the fourth in the last twenty-four hours.

Society | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1135

Bulgaria President: Tragedy in Tran Was No Surprise

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov said Thursday the shooting in the town of Tran, which left one orphan dead and two more injured, does not come as a surprise, keeping in mind those responsible for the children's misery have not been punished for a lon

Society | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1711

2 More Bulgarian Vanessa Sailors' Bodies Found on Azov Sea Coast

The bodies of two more sailors, who were aboard the Bulgarian cargo ship Vanessa that shipwrecked in the Sea of Azov, have been found in the last 12 hours, the Maritime Administration reported. There are no immediate reports of the crew members' identiti

Society | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1194

Bulgaria's Tran Mourns for Shot Dead Orphan

Bulgaria's Tran Municipality declared Thursday a day of mourning in memory of the 15-year-old girl from the town's orphanage, who was shot dead by a paedophille a day ago. The victim Lilyana Todorova, was killed in downtown Tran by Assen Iliev, 67, who w

Society | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1318

Vanessa Sailor's Body Found off Ukraine

Ukrainian fishermen have found Wednesday the body of a sailor who was aboard the Bulgarian cargo ship Vanessa that shipwrecked in the Sea of Azov, the Maritime Administration reported. The body was identified as boatswain Goran Todorov, Ukrainian officia

Society | March 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1729

Short Circuit Probably Caused Deadly Train Fire in Bulgaria - Report

Short circuit is the most likely reason behind the recent train blaze in southeastern Bulgaria that claimed nine lives, deputy chief prosecutor Kamen Sitnilski announced on Wednesday. The official expertise has not finished yet but the preliminary result

Society | March 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1379

Bulgarian Science Academy Chair Surprisingly Resigns

The chairman of Bulgaria's Academy of Sciences (BAS) academician Ivan Yuchnovski has surprisingly given his resignation at an extraordinary sitting of the body on Wednesday. "The fierce slanderous media campaign against myself as a scientist, person and

Society | March 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1409

Flames Engulf Varna Municipality

A fire burst out on the ninth floor of the municipality in Bulgaria's coastal city of Varna on Tuesday night, authorities reported. Fire brigades that have immediately arrived on the spot managed to put off the blaze.

Society | March 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1397

13 Injured in 10 Overnight Crashes in Bulgaria

A total of 13 passengers have been injured in 10 road accidents that occurred across Bulgaria on Thursday night. Fortunately, the hits took no lives but one of the people injured is in critical condition.

Society | March 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 869

Dog Kills Owner in Bulgaria Capital Sofia

A 49-year-old man died after he was severely bitten by his own dog in Sofia's neighborhood of Gorna Banya shortly after midnight on Tuesday. The pitbull attacked its owner for unknown reasons, biting him on the limbs.

Society | March 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2230

Bulgaria's Oldest Monk on Mount Athos Dies at 85

The oldest Bulgarian monk and the librarian of the Zograf Monastery archimandrite Pahomiy died Monday at the age of 85. Father Pahomiy lived in Athos for more than 40 year and many people called him "the living history" of the monastery.

Society | March 10, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1483

2 More Incidents Add to Bulgarian Train Blaze Mystery

The train, traveling in the same line but opposite direction like the machine, which burned and killed nine, was attacked and had some technical faults in the deadly night of February 28, Bulgaria's State Railways confirmed Monday. First, the passengers

Society | March 10, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1873

Child Injured after Stone Blow in Orphanage in Bulgaria

A 14-year-old boy was taken to hospital after he was hit with a stone by another child in an orphanage in Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia on Monday. The victim, who lives in Petko Slaveykov orphanage, suffered head and eye injuries but his condition is

Society | March 10, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1601

US Writing Program Recruits Bulgarians

The International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa has started recruitment in Bulgaria for the 2008 residency, the United States embassy in Sofia announced.

Society | March 10, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2190

Expert: Almost Sure Bulgarian Train Fire Was Terror Act

Bulgarian authorities consider it almost sure that the deadly fire in Sofia-Kardam train, which killed nine people, was a terror attack, said Monday security and terrorism expert Yuli Abadzhiev in an interview for the national bTV channel.

Society | March 10, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2301

Bulgaria Remembers Rescue of 50,000 Jews

Bulgaria marked Monday the Holocaust Remembrance Day, and 65 years since the rescue of the country's Jews.

Society | March 10, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1857

Child Critical after Third-Floor Fall in Bulgaria

An eleven-year-old girl has been injured and taken to hospital in a critical condition after she fell off the third floor of the building of an orphanage in the capital Sofia.

Society | March 9, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1441

Bulgaria Hears Calls for Foreign Probe into Deadly Train Blaze

Relatives of the victims, who died in the Sofia-Kardam train fire at the end of February, have demanded that foreign expertise probe the causes of the tragedy.

Society | March 9, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1673
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