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Thousands Bid Farewell to Pavarotti in State Funeral

Tens of thousands of people gathered in the northern Italian town of Modena to say their final farewells to tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who passed away earlier this week, aged 71. The world-renowned tenor passed away on Thursday, after losing his prolonged

Society | September 8, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2627

Bulgarian Red Cross Marks World First Aid Day

The Bulgarian Red Cross celebrated the World First Aid Day on Saturday with exhibition exercises in capital Sofia. Volunteers trained by the organization showed passers-by how to offer first aid in a number of situations - following leg breaks, bleeding

Society | September 8, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1005

Bulgarian Mountaineer Teams Rescue 18 Tourists

Bulgaria's mountain rescue service have found a group of 18 tourists in the Troyan region in central Bulgaria after several hours of searching. The group, hailing from Varna on Bulgaria's Black Sea, had left their mountain lodge and had not reached their

Society | September 8, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1442

One Dead in 21 Heavy Car Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

One person died as 21 heavy car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total 31 people were injured in the hits, but none are in critical condition.

Society | September 8, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1189

Bulgarian Opera Legend Performs Ave Maria to Say Goodbye to Pavarotti

Bulgaria's opera prima Raina Kabaivanska is to perform Ave Maria at the mourning ceremony in Modena Cathedral on Saturday, when the world will pay last respects to the legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Another world famous opera singer and a gre

Society | September 7, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2092

Temperatures Run High after Rains, Storms in Bulgaria

Bulgaria sees thaw that is to replace the cool weather and rains that have hit the country in the last few days. The spell of warm weather is to set in Sunday, when the mercury will zoom up to 21C, forecasts say.

Society | September 7, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1531

Curried Meatloaf

INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 3/4 cup quick cooking oats

Society | September 7, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 931

Bulgarian Fire Fighters Extinguish Blazes in Greece Wearing Melting Shoes

The fire fighters from Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv said they took part in extinguishing the blazes in Greece with their shoes melting. "Our shoes started falling apart since the first time we stepped in the hot manure near the village of Is

Society | September 7, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1923

Man without Driving Licence Dies, Kills 2 in Heavy Crash in Bulgaria

A 44-year-old man, who sat behind the wheel without having a driving licence caused a severe car crash, killing himself and two other near Bulgaria's village of Ezerche late on Thursday. The car of the three men, which was moving with extremely high spee

Society | September 7, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1242

Bulgaria's War on Wheels Claims Another 8 Lives Overnight

Eight people died as 21 car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total of 18 people were injured in the accidents and the lives of three of them are still in danger.

Society | September 7, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1109

Part of Central Sofia Boulevard to Be Closed over Explosive Works

Part of Sofia central Botev Boulevard has been closed for traffic for two hours on Friday due to explosive works, capital's municipality announced. No vehicles were allowed in the stretch, which lie between Todor Alexandrov and Pirotska Boulevards from 1

Society | September 7, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 984

Pavarotti to be Buried in Native Modena on Saturday

Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who died early on Thursday, will be buried in his native town of Modena, northern Italy, on Saturday.

Society | September 6, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8400

Climber Saved from Freezing in Bulgaria's Pirin

Rescue workers discovered near the Fish lake in the Pirin Mountain a 65-year-old man exhausted and on the verge of freezing. The man, identified as Nikolay Kolev, has been rushed to a hospital in Pirin resort of Bansko.

Society | September 6, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1744

Legendary Luciano Pavarotti Dies at 71

Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti has died at his home in the northern city of Modena after losing his battle with cancer, his manager announced.

Society | September 6, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7236

17 Dutch Tourists Sick with Food Poisoning in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

A total of 17 Dutch tourists as well as their Bulgarian interpreter have suffered food poisoning during their holiday in Bulgaria's second largest city of Plovdiv. A 61-year-old woman, who was worst affected, has been left in a local hospital for a cours

Society | September 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2169

US National Suffers Concussion after Car Crash in Bulgaria

A 46-year-old US citizen has been injured after his car was hit by another one on a road near Bulgaria's village of Hvoyna. The crash occurred after the driver of the other vehicle veered into the opposite lane and bumped into the American's car.

Society | September 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2050

Sofia Mayor Opens New Pedestrian Overbridge in Capital City

Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov opened Wednesday a new pedestrian bridge in Mladost neighborhood in the capital city. There are hydraulic lifts on both sides of the facility, in accordance with the new regulation of the boulevard the bridge is constructed ove

Society | September 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1581

Bulgaria's Varna Hosts Balkan Gay Fest

Bulgaria's seaside city of Varna is to host the third Balkan gay fest, which is to continue until next Tuesday. The first event, held in the festive week, was "Miss Disgrace" contest, where all plain queer queens took part.

Society | September 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2595

Cambridge University Branch to Train Nurses in Bulgaria

World famous Cambridge University is to open a branch in Bulgaria, where future nurses will be trained, Health Minister Radoslav Gaydarski announced on Wednesday. The student will get a bachelor degree after finishing the education course in the new univ

Society | September 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1290

Bulgarian Eco-activists Renew Street Protests

Bulgarian eco-activists renewed their street protests on Tuesday evening, blocking traffic at the Levski monument in downtown Sofia. Close to 200 people protested against what they called "the systematic destruction of Bulgarian environment".

Society | September 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2130

Sofia City Hall Buys Minibuses for Disabled

Disabled persons in Bulgarian capital Sofia will have the option to move around the city using three minibuses equipped for the purpose starting from September 17. The disabled can use them during the day if they make a request in advance on a charge-fre

Society | September 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1561
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