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Bulgarian Top Journalist Grants Scholarship to Sofia University Student

Bulgaria's legend in journalism Kevork Kevorkyan has bestowed the first scholarship named after his late wife Nadezhda Dzheneva to a fourth-year student in radio journalism at the Sofia University. The scholarship is granted for special achievements and

Society | November 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 888

Volunteers Plant Trees in Sofia

For the sixth year in a row trees were planted in Bulgaria as part of the "Gorichka" (little forest) project. About 100 trees were planted Saturday morning in Sofia's South Park.

Society | November 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 730

Bulgarian Artist Grabs Weighty Award in Trieste

Bulgarian artist Ivan Moudov grabbed the grand prize for youngest European designer at the 7th International Design Contest Trieste Contemporanea in Italy.

Society | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 821

To Go

NATIONAL PALACE OF CULTURE... ...where there seems to be something interesting every day, but this time it is D2's concert on Monday.

Society | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 740

To Do

FIND OUT... ...what a man does when he really, really loves a woman from the source himself - Bryan Adams will be in Sofia on Wednesday.

Society | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 566

Medieval Sacred Icon on Display in Bulgaria

The only medieval icon of Saint Kliment Ohridski in Bulgaria will be on display at the National History Museum in Sofia from November 24.

Society | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1771

Couple Plans Wedding on Ice

A New Zealand couple's hot idea for a cool wedding - tying the knot on an iceberg - has been put on ice. Bridget Byers and Donald Wyatt from New Zealand plan to marry on one of the icebergs floating off the coast of the South Island, local media informed

Society | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 809

Science: Great DNA DIfferences among Humans

Scientists have shown that the genetic make-up of humans can vary hugely - far more than was previously thought. A UK-led team made a detailed analysis of the DNA found in 270 people and identified vast regions to be duplicated or even missing, BBC repor

Society | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 706

Health: Artificial Blood Considered Better Than Real

A man-made, pure-white compound called Oxycyte carries oxygen 50 times as effectively as our own blood. Researchers are betting that it's the best way to treat America's leading cause of accidental death: traumatic brain injury.

Society | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1731

Forks&Corks: Croatian Army Beans

Ingredients: 1 kg dried beans (avoid canned beans), 1 large onion (finely minced), 2 g pig fat, 1 slice of bacon, 2 garlic cloves (finely minced), 2 teaspoons paprika (dried grounded), 1 g flour, chilli peppers to taste, 1 bay leaf, salt and pepper to ta

Society | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 675

Sofia Christmas Tree Adorned with Children's EU Wishes

Grand Hotel Sofia lit up a Christmas tree adorned with children's wishes for Bulgaria's EU future, on Thursday. Art students from Sofia's Emiliyan Stanev School each wrote their wish for the country on a star and placed it on a tiny tree, a model for the

Society | November 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 841

Sofia's Cathedral St. Alexander Nevski Celebrates Holiday

A special mass was served November 23 to celebrate the holiday of the Sofia's landmark St Alexander Nevski Cathedral. The Cathedral, which is one of Sofia's most famous monuments, marks 82 years since it was inaugurated.

Society | November 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 846

Bulgaria's Indiana Jones Plays Down Criticism at National Geographic Article

Bulgaria's top archeologist Georgi Kitov toned down the harsh criticism of his colleagues at a National Geographic article on the country's Thracian heritage. Known as Bulgaria's Indiana Jones, Kitov is presented in the magazine as using bulldozers to un

Society | November 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2579

National Geographic Article Stirs up Scandal in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's top archaeologists reacted strongly to an article on Thracian heritage in the National Geographic latest issue, saying it aims to discredit the country and drive foreigners away.

Society | November 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6071

Sofia Gives Carleen Andersen Standing Ovation

Two hours of celebrating life and quality soul music brought hundreds of Bulgarian fans on foot at the end of the spectacle of phenomenal Carleen Andersen in Sofia late on Tuesday.

Society | November 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 700

WHO: AIDS Epidemic on the Rise Worldwide

An estimated 39.5 M people are living with HIV, latest figures published in the UNAIDS/WHO 2006 AIDS Epidemic Update show.

Society | November 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 648

Under-Water Baby-Births Please Bulgarian Moms

An obstetrician ward in Sofia got refurbished with unique under-water-birth equipment to provide Bulgarian mothers less painful and easier child births. The special baths and accessories were installed at St Sofia Hospital in the capital city with financ

Society | November 20, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1438

Dream Dancers Submerge Sofia in Orpheus Fairytale

"Dream Dancers" gathered hundreds in Sofia on Monday for a night of magic, rhythm and history all wrapped in Lili Ignatova's show "Legend". Founded by former rhythmic gymnast star Ignatova, the show tells the love story of Orpheus and Eurydice combining

Society | November 20, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1142

Bulgaria's National Theatre Fights Icicles

The management of Bulgaria's National Theatre Ivan Vazov has found a way to fight with the beautiful, yet dangerous icicles hanging from the eaves of the solid building in the cold winter days. A unique heating system was installed over the walls of the

Society | November 20, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 619

Pets: Cat Gives Birth to Dogs

The Brazilian cat Mimi gave birth to three puppies, as well as three kittens, which did not survive, local media said.

Society | November 20, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3176

Bulgaria Reports 677 HIV-Positive

Bulgaria's HIV-positive patients on record grew to 677 in November, up by 76 since the beginning of the year, officials said.

Society | November 19, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 774