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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: 2240

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: 1486

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: 1875

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: 1604

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: 2195

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: 2319

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: 1862

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: 1442

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: 1676

Orthodox Bulgarians Celebrate Sirni Zagovezni, Great Lent On

Bulgarians celebrated on Sunday "Sirni Zagovezni", a popular Christian Orthodox holiday, which takes place seven weeks before Easter and marks the beginning of the longest period of fasting. According to the ancient Christian tradition on that day people

Society | March 9, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4985

Danailov, Mihalkov Awarded for Strengthening Bulgaria - Russia Cultural Ties

Bulgaria's Culture Minister Stefan Danailov and the Russian actor and director Nikita Mihalkov received Saturday Golden Muse awards over strengthening the cultural relations between their two countries. The Bulgarian official got a bronze statuette and R

Society | March 8, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2065

Hundreds Says Last Farewell to Burned Bulgarian Train Victim

More than 200 relatives and friends paid their last respects to one of the Bulgarian train fire victims at a funeral service held in "St. Sofia" church on Saturday.

Society | March 8, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1671

2 Dead, 1 in Coma after Car Hits against Concrete Post in Bulgaria

A total of two men were killed and other four passengers injured in a hellish crash that occurred in the dark hours of Saturday near Bulgaria's village of Brestnik. The accident was caused by a 27-year-old man after the vehicle he was driving left the ma

Society | March 8, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2252

Norway Embassy in Sofia Holds Discussion on Modern Women's Life

Norway's Embassy in Bulgaria organized Saturday a discussion concerning the carrier development and family life of the modern women in the day of the ladies' international holiday.

Society | March 8, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1596

15 Hurt in 13 Heavy Crashes in Bulgaria Overnight

A total of 15 passengers have been injured in 13 road accidents that occurred across Bulgaria on Friday night. Fortunately, the hits took no lives but four of the people hurt are in critical condition.

Society | March 8, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1322

Regional Prosecutor: Terrorist Act Version in Train Fire Investigation Drops

The version that the recent deadly blaze in Sofia-Kardam train was a terrorist attack dropped at the current stage of investigation, the regional prosecutor from Bulgaria's town of Pleven announced Saturday. "What we can say for sure is that the reason f

Society | March 8, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2306

Ladies Celebrate International Holiday

Bulgarian men have it tough Saturday, with flower prices rocketing sky high, and women all around them eagerly expecting a colorful March 8 gift for their holiday. Internationally recognized as Women's Day, the holiday is often scolded by some women clai

Society | March 8, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2179

Bulgarian Monks Call for Opposition to Kosovo's Independence

Monks from the Bulgarian Zograph monastery on Mount Athos peninsula in Greece have sent a letter to the Bulgarian parliament demanding that the government oppose Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence. According to the monks, if the cabinet reco

Society | March 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2009

Bulgarian Diplomat Dies in Fall from 8th Floor in Moscow

Bulgarian diplomat Stoil Stoilov, third secretary for education and science matters in the embassy in Moscow, died Friday after falling from the eight floor of a building where he lived. According to the Russian authorities, the incident happened about 9

Society | March 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1920

Leading Bulgarian Media Invite MPs to Take Sofia-Kardam Train

In the wake of the Sofia-Kardam train fire, which killed nine people last weak, leading Bulgarian media invited members of the Parliament to travel with the train in question.

Society | March 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1391

Faces of 3 Presidents to Be Hewn into Rocks near Bulgaria's Simitli

The faces of three Bulgarian presidents are to be hewn into rocks near the town of Simitli, Mayor Apostol Apostolov announced Thursday. The first head of state elected in a democratic vote Zhelyu Zhelev will be among those, whose images are to be perpetu

Society | March 6, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3505
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