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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: 1250

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: 1116

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: 988

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: 8405

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: 1750

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: 7259

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: 2175

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: 2053

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: 1585

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: 2602

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: 1299

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: 2137

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: 1565

New Signs Ease Foreigners' Orientation in Bulgaria's Capital

Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov and State Administration Minister Nikolay Vassilev signed Tuesday an agreement over placing new transliteral signs in the capital's streets. The names of the spots on the newly introduced boards will be written both in Cyrillic

Society | September 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1391

3 Dead in 13 Heavy Car Crashes Overnight in Bulgaria

Three people died as 13 heavy car crashes were reported overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total 15 people were injured in the hits, including one whose condition is critical.

Society | September 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1140

Sofia Hosts International Gifts Expo

The international presents expo REGALO was opened Sunday in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. Dozens of companies are to deliver ideas for the gifts themselves as well as for their artistic arrangement.

Society | September 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1458

Men Less Discriminating Who to Kiss or Have Sex With - Survey

Men are less discriminating than women when it comes to deciding who to kiss or have sex with, a survey of New York State University found out.

Society | September 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2554

3 Dead in Overnight Crashes in Bulgaria

Three people died as nine car crashes were reported on Sunday and overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. A total 21 people were injured in the accidents, including one whose condition is critical.

Society | September 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1783

Bulgaria Still Assessing Damages from Hailstorm

Bulgarian officials are yet to release an official estimate of the damages caused by torrential rains and hailstorms that hit the country on Saturday. The worst damages have been reported in southern Bulgaria, where wind speed has reached in some areas 1

Society | September 2, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1835

8 Dead in Overnight Crashes in Bulgaria

Eight people died as 24 car crashes were reported on Saturday and overnight in Bulgaria, according to the data of the country's Interior Ministry. The worst crash was near the town of Byala, in northern Bulgaria, claiming the lives of three Romanians, po

Society | September 2, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1643

Hailstorm Hits Sofia

After a minute of grumpy skies Sofia saw a true torrential downpour on Saturday afternoon that shortly turned into a hailstorm.

Society | September 1, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1703
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