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Free Checks Mark Day of Osteoporosis Fight in Bulgaria

Bulgaria marked Friday the world day for fighting osteoporosis with a series of free check-ups and campaigns to inform patients of the risks. The country's government set up a five-year plan for fighting osteoporosis in the summer, aimed at creating spec

Society | October 20, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 631

Record Number of Foreign Movies Nominated for Oscar

A total of 61 movies have been nominated for Oscar in the Foreign Movie section, setting a real record, media reported. Among those 61, however there is just one Oscar debutant country - Kazakhstan.

Society | October 20, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 823

8% of Bulgarians Suffering Diabetes

About 8% of the Bulgarian populations suffer various forms of Diabetes, experts have announced. People most at risk are those aged between 45 and 60, the chief of the endocrinology society of the country Anna-Maria Borissova announced at the opening of a

Society | October 19, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 461

Duran Duran's Unique Gig to Shake Sofia

Britain's most emblematic pop band Duran Duran will hold a unique show on October 20 at the Winter Palace of Sports in Sofia.

Society | October 19, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 949

Violinist Pinchas Zukerman Brings Dazzling Wife to Bulgaria

Noted violist Pinchas Zukerman arrived in Sofia to stage his first concert here, accompanied by his dazzling blonde wife, cellist Amanda Forsyth. The two-time winner of Grammy Awards told journalists he wanted to go for a walk along Sofia streets, but do

Society | October 19, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4646

Bulgaria Honours Miracle Worker Day

Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria honour October 19 St Ivan Rilski, known as the Miracle Worker and also celebrated as the patron of Bulgaria. St Ivan Rilski founded the Rila Monastery some 1,000 years ago.

Society | October 19, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 908

Sofia Sees World Premiere of Brooklyn-Based Dance Tale

Sofia audience was the first in the world to see the premiere of The 50's Show - an exclusive dance performance, telling an untraditional tale of Brooklyn in the 1950s. Seven of the world's best dancing couples enchanted everyone with a mix of salsa, swi

Society | October 18, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 918

UNESCO to Shield Bulgaria's Thracian Treasures

Bulgaria is seeking enhanced support from UNESCO and the EU funds to protect its relics and treasures from Thracian times. A project worth EUR 3 M will seek European funding for the construction of a museum, a visitors center and tourist paths on Perperi

Society | October 18, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1637

Bulgarian Ladies Reveal Age Renew Secret

Bulgarian ladies have been tempted to look five years younger with the revolutionary Age Renew technique of Max Factor. The innovative formula glosses with semi-transparent particles creating soft and warm light effect on the skin, strengthened by UVA an

Society | October 18, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1600

Baby Boom Threatens Bulgarian Teenagers

The number of underage Bulgarian girls who give birth before they turn 16 has doubled in comparison with last year, statistics show.

Society | October 18, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 679

Sofia's Radisson Culinary Master Sweeps Kremlin Cup

One of the best cooks at Sofia-based Radisson SAS Hotel swept a basket of medals and the Kremlin Culinary Cup in a hot international rivalry. Yuri Dimov, who is of Ukrainian origin, amazed the organizers, jury and guests in Moscow with his artistic maste

Society | October 17, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1285

World's Most Expensive Car Noticed Along Bulgaria's Streets

The most expensive vehicle in the world - a Bugatti Veyron has been seen passing along the streets of Sofia and the vicinities, Darik News revealed. One of only 300 such cars to ever be built, the dream ride is rumoured to belong to Rumen Gaytanski, also

Society | October 17, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5625

Miss Bulgaria, Alfa Romeo Share Sofia Catwalk

Fashion Atelier Astella presented its Summer/Spring 2007 collection with a fashion performance at Sofia's National Theatre, bringing together some of the country's top models, a premiering Alfa Romeo, and the magic of dance. The "All That Fashion" line o

Society | October 17, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1973

Blind Spanish Artist Displays Paintings in Sofia

Spaniard Rafael Arias opened an exhibition of his works in Sofia, amazing everyone with intrinsic paintings and a feel for combining colors, especially given the fact that he has completely lost his vision. Proving that one doesn't need to see in order t

Society | October 17, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1050

Liz Taylor to Ring Ninth Wedding Bells

Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor is set to tie the knot for the ninth time with a man 17 years younger than her, according to media reports. The 74-year-old movie star has reportedly told her actress friend Debbie Reynolds she was thinking about marriage a

Society | October 16, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2756

Obesity Plagues Every Fifth Bulgarian Kid

Every fifth Bulgarian child suffers from overweight and about a half of kids already have this problem at the age of 18, health specialists alarmed. Meanwhile, nearly 20% of young women, under the age of 30, are plagued with underweight, which is also a

Society | October 16, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 643

Charming Bulgarian Grabs Beauty Title

Teenage Bulgarian Galina Demireva ranked second in the Miss Europe Junior contest that took place in the Czech Republic. The crown for the 1st place went to 20-year-old Nikoleta Kosova from Slovakia.

Society | October 16, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3136

Bulgarian Students on the Verge of Depression - Survey

Over 55% of the students from eastern Bulgaria's Targovishte are susceptible to falling into depressive states, state radio BNR reported. The survey on young people's mental health was carried out by the Regional inspection for health protection among yo

Society | October 16, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 965

Russian Billionaire Abramovich Facing Costly Divorce

The wife of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has filed for a divorce eyeing half of the mogul's fortune, News of the World has reported. The newspaper that first caught Abramovich with his young mistress Daria Zhokova, now says that wife Irina may be

Society | October 16, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6346

Europe's Hottest Stars Gather Thousands Under Sofia Sky

Thousands of Sofia youngsters gathered Sunday at the city's Batenberg Square to see live some of the hottest stars from all over Europe. Music channel City TV teamed up with mobile operator Mtel in celebrating the TV's first birthday and the launch of th

Society | October 16, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 922

Bulgarian Fans Rejoice over Star Pop Duo Promotions

Bulgarian pop duet KariZma started a series of promotions of their first album Ecclesiast appearing to sign autographs more than an hour ahead. The first of the promotions took place on Sunday in one of the biggest bookstores in Sofia in the newly built

Society | October 15, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 982