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Seychelles' First President Dies Aged 77

Sir James Mancham, the first President of the Seychelles, passed away at his residence on Sunday morning, a family member has said.

Society » Obituaries | January 8, 2017, Sunday // 19:27 | Viewed: 3059

Bulgaria Extends School Holiday until Tuesday over Snow, Flu

Bulgaria's Deputy Education Minister Diyan Stamatov has said schools will remain shut down at least until Tuesday, January 10.

Society » Education | January 8, 2017, Sunday // 17:40 | Viewed: 2760

Bulgarian Police Detained 19 000 Migrants Last Year

Police detained nearly 19 000 migrants on the territory of Bulgaria last year, the Interior Ministry says.

Society | January 8, 2017, Sunday // 16:02 | Viewed: 1786

School Holiday Gets Extended in Sofia

Schools in Bulgaria's capital will remain closed through Tuesday, January 10, Sofia Municipality has said.

Society | January 8, 2017, Sunday // 15:18 | Viewed: 1882

Snowfall in Bulgaria Partly Paralyzes Railway Traffic

Some trains have suffered delays of several hours due to the heavy weather conditions, Bulgaria's state-owned carrier says.

Society | January 8, 2017, Sunday // 14:46 | Viewed: 1383

Passenger Train Derails in Central Bulgaria

A passenger train has gone off the tracks after hitting a pile of snow in central Bulgaria, the Interior Ministry says.

Society » Incidents | January 8, 2017, Sunday // 11:18 | Viewed: 2432

Major Roads in NE Bulgaria Open, but Conditions Remain Heavy

There are severe conditions on several key roads across northeastern Bulgaria and elsewhere in the country, outgoing Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova has said.

Society » Environment | January 8, 2017, Sunday // 11:07 | Viewed: 2628

Bus with 40 Japanese Tourists Evacuated after Being Stranded in NE Bulgaria

A bus stranded along the snowy roads of northeastern Bulgaria has been succeesfully evacuated after failing to go ahead along the road between Razgrad and Shumen.

Society » Incidents | January 8, 2017, Sunday // 10:44 | Viewed: 2619

Code Orange Warning Issued in Bulgaria's Sofia, 3 Other Regions

Bulgaria's weather authorities have issued a Code Orange alert for Sunday with low temperatures expected in four Bulgarian regions.

Society » Environment | January 8, 2017, Sunday // 09:29 | Viewed: 3889

Severe Cold in Poland, Traffic Through Bosphorus Halted

Ten people have become victim to the cold weather in Poland over the last two days when temperatures fell to -20.

Society | January 7, 2017, Saturday // 16:46 | Viewed: 1956

Over 360,000 Bulgarians Celebrate Ivanovden

The Orthodox Church honours St John the Baptist on January 7 – the last Old Testament prophet who baptised Jesus.

Society | January 7, 2017, Saturday // 09:33 | Viewed: 1533

Schools to Remain Closed by January 09

Christmas holidays of school students will continue by January 06, Friday, due to fears of a flu epidemic, Bulgaria's Education Ministry has said.

Society » Education | January 4, 2017, Wednesday // 12:05 | Viewed: 2518

Row Deepens between Bulgaria's Public Radio, Copyright Organization

The Bulgarian National Radio and copyright organization Musicautor remain at loggerheads over music fees, with officials being cautious in their reaction.

Society | January 4, 2017, Wednesday // 11:28 | Viewed: 2241

Earthquake Rocks Area of Bulgaria's Veliko Tarnovo

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Society | January 4, 2017, Wednesday // 08:45 | Viewed: 3483

Sofia's MENAR Film Festival to Feature Central Asian, Indian Productions

An enhanced presence of movies from Central Asia, the Caucasus, India and Indonesia will complement this year's Middle East and North Africa (MENAR) Film Festival beginning next week in Sofia, organizers say.

Society » Culture | January 3, 2017, Tuesday // 13:49 | Viewed: 3826

'Somali Migrant' Dies While Trying to Cross Bulgaria

Border police on Monday discovered the body of a woman, possibly of Somali origin, near the village of Ravadinovo in southern Bulgaria, the Interior Ministry says.

Society » Incidents | January 2, 2017, Monday // 17:50 | Viewed: 5175

Protest Briefly Blocks European Route near Bulgaria's Dupnitsa

Disgruntled residents of Dzherman, a village in Western Bulgaria, staged a blockade of the European route E-79 on Monday to protest against the construction of a waste storage facility near their homes.

Society | January 2, 2017, Monday // 14:08 | Viewed: 1370

Road Conditions Normal in Bulgaria as Great Return to Sofia Begins

Up to 200 000 vehicles are expected to enter Sofia through Monday as a long weekend is coming to an end, police say.

Society | January 2, 2017, Monday // 12:37 | Viewed: 1950

January 'to Be Colder Than Usual' in Bulgaria

The month of January will be colder than what has been measured in previous years, Bulgarian meteorologists say.

Society » Environment | January 2, 2017, Monday // 08:25 | Viewed: 7460

Emergency State Lifted in Bulgaria's Burgas after Chain Crashes

Authorities have lifted the state of emergency in Burgas Region following a series of crashes that left traffic paralyzed along Trakia motorway and a bypass route leading to Burgas from central Bulgaria.

Society | January 1, 2017, Sunday // 15:51 | Viewed: 1454

Trakia Motorway Reopened en Route to Burgas after Huge Traffic Jam

Part of the Trakia motorway area that had been sealed off for almost 24 hours was reopened on Saturday afternoon, the Road Infrastructure Agency has said.

Society » Incidents | December 31, 2016, Saturday // 16:28 | Viewed: 3113
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