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Nepal Earthquake Kills Over 3,000

The death toll from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal was 3,432, the Interior Ministry said 27 April 2015, after thousands more spent a second night in the open....

April 27, 2015, Monday

Walking Through Balchik's University Botanic Garden: a Cactus Story

A permanent exhibition of cacti and succulents offers an interesting variety of these plants at the University Botanic Garden in Bulgaria's Balchik, a quiet town at the Black Sea's northern coastline.The garden's management announced on that its oldest cactus was celebrating its 90th birthday on Sunday....

April 19, 2015, Sunday

Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Hold Procession Marking Easter Monday at Bachkovo Monastery

Bulgarian Orthodox faithful held the traditional procession marking Easter Monday at Bachkovo monastery, near the village of Bachkovo, southern Bulgaria, 13 April 2015. Easter Monday, also called Bright Monday, is an official holiday in Bulgaria....

April 13, 2015, Monday

Djokovic Wins Over Murray for Fifth Miami Masters Title

Novak Djokovic overpowered Andy Murray to win his fifth Miami Open title in 5 April 2015. The world No 1 scored 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-0 in the Miami Masters championship match to extend his personal record to 18-8 over the Scot after victories this year in the Australian Open final and the semi-finals of the Indian Wells Masters....

April 6, 2015, Monday

Roman Catholics Mark Palm Sunday

Roman Catholics around the world attended church masses and held processions on Palm Sunday, 29 March 2015. Palm Sunday for Roman Catholic devotees symbolically marks the biblical account of the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, signaling the start of the Holy Week before Easter. ...

March 31, 2015, Tuesday

Vladimir Putin: Overwhelmingly Absent, then Overwhelmingly Present

For about ten days, Russian President Vladimir Putin was absent from spotlight, and a number of Russian media outlets started speculating on the reasons. While a number of websites criticizing the political elite suggested this is a peculiar development, the Kremlin downplayed any hypotheses that there was something wrong....

March 22, 2015, Sunday

Holi: a Hindu Festival of Colors and Love

Holi is celebrated as the Hindu spring festival of colors and love. Celebrated mostly in India and Nepal, it heralds the beginning of spring and is traditionally celebrated for days, at the end of each winter. ...

March 7, 2015, Saturday

Boris Nemtsov: Once Governing Politician, Later Opposition Leader

The death of Boris Nemtsov has shocked a number of politicians, observers and citizens in Russia and across the globe. Nemtsov has been described by many as a controversially perceived figure, but nevertheless one of the most notable ones in Russia's history. ...

February 28, 2015, Saturday

Oscars 2015: 87th Academy Awards Ceremony

British actor Eddie Redmayne won the best actor Oscar for The Theory of Everything, while Julianne Moore picked up best actress for Still Alice. Dark comedy Birdman won best film and best director for Mexican film-maker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu at a ceremony on 22 February 2015....

February 23, 2015, Monday

Festivities Mark Start of Chinese New Year 2015

Celebrations for the Chinese Lunar New Year 2015 began on 19 February across China and other Asian countries with large Chinese population. 2015 is the Year of the Goat, also known as the Year of the Sheep. ...

February 19, 2015, Thursday

Carnival Season Gets Underway In Brazil

This year’s carnival officially kicked off in Brazil on 13 February with five days of dancing, drinking and spectacular costumes expected to attract around one million tourists in Rio de Janeiro alone. Much of the focus In Rio and Sao Paulo will be on the famous Samba school competitions....

February 14, 2015, Saturday

Surva 2015: A Day among Bulgaria's Kukeri

Every year in the heart of winter Pernik, a quiet town southwest of Sofia once famous for a mining boom, is home to the largest carnival event in both Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula. This year made no exception as 100 000 visitors, outnumbering the local population of nearly 75 000, celebrated the Surva XXIV International Festival of Masquerade Games between January 30 and Febuary 1. ...

February 2, 2015, Monday

Paris Shows Spring Summer 2015 Haute Couture Collections

New collections from Versace, Armani, Dior, Chanel and Gaultier have been presented at  this week’s haute couture spring-summer 2015 show in Paris. The Paris fashion week takes place twice a year, presenting luxurious, opulent and ludicrously expensive creations by an elite group of fashion designers....

January 28, 2015, Wednesday

Pope Francis Welcomed by an Ocean of People during Philippines Visit

Millions have attended the events staged by Pope Francis during his three-day visit to the Philippines, Asia's most populous catholic nations.Part of the Pope's attentions is to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which left the country devastated in 2013....

January 18, 2015, Sunday

World Paying Tribute to Victims of Charlie Hebdo Massacre

People around the world paid tribute to the victims of the shooting at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on 7 January 2015. French President Francois Hollande declared a national day of mourning on 8 January, with flags flying at half-mast for the next three days. ...

January 8, 2015, Thursday