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Bulgaria Puts Up Eurovision Talents

Bulgarians were introduced Saturday to the music of 24 bands and artists that will compete for entering major contest Eurovision. The performers left the jury with the tough task of choosing between various styles, from pop and hip-hop beats to chillout

Society | January 22, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1516

Newlyweds Toy with Dress of Bulgarian Princess

A Bulgarian magazine organized Saturday an eccentric event to protest against the display of Princess Kalina's wedding dress at a museum. Organizers brought together a number of married couples, who also submitted wedding dresses and, in an ironic manner

Society | January 22, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5817

Bulgarian Quick Thinker Boy Gains World Recognition

A Bulgarian fifth-grade student has ranked high in an international maths contest, media reported Saturday. The boy solved 66 mathematical problems in two minutes simply using his wits, and came out fourth in the competition.

Society | January 22, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 894

Guests Day at Bulgaria's State Radio

Bulgaria's state radio BNR threw the door open for guests on Saturday, as part of the radio's 70th Anniversary celebrations. Residents of capital Sofia were able to peer inside the studios and examine the broadcasting equipment that brings news, analysis

Society | January 22, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 548

Dog Inherits Luxury Villa in Munich

A Yorkshire terrier has inherited the house of murdered German designer Rudolph Moshammer, the Bild newspaper said. Moshammer was found dead on January 14, and an Iraqi man has been charged with the killing.

Society | January 22, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4183

Bulgarians Prefer Two-Child Family Model

Bulgarians prefer to make two-child families, a survey made by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences showed. The survey is made on the basis of the 2001 population counting, which showed that the different ethnic groups in Bulgaria have different views on th

Society | January 21, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 966

Fashion: Yummy Makeup

"Tasty" makeup shades and textures are hard to resist, and also extremely hot this season. Chocolate, almond, caramel, mocha, cappuccino and fruit syrup make a high-calorie boost for your look during the gloomy winter days.

Society | January 21, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 538

Science: Altruism Gene Found?

Israeli researchers announced they identified the first gene linked to altruistic behavior believed to boost receptors for the neurotransmitter dopamine, which gives the brain a good feeling.

Society | January 21, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 528

Health: Moderate Drinking Boosts Brainpower

Just one alcoholic drink a day may help thwart mental decline in women age 70 and older, according to a recent study.

Society | January 21, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 452

Forks and Corks: Mexican Baked Fish

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds cod

Society | January 21, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 392

Bulgarian Gent Opens Italy Fashion Week

A Bulgarian model who had just turned 18 opened the first show of Milan men's fashion week a few days ago, it emerged on Thursday. Teenager Martin Martinov was the first to step on the catwalk in a Yoshi Yamamoto show.

Society | January 20, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2427

Internet Promises to Obsess Lives in Decade

Internet will become an inseparable part of mankind's routine in just a dozen years, experts from the Pew Internet and American Life Project warned. According to their research carried out among leading IT experts, scientists, analysts and common web use

Society | January 19, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 624

Eurovision Bids Heat up Bulgarian Music

Bulgaria's first bidding contest to elect a song of the country for this year's Eurovision has attracted a record number of applicants to be shortlisted by the domestic organiser Bulgarian National Television (BNT). A total of 104 songs to be performed b

Society | January 18, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 820

Sofia Takes on Establishment of Everest Museum

Sofia will soon have its own museum dedicated to Bulgarians who stepped on the highest peak of the world Everest and Bulgarian tourism. The idea to set up a museum of Bulgarian Mountaneering emerged on the occasion of 110 anniversary since the start of B

Society | January 18, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 737

East Bulgaria Reveals Minoan Pertainence

The Eastern Rhodopes revealed an old-times funeral site obviously pertaining to an ancient Crete-Micenae cult dating 3,500 years ago.

Society | January 18, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 14334

Love Drama Boy Triumphant in Big Brother

A 27-year-old man believed to be the most flirtatious participant in the Bulgarian Big Brother won the show's BGN 200,000 (approximately EUR 100,000) prize Monday. During the last few hours of the reality show, Zdravko Vassilev managed to score a dramati

Society | January 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1592

Aviator Wins Golden Globe

The Howard Hughes epic The Aviator was the big winner with three Globes, including best dramatic picture at the awarding ceremony held Sunday night. The Golden Globes set up an Academy Awards rematch between Hilary Swank and Annette Bening, while Jamie F

Society | January 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1048

Pope Gets Own Ferrari

Pope John Paul has received a Ferrari from the Italian racing team for reportedly having "the inside track on the roads of humanity".

Society | January 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 988

Fashion Model "Leads" Big Brother Race

Teenage model Svetlozara Trendafilova has taken the lead among finalists in the Bulgarian Big Brother, sources told Sofia News Agency. Call operator sources speaking on condition of anonymity said that a few hours before the end of the show the 19-year-o

Society | January 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1785

Black & White Truffles at Hilton Sofia

Sofia Hilton Hotel announced it is bracing up for Black & White Truffles specialties week, to be launched on January 24.

Society | January 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 690

World Tenor Braces for Balkan Stage

The world's best tenor Jose Carreras will take part in this year's musical festival Ohrid Summer to be held in June on the coast of the popular lake. According to Macedonian Dnevnik daily, the popular tenor has agreed to perform for nearly half of his us

Society | January 17, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 607
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