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Bulgarian Sherpas Cater for Tourists in Rila

Bulgarian sherpas, or tour guides, take visitors on tracks in the Rila Mountain during the summer, charging BGN 10 for packing their loads on the backs of horses. The sherpas started guiding tourists up the mountain as the numerous disciples of Danovism

Society | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 718

Hopes for Better Life in Pictures

Pictures made by people suffering from slower intellectual development have been exhibited in an attempt to show their need for more compassion and understanding.

Society | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1002

Golden Antiques Splash in Bulgaria

A new Thracian treasure was unearthed in a highland tomb in Bulgaria. A gold mask, weighting half a kilo and made of pure gold, alongside a ring, were discovered by Bulgarian archeologist Georgi Kitov.

Society | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1141

Ice Yields Ancient "Plant Matter"

Scientists drilling ice cores in Greenland have recovered what appear to be plant remains from nearly 3km (two miles) below the surface.

Society | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 439

Health: Garlic and Onion Benefits

Garlic and onions contain compounds called allyl sulphides which provide them with their distinctive, though not always pleasant smell. The main chemical that has been isolated in garlic is alliin.

Society | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1400

Pets: Picking a Dog

Finding a dog that you (and your family) will be looking after is a lifetime commitment, and needs serious consideration. There are several basic things that you and those who share a home with you should sit down and discuss:

Society | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1046

Forks and Corks: Greek Salad

Ingredients: 3 large ripe tomatoes, chopped

Society | August 20, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 372

Spiritual, Scientific Meet by Bulgarian Lakes

More than 2,000 people gathered around the Seven Rila Lakes on Thursday to celebrate New Year according to the beliefs of danovists. The Seven Rila Lakes are considered sacred for the people who are disciples of Danovism, after the name of their leader D

Society | August 19, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1310

Orient Cafe on Bulgarian Coast

The ethno music prima Ishtar landed on Sofia Airport en route to her concert to take place Friday in the coastal city of Varna. This is the third visit of the popular singer in Bulgaria over this year, this time to stage freely as part of the Orient Cafe

Society | August 19, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2460

Diplomatic Courtesy for Hollywood Star

Hollywood star Steven Segal enjoyed the high-profile company of Bulgaria's top diplomat Solomon Passy. The foreign minister accompanied Segal and Indian businessman Ashish Sharaf on a night Sofia walk Wednesday.

Society | August 19, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1171

7th Book "Brings Death to Harry Potter"

Harry Potter author J.K.

Society | August 17, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 17525

Unique Thracian Altar Revealed

A unique rock-dug religious site was unearthed in the Bulgarian Rhodopes Mountains. The altar dated 4th century and used by the Thracian tribe of Bessi is the only one of its kind to have revealed a planned composition, a local radio reported.

Society | August 16, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 784

Novinite.com Reporter Back from Highlands

Novinite.com photographer Kameliya Atanasova arrived back home after climbing Turkey's Mount Ararat (5137), a snow-capped volcanic cone near the borders with Iran, Iraq and Armenia.

Society | August 16, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 795

Olympic Gals Heat Playboy Bulgaria

Photo sessions of six international Olympians will be the high spot in Playboy Bulgaria's forthcoming issue. One of them is Amy Acuff (US), the cover star of the latest Playboy US.

Society | August 16, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 10922

Ishtar Stages Free Concert in Varna

Israeli pop diva Ishtar will perform for free in Bulgaria's main coastal city of Varna Friday. The multilingual singer will arrive in Bulgaria this Thursday.

Society | August 16, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2446

Ancient City Recovered in Bulgaria

Bulgarian archeologists are recovering an ancient city near Bulgaria's town Ihtiman. The holy place was disclosed by a history teacher, who found out that there are eight groups of western and eastern necropolises located like the constellations in the s

Society | August 15, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1271

Divided Bulgaria Marks Virgin Mary's Day

Bulgaria joined world celebrations of the Assumption of Virgin Mary. The holy day was shadowed by the conflict in the Bulgarian church as masses were served both in the churches and in front of them.

Society | August 15, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2435

Hollywood Star Swayze in Bulgaria

Hollywood superstar Patrick Swayze arrived in Bulgaria late on Friday night. The famous movie star will take part in a US spy film that will be shot in Sofia.

Society | August 14, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1801

Bulgarian Ministers Open Hunting Season

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Mehmed Dikme and Justice Minister Anton Stankov tried their hunting luck early on Saturday. The two ministers joined a quails hunting group near the city of Karnobat.

Society | August 14, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 783

New Pharaoh Tomb Unveiled

A new 6000-year old Pharaoh tomb was excavated in Egypt.

Society | August 13, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 708

Science: Coffee Genome Decoded

Brazilian scientists have decoded the genetic structure of coffee, the country's best-known product. For two years, experts have studied 200,000 strands of DNA and identified 35,000 coffee genes, which combine to give the drink its flavour.

Society | August 13, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 522
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