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Scottish holidaymaker Cameron Russell dies in Bulgaria incident

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Scottish holidaymaker Cameron Russell dies in Bulgaria incident


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Badminton: World Junior Number 1 Lakshya Sen wins Bulgaria Open International Series

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Badminton: World Junior Number 1 Lakshya Sen wins Bulgaria Open International Series


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Macedonia, Bulgaria sign treaty to improve ties

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Macedonia, Bulgaria sign treaty to improve ties


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Bulsatcom set to launch Bulgaria's first communications satellite

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Bulsatcom set to launch Bulgaria's first communications satellite


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Australian-Bulgarian John Zakhariev sentenced for terrorism

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Australian-Bulgarian John Zakhariev sentenced for terrorism


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Accused Australian John Zakhariev criticised jihadist doctrine before arrest in Bulgaria

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Accused Australian John Zakhariev criticised jihadist doctrine before arrest in Bulgaria


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Australian-Bulgarian dual citizen John Zakhariev pleads innocence over terrorism charges

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Bulgaria Delays Trial of Two Lebanese Nationals Over 2012 Attack on Israeli Tourists
This is the third delay of the trial in absentia of two men accused of helping carry out the deadly bombing of an Israeli tourist bus in the Bulgarian resort town of Burgas.   Read More ...
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Parents denied bail in case over mobile contract default
A Bulgarian man has appeared in court after being arrested on a European Arrest Warrant issued for breaching bail in a case over a mobile contract default. Police brought Atanas Yorgov 42, from Varna, Bulgaria before Magistrate Gabriella Vella on Monday. Yorgov and his wife had been placed on the wanted list by Poland after he left the country, despite having been on bail pending criminal proceedings   Read More ...
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Tags: Law Enforcement |  Arrests | 
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J-1 student from Bulgaria found safe after being reported missing
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach Police say a 20-year-old J-1 student was found safe Monday after being reported missing by friends when she did not show up for her flight back home to Bulgaria on Saturday. The J-1 student was working at a restaurant in Myrtle Beach. She was staying at the Bermuda Sands Hotel. After police were contacted, hotel staff entered the room, but were unable to locate her   Read More ...
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Israeli Air Force Holds Large-scale Joint Exercise in Bulgaria
42 Israeli aircraft said to take part, while Bulgaria contributes S-300 missile system of the type deployed in Syria and Iran.   Read More ...
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Why is Bulgaria's population falling off a cliff?
Bulgaria is projected to have the fastest-shrinking population in the world. It's already lost a fifth of its population since the 1990s. But what does this mean for those who remain? Deep in the Bulgarian countryside, in the western province of Pernik, I make a rare discovery. It's not Stoyan Evtimov's traditional embroidered woollen tunic that makes him unusual. It's the fact he's a thirty-something living in a village   Read More ...
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Oranje’s win over Bulgaria keeps World Cup hopes flickering
Dutch hopes of qualifying for next year’s World Cup are hanging by a thread after Oranje beat Bulgaria 3-1 in Amsterdam to move into third place in Group A. Oranje’s World Cup woes began when they lost 2-0 in Sofia in March, a result that cost coach Danny Blind his job. His successor, Dick Advocaat, managed to win the return fixture on Sunday night but Sweden’s commanding 4-0 win over Belarus means the Dutch have only a slim chance of catching their rivals in second place   Read More ...
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Middle East conflicts boost Bulgarian arms exports
SOFIA: Conflicts in the Middle East boosted Bulgaria's arms exports by almost 60 percent in 2016 to record levels not seen since the end of communism, official data showed Thursday.   Read More ...
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Bulgaria seizes contaminated eggs from Germany
SOFIA: Authorities in Bulgaria have seized a tonne of powdered eggs contaminated with the same chemical that has led to millions of poultry products being recalled across Europe, the country's food safety agency said on Tuesday (Aug 29). The agency said it was informed by German officials earlier this month that a 500-kilogramme batch of powdered eggs originating in Germany and used to make mayonnaise and ice cream was contaminated with the insecticide fipronil   Read More ...
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Bulgaria launches construction of nuclear waste repository
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria has started building a radioactive waste repository near the country's only nuclear power plant on the Danube River. Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova on Tuesday called the project at Kozlodui "extremely important for the development of nuclear energy in Bulgaria." The low- and mid-level radioactive waste that will go into the repository comes mainly from the decommissioning of four old nuclear reactors   Read More ...
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Emerald Green Cat Running Around Bulgarian Town Returns to Its Natural Color
According to superstition, it’s bad luck for a black cat to cross your path. But what about a green cat? Well, if you’ve ever found yourself in Bulgaria, this emerald-colored cat may have given you a moment of … paws. (Sorry, we couldn’t help it!) Fancy feast your eyes on Bulgaria’s beautiful green alien cat, an eye-catching stray kitteh whose magical, jewel-toned fur coat has been luring tourists to the quaint seaside town of Varna since 2014   Read More ...
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Tags: Styles |  Jewelry |  Gemstones |  Emerald | 
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US Used Diplomatic Flights to Arm Terrorists in Syria
A Bulgarian reporter has uncovered evidence that the United States and its allies, notably Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, have been using Azerbaijan’s Silk War Airlines to ferry entire planeloads of weapons to Syrian militants, some of which ended up in the hands of al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front. Some 350 different flights, all labeled “diplomatic” flights to avoid being searched for weapons, were sent into the area, generally carrying arms purchased in Eastern Europe, so as to disguise the country that was actually sending them   Read More ...
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Tags: Diplomacy | 
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The Latest: Poland slams comments by French leader Macron
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to central and eastern Europe (all times local): Poland's deputy foreign minister has summoned a French diplomat and expressed "indignation" over French President Emmanuel Macron's criticism of Poland's government. During a visit to Bulgaria on Friday, Macron sharply criticized Warsaw over its opposition to hosting migrants and to his plans to reform EU rules under which companies can temporarily post employees in wealthier EU member states at cheaper wages   Read More ...
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The Latest: France: criticizing Polish gov't, not people
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to central and eastern Europe (all times local): A senior official in the French president's office is stressing that Emmanuel Macron was criticizing the Polish government and not targeting the country's people as he assailed Warsaw's failure to comply with major European principles. The official, who was not allowed to speak publicly on the issue, noted that Macron said Friday he will continue to work with all EU member states, including Poland, and said the president had been answering a specific question about previous remarks by Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo on the issue of "posted workers" — cheap labor from eastern countries posted temporarily to more prosperous European nations   Read More ...
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The Latest: France: criticizing Polish gov't, not people
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to central and eastern Europe (all times local): A senior official in the French president's office is stressing that Emmanuel Macron was criticizing the Polish government and not targeting the country's people as he assailed Warsaw's failure to comply with major European principles. The official, who was not allowed to speak publicly on the issue, noted that Macron said Friday he will continue to work with all EU member states, including Poland, and said the president had been answering a specific question about previous remarks by Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo on the issue of "posted workers" — cheap labor from eastern countries posted temporarily to more prosperous European nations   Read More ...
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Tags: Government | 
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The Latest: Polish PM dismisses 'arrogant' Macron criticism
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to central and eastern Europe (all times local): Poland's prime minister is dismissing as arrogant French President Emmanuel Macron's criticism of her government over its position on the reform of European Union labor rules, and accusing France of trying to "take apart one of the pillars of the EU   Read More ...
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The Latest: Polish PM dismisses 'arrogant' Macron criticism
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to central and eastern Europe (all times local): Poland's prime minister is dismissing as arrogant French President Emmanuel Macron's criticism of her government over its position on the reform of European Union labor rules, and accusing France of trying to "take apart one of the pillars of the EU   Read More ...
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The Latest: Poland rejects Macron censure on posted workers
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to central and eastern Europe (all times local): Poland's foreign minister has rejected criticism of the country by French President Emmanuel Macron, who said that "Poland has decided to isolate itself from Europe." Witold Waszczykowski pointed to the current visit to Poland by NATO's secretary-general and Romanian and Turkish top diplomats as proof that the country wasn't cut off   Read More ...
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The Latest: Poland rejects Macron censure on posted workers
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to central and eastern Europe (all times local): Poland's foreign minister has rejected criticism of the country by French President Emmanuel Macron, who said that "Poland has decided to isolate itself from Europe." Witold Waszczykowski pointed to the current visit to Poland by NATO's secretary-general and Romanian and Turkish top diplomats as proof that the country wasn't cut off   Read More ...
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The Latest: Bulgaria regrets divisions in EU on cheap labor
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to central and eastern Europe (all times local): Bulgaria's prime minister says he regrets divisions that have emerged in the European Union over "posted workers" — cheap labor from eastern countries posted temporarily to more prosperous European countries. Poland and Hungary are reluctant to reform current EU labor rules while French President Emanuel Macron is pressing for change, as they are perceived as pricing out local workers in Western Europe, putting downward pressure on wages and exacerbating inequalities in wealth   Read More ...
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Bulgarian PM - compromise on posted workers directive within reach
VARNA, Bulgaria (Reuters) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Friday he believed European Union member states could find a compromise on contested labour regulation by the end of the year. Speaking at a news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in a Bulgarian seaside resort, he also said EU governments should tone down any confrontation with Poland and Hungary   Read More ...
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The Latest: Bulgaria: EU rules must respect free movement
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to central and eastern Europe (all times local): Bulgarian president says it's important not to violate the European Union's basic principle of free movement as the bloc considers changing rules on so-called "posted workers," cheap labor from eastern countries posted temporarily to more prosperous European countries. President Rumen Radev said after discussing the issue with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday that new rules should seek a balance between older and newer EU members   Read More ...
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The Latest: Bulgaria: EU rules must respect free movement
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to central and eastern Europe (all times local): Bulgarian president says it's important not to violate the European Union's basic principle of free movement as the bloc considers changing rules on so-called "posted workers," cheap labor from eastern countries posted temporarily to more prosperous European countries. President Rumen Radev said after discussing the issue with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Friday that new rules should seek a balance between older and newer EU members   Read More ...
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The Latest: France's Macron criticizes Poland over labor
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to central and eastern Europe (all times local): French President Emmanuel Macron has sharply criticized Poland's government over its opposition to his plans to change European Union rules on so-called "posted workers" — cheap labor from eastern countries posted temporarily to more prosperous European countries. Macron said during a visit to Bulgaria on Friday that the Polish reluctance to reform the labor rules is "an illustration of the mistakes made by this government   Read More ...
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France's Macron in Bulgaria on last leg of eastern EU tour
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived Friday at a palace on the Black Sea coast for talks with Bulgarian leaders on the final leg of his three-day visit to central and eastern Europe. Macron's talks are expected to focus on business, investment and Europe's passport-free Schengen travel zone, which Bulgaria — one of the European Union's newest members — wants to join   Read More ...
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Bulgarian president says EU's rules on posted workers need balance
VARNA, Bulgaria (Reuters) - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said on Friday that a European Union directive on posted workers should seek a balance between the older and the newer members of the bloc. Meeting with French President Emannuel Macron, Radev also said that a "comprehensive" approach is needed for the EU's efforts to overcome differences between western and eastern European countries about rules governing how companies in low-wage countries post workers elsewhere   Read More ...
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Macron commences last leg of East European tour in Bulgaria
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived at a French-style palace on the Black Sea coast for talks with Bulgarian leaders on the final leg of his three-day tour to central and eastern Europe. Bulgarian President Rumen Radev greeted Macron and his wife Brigitte for Friday's opening ceremony. The setting for the discussions, which will focus on business, investment and Europe's passport-free Schengen zone that Bulgaria wants to join, is a 19th-century former summer royal palace north of Varna   Read More ...
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Macron commences last leg of East European tour in Bulgaria
VARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived at a French-style palace on the Black Sea coast for talks with Bulgarian leaders on the final leg of his three-day tour to central and eastern Europe. Bulgarian President Rumen Radev greeted Macron and his wife Brigitte for Friday's opening ceremony. The setting for the discussions, which will focus on business, investment and Europe's passport-free Schengen zone that Bulgaria wants to join, is a 19th-century former summer royal palace north of Varna   Read More ...
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Pilgrims dance in cosmic energy ritual in Bulgaria
RILA MOUNTAINS, Bulgaria (Reuters) - Lilya Ivanova, a 29-year-old Bulgarian psychologist, glows with joy. She has just finished a ritual dance along with some 2,500 white-clad followers of the Universal White Brotherhood society next to a glacial lake, high in Bulgaria's Rila Mountains. Every year devotees of the society, which combines a form of Christianity with Indian mysticism celebrate, their divine new year, which lasts three days from August 19   Read More ...
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Aruna Quadri makes history at ITTF Bulgaria Open
Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has finished in the top four at the ITTF’s second most prestigious tournament held in Bulgaria. In a report posted by NEWFANZONE, Aruna fought his way to the semifinal as the first African to achieve such feat, Quadri showed his class against the German number one with the out-of-this-world display that has been touted as one of the best matches in table tennis this year   Read More ...
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Former European weightlifting champion Cholakov dies at 35
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Velichko Cholakov, a former European champion who was part of the Bulgarian weightlifting team withdrawn from the 2008 Beijing Olympics after a doping scandal, has died. He was 35. Hospital officials in Cholakov's hometown of Smolyan, southern Bulgaria, said that the cause of his death on Sunday has yet to be confirmed. Local media reports said Cholakov, who won gold at the European championships in 2004, had been suffering from heart problems   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying | 
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Former European weightlifting champion Cholakov dies at 35
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Velichko Cholakov, a former European champion who was part of the Bulgarian weightlifting team withdrawn from the 2008 Beijing Olympics after a doping scandal, has died. He was 35. Hospital officials in Cholakov's hometown of Smolyan, southern Bulgaria, said that the cause of his death on Sunday has yet to be confirmed. Local media reports said Cholakov, who won gold at the European championships in 2004, had been suffering from heart problems   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying | 
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Former European champion Velichko Cholakov dies at 35
Bulgaria’s former European weightlifting champion Velichko Cholakov, who served a four-year ban for doping, died on Sunday at the age of 35. A hospital official in the southern town of Smolyan confirmed Cholakov’s death and said the cause would only be known after an autopsy. Members of Cholakov’s family told local media he had recently been suffering with heart problems. A number of Bulgarian weightlifters have died at young ages   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying | 
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Scottish holidaymaker Cameron Russell dies in Bulgaria incident
A young Scottish man has died while on holiday at a beach resort in Bulgaria. Cameron Russell, 20, from Dalry in Ayrshire, died after an incident in Sunny Beach, near the Black Sea, on Thursday. The company he worked for has posted a tribute to him on social media describing his death as a "tragic accident". The Foreign Office said it was supporting the family of a British man who died in Sunny Beach   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Leisure |  Holidays |  Holidaymakers | 
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Police launch probe into death of young British man while on lads' holiday to Bulgaria
Police have launched an investigation into the death of a young British holidaymaker at a popular Bulgarian resort. One source said they will examine claims Cameron Russell, 20, fell from a balcony shortly before he died in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria. The much-loved digger driver – nicknamed Buff – was rushed to hospital after the incident on Thursday close to the Chaika Beach Hotel   Read More ...
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"A great lad and even better friend": Young Brit dies on holiday with 20 pals in Bulgarian sunshine resort
A young British man has died on holiday with 20 friends at a popular Bulgarian holiday resort. Cameron Russell, 20, was staying at Sunny Beach in Bulgaria when tragedy struck. It is currently not known how Cameron, from Dalry, North Ayrshire, died, the Daily Record reports. Friends have paid tribute to the popular youngster, who was described by pals on social media as "a great lad and even better friend"   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Holidays | 
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Badminton: World Junior Number 1 Lakshya Sen wins Bulgaria Open International Series
Sen was recently sent to train under former All England champion Peter Gade Indian badminton player Lakshya Sen won the Bulgaria Open International Series title after notching up a hard-fought win over Croatia's Zvonimir Durkinjak in the men's singles final in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Uttarakhand shuttler, who celebrated his 16th birthday yesterday, defeated second seed Zvonimir 18-21 21-12 21-17 in a 57-minute match   Read More ...
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Lakshya Sen clinches Bulgaria Open International Series
India’s 16-year-old Lakshya Sen won the Bulgaria Open International Series title on Wednesday. He defeated Croatia’s Zvonimir Durkinjak in the men’s singles final in Sofia, Bulgaria. Lakshya clinched a three-game win against second ranked Zvonimir 18-21, 21-12, 21-17, as the match lasted for 57-minutes. In the semifinals, he thrashed Sri Lanka’s Dinuka Karunaratna 21-19, 21-14 in straight games on Tuesday. Sen, who is also the ranked number one in World Juniors, had also played the final of Senior National Championship in February and a few days back he was also trained by the former All England champion Peter Gade   Read More ...
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Tags: Tennis |  Badminton | 
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Lakshya Sen enters semifinal of Bulgaria Open
Talented shuttler Lakshya Sen on Wednesday dished out a gritty performance against Poland’s Michal Rogalski to advance to the semifinals of the Bulgaria Open International Series at Sofia in Bulgaria. Lakshya, who had reached the finals at Senior National Championship in February, defeated Michal 20-22, 21-18, 21-15 in a men’s singles match that lasted an hour and 10 minutes. The Uttarakhand shuttler, who turned 16 today, will next take on Sri Lanka’s Dinuka Karunaratna in the semifinals on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Tags: Tennis |  Badminton | 
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Mum’s henna tattoo warning after schoolboy son, seven, left with horrific burns on his arm while on holiday in Bulgaria
Little Theo Luckett could be scarred for life after what was supposed to be a treat during a family trip abroad to Bulgaria ended in disaster.   Read More ...
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Tags: Motherhood |  Family |  Sons | 
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In Bulgaria, Germans rediscover their roots in nature
Odrintsi, Bulgaria - In Bulgaria, Europe's poorest country, abandoned villages and derelict houses are a common sight. That's also how it used to be in Odrintsi, a small village on the border with Greece. In fact, at one point it had just two residents: 85-year-old pensioner Ruska Dimitrova and Flado, a shepherd who looks after two dozen animals. But then came the Germans   Read More ...
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