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Czech politician and playwright Havel passes on
Czech politician and playwright Havel passes on
Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theatre into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the...
Fantasia meets Blade Runner
Fantasia meets Blade Runner
If there is a textbook case of a city that has been spoiled by tourism, then Prague should be it. It has become a sort of historical theme park for...
Czechs launch war on Santa, 'usurper' of Christmas
Czechs launch war on Santa, 'usurper' of Christmas
Czechs have launched an "anti-Santa" campaign against the white-bearded usurper they fear is edging out the infant Jesus or "Jezisek", the...
R190 000 bonus after Christmas-tree mishap
R190 000 bonus after Christmas-tree mishap
A Czech court ruled on Thursday that a British tourist who was seriously injured when a Christmas tree collapsed on top of him should receive...
Czechs turn to non-alcoholic beer after govt clamps down
Czechs turn to non-alcoholic beer after govt clamps down
Czech consumption of non-alcoholic beer has surged since stricter rules for drivers were introduced at the start of July, Czech daily Lidove...
Arsenal set to clinch entry into knockout stage
Arsenal set to clinch entry into knockout stage
Arsenal can advance to the knockout stage of the Champions League by beating Slavia Prague on Wednesday.
Pluto kicked out of planet club
Pluto kicked out of planet club
Pluto on Thursday lost its seven-decade status as the ninth and outermost planet of the solar system, the world's top astronomical body decided....
Pluto set to be a planet and a pluton
Pluto set to be a planet and a pluton
The question of whether Pluto is a real planet, hotly debated by scientists for decades, came to a head on Wednesday when the global astronomers'...
Bush tells Putin not to fear shield plans
Bush tells Putin not to fear shield plans
United States President George Bush sought to calm Russia's Vladimir Putin on Tuesday over plans for a US missile defence shield in Eastern Europe,...
Snowstorm causes 100-car pile-up in Czech Republic
Snowstorm causes 100-car pile-up in Czech Republic
About 100 cars collided in a huge pile-up in a heavy snowstorm in the Czech Republic on Thursday, completely blocking its main highway, officials...
Startled giraffes die after zoo power failure
Startled giraffes die after zoo power failure
Three young giraffes died at a Czech zoo, famed for its work on endangered species, as a result of a power cut, the head of the zoo said on...
Czech govt resigns, president to push early vote
Czech govt resigns, president to push early vote
Czech President Vaclav Klaus accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek's minority government on Wednesday, opening the way for...

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