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Slackline festival in old Czech quarry

Several dozen “Slackline” enthusiasts gathered for a festival on Saturday set in an old quarry near the Czech town of Beroun.

Several dozen “Slackline” enthusiasts gathered for a festival on Saturday set in an old quarry near the Czech town of Beroun.

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Seven otter cubs born at Prague zoo

Prague Zoo has presented seven cubs of smooth-coated otters to visitors, which were born in January.

Prague Zoo has presented seven cubs of smooth-coated otters to visitors, which were born in January.

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Meet central Europe's hi-tech world-beater, South Moravia

There's a new Hi-Tech gang in town making a global name for themselves, busting out of South Moravia in the Czech Republic on a wave of entreprenurial savvy and smart support.

There's a new Hi-Tech gang in town making a global name for themselves, busting out of South Moravia in the Czech Republic on a wave of entreprenurial savvy and smart support.

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Wild Czech boars go nuclear eating mushrooms

Boars in the Czech Republic are radioactive. They're eating radioactive mushrooms and its contaminating the local delicacy meat

Boars in the Czech Republic are radioactive. They're eating radioactive mushrooms and its contaminating the local delicacy meat

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Eastern EU countries cry foul over "garbage can" food quality

Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic join forces in critiquing food companies they accuse of selling inferior foods compared to richer EU nations

Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic join forces in critiquing food companies they accuse of selling inferior foods compared to richer EU nations

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American sharp-shooter Bailey wins surprise biathlon gold

Lowell Bailey produced shock and awe at the World Championships in Austria by storming to victory in the men’s 20km biathlon.

Lowell Bailey produced shock and awe at the World Championships in Austria by storming to victory in the men’s 20km biathlon.

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Knife attack victim Kvitova to face six months out

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is expected to face six months out of action as she recovers from a knife attack.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is expected to face six months out of action as she recovers from a knife attack.

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Tennis player Petra Kvitova injured in knife attack

The tennis world number 11 has sustained injuries to her left hand while defendeding herself against a knife attack in her home

The tennis world number 11 has sustained injuries to her left hand while defendeding herself against a knife attack in her home

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Angels descend from on high in Czech Republic

Thousands of people watched angels flying down from a church tower during the last Advent weekend Christmas market in Ustek, in Northern Bohemia on Saturday.

Thousands of people watched angels flying down from a church tower during the last Advent weekend Christmas market in Ustek, in Northern Bohemia on Saturday.

Culture

Czech puppets vie for UNESCO nod

Puppetry has a very long history across the Czech Republic and can be traced deep into the Middle Ages.

Puppetry has a very long history across the Czech Republic and can be traced deep into the Middle Ages.

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Traditional cycles on show at Prague race

High wheel bicycle enthusiasts gathered in Prague on Saturday (5/11) to compete in the traditional “Prague Mile” race in front of hundreds of spectators.

High wheel bicycle enthusiasts gathered in Prague on Saturday (5/11) to compete in the traditional “Prague Mile” race in front of hundreds of spectators.

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Czech zoo celebrates birth of rare black rhino

A critically endangered species of rhino is the newest addition to the Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic.

A critically endangered species of rhino is the newest addition to the Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic.

Culture

Prague Toilet Museum victims of own success

Flushed with success, a rare museum in Prague is moving to the Old Town to become more accessible to tourists.

Flushed with success, a rare museum in Prague is moving to the Old Town to become more accessible to tourists.

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Russian man held by Czech police over 'hacking aimed at US'

Police in the Czech Republic have released video footage of a Russian man’s arrest in connection with hacking attacks on targets in the United States.

Police in the Czech Republic have released video footage of a Russian man’s arrest in connection with hacking attacks on targets in the United States.

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Cillian Murphy stars in Nazi-era thriller

Irish heartthrobs Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan ('Fifty Shades of Grey') star in WWII thriller 'Anthropoid', based on the real story of a 1942 plan to assassinate a leading Nazi officer.

Irish heartthrobs Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan ('Fifty Shades of Grey') star in WWII thriller 'Anthropoid', based on the real story of a 1942 plan to assassinate a leading Nazi officer.

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Borg and McEnroe renew rivalry in Laver Cup

Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe announced on Wednesday that they had committed to lead the Europe and World teams for the first three years of the Rod Laver Cup, a new competition styled after golf’s Ryde

Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe announced on Wednesday that they had committed to lead the Europe and World teams for the first three years of the Rod Laver Cup, a new competition styled after golf’s Ryde

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Festival celebrates best in eastern and central European film

The American actor Michael Shannon was among the guest stars attending the closing ceremony of the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

The American actor Michael Shannon was among the guest stars attending the closing ceremony of the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

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Karlovy Vary film festival honours Willem Dafoe with 'outstanding contribution' prize

Willem Dafoe was honoured at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival which also featured the world-premiere of the Prague-shot film 'Anthropoid' about the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich.

Willem Dafoe was honoured at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival which also featured the world-premiere of the Prague-shot film 'Anthropoid' about the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich.

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Six ways EU states responded to Brexit

Britain’s referendum decision to leave the European Union sent shockwaves across the country and other member states.

Britain’s referendum decision to leave the European Union sent shockwaves across the country and other member states.

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Euro 2016: Spain edge past Czechs, Italy shine, Zlatan almost scores

Piqué saves the day Belgium fail to deliver on big stage Ciaran Clarke own goal earns point Piqué hands Spain hard-fought opening win Defending Champions Spain got their Euro 2016 campaign off t

Piqué saves the day Belgium fail to deliver on big stage Ciaran Clarke own goal earns point Piqué hands Spain hard-fought opening win Defending Champions Spain got their Euro 2016 campaign off t

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Czech and Greek police break up forgery network

Czech police have released a video of a raid which took place at the end of May said to be targeting an international criminal network of migrant smugglers and document…

Czech police have released a video of a raid which took place at the end of May said to be targeting an international criminal network of migrant smugglers and document…

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Bolt builds up speed ahead of Rio

Usain Bolt’s famous signature gesture, arm extended shooting for the stars, is one his olympic rivals will be hoping they do not see this summer, but who can stop the double Olympic sprint champion Us

Usain Bolt’s famous signature gesture, arm extended shooting for the stars, is one his olympic rivals will be hoping they do not see this summer, but who can stop the double Olympic sprint champion Us

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Russia batters Ukraine in a medieval dust up in Prague

Armour, weapons, men and women from all over the world fight in Prague in the Battle of Nations. The aim to recreate the drama of medieval combat

Armour, weapons, men and women from all over the world fight in Prague in the Battle of Nations. The aim to recreate the drama of medieval combat

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Bringing space technology down to earth at the Living Planet Symposium

Orbiting the earth are some of the most important tools to human understanding of the earth. Satellites are not only important to scientists but are

Orbiting the earth are some of the most important tools to human understanding of the earth. Satellites are not only important to scientists but are

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Czech Republic wants to adopt new name of Czechia

The Czech Republic should introduce an official shortening of the name to use in English and other foreign languages, the country’s foreign minister

The Czech Republic should introduce an official shortening of the name to use in English and other foreign languages, the country’s foreign minister