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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.

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.

Sport

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

Sport

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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Prague Spring: when a hedgehog challenged an elephant

For the United States, 1968 was characterised by the burgeoning anti-Vietnam war and civil rights movements but for Eastern Europe, that same year

For the United States, 1968 was characterised by the burgeoning anti-Vietnam war and civil rights movements but for Eastern Europe, that same year

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Prague swimmers take traditional winter plunge

Dozens of swimmers have braved chilly temperatures to take a dip in Prague’s Vitava river. They raced against each other in various categories as

Dozens of swimmers have braved chilly temperatures to take a dip in Prague’s Vitava river. They raced against each other in various categories as

Culture

Animating the Velvet Revolution

The story of the Velvet Revolution is being reproduced for children in animated form in the new 2014 film ‘What To Tell The Kids?’ The Revolution

The story of the Velvet Revolution is being reproduced for children in animated form in the new 2014 film ‘What To Tell The Kids?’ The Revolution

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Czech president Milos Zemen pelted with eggs during protest

The president of the Czech Republic was pelted with eggs on a day to mark the 25th anniversary of the Velvet revolution which led to a change in the

The president of the Czech Republic was pelted with eggs on a day to mark the 25th anniversary of the Velvet revolution which led to a change in the

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Protests in Prague on anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

Protest returned to the streets of Prague 25 years after the Velvet Revolution changed the political direction of the Czech Republic. This time the

Protest returned to the streets of Prague 25 years after the Velvet Revolution changed the political direction of the Czech Republic. This time the

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25 years on Prague remembers exodus of East Germans to West Germany

The former West German foreign minister who famously announced that East German refugees could travel to the West has returned to the Czech capita

The former West German foreign minister who famously announced that East German refugees could travel to the West has returned to the Czech capita

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Burning protest at rhino horn trade

Fifty kilograms of seized rhino horns were burned on Sunday at a zoo in the Czech Republic. The stunt was aimed at raising awareness about the

Fifty kilograms of seized rhino horns were burned on Sunday at a zoo in the Czech Republic. The stunt was aimed at raising awareness about the

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British cancer boy Ashya King begins treatment in Prague

Five year old British cancer patient Ashya King has finished his first day of proton beam treatment at a clinic in Prague. The family made

Five year old British cancer patient Ashya King has finished his first day of proton beam treatment at a clinic in Prague. The family made

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Court rules Ashya King, 5, can seek Prague tumour therapy

Britain’s High Court has ruled that the parents of Ashya King, the five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, may take him to the Czech Republic for

Britain’s High Court has ruled that the parents of Ashya King, the five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, may take him to the Czech Republic for

Business

How to get EU funds to grow your SME

In this edition of Business Planet, presented by Serge Rombi, we look at the European funds available to small and medium businesses and how they are

In this edition of Business Planet, presented by Serge Rombi, we look at the European funds available to small and medium businesses and how they are

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Zombie apocalypse comes to Prague

The zombie apocalypse came to Prague as the city’s annual Zombie walk got underway. Hundreds of people sporting gory costumes and doused in fake

The zombie apocalypse came to Prague as the city’s annual Zombie walk got underway. Hundreds of people sporting gory costumes and doused in fake

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Avant-garde theatre marks WWI centenary in Prague

Leading American avant-garde theatre director Robert Wilson is commemorating the first World War’s centenary in his new stage production ‘1914’ at

Leading American avant-garde theatre director Robert Wilson is commemorating the first World War’s centenary in his new stage production ‘1914’ at

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Prague opens its own winter Olympic park

As the world watches the sporting highlights in Sochi, Prague boast its very own Olympic Park built by the Czech Olympic Committee and partly

As the world watches the sporting highlights in Sochi, Prague boast its very own Olympic Park built by the Czech Olympic Committee and partly

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Exhibition captures key moment of 1968 'Prague Spring' invasion

An exhibition of iconic photographs has gone on show in Bucharest, Romania. The photographs capture the moment in 1968 when Soviet Union and Warsaw

An exhibition of iconic photographs has gone on show in Bucharest, Romania. The photographs capture the moment in 1968 when Soviet Union and Warsaw

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Czech PM hands in resignation after losing confidence vote

The Czech cabinet led by leftist economist Jiri Rusnok handed its resignation to President Milos Zeman on Tuesday after a month in power after losing

The Czech cabinet led by leftist economist Jiri Rusnok handed its resignation to President Milos Zeman on Tuesday after a month in power after losing

Culture

The ice bar craze hots up

At the Ice Bar in Prague temperatures are kept at minus seven degrees and everything that can be is made out of ice. . Customers are only allowed

At the Ice Bar in Prague temperatures are kept at minus seven degrees and everything that can be is made out of ice. . Customers are only allowed

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Back in the day : Baghdad is founded

July 30, 734. Caliph Al Mansur founded the city of Baghdad in a site north of the Iranian capital of Ctesiphon. He believed Bagdad was the perfect

July 30, 734. Caliph Al Mansur founded the city of Baghdad in a site north of the Iranian capital of Ctesiphon. He believed Bagdad was the perfect

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Prague residents assess flood damage as water recedes

In the Czech capital Prague there is relief that the water has stopped rising in the River Vltava. But the situation is said to be almost as bad as

In the Czech capital Prague there is relief that the water has stopped rising in the River Vltava. But the situation is said to be almost as bad as

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Zombies invade Prague

Despite unrelenting rain around 600 zombies gathered in Prague on Saturday to participate in the city’s sixth zombie walk through the Old Town.

Despite unrelenting rain around 600 zombies gathered in Prague on Saturday to participate in the city’s sixth zombie walk through the Old Town.

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Prague metro plans to launch love train for singles

Rail passengers searching for love in the Czech capital need look no further than the daily commute as the city makes plans to designate carriages on

Rail passengers searching for love in the Czech capital need look no further than the daily commute as the city makes plans to designate carriages on

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Czech Republic nuclear bunker turns Cold War museum

Shortly to be added to the list of Europe’s most unusual tourist destinations, you too will soon be able to experience some of that Cold War chill in

Shortly to be added to the list of Europe’s most unusual tourist destinations, you too will soon be able to experience some of that Cold War chill in