Holy See 'upset' at homosexuality and prostitution in lawyer's popular novel
Bulgaria captain Stiliyan Petrov has expressed his gratitude to fans back home for their support as he battles acute leukaemia.
Seconds away, round one: women's boxing is to become an Olympic sport for the first time at London 2012. In this exclusive report, we go behind the scenes with Team GB to meet the young athletes who are going for gold.
The England centre-back Gary Cahill completed his move from Bolton to Chelsea yesterday. The 26-year-old joins for a fee of £7m after two weeks of negotiation over personal terms. Cahill, who would have been out of contract at the end of the season, was thrilled to have joined Andre Villas-Boas's side, who lie fourth in the Premier League. "Chelsea is a massive club, it is a club that looks to win trophies season-in season-out and it is a big opportunity for me to be a part of that," he said yesterday. "Opportunities like this you can't turn down."
Manager faces uneasy summer if England fail to record victory in Euro 2012 qualifier
Some of the hundreds of thousands of letters sent to Father Christmas each year have been published in a new book which reveals that, far from being selfish demands, many Christmas wishes are generous and heart-wrenching and, frequently, funny.
For anyone seeking a budget city break with some tempting skiing attached, Bulgaria's capital is a surprisingly elegant solution.
New Bulgaria coach Lothar Matthaus is facing an uphill battle to persuade Dimitar Berbatov to return to the international fold.
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Roy Hodgson sees no reason why Danny Murphy cannot continue to play at the top level for many seasons - but warned against expecting the Fulham captain to "hit the ground running" on his return to action from a knee injury against CSKA Sofia tonight.
Fulham manager also warns over putting too much faith in video technology
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Hundreds of thousands of people in Balkans left exposed to sub-zero temperatures as gas row hits home
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As Bulgarian authorities close the file on the murder of the dissident journalist in London in 1978, newly-released papers have shed fresh light on one of the most infamous episodes of the Cold War
Scotland Yard detectives have flown to Bulgaria in a fresh attempt to shed light on one of the murkiest and most controversial episodes in the secret history of the Cold War. A team of senior police officers travelled to Sofia last month, it emerged yesterday, as part of the investigation into the unsolved murder of the Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov, who was stabbed with a poisoned umbrella while walking across London's Waterloo Bridge in 1978.