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5th-9th grade students to receive free milk

On Tuesday, July 31, the government adopted the amendments by the Agriculture Ministry for the regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers that not only 1st – 4th grade pupils receive a free glass of milk, but 5th – 9th grade pupils as well.

20% of residents will «sacrifice» work for the Olympic Games

The survey carried out by Lattelecom states that Latvian residents will primarily watch track and field athletics, BMX and gymnastics during the 2012 Olympic Games.

Enough signatures are gathered to initiate a referendum on referendums

The Greens’ and Farmers’ Union managed to collect the 34 necessary signatures of Saeima MPs with the help of Harmony Centre to initiate a national vote in relation to the amendments to the regulations governing the organization of referendums.

Estonia's industrial production falls for fourth month

Estonia's industrial production decreased for the fourth consecutive month in June, mainly reflecting a sharp fall in mining output, data released by Statistics Estonia showed.

July 31 in pictures

BNN offers to take a look at the most interesting, the most scandalous and simply the most beautiful pictures of the day.

Cargo turnover in Latvian ports up 12%

Cargo turnover at Latvian ports was 20.3 million tons in the second quarter of 2012, which is 12.2% more than in the same period of 2011.

TOP 20 most profitable Olympian athletes

In the last 12 month, 20 of the most profitable Olympian athletes earned a total of 448 million dollars.

Riga airport short of 10.6% of passengers

Riga airport serviced 1 291.9 thousand passengers in the second quarter of 2012, which is by 10.6% less than in the same period of 2011.

How much does it cost to be Batman?

It would cost $682 million for a real-life Batman to fund his world-saving lifestyle, thanks to the price of high-tech cars, gadgets, his mansion and training, a new infographic says.

Daily joke: How to give your cat a pill

1. Grasp cat firmly in your arms. Cradle its head on your elbows, just as if you were giving a baby a bottle. Coo confidently, «That's a nice kitty.» Drop pill into its mouth.

Renault borrows one billion EUR in 2012

Renault Company borrowed nearly one billion EUR since January 2012. Doing so, the company was able to refinance almost all 2012 payments and confirm its access to European and Japanese markets at the same time.

London Olympics photos: July 31

During the London Olympics, BNN offers to check out daily galleries of events, the achievements of sportsmen and intense battles for medals.

Ebola outbreak hits Uganda

In Uganda 14 people have died of the deadly Ebola virus which is one of the most virulent diseases in the world.

Millions wasted in Afghan reconstruction projects

Hundreds of millions of US taxpayer dollars may have been wasted on poorly managed infrastructure projects in Afghanistan, a report to Congress says.

Italy opens the largest thermal park in Europe

The largest thermal park in Europe has been opened not far from Verona, Italy. Aquardens – a 60 000 m2 large paradise for all water fun lovers to enjoy.

Greece tightens border control

Greece is quadrupling the number of guards at its border with Turkey and boosting other defenses in part because of a potential influx of Syrian refugees.

Riga shuttle bus reform is being slowed

Riga City Council’s determination to organize shuttle bus routes and improve the overall service quality is not progressing as smoothly as it was expected.

Exterior of the Castle of light criticized

The building of the Latvian National Library (commonly called the Castle of light) did not always look as it does now. The initial idea of the project that was first compiled by architect Gunārs Birkerts some quarter of a century ago. During the drafting period of the building, a lot was altered.

Masked Mexican thief hits cinemas showing Batman

A man wearing a ski mask and carrying a gun robbed two theaters showing the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises on Sunday, July 29.

Hot weather increases ice cream sales

Given the exceptionally hot weather that was noted in the end of last week, compared to July the year before, demand for ice cream doubled in Rimi stores, says company representative Dace Valnere.

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