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Social anthropologist: the New Wave disco problem has ethnic roots

When the 2007 MTV birthday celebration took place on the November 11 Waterfront, with popular music and rock music being played, without having anything to do with sacred Latvian things, there was no problem.

Scientists find way to treat blindness

Joint efforts of American and German scientists have resulted in a way to treat inborn blindness in mice.

Microsoft: Office 2011, 2008 works with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion>

Microsoft has announced that its Office for Mac software is compatible with Apple's latest operating system Mountain Lion.

The permission to hold the New Wave disco to be challenged at Court

The Democratic patriots association will challenge the permission given by Mayor of Riga Nils Ušakovs to hold the New Wave disco on the November 11 Waterfront at the Administrative Court, Chairwoman of the association Ieva Brante told LETA agency in an interview.

Rural development fund issues its first land acquisition program loan

The Rural development fund (RDF) has made its first decision concerning the issue of a loan as part of the new agricultural land acquisition program, Agriculture Ministry reports.

Estonia plans to ratify ESM before September

Estonia’s parliament may hold two final readings on Aug. 30 to ratify the European Stability Mechanism, the euro-region’s permanent rescue fund, the government said.

Top 20: favourite websites of Latvian residents

The most popular website among Latvian internet users, age 15 to 74, is still Google. 40% or 695 000 Latvian residents, age 15 to 74, visit this page every day.

Strong quake hits off Mauritius

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius on Thursday, July 26.

Israel might strike Iran first

In case sanctions fail, Israel may take pre-emptive action against Iran to make it drop its nuclear ambitions, says Israel's defence minister Ehud Barak.

July 26 in pictures

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

11-year-old boy flies to Rome as a stowaway

Liam Corcoran, an 11-year-old boy, managed to slip on board of a Jet2 airplane and fly from Manchester to Rome.

Construction costs up by 7.3%

Construction costs in Latvia grew by an average of 0.4% in June this year, compared to May. Worker salary increased by 1.5%, while vehicle and machinery maintenance and exploitation costs increased by 0.2%; prices for construction materials increased by 0.1%.

Recession deepens - UK economy drops 0.7%

The UK economy dropped by 0.7% between April and June, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Daily joke: Good luck charms

A journalist asks a boxing champion...

New Wave: day one

Wednesday, July 25, the first day of the New Wave 2012 popular music performers contest concluded at the Dzintari concert hall in Jurmala, Latvia.

Algal bloom begins in the Baltic Sea

People aren’t the only ones to joy about the coming of warm weather. According to the satellite images published on the website of Finnish Environment Institute, Algae bloom has begun in the Baltic Sea.

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