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Croat Up For British BAFTA Award


A Croat could soon have her name on a prestigious BAFTA award. Croatian make-up artist and hairstylist Ivana Primorac (46) has been nominated for one of the British Academy Film Awards for her work in the film Ana Karenina, staring Keira Knightly and Jude Law. It is Primorac’s sixth BAFTA nomination, after impressing during ...

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Europe’s First Gas Lit Lighthouse And Much More…


Which was the first lighthouse in Europe to be lit with gas? Well it has been claimed that the honour belongs to a lighthouse in the small fishing village of Savudrija on the northwestern Adriatic coast of Croatia. The Savudrija Lighthouse, which has put the Istrian coastal settlement on the map, is ...

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Road Toll Down To 1960’s Level In Croatia

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Deaths on Croatian roads in 2012 returned to 1960’s levels after statistics were released by the nations Ministry of Internal Affairs. 390 people died as a result of accidents on the roads in Croatia in 2012, 28 less than in 2011 and 274 less than in 2008. 2012 statistics are ...

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Croat Claims Sciences Ernst Jung Prize For 2013


Croatian scientist Ivan Dikic is to receive the prestigious Ernst Jung Prize for 2013. Dikic, who is head of the Institute of Biochemistry II and Director of the Buchmann Institute of Molecular Life Sciences at the Goethe University Frankfurt, will be presented on 3 May in Hamburg, announced the Jung Foundation ...

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Croat Records First Album At 84


Croat Bogde Cala is proof that it is never too late in life to do anything. Music lover Bodge has recorded his first album at the age of 84. The long-time klapa (a cappella) singer has a recorded a 12-song album titled: Pjesme koje volim i pjevam (Songs which I love and sing). Cala, who is from ...

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French Fashion House Finds Inspiration In Croatia


 Croatia and its beauty was the inspiration behind famous French fashion house Lanvin’s 2012 shoe collection. Lanvin’s famous Moroccan-born designer Alber Elbaz was so inspired by “Croatia’s coast, Croatian women and the blend of Slavic and Mediterranean beauty” that he produced a range of shoes and named them after places in the country. ...

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Chaos As Train Sets Off Explosive Device Near Zagreb


Police in the Croatian capital Zagreb have confirmed that a freight train, operating on the route Zagreb – to the eastern city of Varazdin, has collided into an explosive device on the train tracks. A large explosion occurred at around 3.50am on Wednesday near the Posused station just outside of Zagreb, when the ...

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