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Child victim of racist firebomb attack released from hospital

Radio Prague |
4 December 2009

After eight months of intensive treatment, the two-year-old Natálka rejoins her family. The fact she has recovered enough to finally go home has been described by doctors as a miracle.

Progress made but more needs to be done, say handicapped rights advocates

Radio Prague |
4 December 2009

Here in the Czech Republic, things have changed a lot since the communist era, when an independent lifestyle was virtually impossible for the handicapped. However, advocates say there is still a lot of work to be done.

Czechs seek to defy underdog status in Davis Cup final

Radio Prague |
4 December 2009

The biggest sporting event for the Czech Republic this years starts today when the country's men's tennis team takes on Spain in the final of the Davis Cup.

Record state deficit sparks fears

Radio Prague |
3 December 2009

Figures just out have confirmed that the Czech state is heading for a record-breaking and massive public deficit this year. Higher spending and a dramatic drop off in revenue from taxes could see a ten-fold jump in the deficit by the end of this year compared with last. Leading analysts are now warning that the debt and deficit powered public finances are heading off the rails.

HIV/AIDS experts fear complacency is preparing ground for explosion in infections

Radio Prague |
2 December 2009

The Czech Republic released its latest figures to coincide with world HIV/AIDS day on Tuesday. In spite of the steady climb in new cases, the country still stands out as a low infection zone compared with Western Europe and some states of the former Soviet Union such as Ukraine. But there is a real fear that complacency and indifference over infection twinned with greater exposure to risk are storing up a potential explosion.

Ari Munandar - chef at Prague's Hilton Old Town Hotel

Radio Prague |
2 December 2009

Right now, a lot of Czech chefs are playing with the ingredients and are making lighter, more modern dishes, on the level of international fine dining, says Ari who moved to Prague in 1997 from his homeland Indonesia.

Early work by architect Jan Letzel discovered at Brno cemetery

Radio Prague |
3 December 2009

A tombstone designed by the famous architect was recently discovered in a cemetery in the south Moravian city of Brno.

When the Mariánské Lázně hunters become the hunted

Radio Prague |
30 November 2009

It is surprising where detours can sometimes take you.

The wierd and wonderful Jablkoň

Radio Prague |
30 November 2009

Jablkoň's music rather defies easy explanation; a brand of distinctive folk blended with jazz, rock and more that's often called world music. Except when it isn’t…

The library can be sexy too, say naked students

Radio Prague |
27 November 2009

The concept of the library needs some spicing up, it seems. Too drab, too grey, too asexual, say student bookworms at Brno’s Masaryk University. So how to improve the situation? How about taking off the librarian’s clothes? Guerrilla Readers, an association whose primary aim is to promote reading, has printed a calendar to give some sex appeal to libraries in 2010.

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