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Crime thriller Kajínek breaks box office record

Radio Prague |
19 August 2010

In the first two weeks of its showing, the new Czech film Kajínek has shattered all of the country's previous box office records.

The Czechoslovak legions: myth, reality, gold and glory

Radio Prague |
19 August 2010

The Czechoslovak legions occupy an almost legendary place in Czech history.

Police shelve investigation into controversial 'baby flying' courses

Radio Prague |
19 August 2010

Police have shelved an investigation into an unusual practice dubbed 'baby flying!, in which infants – some as young as three weeks old – are swung around by their hands and feet.

Poet, prose writer Ludvík Kundera dies at 90

Radio Prague |
18 August 2010

One of the country's most respected poets and literary scholars, Ludvík Kundera, died on Tuesday at the age of 90. The writer had a wide scope, writing poetry, drama, prose and translating from several languages. Last year he received the Jaroslav Seiffert prize for life-long achievement.

Czechs answer call to help flood stricken Pakistan

Radio Prague |
18 August 2010

Although the Czech Republic has been hit by its own floods, the country responded fast to the much greater inundation in Pakistan.

Thousands in Czech military to suffer demotion in rank

Radio Prague |
17 August 2010

Under an amendment passed last year, on January 1 the army will reintroduce ranks from private to sergeant, mirroring armies in fellow NATO countries.

More Czechs than ever now living alone

Radio Prague |
16 August 2010

The number of one-person households in the Czech Republic is on the rise. In fact, according to government figures released this week, one in four Czech households is single-occupant.

Oldřich Škácha – photographer of Havel and others

Radio Prague |
13 August 2010

In his basement studio in the Šelmberkovský Palace in Prague's Malá Strana, Oldřich Škácha is visibly amused as he points out a shot he took in 1991. It features then finance minister Václav Klaus, grinning broadly, flanked by two bunny girls at a Playboy ball. Škácha says he likes to exhibit the picture today as a little jab at the president.

80 Czechs stranded in Ladakh after flash floods

Radio Prague |
13 August 2010

At least eighty Czechs remain stranded in the Himalayan region of Ladakh where flash floods killed 156 people at the weekend.

A walk across Prague's Charles Bridge

Radio Prague |
12 August 2010

In this edition of Spotlight, we walk across the bridge with architect Martin Krise from a preservationists' association called the Club for Ancient Prague.

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