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Cameroon footballer Ekeng dies during Romanian league game

May 07, 2016 - 5:38 AM

The 26 year old defensive midfielder falls to the ground without any contact just 7 minutes after coming on as a substitute

TRAGEDY ON THE PITCH. Cameroonian international Patrick Ekeng lies on pitch after collapsing during a football match between Dinamo Bucharest and Viitorul Constanta. Photo by AFP

Romania village wins protected status, blocking Canada mine plans

Jan 15, 2016 - 7:33 AM

The step is a new blow for Canada s Gabriel Resources which has been trying for 15 years to get an environment ministry permit to extract 300 tonnes of gold from the picturesque village

PROTECTED. In this file photo, a woman pushes a pram past the abandoned Cosma House, a historic building in Rosia Montana, a mining town in Transylvania, Western Romania, September 2011. File photo by Zsolt Czegledi/EPA

Death toll from Romania nightclub fire soars to 43

Nov 08, 2015 - 5:24 PM

Romanian media criticized the authorities for failing to transfer some of the wounded to hospitals abroad in time

FIRE. A woman holds a placard in front of a Romanian national flag during a demonstration to protest against the political class and Romanian authorities during the fourth day of protest in Bucharest on November 6, 2015. Romania's former prime minister Victor Ponta quit on November 4, 2015 after a horrific fire at a Bucharest nightclub left 32 people dead, prompting tens of thousands of people to take to the streets demanding a ‘profound change’ in the government as a wave of grief and anger swept the country. Photo by Daniel Mihailescu/AFP

Bucharest disco blaze kills 27, scores injured

Oct 31, 2015 - 2:00 PM

The blaze broke out at around 11:00 pm at the Colectiv night club where hundreds of people had gathered for a gig by rock group Goodbye to Gravity

CLUB FIRE. Emergency service and police forces gather near a club in Bucharest October 31. Photoby