An accident in which a mother and her two little girls, aged 4 and 6, died
in a tragic road accident has made front page news after her teenage
daughter posted a video on Facebook claiming that the mother had killed
herself and her daughters intentionally after losing a custody battle for
The teenager blamed the authorities for allegedly failing to listen to repeated warnings from herself and other family members that her mother was mentally unstable and could harm the children.
The police have refused to comment on the case during an ongoing investigation. However traffic experts point to the fact that the accident happened on a straight section of the road in clear weather and the mother of two unexpectedly drove into the opposite lane, crashing with an oncoming garbage truck.
One of her little girls died on the spot, the other on the way to hospital.
World number 3 Naomi Osaka beat second seed Petra Kvitová 7-6 (7/1), 4-6,
6-4 in the opening match of the WTA Finals in China on Sunday. The
three-set marathon lasted for 2 hours and 39 minutes.
The 22-year-old Japanese maintained her unbeaten status over Kvitová having won their only previous clash in three sets in Melbourne.
Kvitová now faces Australia‘s Ashleigh Barty and Belinda Bencic from Switzerland.
The winners of Czech Radio’s annual poll for Best Actor/Actress on the
Airwaves are Taťjana Medvecká and Ivan Trojan.
Taťjana Medvecká picked up the listeners‘ award for the seventh time in succession as the most popular female actress on the airwaves. The listeners‘ poll has a 23-year-long tradition.
Thirty-three actors and actresses were in the running this year and close to 1,600 listeners took part in the poll.
The Czech Republic has the fifth largest increase in HIV cases in the
period between 2010 and 2018, according to the results of a study published
by Politico. It is an increase of 128 percent.
The Philippines top the ladder (203 percent), followed by Egypt (196 percent) and Madagascar (193 percent). Slovakia placed sixth with a 106 percent increase.
According to the National Reference Laboratory for HIV/AIDS there are currently 3,488 persons registered HIV positive in the Czech Republic, of which 3010 are men. 653 persons have developed full-blown AIDS and 307 have died of AIDS.
121 new HIV cases were registered in the Czech Republic in the first 6 months of this year.
Ripping off unsuspecting foreigners is a relatively widespread practice in
Prague's grocery stores, according to the results of a study conducted
by Czech economists and published in the Journal of Behavioral and
In the study, the authors put 260 Prague grocery stores to the test with the help of volunteers posing as foreigners who are not well acquainted with the Czech currency, and are therefore easy targets. They were ripped off in a fifth of the stores tested.
Prague Castle has opened the otherwise inaccessible Deer Moat to the public
in connection with the celebrations of Czechoslovak Independence Day on
October 28th. The Deer Moat is open to the public from 10am until 3pm at
It will be made accessible to visitors one more time this year on November 16 -17, on the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.
The Deer Moat has been completely closed to visitors this year, as have the Castle’s Southern Gardens due to reconstruction work.
A stretch of the C-line of Prague’s metro will be out of operation
throughout the three-day weekend due to scheduled repair work on the
tracks, the Prague Transport Authority says on its web page.
Trains will not run between the stations Muzeum and Pražského povstání from early Saturday until late Monday night. A substitute bus service XC will be in place.
There will also be traffic restrictions on Čechův bridge and Libeň bridge.
The police is investigating the highest number of rapes in ten years, Czech
Radio reported. 525 rapes were reported in the first eight months of this
year which is a record number.
Experts say that thanks to the work of NGOs and the #MeToo campaign the stigma surrounding rape is gradually disappearing and more women have the courage to speak out.
Even so NGOs say that only a fraction of rapes gets reported in the Czech Republic, an estimated one in ten.
The culture ministry has prepared a list of new national cultural monuments
that is to be assessed by the government at its next session.
Among the seven new sites proposed are the grave of the country’s first president Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk at Lány and the church of Cyril and Methodius in Prague’s Resslova street where the seven paratroopers who assassinated Nazi Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich hid until they were tracked down by the SS.
National cultural monuments are sites that are linked to significant milestones and outstanding personalities in the country’s history. There are close to 300 sites on the list to date.