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Austrian police: 5 skiers die in 'massive' avalanche

2016-02-06 21:59

Police in Austria say five skiers from the Czech Republic have been killed after being buried in a "massive" Alpine avalanche.

Ravens can imagine being watched

2016-02-02 19:04

Ravens can imagine being spied upon by a hidden competitor, showing a capacity for abstraction once thought to be exclusively human.

Red Bull faces huge fine for Verstappen snow run

2016-01-20 13:24

Red Bull could face a €30 000 fine after Max Verstappen's spectacular stunt along the Kitzbuhel ski slopes in Austria.

Sweden won't recognise Western Sahara

2016-01-16 14:13

Sweden has decided not to recognise Western Sahara as an independent state, in a move likely to ease diplomatic tensions with Morocco, which claims sovereignty over the mineral-rich territory.

Austrian police find dismembered head

2016-01-06 08:31

Austrian investigators have found the head of a woman whose partial body parts were earlier found in suitcases.

Austria police step up security amid terror warning

2015-12-27 07:43

Austrian police say they have stepped up security in Vienna and other cities after receiving a warning of possible attacks during the holiday season.

US toddler goes walkabout in PJs while mom sleeps

2015-12-25 20:16

Perhaps she was out looking for Santa. A 3-year-old American girl has wandered away from her family's hotel in Salzburg, Austria, wearing only a nightshirt and socks.

Lufthansa passenger restrained after threatening to open plane's door

2015-12-06 21:32

A passenger on board a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Belgrade has threatened to open one of the aircraft's doors as it soared 11 000m over Austria.

Austria records jump in far-right incidents

2015-11-25 21:00

Crimes motivated by far-right ideologies have jumped 60 per cent in Austria this year, the interior ministry says.

Austria to put time limit on refugee protection

2015-11-02 19:03

Austria will review whether refugees in the country are still in need of protection after three years, the Interior Ministry says.

 

Swiss arrest Gambian suspected of killing au pair

2016-02-06 13:55

Swiss authorities say they have arrested a Gambian man suspected of murdering a 25-year-old American woman working as an au pair in Vienna.

Austria to more than halve asylum-seekers

2016-01-20 17:59

Migrant hotspot Austria says it will seek to cap the number of asylum-seekers at 37 500 in 2016, less than half of the 90 000 claims accepted last year.

Couple's life savings sniffed out

2016-01-19 17:54

The old Viennese couple were desperate. Their life savings had disappeared, but then Evita de La Basse Autriche came to the rescue.

Sixth century prosthetic foot found in Austria

2016-01-14 17:15

Archeologists in Austria said they had found what they believe to be Europe's oldest prosthetic implant in the shape of a wooden foot dating from the sixth century.

Austrian police find body parts in suitcases

2016-01-04 16:55

Austrian police have recovered two suitcases with body parts reportedly that of a woman aged about 70 from a lake east of Salzburg.

Vienna police step up security after tip

2015-12-26 16:43

Police in Vienna say they have stepped up security precautions after a warning to several European capitals about the possibility of an attack.

Austrian varsity strips Nobel winner of honours

2015-12-17 21:22

An Austrian university has posthumously stripped Nobel Prize-winning scientist Konrad Lorenz of his honorary doctorate due to his fervent embrace of Nazism.

Smuggling ring bringing migrants to EU bust

2015-12-02 22:20

An organised criminal group that smuggled migrants into the European Union has been busted and 23 suspects arrested in Greece, Austria, Sweden and Britain.

Syria talks begin under pall of Paris attacks

2015-11-14 21:25

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have both condemned the Paris attacks as they began meetings on how to end the more than four-year war in Syria.

Syria criticises Vienna peace talks over 'terrorism fight'

2015-11-01 20:28

Syria has downplayed international talks held days ago in Vienna with the aim of ending the country's four-year war, saying they failed to stop support for "terrorists" - a reference to opposition forces.

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