Austria


Gut feeling: Suspicious wife travelled with husband's intestines

2016-09-26 12:21

Customs officers at an Austrian airport were taken aback to find human entrails in the bag of a Moroccan traveller, who said they belonged to her dead husband, local media reported.

Austria to postpone presidential vote due to faulty ballots

2016-09-12 17:17

Austria's interior minister has asked the government to postpone presidential rerun elections because of faulty absentee ballot envelopes, effectively cancelling a vote planned for next month.

SA tenor Johan Botha dies at age 51

2016-09-08 15:25

Tenor Johan Botha, whose light but muscular voice dazzled audiences at the world's top operatic stages in a wide range of roles, has died.

Does Europe have an inquisition problem?

2016-09-01 23:15

Today's Europe is in the middle of an identity crisis, and questions who belongs to it and who should be kept out, says an expert on Islamophobia.

Was 'Iceman Ötzi' a Copper Age fashionista?

2016-08-18 17:08

The 5 300-year-old Alpine mummy known as the Tyrolean Iceman died wearing leather clothes and accessories harvested from no less than five wild or domesticated species, a DNA analysis has revealed.

Mentally ill German stabs passengers on Austrian train

2016-08-16 13:25

A mentally ill man from Germany seriously wounded two passengers in a knife attack on a regional train in western Austria, police say, ruling out a terrorist act.

'Child sex' claims at Austrian airport infuriates Turkey, heightening tensions

2016-08-15 18:14

Turkey has protested to Austria over a news ticker at Vienna's airport that claimed Turkey allows sex with children under the age of 15, amid heightened tensions between the two countries.

Turkey's ruling party orders purge

2016-08-06 12:03

Turkey's ruling party has ordered a purge from its ranks of supporters of US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, accused of plotting last month's failed coup.

Austria hands over Paris attacks 'accomplices' to France

2016-07-29 16:27

Austria has handed over to France two suspected members of the same Islamic State cell that massacred 130 people in Paris last November, prosecutors say.

Austrian far-right 'playing with fire' over EU referendum

2016-07-08 15:07

Austria's far-right candidate in the October presidential election is "playing with fire" with talk of an EU membership referendum, his challenger told media, vowing to tackle him over the issue in the campaign.

 

Austria jails man for reposting ISIS beheading videos

2016-09-13 22:01

An Austrian court has sentenced a man to two years in prison for reposting videos online of beheadings by ISIS.

Cape Town orchestra mourns death of tenor Johan Botha

2016-09-08 15:46

The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra is mourning the death of South African opera singer Johan Botha.

Moroccan suspected of links to Paris attack jihadists held in Austria

2016-09-05 23:00

A Moroccan man arrested in Brussels in July is being held in Austria, suspected of having links to the jihadist cell responsible for the Paris attacks last November, a spokesman for the Belgian federal prosecutor has said.

Changing mood in Europe a year after Austria migrant disaster

2016-08-26 10:54

The gruesome discovery of 71 dead migrants in a truck in Austria last August shocked Europe and led countries to open their borders to a massive influx of people fleeing war and poverty. But a year on, the mood in Europe has changed.

Nine Iraqis held over gang rape of tourist in Vienna

2016-08-16 19:39

An Austrian court has remanded nine Iraqi migrants for their alleged involvement in the gang rape of a German tourist on New Year's Eve in Vienna.

Surprise! Giant panda produces twins at Vienna Zoo

2016-08-16 12:03

It turns out that the giant panda that gave birth at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo last week was hiding a tiny little secret _ an extra cub

'Hug me if you must,' Kampusch says 10 years on

2016-08-11 21:13

Ten years ago this month, Natascha Kampusch escaped from the man who had abducted her as a child eight years earlier. But as the Austrian told AFP, freedom has not been all easy.

Austrian anti-terror units probe threat

2016-08-04 21:37

Austria's interior ministry says its anti-terror units are investigating a threat to attack several police stations across the country

Round 9: Austrian GP - Nico nixed

2016-07-19 10:52

Halfway into the Hungarian Grand Prix (July 24, 2016), the F1 season will reach its halfway point. Egmont Sippel takes a look at events and trends that have dominated each of the year’s ten races, thus far.

Austrian GP: Massa speaks on Hamilton, Rosberg rivalry

2016-07-07 12:47

F1 veteran Felipe Massa has weighed in on the crash between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg at the Austrian GP. Who does the Brazilian think was at fault?

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