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Boy faces terrorism charges in 'Playstation' case

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A 14-year-old Austrian boy will face charges of preparing to join militants in Syria and researching how to build a bomb after downloading plans onto his Playstation games console.

Austrian letter carriers: 1 bag for mail, 1 for dog treats

2015-05-11 21:22

Austrian letter carriers have recently begun carrying a second bag, a bag with dog treats, to help them dealing with aggressive dogs.

Austrian magazine printed with HIV blood

2015-05-05 21:11

An Austrian men's magazine has printed its latest edition using blood from people who are HIV-positive in order to counter the stigma often attached to the virus.

14-year old charged with terror offences in Austria

2015-03-31 11:55

Austria has charged a 14-year old boy with terror offences after he researched how to build a bomb online and made contact with militants supporting ISIS in Syria, prosecutors say.

9 unaccounted for after ISIS attack on oil field

2015-03-07 23:00

An Austrian Foreign Ministry official says fighters from the Islamic State group have attacked an oil field in Libya and nine foreign workers are unaccounted for.

Ex-diplomat found hanged in Austrian prison cell

2015-02-24 21:02

A prison official says a former Kazakh diplomat who faced murder charges has been found hanged in his cell in an apparent suicide.

3-million-year-old ancestor had human-like hands

2015-01-23 10:13

The hand structure of early human ancestors who lived 3.2 million years ago suggests they had the ability to grasp and use tools, even if they hadn't invented them yet, anthropologists say.

Austria hints at Hitler home take over

2015-01-14 16:16

Austria's government is looking at options that would allow it to expropriate the house where Adolf Hitler spent his early childhood.

Austria detains girls who wanted to marry ISIS fighters

2015-01-11 21:22

Austria has detained two teenage girls after they tried to travel to Syria to marry fighters of the jihadist group Islamic State, a spokesperson for the prosecution says.

Escaped horse causes chaos in rush hour Vienna

2014-12-04 17:15

A runaway horse sparked mayhem in rush hour traffic in Vienna, galloping along a busy road pursued by nine police cars and the animal's distraught owner, police say.

 

Vienna traffic signals go red and green, gay and straight

2015-05-12 22:07

Vienna pedestrian traffic lights go red and green, gay and straight, to back tolerance

Trains collide in Austria

2015-05-06 14:23

Two local trains have collided head-on in Austria, killing one of the drivers and leaving 10 people seriously hurt including a woman in critical condition, emergency services say.

Smokers to be banned from Austria's cafes

2015-04-10 16:15

After years of heated public debate, Austria's government has decidedthat it will ban smoking in cafes and restaurants in 2018.

Foreigners seized by ISIS in Libya – Austria

2015-03-10 10:05

ISIS militants in Libya have seized a group of foreigners at the al-Ghani oilfield, a spokesperson for the Austria foreign ministry says, citing "secure information".

France to hand Austria HSBC tax data soon

2015-02-27 18:58

France will soon hand over to Austria tax data linked to leaked client data of lender HSBC Holdings after admitting failings in compliance at its Swiss private bank.

'No kangaroos in Austria' - not

2015-01-28 21:14

A Kangaroo is surviving the alpine winter on the hop, dispelling the 'No kangaroos in Austria' T-shirt slogan.

Austria's ban on gay adoption overturned

2015-01-14 17:58

Austria's highest court has overturned a law that prevents same-sex couples from adopting children, bringing it into line with many European countries.

Vienna axe murderer lived with corpse for months

2015-01-13 21:15

Police in Austria have accused a man of slaying his flatmate with an axe and then living with the body for more than three months.

Austria sues a German state bank

2014-12-22 13:15

A long-running legal tussle between Austria and Bavaria has taken a new twist as Vienna sues the region's state bank.

13 held in mass raids against jihad recruiters in Austria

2014-11-28 20:44

Austrian police have arrested 13 people and raided homes, prayer rooms and mosques around the country in a mass operation targeting suspected jihad recruiters.

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