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AUDIO: Weather key to skydive attempt

Monday, October 8th 2012, 10:03

Near perfect weather will be required for Austrian adventurer Felix Baumgartner to try to make the highest ever skydive.
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VIDEO: Yodelling hiking trail opens in Austria

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 8:57

In Austria the hills are alive with people learning to yodel. A hiking trail with audio recordings and signs has recently opened in the west of the country.
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Michael resumes tour in Vienna

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 8:55
related places: Vienna

George Michael returns to the stage in Austria, thanking the medical staff who treated him for near-fatal pneumonia in the city last year.
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Croatia skewers Slovenia sausage

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 15:21
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Slovenia Slovenia

Slovenia's attempt to get EU special status for a local sausage is resisted by neighbour Croatia - just months after a similar complaint from Austria.
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Outrage at anti-Semitic cartoon

Monday, August 20th 2012, 16:37

The leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party causes outrage after posting a cartoon on Facebook likened to anti-Semitic Nazi propaganda.
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Man survives long crevasse ordeal

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 9:09
related countries: Germany Germany

A 70-year-old German climber is rescued from a crevasse in the Austrian Alps, where he says he was stuck for six days.
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Elephant grows from frozen sperm

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 15:57

An embryonic African elephant is photographed in the womb - the result of pioneering artificial insemination by an Austrian zoo.
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Austrian ex-MEP on bribery charge

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 15:48

A former Austrian interior minister and Euro MP, Ernst Strasser, is charged with corruption over a "cash-for-laws" scandal in the European Parliament.
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Romanian pianist Ursuleasa dies

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 10:32
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Vienna

Award-winning Romanian pianist Mihaela Ursuleasa is found dead in her Vienna apartment aged 33.
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VIDEO: Is this the world's oldest underwear?

Monday, July 30th 2012, 18:39

Archaeologists find a bra in a medieval Austrian castle that they say could be the oldest undergarment yet discovered.
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Murray brothers beaten in doubles

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 18:47

Andy and Jamie Murray lose to Austria's Jurgen Melzer and Alexander Peya in the first round of the Olympic doubles.
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Opera house told to make savings

Friday, July 27th 2012, 14:40

Vienna State Opera is under pressure to make savings of 10 million euros (£7.8m) after a warning from the Austrian government.
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Austrian artist Franz West dies

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 11:15
related places: Vienna

Austrian contemporary artist Franz West dies aged 65 in Vienna, after a long illness.
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VIDEO: 'Space' skydiver makes test jump

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 8:31

An Austrian man has jumped from a balloon some 29km (18 miles) above the Earth in preparation for his attempt to make the world's highest skydive.
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VIDEO: Man killed in Austrian mudslides

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 1:37

Mudslides and flooding in Austria have left one man dead and many other people injured.
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Vienna monument yields Nazi text

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 18:28
related places: Vienna

A pro-Nazi text is found under a statue at a war memorial in the Austrian capital Vienna, officials say.
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Libya defector had heart attack

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 12:19
related countries: Libya Libya

Austrian officials say former Libyan Oil Minister Shukri Ghanem had a heart attack before falling into the Danube, and foul play is ruled out.
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Helicopter missing in south Peru

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 22:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Peru Peru

A helicopter with South Korean and Austrian nationals reportedly on board is missing in an Amazon region of southern Peru, police officials say.
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VIDEO: Austrian village 'cloned' in China

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 7:43
related countries: China China
related places: Hallstatt

The Alpine village of Hallstatt in the Austrian Alps has been recreated in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong.
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Haneke wins his second Palme d'Or

Monday, May 28th 2012, 11:19

Austrian director Michael Haneke wins his second Palme d'Or prize, this time for Love.
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Man shoots son at Austria school

Friday, May 25th 2012, 16:07

A man in Austria shoots his son in the head at a school, leaving the boy critically ill, then flees and dies in an apparent suicide.
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Iran and IAEA resume atom talks

Monday, May 14th 2012, 14:37
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Vienna

Iran and the IAEA have resumed discussions about access to the country's nuclear sites at new talks in Vienna.
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Leica camera fetches 2.16m euros

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 12:52
related places: Vienna

A prototype Leica camera from 1923 sets an auction record by selling for 2.16m euros in Vienna.
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VIDEO: Vienna cafe where cats are a fixture

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 7:33
related places: Vienna

Visitors to one of Vienna's newest cafes have more than just other customers to beat to a good seat, as the venue is a home from home for five shelter cats.
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