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'Space jump' faster than thought

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 18:01

Austrian Felix Baumgartner fell even faster during his historic skydive last October than was originally thought.
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In pictures: Vienna asylum-seeker protest

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 11:50
related places: Vienna

Asylum-seekers camp press demands in Austrian church
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Austrian trains in head-on crash

Monday, January 21st 2013, 17:03
related places: Vienna

Dozens of people are injured in a head-on collision between two commuter trains that were on the same railway track in Vienna.
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VIDEO: Austrian trains in head-on crash

Monday, January 21st 2013, 13:46
related places: Vienna

Several people are severely injured in a head-on collision between two commuter trains in Vienna.
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Austrian ex-MEP jailed for bribes

Monday, January 14th 2013, 17:39

An Austrian ex-Euro MP and interior minister, Ernst Strasser, is jailed for four years for accepting an offer of cash for proposing amendments to EU laws.
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VIDEO: Footage captures Austria landslide

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 0:01

An unusual amount of rainfall has caused a number of landslides in Austria.
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Vienna tops 'number two' poll

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 12:12
related places: Vienna

Ultravox's 1981 hit Vienna has been voted the nation's greatest track to miss out on the number one spot.
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Red Bull eyes Austrian GP return

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 9:46

Red Bull offers its own track in Austria as a potential venue for a 20th Grand Prix in the 2013 F1 calendar.
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The Italians who want to be Austrian

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 0:25
related countries: Germany Germany

The Italians who speak German and want to be Austrian
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Bus driver returns life savings

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 16:11

An Austrian bus driver is praised for handing in almost 400,000 euros in cash - an elderly lady's life savings - found at the back of his bus.
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Austrian ex-MEP Strasser on trial

Monday, November 26th 2012, 10:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Vienna

A former Austrian interior minister and Euro MP, Ernst Strasser, goes on trial in Vienna on corruption charges, after being secretly filmed by British undercover reporters.
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VIDEO: 'Ice cream' murderer jailed for life

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 23:41
related places: Vienna

A court in Vienna has sentenced a woman to life in prison for murdering her ex-husband and her lover and hiding the bodies in her ice cream shop.
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'Ice cream' murder woman jailed

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 19:40
related places: Vienna

A Vienna court sentences a woman to life in jail for killing her ex-husband and her lover, and hiding their dismembered bodies in her ice cream shop.
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VIDEO: 'Ice cream murder' trial begins

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 2:41
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Spain Spain

The trial has begun in Vienna of a Spanish-Mexican woman accused of murdering both her former husband and her lover, and burying them in concrete in the cellar of her ice cream shop.
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Tycoon enters Austrian parliament

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 13:07

A party set up by elderly billionaire Frank Stronach six weeks ago is allowed into Austria's parliament without contesting an election.
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VIDEO: Mozart's piano is heard in concert

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 10:44
related places: Vienna

A rare performance featuring one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's favourite pianos has taken place in Vienna, after the instrument was returned to the city following a 200-year absence.
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VIDEO: Nazi memorabilia on sale in Austria

Monday, November 5th 2012, 20:44

Memorabilia from the Nazi era is still being sold in flea markets in Austria, even though it is forbidden by Austrian law.
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Vienna opera streams live on web

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 15:46

A Viennese opera is broadcast live over the internet for the first time, giving free access to audiences around the world.
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Bodices and leather trousers make a comeback

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 23:16

Austria falls back in love with the dirndl dress and lederhosen
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Skydiver smashes YouTube record

Monday, October 15th 2012, 10:18

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner has smashed a number of records, including for views on live streaming.
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VIDEO: Skydiver's record 24-mile high jump

Monday, October 15th 2012, 10:07

The Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner has jumped from a balloon 24 miles above the earth, smashing an altitude record that had stood for more than 50 years.
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Skydiver surpasses speed of sound

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 22:17

Austrian Felix Baumgartner becomes the first skydiver to break the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 833.9mph (1,342km/h).
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Skydive record attempt under way

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 18:08

Austrian Felix Baumgartner begins his 39km plunge from a helium-filled balloon at the edge of space as he attempts to break the record for the world's highest skydive.
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Second skydive bid postponed

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 16:28

Austrian adventurer Felix Baumgartner has decided against a second attempt to make the highest ever skydive on Thursday.
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Baumgartner skydive bid aborted

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 18:48

Austrian adventurer Felix Baumgartner is frustrated in his attempt to make the highest ever skydive.
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