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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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Baumgartner eyes skydive record

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 13:48

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner will try to become the first human to break the sound barrier unaided by a vehicle when he jumps out of a balloon.
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VIDEO: Mission to the 'edge of space'

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 13:30

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner will attempt to become the first human to break the sound barrier unaided by a vehicle.
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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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