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New Year's Eve sex assaults prompt police manhunt in Austria

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 16:32
related places: Innsbruck

Police in Innsbruck hunt for six men accused of sexually assaulting 18 women on New Year's Eve.
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British child prodigy's Cinderella opera thrills Vienna

Friday, December 30th 2016, 12:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Vienna

Vienna is wowed by a Cinderella opera composed by 11-year-old British girl Alma Deutscher.
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Hitler's Austrian birthplace will be home for disability charity

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 17:33

The house where Adolf Hitler was born will remain standing, Austrian MPs have decided.
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Austrian MPs vote to seize Hitler's birthplace house

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 1:20

Austria's parliament passes a law allowing it to seize the house where Adolf Hitler was born.
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Austria far-right candidate Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll

Monday, December 5th 2016, 11:50

Far-right Norbert Hofer loses to environmentalist Alexander Van der Bellen in Austria's presidential election.
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Austria election: Van der Bellen promises to be "pro-European" president

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 22:31

Newly-elected Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen promises to be "pro-European" and open-minded.
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Austria presidential election re-run 'too close to call'

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 15:25

Austria's presidential election re-run between a liberal and a far-right leader is "too close to call".
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Austrian election in 60 seconds

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 2:23

Bethany Bell explains why Austria is facing a Christmas presidential election - its second of the year.
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Too close to call

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 1:36

Two candidates in Austria's presidential election held their final campaign events before the vote.
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Six family members killed in Austrian house near St Poelten

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 17:38
related places: Vienna

Six bodies are found in a house west of Vienna after a suspected family shooting.
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Austria election: Holocaust survivor's appeal goes viral

Monday, November 28th 2016, 19:58

An emotional appeal from a Holocaust survivor goes viral ahead of Austria's presidential election.
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Austria's scary Christmas celebrations

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 7:22

Thousands of people gather for Krampus season in Austria, and it's not Santa Claus that they're waiting to see.
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Austrian far-right hopeful Hofer may back EU vote

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 10:09

Austria's far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer threatens to push for a vote on EU membership.
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Cockatoos proven able to create tools

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 8:32

Researchers at Oxford and Vienna University have shown that Goffin’s cockatoos can make and use tools out of different materials to reach a reward.
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Austrian police bust Chinese gang prostitution ring

Monday, November 14th 2016, 15:15
related countries: China China

Austrian police arrest seven suspects for forcing 150 Chinese women to work as prostitutes.
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Syrian rebel in Austria on 20 civil war murder charges

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 18:08
related countries: Syria Syria

Austria charges a Syrian rebel accused of executing Syrian government soldiers with 20 murders.
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Austrian man wins right to take family name Zebra

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 17:00

An Austrian court ruling enables a man to change his family name back to "Zebra".
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Austria Protestant leaders slam Hofer over 'God' slogan

Monday, October 24th 2016, 15:48

Protestant leaders in Austria criticise an anti-immigration presidential candidate for invoking the name of God in his political campaign.
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Hitler birthplace: Austrian minister retreats on demolition

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 11:47

Austria's interior minister rows back on a pledge to demolish the house in which Adolf Hitler was born, after experts say they did not recommend this.
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Hitler house in Austria to be demolished after long row

Monday, October 17th 2016, 16:13

Austria's government is to demolish the house where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 in a bid to stop it becoming a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis.
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Station state

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 19:14
related places: Vienna

A group of Vienna-based scientists is working on plans to create a pacifist nation state, called Asgardia, in space.
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Germany closes motorway in bomb scare near Austria

Friday, September 30th 2016, 9:24
related countries: Germany Germany

German police closed a motorway at the Austrian border overnight after stopping a car carrying suspected bomb-making materials.
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Refugees plant roots in Austria's gardens

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 23:03

As Austria tries to integrate thousands of refugees and migrants, one group sets up a communal garden to build ties.
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Grim odyssey

Monday, September 26th 2016, 23:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Italy Italy, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Udine

Asylum seekers - mainly Afghan and Pakistani men - leave Austria for Italy, but they face bleak conditions in the city of Udine, Bethany Bell reports.
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Austria's Graz airport stops woman with husband's entrails

Monday, September 26th 2016, 10:05
related countries: Morocco Morocco
related places: Graz

Bemused Austrian customs officials find a man's entrails in the bags of a Moroccan woman who travelled to Graz airport.
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Old enough to vote

Monday, September 19th 2016, 23:04

Some 45,000 people have turned 16 in the months since Austria's botched presidential election. Will they prevent far-right candidate Norbert Hofer winning the re-run vote?
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