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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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'How I caught my online scammer – and Facebooked his mum'

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 10:45

A cybersecurity researcher living in Austria who was scammed out of $500 (£375) had his money returned after tracking down the scammer's family.
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Austria presidential election: Faulty envelope glue delays re-run

Monday, September 12th 2016, 15:07

The Austrian government is forced to postpone a re-run of the presidential election after voters complain of faulty ballot envelopes.
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Austria presidential election: Faulty glue likely to delay vote re-run

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 14:05

A re-run of Austria's presidential election looks set to be postponed on technical grounds - because the glue will not stick on postal vote forms.
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Austria mudslides: Homes in Afritz am See swamped with mud

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 22:11
related places: Afritz, See

Residents in an Austrian town swamped by mud have begun to survey the damage.
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Austrian tragedy

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 23:32

A year after 71 people suffocated in the back of an airless lorry on its way to Austria, Bethany Bell and Nick Thorpe retrace the journey and ask what went wrong.
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It's twins - panda surprises zookeepers

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 12:29

Yang Yang the panda surprises staff at an Austrian zoo, after they miss that she had given birth to two cubs and not one!
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Rare giant panda cub born at Vienna zoo - mother's fourth

Monday, August 8th 2016, 12:29
related places: Vienna

Another giant panda cub is born at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo - the fourth time that mother Yang Yang has conceived naturally.
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Turkey scolds Austria in EU membership dispute

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 16:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey angrily rejects Austrian suggestions that its membership talks with the EU should be ended following the crackdown since a failed coup.
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Paris bombings suspects extradited to France from Austria

Friday, July 29th 2016, 20:08
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Two alleged members of the IS cell that carried out the Paris attacks are extradited from Austria to France and reportedly charged with terrorism.
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'Distracted' Austrians get road-crossing workshops

Monday, July 25th 2016, 13:55

Austrian road safety group says pedestrians are too engrossed in their smartphones.
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Hitler house: Austria moves to stop Neo-Nazi 'cult site'

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 15:02

Austria's government is to seize the house where Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 to prevent it becoming a site of pilgrimage for neo-Nazis.
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Austrian Finance Minister: Great Britain 'will become little Britain'

Monday, July 11th 2016, 19:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Austrian Finance Minister Hans Schelling predicts that Northern Ireland and Scotland will not fully leave the European Union and that "Great Britain will become little Britain".
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Austrian far-right leader Hofer against leaving EU

Friday, July 8th 2016, 16:36

Austrian far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer says leaving the EU would be a mistake, apparently softening his position on a referendum.
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Austria presidential poll result overturned

Friday, July 1st 2016, 14:45

Austria's highest court annuls the result of the presidential election narrowly lost by a far-right candidate and says the vote must be re-run.
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Austrian court to rule on far right poll result challenge

Friday, July 1st 2016, 3:55

Austria's top court is to rule on a challenge by the far-right Freedom Party to the result of the presidential election, which it lost narrowly.
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Commentator's ecstatic screams after Iceland win

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 13:09
related countries: Iceland Iceland

An Icelandic commentator's ecstatic reaction to Austria reaching the last 16 of Euro 2016 has been caught on camera.
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