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Rescue dog locates Austrian skier buried under avalanche

Rescue dog locates Austrian skier buried under avalanche

A 19-year-old Austrian man owes his life to an avalanche search and rescue dog after he was buried under snow whilst skiing with friends in Westendorf in Tyrol.

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5 reasons UK expats should get healthcare help from home

5 reasons UK expats should get healthcare help from home

Navigating the health care system in another country can be tough, and even when it all works out, sometimes you just miss the comfort of the system back home. But there's a solution.

 
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How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

Don’t let inaction or ignorance about your US tax obligations ruin the New Year.

 
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Polar bears make 'unusual' overnight stay in Longyearbyen

Polar bears make 'unusual' overnight stay in Longyearbyen

A female polar bear and her two cubs wandered out of Longyearbyen on Tuesday morning after spending the night in the capital of Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago.

 

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Apparently, naked pictures sell products

Apparently, naked pictures sell products

A small Austrian firm making ski goggles has proved sex sells after they tripled their turnover by posting pictures of themselves wearing their gear while naked on the internet.

Minister's call for public office headscarf ban angers Muslims

Minister's call for public office headscarf ban angers Muslims

A minister has been accused by Muslim groups of using Islam to gain political points by proposing to ban people in public office from wearing headscarves.

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A promising treatment for Lyme disease

A promising treatment for Lyme disease

A simple antibiotic cream has proven highly effective in the fight against Lyme disease, a serious tick-transmitted illness on the rise across Europe, Austrian researchers said Tuesday.

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Vienna beauty bar owner cheekily responds to requirement for 'bikini-wax with a view'

Vienna beauty bar owner cheekily responds to requirement for 'bikini-wax with a view'

Based on to a recent visit by a labor inspectorate, a beauty salon in Vienna's first district called The Beauty Bar was instructed to improve the premises by way of installing windows in the rooms meant for hair removal. These booths have been sight-protected for the privacy of customers, especially in the case of bikini-waxing. To say the least, such an order has unleashed quite a kerfuffle from the general public.

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