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Transsexual asylum seeker's body found
The body is removed from the apartment. Photo: APA/HERBERT P. OCZERET

Transsexual asylum seeker's body found

The naked and bound body of a Turkish citizen found on Sunday afternoon after police broke down the door to her apartment has been reported as being a 35-year-old transsexual asylum seeker. READ  

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'The age of financial privacy is over'
Unsuspecting Americans have been hit hard by FATCA. Photo: Shutterstock

'The age of financial privacy is over'

Jonathan Weiss hasn’t lived in the US for 25 years. But that didn’t keep his foreign bank account from being frozen in the wake of new US tax laws. Find out how you can avoid the same fate at the hands of FATCA. READ  

'Extinct' wildcat spotted in Tyrol
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'Extinct' wildcat spotted in Tyrol

A hunter from Paznauntal caught a wildcat - thought to be extinct in Austria - in a trap at an altitude of 1,100 metres in the mountains of Tyrol. READ  

Family upset over 'missing body' mystery

Family upset over 'missing body' mystery

The body of an elderly man apparently “went missing” from an undertakers in Innsbruck, Tyrol, for five days last July - but the undertaker is refusing to say where it was, much to the annoyance of the man's daughter. READ  

Survivors mark Auschwitz anniversary
Children at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Photo: APA

Survivors mark Auschwitz anniversary

Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, ageing survivors and dignitaries are gathering at the site synonymous with the Holocaust to honour the victims. READ  

Report calls for reform of contentious Saudi centre
The KAICIID headquarters in Vienna. Photo: APA/Neubauer

Report calls for reform of contentious Saudi centre

A government report into a Saudi-financed religious dialogue centre which has its headquarters in Vienna has found that the centre is “flawed” and recommended reforms, but warned that closing it could violate international law. READ  

Nazi secret weapons site claims refuted
Parish church in St. Georgen an der Gusen. Photo: Rudolf A. Haunschmied /Wikimedia

Nazi secret weapons site claims refuted

A panel of experts in Austria on Monday refuted claims of an undiscovered network of tunnels and bunkers built by the Nazis possibly for rocket or even nuclear weapons research. READ  

Green light from court on Facebook privacy lawsuit
Photo: APA/HELMUT FOHRINGER

Green light from court on Facebook privacy lawsuit

An Austrian court on Monday agreed to consider a class action lawsuit by 25,000 people against Facebook for alleged violations of their privacy. READ  

Suspected jihadist arrested in Graz
File photo: APA/Gindl

Suspected jihadist arrested in Graz

A suspected radical Islamist was arrested in Graz last week, for the second time, a spokesman for the state prosecutor has confirmed. READ  

Austrians in favour of unifying with South Tyrol
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Austrians in favour of unifying with South Tyrol

A new study shows that 89 percent of Austrians are in favour of South Tyrol holding an independence referendum, and would welcome unification with Italy's German-speaking northern region. READ  

Features
Expat Profile
Celebrating immigration with fashion
Iulia (left) and Andra, wearing one of their scarves. Photo: canajvisuals.com

Celebrating immigration with fashion

Iulia Mugescu is a young entrepreneur from Romania, who has lived in Vienna for over five years. Together with fellow Romanian Andra Slaats she founded Younited Cultures, a Vienna-based social enterprise that designs and produces fashion accessories to raise awareness about the value immigrants bring to Austrian society. READ  

Help Me, Helen
Avoiding harmful patterns in relationships

Avoiding harmful patterns in relationships

Vienna-based Marriage and Family Therapist Helen Rudinsky looks at how to avoid invalidating others, even if you don't realize you're doing it. READ  

Austria's response to the Russian bear
Austrian President Heinz Fischer meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in June. Photo: APA/ROBERT JAEGER

Austria's response to the Russian bear

Gustav Gressel is Visiting Fellow on the Wider Europe Programme with the European Council on Foreign Relations. In this feature, he looks at the Austrian views on how Europe as a whole should respond to Russia, especially in the light of its unacknowledged war on its European neighbour, Ukraine. READ  

The Local Profile
I always felt like a ‘third culture kid’
Photo: Paul Gillingwater

I always felt like a ‘third culture kid’

Helen Rudinsky is originally from America but has lived in several countries since she was a 12-year-old, including Russia, Finland, Holland, Switzerland, Kenya, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. She is now based in Vienna where she works as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and counsels couples, individuals and children from the expatriate community. She spoke to The Local about the ups and downs of expat life. READ  

My Austrian Career
'The Austrian music scene inspired me'
Dunkelbunt. Photo: Julia Wesely

'The Austrian music scene inspired me'

Ulf Lindemann - also known by his artist name dunkelbunt - was born in Hamburg in 1979 and came to Vienna at the beginning of the millennium to study and make music, becoming one of the pioneers of new music genres Electro Swing and Balkan Beatz. He spoke to The Local about how Austria inspired his music and what we can expect from his new album. READ  

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Switzerland tops global cost of living study
Countries in brown have highest costs, according to data. Map: Movehub.com

Switzerland tops global cost of living study

A new report shows Switzerland has the highest cost of living in the world, ahead of Norway. READ  

Judge: Landlords can't stop men standing to pee
Toilet photo: Shutterstock

Judge: Landlords can't stop men standing to pee

Splashy urinators may now micturate in peace, after a man won a court battle against his landlord for the right to tinkle as nature intended. READ  

The Local List
Ten Danish words the world should start using
Impress your friends by casually dropping one of these ten Danish words into your next conversation. Photo: Colourbox

Ten Danish words the world should start using

Danish is a tough language, but it has some real gems. We guide you through ten Danish words that are just so good that we should all start using them. READ  

11 dead as F-16 jet explodes at Spain base
A Greek fighter jet crashes on takeoff at a military airbase in Spain while taking part in NATO exercises on Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 16. Photo: Josema Moreno/AFP

11 dead as F-16 jet explodes at Spain base

Updated: Nine French and two Greek nationals were killed on Monday when a fighter jet crashed on takeoff at a military base in Spain housing a NATO training centre for elite pilots. READ  

The Local List
The ten 'real' no-go zones in Paris
There are no-go zones in the City of Light after all. Photo: AFP

The ten 'real' no-go zones in Paris

Fox News came under fire recently for listing areas in Paris they claimed were "no-go zones". But what do they know? We've listed the real places in the City of Light that you'd want to avoid. Although they're more "don't-go" zones than "no-go". READ  

Another nun gives birth in Italy
The nun was taken to the maternity ward, where her waters broke and she gave birth. Baby photo: Shutterstock

Another nun gives birth in Italy

A nun has given birth in Italy after going to hospital with a stomach ache, a year after a similar case in a country still strongly influenced by the Catholic Church. READ  

Norway ranks second for cost of living
Staff celebrate a Michelin star for Ylajali in Oslo. We suspect they didn't have to pay for the meal. Photo: Erlend Aas/NTB Scanpix

Norway ranks second for cost of living

A new report shows Switzerland has the highest cost of living in the world, ahead of Norway. READ  

The Local List
Ten unique words you need to date in Sweden
Swedes love getting married...and divorced. Photo: Sonia Jansson/Image Bank Sweden

Ten unique words you need to date in Sweden

Dating is relatively new to Sweden - bumping into a new partner at a night club or getting off with a colleague is a more common way into a relationship. But if you are single, here are ten unique (and often untranslatable) Swedish words you should know about. READ  

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