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Austrian climber dies in fall from Matterhorn
Photo: Zacharie Grossen/Wikimedia

Austrian climber dies in fall from Matterhorn

A 33-year-old Austrian climber died on Thursday when he fell 600 metres down the side of the Matterhorn after ascending the iconic 4,478-metre mountain in the Swiss canton of Valais with a colleague, also from Austria. READ  

Nudes galore at Emin and Schiele show
Egon Schiele, Self-Portrait with Chinese Lantern Plant, 1912. Image: Leopold Museum

Nudes galore at Emin and Schiele show

An exhibition teaming works by British artist Tracey Emin - many of them new - and Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, who died aged 28 in 1918, opened in Vienna on Friday. READ  

Anzac Dawn Service to be held at Karlsplatz
An Anzac Dawn Service in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo: New Zealand Defence Force

Anzac Dawn Service to be held at Karlsplatz

The Australian and New Zealand embassies are holding a Dawn Service in front of Vienna’s Karlskirche on Saturday 25 April, to mark the centenary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzacs) on the Turkish shores of Gallipoli in 1915. READ  

Convicted killer arrested for taxi driver murder
The jacket which led to Erwin K's arrest. Photo: Police

Convicted killer arrested for taxi driver murder

A convicted murderer suspected of brutally stabbing a female taxi driver to death in Linz on Monday night has been arrested in Wels, Upper Austria. READ  

Murdered Austrian nun 'may have been raped'
The Sacred Heart Home convent in Ixopo. Photo: www.mariannhill.de

Murdered Austrian nun 'may have been raped'

Police in South Africa are investigating whether an 86-year-old Austrian nun found murdered in a convent had also been raped. READ  

Minister defends use of chauffeur for private trip
Gerald Klug. Photo: Manfred Werner/Wikimedia

Minister defends use of chauffeur for private trip

Austria’s Defence Minister is under pressure after it emerged that he used a luxury taxpayer-funded BMW and army chauffeur for a private trip from Zurich to France last week. READ  

Two police officers injured in wild car chase
The damaged police cars. Photo: LPD NÖ

Two police officers injured in wild car chase

Two policemen were injured in a high speed car chase after pursuing a man in a stolen car through Lower and Upper Austria on Wednesday. READ  

Genocide row: Turkey recalls ambassador
The Armenian Genocide Museum in Yerevan. Photo: Syumich/Wikimedia

Genocide row: Turkey recalls ambassador

Turkey recalled its ambassador to Austria on Wednesday in protest over Austrian lawmakers' condemnation of the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turk forces 100 years ago as "genocide". READ  

Racist outburst prompts civil courage debate
A screen grab from the video.

Racist outburst prompts civil courage debate

A video of a man hurling racist abuse at a Somali passenger on a tram in Vienna has caused outrage on social media and provoked a discussion about moral courage. READ  

Missing angels returned to church after 13 years
One of the pair of angels. Photo: Diözesanmuseum Graz

Missing angels returned to church after 13 years

A pair of angels that were stolen from a parish church in Voitsberg, Styria in 2002 have finally been returned after 13 years. READ  

Features
Help Me, Helen
Challenges of expat life: Making new friends

Challenges of expat life: Making new friends

Expats, who are globally mobile and move every few years, often have to make new friends with each move. Helen Rudinsky writes that making new friends can be a challenge, especially for children, shy people, or individuals with limited social skills. READ  

Five Viennese 'twin attractions'
Hermesvilla. Photo: Vienna Unwrapped

Five Viennese 'twin attractions'

Once you have ticked off Vienna’s most popular attractions on your sightseeing list, it's time to explore the ‘second tier’. The city is packed with little-known insider gems that have been overshadowed by the bigger tourist magnets - but offer a similar experience, without the crowds. READ  

Will climate change give us the blues?
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Will climate change give us the blues?

Climate change is predicted to intrude into almost every area of life - from where we live, to what we eat and whom we war with. Now music can be added to the list. READ  

Expat Profile
'We believe children have unlimited potential'
Margarita Randl with her son.

'We believe children have unlimited potential'

Margarita Randl is the manager of Vienna's first Gymboree Play & Music Center. She spoke to The Local about the challenges of setting up a new business and what she loves about life in the capital. READ  

Help Me, Helen
Why denial is your worst enemy

Why denial is your worst enemy

Vienna-based Marriage and Family Therapist Helen Rudinsky looks at how to recognise if you're in denial, and what to do to break out of it. READ  

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Ranking downgrades Swiss passport's 'power'

Ranking downgrades Swiss passport's 'power'

The passports of 18 countries are regarded as more “powerful” than the one offered by Switzerland, according to a new survey. READ  

G36 rifle 'has no future' in German army
Defence minister Ursula von der Leyen. Photo: DPA

G36 rifle 'has no future' in German army

Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced on Wednesday that the controversial G36 rifle 'has no future in the German Army,' signalling the end of a two decade relationship between the army and the dodgy weapon. READ  

Warning: ‘Denmark will be hit by a terror attack’
Some of the threatening notes were placed at Krudttønden, the cafe shot up in February. Photo: Søren Bidstrup/Scanpix

Warning: ‘Denmark will be hit by a terror attack’

Police have confirmed that a series of notes threatening a new and more extensive terror attack have been found in the same Copenhagen district where a gunman opened fire on a free speech debate. READ  

Barcelona school attack
Student kills teacher with crossbow in Barcelona
Police officers stand guard outside Joan Fuster secondary school in Barcelona. Photo: Josep Lago/AFP

Student kills teacher with crossbow in Barcelona

UPDATED: Police have detained a 13-year-old after a teacher was shot dead with a crossbow and several others injured in a Barcelona secondary school. READ  

British expats left in lurch by NHS clampdown
Photo: Richard Pohle/AFP

British expats left in lurch by NHS clampdown

British people living in France and other European countries could be forced to take out private health insurance, due to the latest clampdown on expats using the UK's National Health Service. READ  

The Local List
Top ten problems of growing up multilingual
Growing up speaking more than one language is not always a blessing. Photo: Shutterstock

Top ten problems of growing up multilingual

Although it may sound to some like a dream, being brought up multilingual can have its downsides. Trilingual journalist Anna Pujol-Mazzini lists ten of the most common problems. READ  

EU's crazy homeopathy cure for Norway fish
These healthy looking salmon need no sugar pills. Photo: Norsk Havbrukssenter/Flickr

EU's crazy homeopathy cure for Norway fish

Norwegian vets are up in arms about a “scientifically illiterate” European directive that mandates the use of homeopathic medicines as the first line of treatment for organic farmed fish. READ  

The Local List
My Swedish habits that foreigners just don't get
Swedes eat crayfish in August. Only in August. Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

My Swedish habits that foreigners just don't get

Do the Swedes have certain habits you just can't work out? Here, The Local's Emma Löfgren, who has recently returned to Sweden from the UK, lists some of the Nordic traits that leave her foreign friends bemused. READ  

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