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Islamic school closed for 'endangering children'
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Islamic school closed for 'endangering children'

A private Islamic primary school in Vienna's Brigittenau district has been shut down as the city council believes its students’ welfare was endangered, the Kurier newspaper reports. READ  

Early ancestor's hands were 'human'
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Early ancestor's hands were 'human'

The hand structure of early human ancestors who lived 3.2 million years ago suggests they had the ability to grasp and use tools, even if they hadn't invented them yet, anthropologists said Thursday. READ  

Teen intent on suing Austria for bullying
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Teen intent on suing Austria for bullying

A hearing has taken place into the case of a teenager from Vorarlberg who intends to sue the Austrian government for €21,000 because he was bullied at school and claims that his teachers failed to put a stop to it. READ  

Saudi School threatened with closure
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Saudi School threatened with closure

Vienna’s School Board has threatened a controversial private Saudi School with closure by the end of the 2014/2015 school year, after it failed to provide the names of its director and teachers. READ  

Teacher sues pupil for tripping her up
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Teacher sues pupil for tripping her up

An Austrian teacher is suing one of her pupils for €1,700, claiming that he tripped her up on purpose in the classroom, causing serious bruising, pain and suffering. READ  

Museum seeks moon rock crowd funding
Meteorite researcher and museum curator Ludovic Ferrière. Photo: CEN/NHM Wien, Kurt Kracher

Museum seeks moon rock crowd funding

The Natural History Museum in Vienna has turned to crowdfunding to buy a lunar meteorite with the idea that everyone can own a little bit of the moon. READ  

School magazine linked to porn quiz
The cover of the magazine.

School magazine linked to porn quiz

The publishers of a student magazine that was distributed to children as young as ten in Baden are in trouble after it was found to feature provocative images of half-naked girls and a link to an Internet quiz containing pornographic content. READ  

Male kindergarten teachers 'bring benefits'
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Male kindergarten teachers 'bring benefits'

Only between one and two percent of kindergarten teachers are male in Austria - despite the fact that male teachers bring many benefits, according to a leading education expert. READ  

Students' Union protests against fraternities
Fraternity members outside Vienna University. Photo: APA/Neubauer

Students' Union protests against fraternities

Vienna University Students' Union has announced that it will start holding a regular protest rally against the weekly ‘Burschibummel’ - a ritual in which right-wing student fraternity members meet up in front of the university dressed in their traditional outfits. READ  

Saudi school 'teaching anti-Semitism'
The street where the school is located in Vienna's 3rd district. Photo: Peter Gugerell

Saudi school 'teaching anti-Semitism'

Vienna’s Saudi School - a private school for Islamic immigrants from Saudi Arabia and the Middle East - is under review by the city council after allegations that it is teaching conspiracy theories and anti-Semitism. READ  

The ski school churning out champions
Photo: Skigymnasium Stams

The ski school churning out champions

Many of the world's top skiers have walked its halls and at this year's Olympics, its alumni swept 12 medals - for nearly half a century the ski school in Stams, Austria has been producing champions like a factory. READ  

Austria improves in English language skills
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Austria improves in English language skills

Austria has increased its position in the world rankings as a global leader in English language proficiency, according to a report released this week. READ  

Right-wing demo against planned Islamic school
The site of the planned school. Photo: Heinz Titz

Right-wing demo against planned Islamic school

The right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) will hold a protest at the site of a planned Islamic high school in Simmering, Vienna on Thursday evening. READ  

Majority of Austrian women support abortion
Abortion is no longer taboo in Austria. Photo: APA (Pfarrhofer)

Majority of Austrian women support abortion

A new survey of 1,000 Austrians shows that nearly three quarters agree that public hospitals in all Austrian provinces should be permitted to perform abortions. READ  

Students' Union wants fraternity costume ban

The Austrian Students’ Union at the University of Vienna has called for a ban on members of right-wing student fraternities (Burschenschaften) wearing their traditional hats and chest bands on university grounds and at university events. READ  

 
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