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Avalanche risk warning for Tyrol at level 3
Photo: APA

Avalanche risk warning for Tyrol at level 3

According to ski-field operators and mountain rescue, the risk of avalanche in some regions of Tyrol has reached level 3 on a 5-point scale, and is likely to increase with more snow. READ  

Armed robber captured with cash from hotel
The replica used in the robbery - "Officer 8" by JG Schrödel. Photo: Police

Armed robber captured with cash from hotel

In the early hours of Christmas morning, a man armed with a replica gun held up the staff at a hotel near Mariahilferstrasse in Vienna, and made off with the contents of the cash box. READ  

Pig's head hung on Mosque door in Vienna
Photo: HaberJournal.at

Pig's head hung on Mosque door in Vienna

In a barbaric affront to Muslim sensibilities, part of a pig's head and some pork tripe was attached to the door of a Mosque in Vienna's 21st district on Christmas day. READ  

Boxing day snow snarls traffic across Austria
The incident in Kaumberg saw the vehicle smash into a power distribution box. Photo: APA

Boxing day snow snarls traffic across Austria

The arrival of winter on Boxing Day has led to several accidents across Austria, as snow and ice make driving conditions dangerous. READ  

Egyptian man cuts down 'eyesore' Jesus on cross
A neighbour photographed the damage. Photo: Grossenzersdorf council

Egyptian man cuts down 'eyesore' Jesus on cross

An Egyptian man who moved into a house in Grossenzersdorf in Lower Austria told his neighbours the 60-year-old figure of Jesus on a cross outside his home was an 'eyesore' - so he cut it down with an angle grinder. READ  

Terror alert level raised in Vienna
Heavy police presence at Karlsplatz. Photo: APA (Neubauer)

Terror alert level raised in Vienna

Wiener Linien, which is responsible for public transport, including buses, trams and the subway in Austria's capital city, confirmed on Monday that they have raised the alert level of their internal security system to level 2 (yellow). READ  

Major drug network busted in Macedonia
Some of the drugs being smuggled. Photo: Europol

Major drug network busted in Macedonia

Europol announced on Monday that it has busted a major heroin-smuggling network based in Macedonia, including distribution hubs in Austria and Germany, with the arrests of 400 people. READ  

Obituary for Udo Jürgens
Photo: APA (EPA/STEFFEN SCHMIDT)

Obituary for Udo Jürgens

The German-speaking world was in mourning Monday for Austrian crooner and composer Udo Juergens who died suddenly in his adopted Swiss homeland -- in the middle of a tour -- aged 80. READ  

Japanese robbery victim stabbed after chase
Photo: APA

Japanese robbery victim stabbed after chase

A 22-year-old Japanese man stopped for a coffee from a vending machine in the lobby of a hostel in Mariahilferstrasse on Saturday night, when two men stole his backpack. READ  

Drunk driver impersonates cop
What a real policeman looks like. Photo: APA

Drunk driver impersonates cop

A 23-year-old man from Burgenland had a great idea to raise a little money on Saturday night, by impersonating a police officer. READ  

Masked thieves get away with millions
Still image from security camera showing the thieves at work. Photo: Police

Masked thieves get away with millions

A pair of masked thieves broke into an armored car security transport company in Innsbruck on Saturday evening, getting away with millions of euros in cash. READ  

Third building evacuated as collapse feared
Photo: APA

Third building evacuated as collapse feared

For a third time in as many weeks, an apartment building in Vienna has had to be evacuated by rescue services due to fears of its imminent collapse, according to a report from the Austrian Press Agency (APA). READ  

German skier dies on Salzburg mountain
Obertauern North. Photo: Robert Burwood

German skier dies on Salzburg mountain

A 24-year-old German man from Bavaria died on Saturday morning while skiing the slopes of Schönalmbahn, in the Untertauern valley near Salzburg. READ  

Couple intercepted at airport with machine gun
Photo: APA

Couple intercepted at airport with machine gun

An Austrian man and a Turkish woman were arrested on a plane about to take off from Vienna for Istanbul after a machine gun was found in their checked-in luggage, authorities said Saturday. READ  

Police rescue kittens from illegal smuggler
Two of the rescued kittens. Photo: Burgenland Police department

Police rescue kittens from illegal smuggler

Police conducting a routine vehicle inspection in Nickelsdorf, Burgenland near the Hungarian border made a surprise find on Friday when they discovered four kittens being illegally transported, according to a report in the news daily Heute. READ  

 
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