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Gas explosion destroys Vienna rooftop apartment
Photo: APA (Schwei)

Gas explosion destroys Vienna rooftop apartment

Around 6 p.m. on Thursday evening, a gas explosion ripped through the top floor of a residential building in Vienna's Margareten district. READ  

Vienna court threw secret files in rubbish
Vienna's Regional Court. Photo: APA/Fohringer

Vienna court threw secret files in rubbish

Vienna’s Regional Court has had to redefine its “waste management” policy after a blogger found confidential documents relating to ongoing cases in a paper recycling container outside the court building. READ  

Tent cities considered for Austria's refugees
Asylum seekers outside Traiskirchen. File photo: APA/HELMUT FOHRINGER

Tent cities considered for Austria's refugees

Austria’s interior ministry says that it is no longer ruling out tent cities for refugees. On Thursday, the ministry told the Austrian Press Agency that the number of refugees has "massively" increased in the past few weeks. READ  

Disabled Romanian forced to beg in Vienna
A beggar. File photo: APA/dpa/May

Disabled Romanian forced to beg in Vienna

A Romanian couple who forced a disabled Romanian man to beg in Vienna are on trial for human trafficking. READ  

New U5 colour chosen for Vienna's underground
The people have spoken - turquoise wins over rose. Photo: Wiener Linien

New U5 colour chosen for Vienna's underground

Vienna's public transportation network Wiener Linien has commenced work on initial construction for the U5 subway extension, and has made one of the most important choices - the colour scheme for the new line. READ  

Record tourist numbers for Austria despite rain
Tourists at the Johann Strauss statue in Vienna's Stadtpark. Photo: APA/HERBERT NEUBAUER

Record tourist numbers for Austria despite rain

Despite a disappointing summer, the coolest since 2005, Austria had record tourist numbers from May to July, with 31.9 million overnight stays. READ  

Hypo bank makes further shocking losses
Hypo Alpe Adria Bank. File photo: APA/BARBARA GINDL

Hypo bank makes further shocking losses

The nationalised Hypo Alpe Adria bank made overall concern losses of €1.67 billion (US$2.2 billion) as of the end of June 2014, according to its half-year balance published on Wednesday. The losses are far higher than any predictions or expectations. READ  

'Angry rampage' on Tom Cruise film set
Tom Cruise in Vienna. Photo: APA/GEORGES SCHNEIDER

'Angry rampage' on Tom Cruise film set

A 34-year-old man has been arrested during the shoot for Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 5 in Vienna after storming onto the filming location on Wednesday night and lashing out at people. READ  

Chicken trailer catches fire on motorway
Chickens. File photo: APA/dpa

Chicken trailer catches fire on motorway

A trailer loaded with more than 2,000 chickens caught fire on Wednesday evening on Austria's A9 motorway in Traboch, Upper Styria. Hundreds of the birds are reported to have died. READ  

Austria 'not prepared' for Ebola
Photo: APA/dpa

Austria 'not prepared' for Ebola

The Freedom Party's (FPÖ) spokesman for science is warning that Austria is unprepared in the event of the deadly Ebola virus appearing in the country. READ  

Reactions to election of new party leader mixed
Reactions to Reinhold Mitterlehner have been mixed. Photo: APA

Reactions to election of new party leader mixed

With the sudden resignation of conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) leader Michael Spindelegger, the party wasted no time in electing Economics Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner to the position, leading to mixed reactions from the other parties, as well as comments from Austria's president. READ  

The Austrian office you might want to live in
The heri&sally office building in Burgenland. Photo: Paul Ott

The Austrian office you might want to live in

Austrian architects heri&sally have designed a new office in Burgenland which focuses on quality of life for employees - including a climbing wall, swimming pool, kitchen, and garden. READ  

Austrian Post van robbery was faked
Police released this image of the suspect. Photo: APA/Police

Austrian Post van robbery was faked

The driver of an Austrian Post cash delivery van, who reported being robbed and handcuffed in his vehicle in Vienna earlier in August faked the robbery together with an ex-boyfriend, police have said. READ  

Vienna man shot and injured in drugs dispute
Police sign. Photo: APA

Vienna man shot and injured in drugs dispute

A man was shot and injured in a drugs dispute in the stairwell of a Vienna apartment block on Wednesday morning. READ  

Right-wing FPÖ tops Austrian election poll
Heinz-Christian Strache's FPÖ party had the most support. Photo: APA/Schlager

Right-wing FPÖ tops Austrian election poll

If national elections were held in Austria now, the opposition right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) would be in first place. This was according to a poll by the 'market institute', published in the online edition of the newspaper Der Standard on Tuesday. READ  

 
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