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Drunk driver (14) caught after police chase
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Drunk driver (14) caught after police chase

Klagenfurt police reported an incident in the early hours of Thursday morning in which they noticed a vehicle travelling without lights. READ  

Clown-robber injured tobacco shop employee
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Clown-robber injured tobacco shop employee

A man wearing a clown mask carried out a botched armed robbery on a tobacco shop in Linz on Wednesday, according to police. READ  

Psychologist accused of sexual assault
Graz-Karlau prison. Photo: APA

Psychologist accused of sexual assault

A psychologist employed by the Ministry of Justice in Graz-Karlau prison is being investigated for sexual harassment. READ  

Meth lab busted near Czech border
Photo: Austrian police

Meth lab busted near Czech border

A pair of early-retirees were caught running a meth production lab in Moorheilbad Harbach, close to the Czech border, according to police. READ  

Austria's first memorial for Nazi 'deserters'
Detail of the memorial sculpture by Olaf Nicolai.

Austria's first memorial for Nazi 'deserters'

After years of debate a memorial to the thousands of people executed by the Nazis for deserting or refusing to serve in the military during World War II will be opened in Vienna on Friday. READ  

Deradicalization hotline to launch in December
Family affairs minister Sophie Karmasin. Photo: APA (Archiv/Hochmuth)

Deradicalization hotline to launch in December

A telephone hotline intended to help deradicalize young Muslims in Austria will launch in December, according to an interview with Family Affairs minister Sophie Karmasin of the conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP). READ  

Frisky Slovak lashes out after sauna ejection
This is not the sauna in the story. Photo: Sauna in Gastein, Austria / Alpentherme Gastein

Frisky Slovak lashes out after sauna ejection

A 30-year-old Slovak man was arrested for assault after lashing out at a sauna employee when he was being ejected from the sauna where he had been canoodling with his 26-year-old girlfriend. READ  

EU Commission suing Austria for Turkish rights
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EU Commission suing Austria for Turkish rights

The EU Commission has referred Austria to the European court of justice in a case which seeks to improve the conditions for Turkish citizens resident in Austria. READ  

Follow-up
Austrian murder suspect captured in Portland
The apartments in Strasshof where the body was found. Photo: APA/Punz

Austrian murder suspect captured in Portland

An Austrian man implicated in the murder of his mother has been captured in a hostel near to Portland, Oregon in the USA. READ  

Catholic Church
Austrian cardinal knows some 'marvellous' gays
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn. Photo: APA

Austrian cardinal knows some 'marvellous' gays

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has said that he knows some "marvellous" gays, amid a fierce debate in the Church over proposed reforms in attitudes to homosexuality. READ  

Jihadist teens face five years' jail
Sabina (L) and Samra (R). Photo: APA/Interpol

Jihadist teens face five years' jail

The two teen girls who joined Jihadists in Syria, then changed their minds and now want to return to Austria, face up to five years in jail for supporting a terrorist organization, according to a report in the news daily Heute. READ  

Giraffes to join the army
Photo: Tiergarten Schönbrunn/Norbert Potensky

Giraffes to join the army

Recent cuts announced by the armed forces minister haven't led to conscription of zoo animals -- rather, the army has offered a home to the giraffes of Schönbrunn zoo while their enclosure is being renovated. READ  

Salzburg must pay €1 million to prostitutes
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Salzburg must pay €1 million to prostitutes

According to a report Monday in the news daily Heute, the provincial government of Salzburg is being forced to hand back illegally-imposed fees for medical checks on several hundred sex workers. READ  

2,869 Austrians want to be forgotten by Google
Europeans asked Google to remove nearly a half million URLs. Screenshot: Google

2,869 Austrians want to be forgotten by Google

Nearly 3,000 Austrians have taken advantage of the May ruling by the EU Court of Justice that gave Europeans the right to request search engines like Google to remove results about them. READ  

Thousands gather to support Kobane's Kurds
The march in Bregenz on Saturday. Photo: APA (Werner Kaplaner)

Thousands gather to support Kobane's Kurds

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Vienna on Friday evening to draw attention to the plight of the Kurds in Kobane, which is currently besieged by radical Islamist Isis forces. A demonstration in Bregenz had clashes leading to two stabbings on Saturday. READ  

 
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