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15-year-old girl dies from 'drug cocktail'
Photo: APA (dpa)

15-year-old girl dies from 'drug cocktail'

A 15-year-old schoolgirl died early on Saturday morning after partying with two older men, who plied her with a cocktail of powerful drugs. READ  

Naked teen hammered on roof
Photo: APA/GEORG HOCHMUTH

Naked teen hammered on roof

A women received a rude awakening on Saturday night when she saw through her skylight a naked man hammering with a broom, attempting to gain access to her home. READ  

Salzburg pot grower betrayed by smell
Growbox found in an apartment in Salzburg's Aigen district. Photo: Salzburg Police

Salzburg pot grower betrayed by smell

A 29-year-old man is under arrest today after police raided his Salzburg apartment, and found 14 cannabis plants under cultivation, as well as a small amount resting on a coffee table. READ  

Greens launch cannabis legalization tour
Photo: Young Greens

Greens launch cannabis legalization tour

Austria's Green party's youth wing has launched an initiative to drum up support for legalization of cannabis, by commencing a tour around the country promoting the benefits of smoking or otherwise ingesting the currently-banned natural substance. READ  

Octogenarians behaving badly in Austria
Not one of the disgraceful aged. Photo: Thomas Bjørkan

Octogenarians behaving badly in Austria

With the increasing amount of people living into their 80's and beyond, it's not surprising that a few old-timers occasionally exhibit behaviour we don't normally associate with the elderly. The Local takes a look at a few recent examples. READ  

Happiness 'about making right choices'
Happiness is... Photo: APA

Happiness 'about making right choices'

Can happiness be learned? And can you measure how happy certain people are? An international conference in Innsbruck is looking at these questions. READ  

Billionaire's wedding cake bitten by man
Photo: APA (Gert Eggenberger)

Billionaire's wedding cake bitten by man

Richard Lugner, the controversial Austrian billionaire, is in the news again after the wedding cake for his upcoming nuptials was attacked by an unidentified man at his Lugner City shopping centre. READ  

Department of the obvious
Poll shows Austrians like beer
Photo: APA (epa)

Poll shows Austrians like beer

In news that will surprise almost no-one, a recent poll shows that Austrians really like beer. READ  

More Austrians opt for marriage
A couple at sunset. File photo: APA/dpa

More Austrians opt for marriage

Marriage is becoming more popular in Austria - with an increase of 6.5 percent of couples deciding to tie the knot in the first half of this year. READ  

Caritas head calls for increased foreign aid
Caritas president Michael Landau. Photo: APA (Archiv/Hochmuth)

Caritas head calls for increased foreign aid

In light of numerous international crises, the head of the Catholic aid organisation Caritas has called for Austria's foreign disaster aid fund to be increased. READ  

Austrian of the week
Jewish Museum: Dealing with recent history
Danielle Spera. Photo: Jewish Museum Vienna

Jewish Museum: Dealing with recent history

Dr Danielle Spera had a high profile career working as a journalist with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, the ORF. She is now the director of the Jewish Museum Vienna - and has taken the transition from TV celebrity to museum board room in her stride. READ  

Muslim leader 'appalled' by suspected jihadists
Sunni muslim leader Fuat Senac. Photo: APA (Archiv/Fohringer)

Muslim leader 'appalled' by suspected jihadists

The president of the Austrian Islamic Community (IGGiÖ), Fuat Sanac, says he is surprised and appalled about the nine suspected jihadists who were arrested in Austria on the weekend. READ  

Islamophobic attack on 84-year-old woman
IGGiÖ president Fuat Sanac. Photo: APA (Archiv/Fohringer)

Islamophobic attack on 84-year-old woman

An 84-year-old woman originally from Turkey wearing a traditional headscarf was kicked to the ground on Thursday afternoon in an attack that was clearly motivated by anti-Islamic sentiments, according to a press release from Austria's Islamic Religious Community Association (IGGiÖ). READ  

Time limit for street walkers in Floridsdorf
Prostitutes working in Floridsdorf. Photo: WiFF

Time limit for street walkers in Floridsdorf

A row over street prostitution in Vienna’s 21st district, Floridsdorf, looks like being partially resolved after the district council voted in favour of enforcing a time limit on street walkers. READ  

Caritas opens hotel with 'social value'
The Hotel Magda building in Laufbergergasse. Photo: APA/Neubauer

Caritas opens hotel with 'social value'

The Roman Catholic charity Caritas is going into the hotel business. The Vienna branch will open a budget hotel in January, close to the Prater, and will provide apprenticeships to around 30 young people with a refugee background, the head of Caritas Vienna Klaus Schwertner said. READ  

 
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