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Nazi ritual murder now 'cannibalistic'
The murder happened in one of these apartments. Photo: APA/NEUMAYR

Nazi ritual murder now 'cannibalistic'

Fresh details have emerged in the case of a grisly murder, which suggest the alleged killer may have engaged in cannibalism with the body of his 20-year-old victim. READ  

Serial bigamist denies wrong-doing
Tijan S. with his lawyer Nikolaus Rast. Photo: Composite/APA

Serial bigamist denies wrong-doing

A Gambian man, who was detained in Austria on charges of bigamy, has rubbished allegations that he is a Casanova and a fraudster. READ  

Armed police thwart hotel robbery plans
Photo: Police

Armed police thwart hotel robbery plans

A serious armed robbery on a hotel in the Vienna Woods community of Gablitz was thwarted by police on Wednesday, according to the National Police Directorate of the northeast region. READ  

Two burglaries every hour in Austria
Photo: APA (epa)

Two burglaries every hour in Austria

At a press conference on Friday, the Austrian Road Safety Board (KVB) and the Austrian Insurance Association (VVÖ) explained that many Austrians underestimate the risks of burglary, and outlined some simple measures to be taken to avoid getting ripped off. READ  

Deserters' monument unveiled Friday
Photo: APA (Hochmuth)

Deserters' monument unveiled Friday

Austria unveiled Friday its first national monument to the estimated 1,500 people executed by the Nazis for deserting or refusing to fight in World War II, 69 years after the conflict ended. READ  

Drugs bust in OÖ
Major drugs bust in Rohrbach
Part of the grow operation found in Hörsching. Photo: OÖ Police

Major drugs bust in Rohrbach

Police from Upper Austria announced on Friday the successful completion of an operation to disrupt the import and trafficking in illegal drugs from the Czech Republic, including crystal meth. READ  

Traffickers force trio into prostitution in Styria
File photo: APA/Fohringer

Traffickers force trio into prostitution in Styria

A group of Romanian human traffickers have been arrested for forcing three young woman into prostitution against their will. READ  

Vienna's €19 billion ‘Hypotopia’ city
Photo: APA/ARMIN WALCHER

Vienna's €19 billion ‘Hypotopia’ city

A group of students has constructed a model city for 102,574 inhabitants in one of Vienna’s main squares – as a form of protest against the taxpayer-funded bailout of the Hypo Alpe Adria bank for the sum of €19 billion. READ  

Migration
Serbians lead in new residence permits
Residence card for Austria. Photo: APA (Archiv/BMI)

Serbians lead in new residence permits

According to a Eurostats report issued on Wednesday, Austria has granted the most residence permits to citizens from Serbia, followed by Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina. READ  

Drunk driver (14) caught after police chase
Photo: APA (Webpic)

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
Photo: 4rank/fcharlton/Flickr CC

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  

 
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