An Austrian prostitute was convicted Monday over the death of a sadomasochist client left to die with a noose and a
shoelace around his neck in a Vienna hotel room.
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A prostitute is on trial accused of causing intentional serious bodily harm resulting in death, after a 45-year-old client of hers was found hanging in a hotel room.
The customs officers weren't expecting to find entrails. Photo: Europol
Customs officers at an Austrian airport were taken aback to find human entrails in the bag of a Moroccan traveller, who said they belonged to her dead husband.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, under fire
at home over her refugees policy, called Saturday for Europe to secure deals
with third countries to send back migrants who do not qualify for asylum.
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A police officer in Vienna is in a critical condition after being knocked down by a prisoner on day release who was riding a Yamaha motorbike at full speed.
Prnjavor in northern Bosnia. Photo: Cuman/Wikipedia
A Bosnian man living in Austria travelled back to his homeland to blow up his ex-girlfriend with a hand grenade when he found out she was seeing somebody else.
An Austrian family who visited Paris say they won’t be going back after security officials treated them “like terrorists” because their son carries an insulin pump.
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One person has died and seven others are seriously injured after a horrific road accident on the Westautobahn (A1) in Lower Austria.
Dachstein. Photo: Wikipedia
A tourist from Taiwan who got lost on Austria’s Dachstein mountain was rescued after sending a friend in Hong Kong images via WhatsApp.
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The woman whose participation in an impromptu kiss celebrating the end of the war with Japan has died on Thursday after a brief illness at the age of 92.
As she prepares to leave Vienna after three years living here, the Local’s Maddy French muses over some of the things that surprised her about Austrians.
Franz Josef in 1905. Photo: Library of Congress
Even a century after his death, Austria's mutton-chop whiskered emperor Franz Joseph still looms large in the national consciousness.
Donations being handed to Train of Hope to be distributed to refugees. Photo: Facebook/Train of Hope
A look back on a year since 71 refugees and migrants were discovered in the back of a truck in Austria, having suffocated to death while being smuggled into central Europe.
The house where Natascha was held captive. Photo: Priwo/Wikimedia
A new book published on the 10th anniversary of the escape of Natascha Kampusch offers fresh evidence that the abduction was not the action of a single lone kidnapper.
Wels court. Photo: Austrian Justice Ministry
A 59-year-old man from Upper Austria has received a 15-month conditional prison sentence after he phoned hundreds of young female teachers and sexually harassed them.
Roland Düringer. Photo: ORF
An Austrian comedian, Roland Düringer, has founded a new political party and says he plans to introduce it in time for Austria’s next parliamentary election.
Austrian parliament building. Photo: Wikimedia
Austria's parliament has approved December 4th as the new date for the presidential election re-run in a scandal-ridden race.
Photo: Paul Gillingwater
A football fan jilted by an ex-lover is thought to have started a fight between football supporters and a group of asylum seekers earlier this month in Linz.
Heinz-Christian Strache. Photo: Facebook/Personal
The head of Austria's popular far-right Freedom Party, long subject to allegations he takes illegal drugs, has published results of tests that he said show he is clean.
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The Muslim schoolboys at the centre of a furore over handshaking earlier this year have had their appeal quashed.
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