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Leukaemia patient with medical mask stopped by Austrian police under 'burqa ban'

Leukaemia patient with medical mask stopped by Austrian police under 'burqa ban'

A leukaemia patient wearing a medical face mask in Vienna was stopped under a ban on the full Islamic veil and other face-coverings brought in last year, police admitted on Monday.

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The key to making the most of your assignment abroad

The key to making the most of your assignment abroad

Learn more about what employers can do to best support expat workers and their families.

 
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Dozens injured in train accident in Austria

Dozens injured in train accident in Austria

Up to 40 people were injured, most of them lightly, when two train carriages collided in the Austrian city of Salzburg on Friday, rescuers and the rail company said.

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Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Football superstars Ada Hegerberg and Liv Cooke are fronting a new UEFA campaign that encourages young girls to kick off careers in ‘the beautiful game’.

 
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Meet the Indian entrepreneur who cooked for Modi and Löfven in Stockholm

Meet the Indian entrepreneur who cooked for Modi and Löfven in Stockholm

The Stockholm chef who cooked for PMs Modi and Löfven during the Indian leader's visit to Sweden told The Local the two gave him glowing reviews.

 

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Anti-racists protest against Austrian government

Anti-racists protest against Austrian government

Several thousand people braved snow and freezing temperatures in Vienna on Saturday to protest against what they called rising discrimination and racism in Austria.

Suspected Austria bitcoin fraud sparks Europe-wide probe

Suspected Austria bitcoin fraud sparks Europe-wide probe

Authorities investigating a suspected bitcoin-related scam centred in Austria have asked Interpol to help determine whether there might be perpetrators - and victims - of the scheme across Europe.

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Vienna researchers trial touch screen games for dogs

Vienna researchers trial touch screen games for dogs

Games could keep ageing pooches' minds agile, but, says researcher Lisa Wallis: "wet noses will always be a problem."

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Here comes Santa Claus (with his satanic sidekicks)

Here comes Santa Claus (with his satanic sidekicks)

Austrian financial adviser Ernst Eigner is ugly and scary. But only in his "Krampus" costume with red glowing eyes and horns to frighten naughty children and "evil spirits".

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