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Helpful robot keeps an eye on the elderly

Helpful robot keeps an eye on the elderly

Vienna's Technical University has developed a mobile robot with the ability to detect significant changes in its surroundings, and report them. It's trialling the technology in a hospital for the elderly.

Police tackle illegal prostitution in Carinthia

Police tackle illegal prostitution in Carinthia

Austrian law enforcement authorities, with the support of Europol, have identified 11 potential victims of human trafficking and reported ten people for illegal prostitution in Carinthia.

Reformer slams Church's 'double standards'

Reformer slams Church's 'double standards'

The head of the reformist Catholic platform Wir sind Kirche (We are Church) has criticised the Catholic Church's "double standards" after she was excommunicated for holding private masses at home.

Vienna wins kudos for ease of getting around

Vienna wins kudos for ease of getting around

The popular TripAdvisor website polled 54,000 of its readers, to find the best of the best destinations. Vienna was voted first place for ease of getting around in the city, and did well in several other categories.

Job offered for Dr Dolittle in Austria

Job offered for Dr Dolittle in Austria

Can you talk to the animals? Would you like to help scientists in Austria who are working on animal communication? The University of Veterinary Medicine (UVM) in Vienna may have a job for you.

NSA 'spying on OSCE and IAEA' in Vienna

NSA 'spying on OSCE and IAEA' in Vienna

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has reportedly bugged the Vienna-based OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe), according to Germany's Spiegel magazine.

'Dramatic rise' in illegal online porn visits

'Dramatic rise' in illegal online porn visits

The number of reports of people accessing child pornography and other illegal content via the internet increased dramatically in Austria in 2013, according to the Stopline internet authority.

Salzburg diocese earns profit in 2013

Salzburg diocese earns profit in 2013

Whilst many churches around the world are struggling financially, the archbishop of Salzburg seems to have a tight operation in place, earning a €68,000 profit on revenues of €48.7 million.

Krems prison officials suspended

Krems prison officials suspended

Justice Minister Wolfgang Brandstetter has suspended three prison officers from Krems-Stein prison after an investigation revealed that an elderly mentally ill prisoner had been practically forgotten in his cell, and left "to rot".