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Man in coma after elderly aunt shot him

Man in coma after elderly aunt shot him

A 28-year-old man is in a medically induced coma after his 83-year-old aunt shot him on Sunday after an argument in Pasching, near Linz, which turned violent. The elderly woman shot herself after injuring her nephew, and died from her wounds.

Austria's army 'needs more money'

Austria's army 'needs more money'

The conservative People's Party's (ÖVP) military spokesman Bernd Schönegger has said that he wants to support the Minister of Defence Gerald Klug (Social Democrats/SPÖ), in demanding more money for the Austrian army.

Snakes inspire kindergarten children

Snakes inspire kindergarten children

Children attending a kindergarten in Roggendorfgasse in Vienna's Hernals district were horrified to discover snakes in the garden. However, the snakes are harmless and the teachers have cleverly turned the children's natural fear into curiosity.

Schönbrunn’s panda baby celebrates birthday

Schönbrunn's panda baby celebrates birthday

Schönbrunn Zoo's baby panda Fu Bao celebrates his first birthday on Thursday - he'll be surprised with a package of sweet potatoes and carrots.

Alpbach Forum looks at Europe's 'crossroads'

Alpbach Forum looks at Europe's 'crossroads'

The European Forum Alpbach is taking place in the Tyrolean village of Alpbach from 13th to 29th August.

Erdogan wins with 80 percent of Austrian Turks

Erdogan wins with 80 percent of Austrian Turks

Recep Tayyip Erdogan secured his place in history as Turkey's first directly elected president on Sunday, sweeping more than half the vote in a result his opponents fear heralds an increasingly authoritarian state.

Call to ban smoking in restaurants and bars

Call to ban smoking in restaurants and bars

Austria's Health Minister Alois Stöger (SPÖ) wants to prohibit smoking in restaurants and bars. In an interview with the APA press agency he said that he regretted that there was no majority in parliament for this issue.

Austria's most unusual spa treatments

Austria's most unusual spa treatments

Austria offers many places in which to enjoy holistic health care, and whilst eco spa treatments have been around for a while, in recent years some more unusual pampering and health treatments have emerged.

Two Chechens dead in apparent murder suicide

Two Chechens dead in apparent murder suicide

Tragedy struck on Sunday evening in the Favoriten suburb of Vienna, when a 38-year-old Russian woman was apparently shot and killed by a 39-year-old Russian man outside a liquor store.