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.
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.
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 Zoo's baby panda Fu Bao celebrates his first birthday on Thursday - he'll be surprised with a package of sweet potatoes and carrots.
The European Forum Alpbach is taking place in the Tyrolean village of Alpbach from 13th to 29th August.
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.
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 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.
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.