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Two new suspected Ebola cases in Austria

Two new suspected Ebola cases in Austria

Two Nigerians in Upper Austria who recently returned from Lagos on August 13 have been placed into quarantine on Tuesday while medical officials test them for the possibility of the deadly Ebola virus.

Tyrol mosque defaced with swastikas

Tyrol mosque defaced with swastikas

A mosque in the town of Telfs, in Tyrol, which is known for its distinctive white minaret has been defaced with swastikas.

Vienna's luxury streets and boutiques

Vienna's luxury streets and boutiques

Vienna is becoming a major mecca for high-end living and shopping, with the expansion of its Golden Quarter luxury zone - but some of the most interesting boutiques are scattered around other parts of the Austrian capital.

Vienna is second most 'liveable city'

Vienna is second most 'liveable city'

Vienna came second place in an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) poll of the most pleasant cities to live in - after Melbourne which has topped the ranking for the fourth year running.

Alaba is FIFA 15’s Austrian cover star

Alaba is FIFA 15's Austrian cover star

EA Sports has revealed that young Viennese footballer David Alaba will be the cover star for FIFA 15 in Austria.

Airline to blame for woman's airport poo fall

Airline to blame for woman's airport poo fall

Austria's Supreme Court has ruled that a 69-year-old woman who slipped on some excrement in Vienna Airport's terminal building, and broke a bone, cannot sue the airport - instead it said that the airline she was flying with was responsible and should compensate her.

Swedish tabloid editor apologises for Nazi slur

Swedish tabloid editor apologises for Nazi slur

Red Bull Salzburg football club director Ralf Rangnick revealed that his team had received an apology from the editor of the Swedish tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet, after one of their columnists compared the Austrian club with Adolf Hitler and Josef Fritzl.

Four people smugglers from Syria arrested

Four people smugglers from Syria arrested

Four alleged people smugglers from Syria were arrested in Leopoldsdorf, Lower Austria on Monday night.

Enzis fitted with free Wi-Fi and power points

Enzis fitted with free Wi-Fi and power points

A special type of outdoor furniture developed in Vienna has evolved, with the latest version now offering free Wi-Fi and power points to charge your laptop or cell phone.

Undercover police bust dealers in Leopoldstadt

Undercover police bust dealers in Leopoldstadt

An undercover police officer made a bust in early August when two alleged drug dealers offered to sell him a kilogram of cannabis. The pair wanted €4,000 to complete the transaction.

Cat video festival comes to Vienna

Cat video festival comes to Vienna

The phenomenon of internet cat videos is having its own festival in Vienna on Tuesday evening.

Austrian hiker dies in Italian Alps

Austrian hiker dies in Italian Alps

An Austrian hiker has died in the Italian Alps after getting lost on a hike, mountain rescue services said Monday.

Six months for protester who attacked police

Six months for protester who attacked police

A 43-year-old man has been found guilty of grievous bodily harm and resistance against the police during protests against Vienna's right-wing Akademikerball (Academics Ball) in January this year.

Austrians asked to 'eat more apples'

Austrians asked to 'eat more apples'

Agriculture Minister Andrä Rupprechter (ÖVP) is calling on Austrians to eat more apples to combat the economic impact of the Russian import ban on food from the EU.