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Armed fare-dodger jailed for 12 years

Armed fare-dodger jailed for 12 years

An Austrian man trying to evade police after being caught without a ticket in Zürich in 2013 was jailed this week for pulling a gun on his pursuers and firing several shots.

No negligence in case of woman killed by cows

No negligence in case of woman killed by cows

The Innsbruck prosecutor's office has found no evidence of criminal offence or negligent misconduct in the case of a German woman who was killed by a herd of cows in Tyrol in July.

Gang selling drug substitutes busted

Gang selling drug substitutes busted

A group that specialized in dealing in drug substitutes and medication has been busted by police.

30 horses rescued from burning barn

30 horses rescued from burning barn

Workers on a stud farm in Traiskirchen in Lower Austria were able to rescue 30 horses from a barn complex, while fire fighters battled to contain the blaze on Wednesday.

Austrians pay more for food than Germans

Austrians pay more for food than Germans

If you live in Vienna the chances are that you are paying more for your groceries than someone who lives in Berlin.

Incest victim (14) gives birth to son

Incest victim (14) gives birth to son

A 14-year-old girl who gave birth to a son earlier in 2014 is now believed to have been the victim of incest from her 20-year-old cousin.

Time limit for street walkers in Floridsdorf

Time limit for street walkers in Floridsdorf

A row over street prostitution in Vienna’s 21st district, Floridsdorf, looks like being partially resolved after the district council voted in favour of enforcing a time limit on street walkers.

Construction begins on Vienna's U5 subway line

Construction begins on Vienna's U5 subway line

Test drilling began on Thursday for Vienna's new U5 subway line. This will be the sixth underground train line in Vienna, since the system opened in 1978.

Cruise in Vienna for Mission Impossible

Cruise in Vienna for Mission Impossible

Hollywood star Tom Cruise is in Vienna to shoot scenes for his new film Mission Impossible 5.

Conchita does ALS ice bucket challenge

Conchita does ALS ice bucket challenge

Conchita Wurst has done the ALS ice bucket challenge, but managed to do it without ruining her make-up or getting her glossy locks wet.

Caritas opens hotel with 'social value'

Caritas opens hotel with 'social value'

The Roman Catholic charity Caritas is going into the hotel business. The Vienna branch will open a budget hotel in January, close to the Prater, and will provide apprenticeships to around 30 young people with a refugee background, the head of Caritas Vienna Klaus Schwertner said.

Austria commences aid flights to Iraq

Austria commences aid flights to Iraq

Austria has begun a series of humanitarian aid shipments to Iraq.

Every second black person in Austria 'harassed'

Every second black person in Austria 'harassed'

A new study reveals that around half of Austria’s black population has been abused or racially harassed in the past year - and that many people with dark skin feel discriminated against in Austria.