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Islamophobic attack on 84-year-old woman

Islamophobic attack on 84-year-old woman

An 84-year-old woman originally from Turkey wearing a traditional headscarf was kicked to the ground on Thursday afternoon in an attack that was clearly motivated by anti-Islamic sentiments, according to a press release from Austria's Islamic Religious Community Association (IGGiÖ).

Holidays financed with black market mushrooms

Holidays financed with black market mushrooms

Carinthia's mountain guard says it has uncovered a thriving black market in mushrooms, with some travellers funding their holidays by selling some of the more desirable edible fungi to restaurants.

Mountain bikers risk serious injury

Mountain bikers risk serious injury

With the growth of mountain biking as a sport in Austria, hospital admissions for bike-related serious injuries have reached a high of 6,500 people per year.

Traffic cops help deliver baby boy

Traffic cops help deliver baby boy

Police who stopped a man who ran several red lights in Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus in Vienna took on more than they bargained for when it turned out the man's wife was in labour.

130 jihadists from Austria fighting abroad

130 jihadists from Austria fighting abroad

According to the Interior Ministry as many as 130 people from Austria are fighting as jihadists abroad, with some having returned to Austria, and some on their way to war zones.

Scottish councillor's Austrian commute

Scottish councillor's Austrian commute

According to a report in The Scotsman newspaper, a Scottish National Party councillor called Arthur Morrison attended only seven out of the 47 meetings for the committee on which he serves last year. His excuse? He lives in Austria.

Vienna's 'unpopular' tourist buses

Vienna's 'unpopular' tourist buses

A group of concerned residents in Vienna's trendy 2nd district are complaining about the number of double decker tourist buses travelling through the area, saying that they are dangerous and that it shouldn't be necessary for them to drive through small residential streets.

Majority of drink driving accidents in August

Majority of drink driving accidents in August

Balmy evenings sitting outside bars and lots of barbecues and bank holidays make summer in Austria a sociable time - and also the time of year when the most drink driving accidents happen.

Austrian student finds baby in box in Brazil

Austrian student finds baby in box in Brazil

An Austrian student living in Brazil found an abandoned baby in a box and saved its life.

Facebook lawsuit moving forward despite setback

Facebook lawsuit moving forward despite setback

The first Austrian court to hear a lawsuit organized on behalf of 25,000 Facebook users regarding data privacy rejected the suit, but has referred it to another court this week.

FPÖ in hot water over election posters

FPÖ in hot water over election posters

Austrian singer and entertainer Rainhard Fendrich has threatened to sue Upper Austria's Freedom Party (FPÖ) for ripping off the lyrics from his popular I Am From Austria song.

Nine jihadists placed into remand

Nine jihadists placed into remand

The remaining five alleged jihadists from a group of nine suspects arrested earlier this week have been given pre-trial detention by Vienna's criminal court.

Teenager sentenced for running Nazi chat forum

Teenager sentenced for running Nazi chat forum

Salzburg Regional Court has sentenced an 18-year-old youth to 12 months for operating a right-wing internet forum, under the Prohibition Act Section 3g.

13 injured in highway pile-up on A22 in Vienna

13 injured in highway pile-up on A22 in Vienna

There was a serious traffic accident on the A22 near Floridsdorfer bridge on Thursday afternoon. Nine vehicles, including two trucks were involved. A total of 13 persons were injured, some seriously.