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Arnold in Australia continued

Arnold in Australia continued

Austria's loveable lunk, Arnold Schwarzenegger, continues to lend his comedy chops to help an Australian real-estate company, by playing on the comic confusion between Australia and Austria.

Humans and dogs team up for charity

Humans and dogs team up for charity

The charity Tiere als Therapie (Animals as Therapy) is organising its tenth ‘Dogging' fundraising event in which humans can take part in jogging races with their four legged friends.

Caritas head calls for increased foreign aid

Caritas head calls for increased foreign aid

In light of numerous international crises, the head of the Catholic aid organisation Caritas has called for Austria's foreign disaster aid fund to be increased.

Crocodile alarm stops Danube boat race

Crocodile alarm stops Danube boat race

A woman triggered an alarm during a dragon boat race on the Danube in Lower Austria after she thought she spotted a crocodile.

Jewish Museum: Dealing with recent history

Jewish Museum: Dealing with recent history

Dr Danielle Spera had a high profile career working as a journalist with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, the ORF. She is now the director of the Jewish Museum Vienna - and has taken the transition from TV celebrity to museum board room in her stride.

Vienna 'a hub for European jihadists'

Vienna 'a hub for European jihadists'

Vienna has become a hub for European jihadists who plan to join extremists at war in Syria, because it is easy to travel to Syria through the Balkans, according to a report in Der Standard newspaper.

Fischer criticizes Israel over Gaza

Fischer criticizes Israel over Gaza

Austrian President Heinz Fischer has criticised Israel's course of action in the Gaza strip.

Light aircraft crashes while scaring birds

Light aircraft crashes while scaring birds

The crash of a light aircraft cost the pilot his life early on Monday morning. The plane was being used to scare starlings from a vineyard.

Bures to be Austria's speaker of parliament

Bures to be Austria's speaker of parliament

The Social Democrat's (SPÖ) committee board is due to confirm Infrastructure Minister Doris Bures as the new speaker of the Austrian parliament, as well as the subsequent cabinet reshuffle.

Gnome-napping spree shocks Austria's SPÖ

Gnome-napping spree shocks Austria's SPÖ

Four hundred garden gnomes belonging to the Social Democrats (SPÖ) in Vorarlberg have gone missing - amid suspicions they were kidnapped by political rivals the conservative People's Party (ÖVP).

Vienna teenager strangles wild boar piglet

Vienna teenager strangles wild boar piglet

A teenager has strangled a baby wild boar in Vienna's Lainzer Tiergarten wildlife preserve - apparently out of boredom.