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Salzburg activates Ebola emergency plan

Salzburg activates Ebola emergency plan

A young Liberian refugee who made an epic voyage to Austria after his entire family died - apparently from Ebola - has been isolated in the Salzburg Regional Hospital for observation.

Football cheat sentenced to five years

Football cheat sentenced to five years

The trial for Austria's biggest football betting scandal came to a dramatic end in Graz on Friday when one of the players was sentenced to five years in prison.

Human trafficking a $7 billion business

Human trafficking a $7 billion business

Smugglers rake in $7.0 billion (€5.6 billion) every year from human trafficking between Africa and Europe and between Latin and North America, even as thousands continue to die in search of a better life, a new UN estimate showed Monday.

Free Wi-Fi for Mariahilfer Strasse

Free Wi-Fi for Mariahilfer Strasse

Vienna's main shopping street Mariahilfer Strasse will have free Wi-Fi as part of the project to modernise and redesign it.

Prison error releases robber too early

Prison error releases robber too early

A 30-year-old convicted thief who was released from prison in Upper Austria three years too early because of an embarrassing computer error is a member of the notorious Pink Panther gang, the Austrian Press Agency reports.

More fathers 'should care for children'

More fathers 'should care for children'

Almost one in five fathers in Austria claim childcare allowance, according to a study from the Ministry of Social Affairs, but ministers want to encourage more men to take an active role in their child's care.

ISPs ordered to block sharing sites

ISPs ordered to block sharing sites

A Vienna administrative court has ordered Austrian Internet Service Providers to block several web sites allegedly used for illicit sharing of copyrighted material, based on a request from rightsholders' representative VAP.

Prostitute kicked out of moving van

Prostitute kicked out of moving van

A 21-year-old prostitute was pushed out of a moving van by a client in Liefering in the city of Salzburg on Saturday night.

Vienna Hauptbahnhof celebrates opening

Vienna Hauptbahnhof celebrates opening

Vienna Hauptbahnhof - the city's newly developed main train station in the Favoriten district - is celebrating its opening on October 10th and 11th with a host of free events.

Banknote printer bribe executives face jail time

Banknote printer bribe executives face jail time

A Vienna court ruled on Friday that two former directors should serve jail terms for their role in a conspiracy to bribe foreign officials to secure business to print bank notes for two countries, reported Bloomberg.

Afghan refugees found in fridge truck

Afghan refugees found in fridge truck

Six young refugees from Afghanistan, aged between 15 and 17, have been rescued after almost freezing to death in a refrigerator truck.

Red Bull lost its wings

Red Bull lost its wings

Austrian global drinks brand Red Bull has agreed to pay US$13 million (€10.4 million) in a class action lawsuit in New York over alleged deceptive advertising relating to its famous drinks.