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Firemen rescue toddler from post box

Firemen rescue toddler from post box

A three-year-old boy who was playing hide and seek chose a hiding place that was so good he couldn't escape from it on Monday evening - after climbing inside a large postal box and getting stuck.

Banker jailed for embezzling €1.4 million

Banker jailed for embezzling €1.4 million

A Viennese banker has been convicted of embezzlement in the Criminal District Court and sentenced to an unconditional term of three years and nine months.

Night porter stabbed in Vienna

Night porter stabbed in Vienna

A night porter has been seriously injured in a knife attack at the Austrian Research Promotion Agency in Vienna (Haus der Forschung) early on Tuesday morning.

Vienna link for chef in grisly Brisbane murder

Vienna link for chef in grisly Brisbane murder

A trained chef (28) who lived in Brisbane and said he was from Vienna is reported to have murdered his transsexual girlfriend, and then dismembered and cooked parts of her body before killing himself, according to Australian media.

Kurds demonstrate on Vienna's Ringstrasse

Kurds demonstrate on Vienna's Ringstrasse

Around 300 demonstrators held a protest on Vienna's Ringstrasse on Monday night - as a sign of solidarity for Syrian Kurds who are fighting to defend the Syrian-Turkey border town of Kobane from Islamic State (Isis) militants.

Hospital patient 'attempts to murder' snorer

Hospital patient 'attempts to murder' snorer

An 84-year-old patient in Mödling Hospital, Lower Austria, found the loud snoring of a man in the next room so intolerable that she tried to smother him with a pillow. A night nurse found her just in time and was able to save the 81-year-old man.