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Child porn ring uncovered in Austria

Child porn ring uncovered in Austria

Austrian police believe they have uncovered a major international child pornography ring after catching a 37-year-old man from Styria in possession of tens of thousands of photos and videos.

Austrian primary school bans yoga

Austrian primary school bans yoga

A primary school in the town of Dechantskirchen in Styria has banned yoga from gym classes after a mother of one of the students protested against it for religious reasons.

Three arrested for cannabis grow op

Three arrested for cannabis grow op

Police from the Salzburg district police command of Zell am See announced on Wednesday the arrests of three men who appeared to be running a professional cannabis growing operation in Maria Alm.

Palmers 'free flights' campaign backfires

Palmers 'free flights' campaign backfires

An advertising campaign by Austria's biggest textile and underwear company Palmers, to celebrate its 100th anniversary, has backfired after customers complained that the free flights they were offered haven't materialised.

Europe backs UK nuclear plant

Europe backs UK nuclear plant

A new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in the UK is to go ahead after it received final approval from European Union regulators - despite Austria having labelled it a "scandal".

Conchita appears before EU Parliament

Conchita appears before EU Parliament

Austria's bearded lady and Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst has performed in front of the European Parliament in Brussels.

Austrian wants to swap Detroit home for iPhone

Austrian wants to swap Detroit home for iPhone

An Austrian man who bought a house in the bankrupt US city Detroit has said he is willing to trade his property for an iPhone 6 after failing to sell it.

Vienna Philharmonic wins Nilsson Prize

Vienna Philharmonic wins Nilsson Prize

The Vienna Philharmonic orchestra (VPO) will be awarded the Birgit Nilsson Prize in Stockholm on Wednesday evening.

Vienna 'jihad' teenager wants to come home

Vienna 'jihad' teenager wants to come home

One of two Viennese teenagers who are thought to be fighting with the militant extremist movement Islamic State (Isis) near Raqqa in Syria wants to return to Austria, according to a report in the Österreich newspaper.

Crippled Eurofighter stays grounded in Tyrol

Crippled Eurofighter stays grounded in Tyrol

An advanced Eurofighter aircraft which was forced to make an emergency landing on Thursday remains grounded at Innsbruck airport, guarded by military police while technicians struggle to make it airworthy again.

Austria's expat tribes: What kind are you?

Austria's expat tribes: What kind are you?

Whatever motivated you to move to Austria, The Local's got you sussed. From skiing to food and wine, we've picked out the top ten expat tribes in Austria. Which one do you belong to?