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Thousands gather to support Kobane's Kurds

Thousands gather to support Kobane's Kurds

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Vienna on Friday evening to draw attention to the plight of the Kurds in Kobane, which is currently besieged by radical Islamist Isis forces. A demonstration in Bregenz had clashes leading to two stabbings on Saturday.

Kurdish march planned for Vienna

Kurdish march planned for Vienna

Kurds in Vienna are expected to hold a demonstration on Friday evening in a show of solidarity for Syrian Kurds who are fighting the Islamic terror group Isis in the Turkish-Syrian border town of Kobane.

Refugees in Vienna announce hunger strike

Refugees in Vienna announce hunger strike

Three refugees in Vienna's new accommodation in Erdberg have said they are going on hunger strike in order to gain information about their asylum status and to support a fellow refugee who was sent to Tyrol after complaining about conditions in the new centre.

Study offers evidence of life after death

Study offers evidence of life after death

A four year study from the University of Southhampton in which 15 hospitals participated - including a few in Austria - seems to suggest that claims by patients about remembering events while clinically dead may have some validity.

GOD TV founder left wife 'for Austrian woman'

GOD TV founder left wife 'for Austrian woman'

Wendy Alec, the co-founder of the international television network GOD TV, has revealed that her husband and ministry partner of over 20 years has left her for a divorced singer in Austria.

Kerry and Ashton to hold nuclear talks in Vienna

Kerry and Ashton to hold nuclear talks in Vienna

US Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will hold nuclear talks in Vienna next week.

Spa hotel pools 'often unhygienic'

Spa hotel pools 'often unhygienic'

A survey of swimming pools at spa and wellness hotels in Austria and Germany has shown that two thirds of hotel pools do not meet hygiene standards.

Illegal worker dies after ladder fall

Illegal worker dies after ladder fall

A 59-year-old painter decorator from Hungary has tragically died after falling from a ladder whilst working illegally in Austria.

Trainee priests housed in containers

Trainee priests housed in containers

So many men are eager to prepare for the priesthood at Heiligenkreuz Abbey in Lower Austria that they are having to be housed in temporary blue container units in the garden.