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Cross-dressing singer to perform for UN head

Cross-dressing singer to perform for UN head

The Austrian winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will perform live at the Vienna International Centre in the presence of the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, during the Secretary-General's visit to the United Nations in Vienna.

Jihadist sought crowds to boost bomb deaths

Jihadist sought crowds to boost bomb deaths

Investigators have begun to carefully probe the background of Austria's latest radicalized teenage jihadist, whose pre-detention was extended on Wednesday afternoon after a court hearing in St. Pölten in Lower Austria.

Funeral museum rises from the dead

Funeral museum rises from the dead

Just in time for Halloween on Friday and a weekend devoted to the dead, Vienna's unashamedly morbid Funeral Museum is now closer to the action: the Austrian capital's huge Central Cemetery.

Warmest October for eight years

Warmest October for eight years

Given how cold it has felt in parts of Austria over the past week it may come as a surprise that it has been the warmest October for eight years.