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Waiting to be smuggled into Austria

Waiting to be smuggled into Austria

Asadullah, a 23-year-old Afghan man, wears a broad smile that belies his circumstances. Shivering in an abandoned brick factory, he waits to be smuggled across the nearby border into Hungary, gateway to his real destination – Austria.

Austrian jihad teen girl 'likely killed'

Austrian jihad teen girl 'likely killed'

According to David Scharia, a senior Israeli expert of the United Nations Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTED), one of the two teenage girls who fled to Syria in Spring to join the jihad has been killed in fighting.

White Christmas unlikely for most of Austria

White Christmas unlikely for most of Austria

Austria's unusually mild weather for the time of year is good news for the Christmas markets as people are not so tempted to stay at home and keep warm, but does mean that there's not much chance of a white Christmas for most of Austria's cities and low lying areas.

Austria draws red line on nuclear plants

Austria draws red line on nuclear plants

Austria is not happy that the EU's planned €315 billion growth scheme could be used to fund the construction of nuclear power plants.

Homeless man froze to death at busy station

Homeless man froze to death at busy station

A homeless Slovakian man froze to death on a bench outside Vienna's Hütteldorf station on Tuesday morning - despite hundreds of commuters passing him on their way to work.