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Hungary threatens Austrians with arrest

Hungary threatens Austrians with arrest

Some 2,200 people had joined a social media campaign in Austria by Friday afternoon to organise a convoy of private cars and vans on Sunday to help pick up hundreds of migrants stranded in Hungary.

Life sentence for murder of transgender woman

Life sentence for murder of transgender woman

A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the brutal murder of a transgender asylum seeker in Vienna in January.

Refugees 'suffocated' shortly after truck set off

Refugees 'suffocated' shortly after truck set off

The 71 refugees found dead in an abandoned lorry in Austria last week most likely suffocated soon after they were picked up by a smuggler in Hungary, police said on Friday.

Refugees set off on foot from Budapest to Austria

Refugees set off on foot from Budapest to Austria

Update: Hundreds of refugees have set off on foot from Budapest's main railway station, planning to walk to Austria after the Hungarian authorities suspended international train services.

Hiker stumbles on human leg in Tyrol

Hiker stumbles on human leg in Tyrol

A hiker made a grisly discovery in the Kaunergrat mountain range in Tyrol on Wednesday - a lower leg dressed in a hiking boot and sock. It's thought the body part may belong to a German skier who went missing in the region in December.

Truck death suspect in Bulgarian court

Truck death suspect in Bulgarian court

One of the suspected drivers of the truck found abandoned in Austria with the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants inside has denied knowing there was anyone on board, as a Bulgarian court remanded him in custody.