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Forensic investigators begin to ID victims

Forensic investigators begin to ID victims

Austrian forensic investigators have so far identified nine of the men and one of the women from the lorry in which 71 refugees lost their lives in August.

Faymann to meet Orban over migrant crisis

Faymann to meet Orban over migrant crisis

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will meet with his Austrian counterpart Werner Faymann in Vienna on Friday, his office said, amid tensions between the two over how to respond to Europe's migrant crisis.

Winter makes early visit to Salzburg

Winter makes early visit to Salzburg

After a summer of record high temperatures winter has already arrived in some parts of Austria - with the Grossglockner alpine road in the state of Salzburg closed on Thursday for safety reasons after snowfall.

Refugees to march in thanks in Vienna

Refugees to march in thanks in Vienna

A group of refugees is planning a ‘peace march' on Vienna's Mariahilferstrasse on September 28th, as a way of showing appreciation for the welcome they have received in Austria.

EU leaders commit fresh billions for refugees

EU leaders commit fresh billions for refugees

EU leaders have agreed on spending and strategy for the coming months to try and lighten the load on countries most heavily burdened by the refugee crisis.

Giraffes 'hum' to communicate at night

Giraffes 'hum' to communicate at night

Lions roar, wolves howl and elephants trumpet. But what do giraffes do to communicate? They "hum", new research from Vienna University suggests - and only at night.