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Graves defiled with swastikas and slogans

Graves defiled with swastikas and slogans

A Jewish and a Muslim cemetery were defiled with Nazi symbols and anti-migrant slogans in western Austria, police said on Monday, just weeks after similar attacks on a refugee hostel and Jewish museum.

Military imam to speak to recruits on National Day

Military imam to speak to recruits on National Day

An imam will be present for the first time on Vienna's Heldenplatz for Austrian National Day next Monday, at the swearing in of new army recruits. The Austrian army has employed a Muslim chaplain since July 1st, after reforms to the law on Islam.

Anger over police chief's call to build border fence

Anger over police chief's call to build border fence

Updated: Chancellor Angela Merkel joined others in condemning the proposal by a police union chief on Sunday that Germany build a fence to block off its border with Austria.

Man in critical condition after Vienna shooting

Man in critical condition after Vienna shooting

Police have identified a third man who was present during the shooting of a 34-year-old Serbian national in Ottakring in Vienna early on Sunday. The victim remains in a critical condition after being shot in the head.

Styria braced for thousands of refugees

Styria braced for thousands of refugees

Over 2,600 migrants entered Austria from Slovenia over the weekend and thousands more are expected to arrive during Monday.

Clowns bring laughter to refugee children

Clowns bring laughter to refugee children

It's miserable and raining outside as a few hundred tired migrants mill around a damp underpass at Vienna's main train station waiting to continue their long journey to northern Europe.