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Police officer run over by prisoner on day release
Photo: Paul Gillingwater

A police officer in Vienna is in a critical condition after being knocked down by a prisoner on day release who was riding a Yamaha motorbike at full speed.

Jealousy drives man to blow up ex-girlfriend with hand grenade
Prnjavor in northern Bosnia. Photo: Cuman/Wikipedia

A Bosnian man living in Austria travelled back to his homeland to blow up his ex-girlfriend with a hand grenade when he found out she was seeing somebody else.

Diabetic boy 'treated like terrorist' at Eiffel Tower

An Austrian family who visited Paris say they won’t be going back after security officials treated them “like terrorists” because their son carries an insulin pump.

Teenager dies in horror crash on Austria's Westautobahn
File photo: Jacktd/Wikimedia

One person has died and seven others are seriously injured after a horrific road accident on the Westautobahn (A1) in Lower Austria.

Taiwanese tourist rescued from Austrian mountain via WhatsApp
Dachstein. Photo: Wikipedia

A tourist from Taiwan who got lost on Austria’s Dachstein mountain was rescued after sending a friend in Hong Kong images via WhatsApp.

Man jailed for making hundreds of sex calls to teachers
Wels court. Photo: Austrian Justice Ministry

A 59-year-old man from Upper Austria has received a 15-month conditional prison sentence after he phoned hundreds of young female teachers and sexually harassed them.

Lovesick football fan to blame for mass brawl in Linz
Photo: Paul Gillingwater

A football fan jilted by an ex-lover is thought to have started a fight between football supporters and a group of asylum seekers earlier this month in Linz.

Austrian far-right leader publishes drugs test
Heinz-Christian Strache. Photo: Facebook/Personal

The head of Austria's popular far-right Freedom Party, long subject to allegations he takes illegal drugs, has published results of tests that he said show he is clean.

Muslim woman attacked and bitten in Vienna
The woman had swelling and bruises on her forehead. Photo: Haber Journal

The family of a Muslim woman who was attacked in Vienna by an unknown assailant suspect the assault was motivated by Islamophobia.

Asylum seeker used benefits to set up drugs network
It's thought he was dealing cannabis. Photo: Bogdan/Wikimedia

An Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested for using his social security benefits to fly back home to set up a drugs network.

Trial of 'mentally disturbed' killer driver begins in Graz
A CCTV image of the June 2015 rampage. Photo: ORF screengrab

The trial has begun of a man who drove his 4x4 into a crowd of pedestrians in the Austrian city of Graz last year - killing three people.

Rape victim stabs Syrian asylum seeker
Vienna's 16th district, Ottakring. Photo: Michael Kranewitter/Wikimedia

A 45-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker has been arrested for attempted murder in Vienna after stabbing a 27-year-old Syrian man who he claims drugged and raped him.

Eagle clutches bananas in new version of Austrian coat of arms
Photo: Voglreiter

Update: An architect and master builder who created a new flag to represent Austria's "banana Republic" status has been ordered to take the flags down by the police.

Stone Age mummy Ötzi still revealing secrets
A reconstruction of Ötzi. Photo: Thilo Parg/Wikimedia

Mummified in the ice more than 5,000 years ago, "Ötzi" is still providing invaluable scientific insights.

Doubts cast over alleged Facebook court case
A newborn complaining. Photo: Evan Amos/Wikimedia

After a perfect storm of elements combining candid childhood photos, Facebook and a generational dispute between family members led to the story of an alleged court case going viral, doubts have been raised by several investigators over the veracity of the original story.

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