Hotel Gets A Penthouse Without The Building Stress

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A hotel in the southern Austrian city of Graz has gone upmarket with a five-star penthouse suite by simply having it lifted by a crane onto the top floor. The managers at the Hotel Daniel were looking to have more to offer big spending customers in addition to the traditional room with a balcony, and […]

Halloween At The Zoo

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Pumpkin pie might be the order of the day for people this Halloween but now zoo animals are also getting in on the act. Not only is pumpkin – either served raw or packed with various treats – a welcome change in the diet for most zoo animals, it is also a great way to […]

Jihad Girls Gunpoint Retraction Of Desire To Go Home

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Austrian anti-terrorism police believe that an interview given to a French magazine allegedly with one of the two teenage girls who fled to Syria to join in the jihad was probably carried out at gunpoint. Earlier in the month based on conversations the girls had with parents and friends it was revealed that they regretted […]

Baby Naked Mole Rats Born In Vienna

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With their pink hairless bodies and fangs for front teeth, these baby naked mole rats were never going to win any cuteness contests at Schonbrunn Zoo in the Austrian capital Vienna. But the weird youngsters are to become the stars of a new display that shows how the bizarre rodents live. Zoologists say the species, […]

Alpine Trains Venture Into Space As The Final Frontier

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Austria’s national railway line the OeBB has raised eyebrows after offering themed toilets including one that is supposed to “look and smell like outer space”. The futuristic looking space age toilet is meant to give the user “the feeling that they are in a spaceship in Earth’s orbit” and supposedly smell the same too. Critics […]

Get Shorty As Confused Bald Ibis Gets Lost Again

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A rare bald Ibis that seems to have a different sense of direction to her fellow birds has once again had to be rescued after getting stuck trying to find a different route to the southern Italian feeding ground. The Northern Bald Ibis was made extinct in Europe over 400 years ago due to excessive […]

MEP caught In Brit papers Fraud Probe Jailed

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A corrupt MEP caught by a British newspaper offering to propose amendments to EU laws in exchange for 100,000 euros a year has been given a three-year-jail term. Austrian Ernst Strasser, 58, also a former interior minister of Austria, was originally given a four-year term in 2013 after he was filmed by reporters from the […]

Vienna Jihad Girls Want To Come Home

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The two Austrian teenage girls who became ‘poster girls’ for the jihad in Syria are now desperate to come home after getting completely disillusioned with their new lifestyles. Samra Kesinovic, 17, and her friend Sabina Selimovic, 15, who grew up in the Austrian capital Vienna and enjoyed the freedom to wear whatever they wanted, and […]

Apple Truck Causes Traffic Jam

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When 24 tonnes of apples are catapulted across a road it can only mean a jam. And in this case it was a traffic jam that went on for three hours as firemen and police struggled to remove the fruit that had spread across the road in the agricultural district of Oberpullendorf in eastern Austria’s […]

Farmer Cleared Over Wolf Shooting

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Furious animal rights campaigners have accused an Austrian farmer of lying after he shot dead a wolf that he claimed he thought was a fox. Farmer Niklas Koenig, 53, told police he had heard a commotion coming from his barn where he kept his sheep, and when he ran downstairs and grabbed his gun he […]