Space the Final Frontier for Felix

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Green Austria

Skydiving daredevil Felix Baumgartner is more than halfway toward his goal of setting a world record for the highest jump. Baumgartner lifted off yesterday (Thurs) for a test jump from Roswell, N.M., aboard a 100-foot helium balloon. He rode inside a pressurized capsule to 71,581 feet — 13.6 miles — and then jumped. He parachuted […]

Car thief does 200 kph in spectacular police chase

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General News

A car thief tried to escape police doing 200 kilometres per hour (kph) yesterday (Thurs) on the A1 motorway in Salzburg. Europe-wide investigators reported that the Polish man who had stolen a luxury car worth at least 45,000 Euros in Switzerland shortly before, overtook other vehicles on the service lane and the green area of […]

Duo in clinic after plane crash

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General News

Two Germans have been injured after their light aircraft crashed near Mauterndorf. Police in the province of Salzburg said the pair were hospitalised after the incident this morning (Weds). They explained that the pair had been the only ones on board the Cessna light aircraft which plunged to the ground around one kilometres from the […]

Red Bull Stratos back on track

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Sports

A multimillion-Euro project masterminded by Red Bull may get underway as planned after a lawsuit would have almost ended the endeavour at an early stage. The Austrian energy drink producer announced today (Mon) that it reached an out of court settlement with Daniel Hogan. The American claimed he approached the Salzburg-based company with the idea […]

Heather Mills suffers ski crash

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Lifestyle

Heather Mills had to be hospitalised with a serious shoulder injury after suffering a skiing accident, it has emerged.The former model – who split from pop icon Paul McCartney after a six-year marriage in 2008 – crashed on a slope on the Mölltaler glacier in Carinthia yesterday (Weds), according to local media. Reports have it […]

American clocked at 280 kph

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General News

Police seized the licence of a motorist who was caught bombing along at 280 kilometres per hour (kph) on a motorway in Upper Austria.The US American citizen was also issued with an undisclosed fine for breaching the 130 kph speed limit on the A1 western motorway near Oberwand in his Aston Martin sports car on […]

Anti-nuclear energy protest in Vienna

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Politics

Hundreds of activists and worried citizens gathered to demonstrate against nuclear energy technology in Vienna yesterday (Mon).Around 1,000 people joined the event which was organised by environment protection organisation Global 2000 in the city centre of the Austrian capital. Members of the ruling Social Democrats (SPÖ), Greens chief Eva Glawischnig and representatives of non-government organisations […]

Teacher runs 782 km in seven days

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Sports

A teacher has set a new ultra running record by covering nearly 800 kilometres (km) in a week.Secondary modern school teacher Franz Sack from Frauenkirchen in Burgenland ran 782 kilometres on a one-kilometre circular course in his hometown during the past seven days. Sack said ahead of the challenge that he wanted to cover more […]

InterSky passenger figures up as new rival takes off

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Business

Bregenz-based airline InterSky had significantly more passengers last year than in 2009.The company announced today (Fri) it registered 250,000 clients in 2010, up from 185,000 in 2009 and 210,000 in 2008. InterSky said it wanted to grow further, but “will only invest money which we earned.”The carrier, which focuses on business travellers, said its target […]

BMW almost 120 kph over speed limit

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General News

Police in Burgenland are investigating against a driver from Hungary for doing more than 200 kilometres per hour (kph).Officials in Oberwart said today (Mon) the BMW was caught travelling at 218 kph near Schachendorf by a radar trap on a 100 kph limit main road yesterday. Austrian police have already contacted their colleagues in bordering […]