Police investigate Bavarian curling tragedy

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An Austrian man was left in a serious condition after a Bavarian curling game got out of hand during a tournament in Liebenfels, Austria. Police are investigating allegations that the curler aged 43 who was not named for legal reasons had been heckling his rivals when he was reportedly pushed by an opposing player – […]

Massive fuel theft in Carinthia

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Thousands of litres of petrol were nicked from industrial estates in Carinthia at the weekend, police said yesterday (Mon). Officials in the district of Villach said 6,000 litres of fuel were missing after someone entered a business property in Kras. They explained that the criminals robbed fuel from the tanks of five lorries and other […]

Pensioners’ car plunges into creek

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Two elderly women were saved from drowning after a car crash yesterday morning (Thurs). The car of the friends, both aged 72, came off the road for reasons unknown and fell into the Traisen River near Schrambach in Lower Austria. They failed to get out of the vehicle which quickly filled with water. Road maintenance […]

Jogger in clinic after driver nods off

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An elderly driver hit a jogger after falling asleep behind the wheel, it was reported today (Mon).Police in Afiesl, Upper Austria, said that the 73-year-old did not sustain any injuries in the incident which occurred yesterday evening. The 24-year-old hobby athlete had to be hospitalised after he was hit by the vehicle. He landed in […]

Cyclist dies in junction accident

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An elderly cyclist died after being run down by a truck before paramedics reached the scene.Radio news reports have it that the accident occurred at a crossroads in the city of Linz this morning (Fri). The 26-year-old lorry driver failed to notice the 78-year-old man for unclear reasons as investigations into the incident are continuing.Only […]

More Muslims mean more sheep farmers

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The increasing number of Muslims living in Austria has been identified as one of the reasons for more lamb meat demand.The Styrian Sheep Breeders Association said today (Tues) that 25 per cent more lamb meat than two years ago is currently being sold in Austria. Soaring interest in regional and organic products but also more […]

Around 100,000 Austrians do not have health insurance

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Around 100,000 Austrians do not have health insurance, a social issues expert has revealed.Speaking on the occasion of passage of US President Barack Obama¬ís health reform by the US Congress, Martin Schenk said today (Tues): “Austria has a good health insurance system compared to the United States, but gaps in the network need to be […]