A sculpture of a bearded Mona Lisa crafted by an Indian artist praised as “Asias Damien Hirst” has gone on display in Vienna.Subodh Gupta said yesterday (Tues) he wanted to communicate with late French-American artist Marcel Duchamp with his work “Et tu, Duchamp?”.Duchamp controversially reproduced Leonardo da Vincis most famous painting with a moustache and […]
The number of car theft dropped dramatically in the first quarter of this year, new figures have shown.Crime investigation official Rainer Erhart said yesterday (Tues) 939 cars had been stolen across the country during the first three months of 2010. He stressed this was a 53 per cent decline to the same period of the […]
A team of explosives experts discovered two World War Two aerial bombs beneath a site where AC/DC are set to perform next month.Interior ministry officials said today (Tues) one of the missiles was defect while the other one did not have a detonator.Authorities announced that a beer crate from 1941 was found as well.Experts continue […]
A machine-building technician who crushed his right hand yesterday (Sun) while cleaning a machine has been told it cannot be saved.The 26-year-old man from Salzburgs Pinzgau region who got his hand trapped at work was taken to hospital in Salzburg where doctors said the injuries were too severe to fix.
A Brazilian teen who has an Austrian passport has scored two goals for the Austrian Under-18s team after he applied to coaches by posting a video showing his skills on the internet.Rafhael Domingues, who recently turned 18 and has Brazilian and Austrian passports, netted twice in the teams 3-1 victory against the Czech Republic in […]
By John MorrisAn exhibition and auction by a leading Austrian artist raised 4,500 Euros for female victims of the Haiti earthquake.Mara Stamenkovic opened an exhibition at Vienna’s Palais Coburg on Monday, International Womens Day, and used the occasion as an opportunity to help the victims of the disaster, which claimed almost 200,000 lives.The exhibition, entitled […]
A criminal court in Krems, Lower Austria, today (Thurs) sentenced a Polish man to three years in prison for the rape of a 66-year-old woman and several robberies.It emerged in court that the 42-year old Pole had confessed after his arrest in Lower Austrias Waldviertel area in November 2009.Judge Andrea Hüttl ordered the unemployed defendant […]