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  1. News - World - AUSTRIA

    Austrian police find body of suspected gunman who killed four

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 01:46pm by Associated Press in Melk

    ... Austrian town of Annaberg, then shot and wounded a member of Austria’s Cobra Swat team at a police checkpoint, said interior ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck. The police officer later died. ... The provincial government of Lower Austria ordered black flags flown from all public buildings in honour of the victims.   ...

  2. News - World - AUSTRIA

    Neutral Austria divided on army’s future

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 11:36am

    ... has warned however that a professional army would lead “irreversibly to a drop in quality, numbers and ability”. Austria is one of just a handful of EU countries to retain conscription, along with non-EU members Switzerland and Norway. Several states made the move towards a professional army only in the past decade, the latest example being Austria’s neighbour Germany in 2011. Critics ...

  3. 3,096 Days

    Posted Dec 05th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan 3,096 Days by Natascha Kampusch Penguin, HK$136 Unlike Ingrid Betancourt, Austrian Natascha Kampusch waited four years to tell the 'full story' of her abduction. Strong enough to recount the eight years she was kept mostly incarce ...

  4. News - World - GAY RIGHTS

    Austria's 'bearded lady' wins Eurovision

    Posted May 11th 2014, 01:43pm by AFP

    ... hair, this Austrian drag queen captured European hearts with a Shirley Bassey-like performance in Copenhagen and a humble demeanour. It was Austria's first Eurovision win for 48 years. ... expression "es ist wurst" means "it doesn't matter". Neuwirth, born on November 6, 1988, in Gmunden near Salzburg, has been well known in Austria since he took part ...

  5. News - World

    Austria announces it is withdrawing UN peacekeepers from the Golan Heights

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 08:59pm by AP

    ... VIENNA (AP) — Austria announces it is withdrawing UN peacekeepers from the Golan Heights. ...

  6. News - World - HISTORY

    Germany and Austria mark 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht atrocities by Nazis against the Jews

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 07:19am by GDN, MCT

    ... The Guardian in Berlin Germany and Austria mark 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht atrocities by Nazis against the Jews Hate night 'must never be forgotten' One afternoon, ... or damaged on 9 and 10 November 1938 in co-ordinated attacks in Germany and Austria. Izbicki remembers that the violence seemed to particularly delight one old woman who limped past a Jewish-owned ...

  7. News - World - AUSTRIA

    Police surround farmhouse in Austria after poacher shoots 4 dead

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vienna Stand-off after poacher shoots 4 dead Police commandos and armoured cars surrounded an Austrian farmhouse yesterday after a gunman allegedly shot dead three police and a paramedic. The man was holed up in his house at Grossp ...

  8. Innsbruck

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Nicolette Loizou

    ... Nicolette Loizou If the steep ski slopes near Innsbruck, Austria, have depleted your energy reserves, recharge batteries in the Tyrolean city's stylish shops. Many stores ... www.frey-wille.com) also sells fine jewellery, displaying Austria's fondness for detail in its enamel collections, which veer towards the abstract. Current standouts are based on the works of national ...

  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Scientists in Austria grow mini-brains in test tubes

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Scientists grow mini brains in test tubes Scientists in Austria have grown miniature human brains in test tubes, creating a "tool" that will allow them ... human organs in the lab, including eyes, pituitary glands and livers. In the latest work, researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna, Austria, started with stem cells ...




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