Up to 50 refugees found dead in truck in Austria

Up to 50 refugees found dead in truck in Austria

European leaders say they are "shaken" by the discovery of up to 50 migrants in a truck on an Austrian highway near the Hungarian border and call for a 'fresh' and 'quick' response to the migrant crisis. (Photo: Xinhua)

Friday, 28 August, 2015, 8:38am

Austrian police find body of suspected gunman who killed four

Policemen cordon off the area near Melk in Austria after a gunman killed four people in central Austria. Photo: Xinhua

Austrian police hunting for the killer of four people found the charred body on Wednesday of what they believe was the gunman after pushing through a wall into a smoke-filled hidden basement on the farm grounds the suspect had holed up in.

18 Sep 2013 - 4:40pm

Barry Cheung makes waves in Moscow

Prawn cocktail: cool

We see that Barry Cheung's difficulties with the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange have made waves in Moscow. This is because he is an independent non-executive director on the board of Rusal, the world's largest aluminium company, which, although Russian, is listed in Hong Kong.

24 May 2013 - 3:47am 1 comment

Neutral Austria divided on army’s future

Austrian soldiers undertake an alpine training exercise. Austrians will vote on January 20 on the future of the present system of mandatory military service. Photo: AFP

Austrians will decide on Sunday whether to maintain compulsory military service or switch to a professional army in a referendum that has split the small, neutral country.

18 Jan 2013 - 11:40am

Nature of the piste: Alf Alderson's first resorts

Champagny-en-Vanoise, La Plagne, France. Photo: Christian Tatin

With more than 1,000 to choose from, which ski resort best suits your needs? Alf Alderson gives his pick of winning winter wonderlands.

17 Dec 2012 - 6:41pm

Austrian ice-cream killer Estibaliz Carranza sentenced to life

Estibaliz Carranza

An ice-cream parlour owner who killed her ex-husband and lover, chopped them up with a chainsaw, froze their remains then buried them in concrete was sentenced to life in a secure mental institution.

Estibaliz Carranza, 34, had confessed to shooting the two men at close range in the back of the head. She buried them in the cellar of her store.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:14am

Woman in Austria accused of killing partners, dismembering their bodies

A woman described as "singularly cold-blooded" went on trial yesterday accused of murdering two men and setting their sawn-up body parts in concrete in the cellar of her ice-cream parlour.

Goidsargi Estibaliz Carranza Zabala, who has joint Spanish and Mexican citizenship, is charged with shooting dead her husband in 2008 and her new partner in 2010.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

ALPINE attractions

Being largely tourism-dependent, the holiday home market invariably suffers in any economic downturn. Yet a report by Savills Residential Research and Alpine Homes suggests that bolt-holes in the snow may be bucking this trend.

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Relationship crystal clear

Anyone looking for a convenient example of the long-standing ties between Austria and Hong Kong might well pick Swarovski, the company that manufactures exquisitely cut crystal and a range of related luxury products that grace so many homes in the city.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A glass act

Most people mistakenly believe a snifter - a glass with a wide bottom and a relatively narrow top - is the best holder. But the snifter actually prevents the full enjoyment of cognac because the narrow top forces the smell of alcohol into the nose, preventing the drinker from savouring the various floral and fruity smells.

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

3,096 Days

3,096 Days by Natascha Kampusch Penguin, HK$136

5 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Wacky flights of fancy to take off

The silly season will officially arrive in Hong Kong on October 10, when some 40 weird and wacky flying contraptions take off from a ramp in West Kowloon in Asia's first Red Bull Flugtag.

26 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Double happiness for Hong Kong paddlers

27 May 2010 - 12:00am


Organ donors can show the way

Under the presumed consent system, individuals are considered organ donors after death. This has been a common practice in many European countries like Spain and Austria.

There is a debate whether Hong Kong should adopt this system.

14 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

e-pal: switzerland

Connecting with teens around the world

Name Meinrad Egger

City St Gallen

Star sign Scorpio

It would take too long to describe my city. The best way is to look it up on the internet - you'll be overwhelmed by the diverse scenery and nature.

4 Nov 2008 - 12:00am