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Dominatrix convicted for customer's strangulation death

An Austrian prostitute was convicted Monday over the death of a sadomasochist client left to die with a noose and a shoelace around his neck in a Vienna hotel room.

Dominatrix in court after deadly sex game claims a life

A prostitute is on trial in Vienna, accused of causing intentional serious bodily harm resulting in death after a 45-year-old client of hers was found hanging in a hotel room after a BDSM session.

Suspicious wife travelled to Graz with husband's entrails

Customs officers at an Austrian airport were taken aback to find human entrails in the bag of a Moroccan traveller, who said they belonged to her dead husband, local media reported on Sunday.

Merkel wants to send back dud migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, under fire at home over her refugees policy, called Saturday for Europe to secure deals with third countries to send back migrants who do not qualify for asylum.

Police officer run over by prisoner on day release

A 52-year-old police officer in Vienna suffered serious head injuries on Thursday evening when he was knocked down by a prisoner on day release who was riding a Yamaha motorbike at full speed.

Jealousy drives man to blow up ex-girlfriend with hand grenade

A Bosnian man living in Austria travelled back to his homeland to blow up his ex-girlfriend with a hand grenade when he found out she was seeing somebody else.

Diabetic boy 'treated like terrorist' at Eiffel Tower

An Austrian family who visited Paris for a short holiday say they won’t be going back to the French capital after security officials treated them “like terrorists” because their 14-year-old son carries an insulin pump.

Teenager dies in horror crash on Austria's Westautobahn

One person has died and seven others are seriously injured after a horrific road accident on the Westautobahn (A1) in Lower Austria.

Taiwanese tourist rescued from Austrian mountain via WhatsApp

A 39-year-old tourist from Taiwan who got lost on Austria’s Dachstein mountain was rescued after sending a friend in Hong Kong images of her location via WhatsApp.

Man jailed for making hundreds of sex calls to teachers

A 59-year-old man from Upper Austria has received a 15-month conditional prison sentence and been ordered to undergo therapy after he phoned hundreds of young female teachers across Austria and sexually harassed and threatened them.

Comedian sets sights on Austrian parliament

An Austrian comedian, Roland Düringer, has founded a new political party and says he plans to introduce it in time for Austria’s next parliamentary election in 2018.

Austrian election set for early December after 'gluegate'

Austria's parliament has approved December 4th as the new date for the presidential election re-run in a scandal-ridden race that could usher in the European Union's first far-right head of state.

Lovesick football fan to blame for mass brawl in Linz

A football fan who had been jilted by an ex-lover is thought to have started a fight between football supporters and a group of asylum seekers earlier this month in Linz, according to a police investigation.

Austrian far-right leader publishes drugs test

The head of Austria's popular far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ), long subject to allegations he takes illegal drugs, has published results of tests that he said show he is clean.

Muslim woman attacked and bitten in Vienna

The family of a Muslim woman who was attacked in Vienna on Tuesday by an unknown assailant have told police they suspect the assault was motivated by Islamophobia.

Austrian teenagers among top 'binge drinkers' in Europe

Austrian teenagers are prone to binge drinking - according to a European-wide study on alcohol and drug consumption among school children.

Asylum seeker used benefits to set up drugs network

An Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested for using his social security benefits to fly back home to set up a drugs network.

Kurz asks Isis survivor to be OSCE ambassador

Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has invited a young Yazidi woman who was trafficked as a sex slave by the so-called Islamic State to be a “Goodwill Ambassador” for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

Trial of 'mentally disturbed' killer driver begins in Graz

The man who drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians in the Austrian city of Graz in June last year goes on trial today.

No president for Austria until next year

Austria, which has been without a president since July, will have to wait until 2017 for its next head of state to take office, parliament said on Monday as the country prepares to vote in a scandal-plagued election re-run.

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