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Austria avoids kissing goodbye to Nazi-looted Klimt masterpiece

Vienna - One of Austria's most treasured artworks looked safe to remain in the country for now after an expert panel Friday rejected restitution claims by descendants of its Jewish former owners robbed by the Nazis.

UN watchdog 'seriously' worried by NKorea nuclear programme

Vienna - The head of the UN nuclear watchdog said Monday he is "seriously" worried about the North Korean nuclear programme, which has not been subject to international inspections since 2009.

Austria passes law on Islam, banning foreign funding

Vienna - Austria's parliament on Wednesday passed a law banning foreign sources of financing to Muslim organisations and requiring imams to be able to speak German, in a move closely watched by other European nations facing growing problems with radical Islam.

ISIS vows to take down Rome

In the most recent propaganda video released by the militant group ISIS, the terroristic group vows to conquer Rome. Some say it is a blatant attack on Christians.

Ghost super moon on February 18th will not be visible

The first "Super" moon of 2015 will rise on Feb. 18th. As the moon rises it will be a rare "Super New Moon" which means the moon will not be visible.

Assad 'part of the solution' in Syria: UN envoy

Vienna - Any resolution to the fighting in Syria must involve President Bashar al-Assad, the United Nations envoy to Syria has said in the first such acknowledgement by the UN.

New study says dogs can spot human emotions

Science has finally caught up with something many dog owners knew already: man's best friend can tell the difference between happy and angry faces.

Skydivers nearly hit by plane

A skydiver has captured video footage of himself and a tandem passenger as a plane nearly crashed into them during a free fall,

Anti-Islam PEGIDA rally in Austria dwarfed by counter-demo

Linz - The first protest in the Austrian city of Linz by Germany's "anti-Islamisation" movement PEGIDA drew just 150 supporters Sunday and was dwarfed by a counter-demo by some 2,000 people, police said.

Dirty milky rain falls over Washington and Oregon

Residents of Washington and Oregon are cleaning up a strange white milky residue that fell from the sky during the last rain storm.

Couple gives birth to twins on way to hospital

On Thursday morning a married couple attempted to reach a hospital in Lincoln Nebraska. Their attempt was interrupted as their unborn twins had other plans and made their debut to the world on the side of Highway 77.

Counter-demo dwarfs PEGIDA's Austrian debut

Vienna - Germany's PEGIDA "anti-Islamisation" movement held its first march in Austria on Monday but was dwarfed by a colourful counter-demonstration more than 10 times larger, according to police estimates.

54 arrests at Austrian far-right ball demo

Vienna - Police arrested 54 people after violence broke out as thousands protested against a ball organised by far-right groups and politicians in the Austrian capital of Vienna, local media reports said on Saturday.

35 arrests in Vienna as far-right ball demos held

Vienna - Police in Vienna arrested more than 30 people as thousands protested against a ball organised by far-right groups and politicians.

Black Market Tune: An intriguing musical prospect Special

Digital Journal talks to Paul Dangl, violinist and vocalist with the Austro-Scottish folk quartet who are currently in the middle of their first Australian tour.

'Canoodling' by lesbians in Austrian cafe sparks protests

Vienna - Kicked out of a posh Austrian cafe for "canoodling" stunned two lesbians last week, so much so that the LGBT community staged a kissing protest in front of the 1950s-themed restaurant today.

Demo outside iconic Vienna cafe after lesbians ejected

Vienna - Several thousand people staged a noisy and colourful protest late Friday outside one of Vienna's oldest cafes after a lesbian couple said they were thrown out for kissing.

Two members of U.S. Ski racing team die in Austrian avalanche

Tragic news today from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) as it announced on its website that two of its young skiers have died in an avalanche. The skiers died while skiing in the Austrian Alps on Monday.

Members of French right-wing party spike VP's drink with laxative

Bordeaux - For some time, Marine Le Pen, leader of France's extreme right-wing party National Front (FN) has been trying to present a softer image that's more acceptable to the public. However, the recent antics of three party members have likely put that on hold.

Secret WWII WMD factory found — Was Hitler testing nuclear bomb?

St. Georgen an der Gusen is a small market town in Upper Austria. Quiet and picturesque, it's hard to imagine that during WWII, it was selected to be the business center for the SS in exploiting slave labor. Now another secret has been unearthed.
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