Nov 9, 2016

H5N8 bird flu detected in Austria wild duck carcasses

Bird flu has been found in the carcasses of wild ducks near Austria’s border with Germany and Switzerland, Austrian authorities said on Tuesday, adding there was no evidence the virus could be transmitted to humans. Five ducks with the H5N8 subtype of the virus ...

'Death must be a Viennese,' and not just at Halloween

Oct 28, 2016

'Death must be a Viennese,' and not just at Halloween

Dominik Creazzi, “Paranormal Investigator” embossed on his jacket, strains his ears among the decaying tombstones of Vienna’s central cemetery, the last resting place of 3 million mortals from Beethoven to “Rock Me Amadeus” singer Falco. Armed with an array of high-tech gadgets to detect ...

Oct 4, 2016

Ten countries host half world's refugees: Amnesty International

Ten countries accounting for 2.5 percent of world GDP are hosting more than half the world’s refugees, Amnesty International said Tuesday as it slammed what it called the selfishness of wealthy nations. In a report on the plight faced by the world’s 21 million ...

Iceman 'Otzi' wore fur that fashionistas crave

Aug 19, 2016

Iceman 'Otzi' wore fur that fashionistas crave

The 5,300-year-old Alpine mummy known as the Tyrolean Iceman died wearing leather clothes and accessories harvested from no fewer than five wild or domesticated species, a DNA analysis published Thursday revealed. Frozen solid after being fatally wounded by an arrow in the back, the ...

Ronaldo misses penalty in Portugal's draw with Austria

Jun 19, 2016

Ronaldo misses penalty in Portugal's draw with Austria

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a late penalty as Portugal stumbled to a 0-0 draw with Austria, while Belgium swept to a 3-0 win over Ireland on a day of contrasts at the European Championship on Saturday. There were mixed fortunes too for Iceland, which looked ...

Arson blamed after new Austrian refugee center is gutted

Jun 2, 2016

Arson blamed after new Austrian refugee center is gutted

Arsonists were most likely behind a huge blaze that engulfed a newly built but still empty refugee center in northern Austria, police said on Wednesday. The inferno started in the early hours of Wednesday in the village of Altenfelden and left only charred remains ...