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Mystery brain illness affects more than 20 US officials in Austrian capital Vienna

The US government is investigating a series of health incidents in the Austrian capital Vienna involving its diplomats and other administration staff. More than 20 officials have reported symptoms similar to Havana Syndrome, a mystery brain illness since January this year. The syndrome is unexplained, but US scientists say it is most probably caused by […]

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Vienna gunman may have acted alone; Islamic State claim responsibility

Austrian police made 14 arrests after a gunman murdered four people in the heart of Vienna on Monday. The man, described as a 20-year-old Islamist terrorist who had been freed from jail last December, was shot dead by police as he fired on passers-by. Security has been tight in the Austrian capital as police launched […]

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Manhunt launched after gunmen attack Austria’s capital Vienna. 3 dead, several wounded

Gunmen attacked six locations in central Vienna, Austria’s capital on Monday, killing at least three people and wounding over a dozen. One suspect was shot dead by police and a manhunt was launched for at least one more, officials said. Interior Minister Karl Nehammer described the assailant killed by police as an “Islamist terrorist”. “According […]

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Austrian police fine man €500 for farting in the proximity of cops

Austrian police fined a man €500 for loudly breaking wind after officers stopped him earlier this month to check his identity. The police defended the massive fine saying he had deliberately emitted a “massive flatulence,” lifting his backside from the bench where he was sitting. The accused complained of what he called the disproportionate and […]

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With no tourists, Vienna’s horse-drawn carriages deliver lockdown meals

Under coronavirus lockdown horse-drawn carriages were spotted delivering meals to those most at risk during the pandemic in Vienna. So-called ‘fiaker’, derived from the French term ‘fiacre’, have been a feature of Vienna life since it was the capital of a vast empire. Now they live off tourism, their often bowler-hatted drivers offering tours of […]