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    Godfather daughters crime scam
    The daughter of the Mafia's biggest don is under investigation over an alleged divorce scam in London. ...
  • Traffic cops fine skater
    Traffic cops fine skater
    Traffic cops fined a roller-blader for skating in the road without a driving licence. ...
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    Nun traps crook
    A quick-thinking nun trapped a sneak thief in her convent after she caught him looting valuables. ...
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    Special One Jose now Dr of Football
    Former Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has been made an honorary doctor of football today (monday) with a special degree from his old university. ...

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    Watch it. Fortune telling timepiece
    Watch-makers have worked with Indian fortune tellers to design a watch with a bedpan-shaped section that predicts when the s**t is about to his the fa ...
  • Wuff justice
    Wuff justice
    A burglary victim is appealing for the return of his guard dog, stolen during a break-in at his home in Neamt, eastern Romania. ...
  • Brain surgeons heart attack
    Brain surgeons heart attack
    A hero surgeon finished a brain operation on a patient while he was hit by a heart attack. ...
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    Gran was pimp
    A 73-year-old grandmother has been arrested as the mastermind of a massive prostitution ring running thousands of hookers across Europe. ...

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    Chocoholic junkie
    A reformed junkie has told police he went on a shoplifting spree after shunning drugs turned him into a chocoholic. ...
  • Mickey Mouse police radios
    Mickey Mouse police radios
    Mickey Mouse walkie-talkies given away free with a kids magazine in Germany have been recalled - after youngsters started to pick up police radio broa ...
  • Incest laws scrapped
    Incest laws scrapped
    Legal authorities in Romania are to decriminalise incest between consenting adults. ...
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    Family sues hospital over wrong body
    A furious family is suing a hospital after they were given the wrong body for a funeral. ...

  • Choc-maker has summit to shout about
    Choc-maker has summit to shout about
    Sweet makers reached new peaks with a world record sculpture of a mountain range - made entirely of chocolate. ...
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    Job seeker's 6,763 rejections
    A desperate job seeker has spent more than a year being turned down for 6,763 jobs, show new employment figures. ...
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    This family's fired
    A jealous grandson torched the family home after discovering his grandfather had left it all to his sister. ...
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    Pope shoots -Jesus Saves
    The Pope is fielding a team of Vatican priests to take on police officers and traffic wardens for a charity football match in Quarto, southern Italy o ...

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    50k GBP diamond in Pink Panther raid
    A massive six carat diamond worth 50,000 GBP was stolen in a Pink Panther style heist right under the security guards' noses. ...
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    Dads sell kids' kidneys for 12k GBP
    Two fathers who offered to sell their own children's organs for 12,000 GBP have been arrested in a police investigation into the illegal sale of body ...
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    Happy hour at all you can eat brothel
    A cash-strapped brothel has introduced all-you-can-eat-style offers to tempt punters hit by the credit crunch. ...
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    Computer boffins helping hand
    Computer expert Jerry Javala has been given a helping hand by plastic surgeons who installed a USB stick in a false finger after a motorbike crash. ...

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    Organic orgasmics
    Scientists are testing a new organic Viagra-style sex aid to give lovers a lift based entirely on natural vegetarian ingredients. ...
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    Credit crunch immigrants turn to smuggling
    Jobless credit crunch immigrant workers from Bulgaria have turned to smuggling cheap cigarettes and alcohol into Britain from their homeland. ...
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    Teen vid games addict in psychiatric clinic
    A teenager has been admitted to a psychiatric clinic after playing violent video games for 10 hours a day. ...
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    Brits arrested in brawl
    Seven British students were arrested by police in Vallerozzi, northern Italy, after a mass brawl with local teenagers trying to chat up a girl. ...

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Faymann warns against further Russia sanctions
Chancellor Werner Faymann has spoken out in support of moving away from additional sanctions on Russia.

What is on at Haydn Kino this week? (24 April - 30 April)
The following films are on at the English language cinema Haydn Kino on Mariahilfestrasse between 24 April and 30 April:

Gazprom to explore expanding pipeline in Austria
Russia could soon begin constructing their South Stream gas pipeline in Austria after meetings were held this week with Gazprom.

Poacher in Vienna shoots five deer with bow and arrow
A poacher is suspected to have killed five animals in Vienna using a bow and arrow, a hunting weapon that is forbidden throughout Austria.

Czech firm in the proverbial over dung parcel terror alert in Austria
A Czech mail order company that sends elephant poo around the EU could be faced with a hefty bill after a package of dung sparked a terror alert at an Austrian town hall.

Model helicopter chops up owner
Austrian model aircraft enthusiast Uwe E., 50, is in intensive care after he tried to catch his expensive model helicopter when it suddenly dropped out of the sky in the town of Krenglbach in Upper Austria, and he was badly chopped up by the rotor blades.

ORF Watch To Probe State Broadcaster
Nine Austrian journalists, including the author of this article which is one of many published on my Tagebuch (diary), have got together to create a new website

Julius Meinl expands to UK
Austria's prestigious coffee brand Julius Meinl is launching its famous product in the UK, with the hope of challenging the British culture of taking coffee to go.

Indestructible Armoured Police Tank Damaged By Eggs And Tennis Balls
An Austrian manufacturer of a high-tech anti-riot water cannon costing almost 1 million EUR is facing some tough questions after one of the vehicles was badly damaged during a demonstration that involved eggs and tennis balls.

Wiener Linien grinds to a temporary halt Wednesday morning
Vienna's public transport will grind to a halt between 4 am and 6.30am on Wednesday morning as unions hold an emergency meetings to discuss the safety of Wiener Linien staff.


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