Tuesday, 21. May 2013
22. 08. 11. - 14:00
A kangaroo is for the high jump after escaping from its owner and going on a knicker-nicking spree.
Benji bounced from garden to garden collecting ladies' lingerie as it went. The two-year-old marsupial was only caught when one victim looked out of her kitchen window and saw it hopping it with her undies.
A spokesman for the police in Prague, Czech Republic, explained: "We had a call from the kangaroo's owner saying it had escaped. At the same time, we started getting reports of a number of thefts from washing lines."
He added: "We didn't think they could possibly be related until the animal was caught red-handed."
Benji's owner Petr Hlabovic, 35, said: "I'm very relieved to have him back. I've got no idea what he thought he was up to - he certainly didn't pick up the habit from me."
Exhibition Drawing Against Oblivion
The Leopold Museum in Vienna opened the the exhibition "Drawing against oblivion" on 17 May. Manfred Bockelmann drew more than 60 portraits of children and teenagers, who were victims of the Nazi terror.
Jail for conmen
Two men, who stole thousands of Euros by money laundering were sentenced last Thursday. The defendants promised their victims that they would increase the victim’s money substantially.
Swap deals legal case gets underway
The civil case of the city of Linz, Upper Austria, against the Bawag bank about the swap deal will start on 24 May. The maximum amount of damage for Linz could be as much as 417 million Euros in the worst case.
Third man accident leaves man in hospital
A 55-year-old man fell during the "Third Man Tour", which leads visitors through the Viennese canal system. He is said to have suffered a femoral neck fracture.
Firms wanted to dismantle border posts for free
The roofs of abandoned border posts are being dismantled in Burgenland, and Lower Austria will follow in autumn. The Federal Real Estate Company (BIG) is currently looking for firms, which will carry out the work.
Charity seeks funds to restore Jewish cemetery
SAFIKG – the Society of American Friends of the Jewish Community Vienna was formed as a U.S. registered charity to allow it to support the IKG (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien) with tax deductible American contributions.
Doves released for funerals offer
The Viennese funeral parlour Furtner now offers a symbolic supplement of the classic funeral. White doves can be released into the sky during the ceremony.
US embassy marks international day against homophobia
The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) took place on 17 May. On this occasion, the rainbow flag was raised next to the American flag at the building of the US embassy in Vienna.
Key for Two at Viennas English Theatre [Review]
Key for Two at Vienna’s English Theatre is a quintessentially British comedy. The play by John Chapman and Dave Freeman has to be one of the funniest and timeless shows about in the Austrian capital.
Jackson Fans Get Memorial To Hero
A statue to Michael Jackson has gone on display in the middle of a tiny Austrian town so that fans can have a tribute to their hero.
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