Wednesday, 04. December 2013
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A high school student has been expelled after being caught with a 35ft long crib sheet wrapped around his body during his university entrance exam in Kazakhstan.
The Borat-style stunt was discovered when examiners noticed the student fiddling inside his clothing before the exam started, say officials.
Under his shirt they found a chain of computer print-outs containing 25,000 potential answers to the exam's five topics of maths, history, Russian, Kazhak, and another subject of the student's choice.
Education authority spokesman Bolatzhan Uskenbayev said: "If he'd put half as much effort into studying as he did into cheating he would have sailed through the exam with a distinction.
"It's a pity too see all that work come to nothing but he cheated, and that's not allowed."
Austria sees biggest increase in property prices in Europe
Property in Austria has seen the highest rate of price growth in Europe since the Lehman brothers bank crashed, throwing the region and other countries housing markets into an economic downturn.
Austrian oil and gas industry report published
A report analysing the Austrian oil and gas markets between 2000 and 2005 has been made available on the Research and Markets website, a publishing platform for industry market research.
Acclaimed comedy show comes to Vienna
Vienna's English Theatre in the eighth district of the city is putting on two new shows in the new year, including one that may help to chase any post-Christmas blues away.
Iran nuclear meeting to be held in Vienna
Representatives from Iran, six mediators, and members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are meeting in Vienna in December to discuss an agreement made last month regarding Iranian uranium.
Austria paving the way in air traffic control
Austria has taken a step forward in the move to unify Europe's air traffic control systems by implementing the latest software from the Co-operation of Air Navigation Service providers (COOPANS).
Talks with China begin on high-speed railway from Vienna to Black Sea
Talks have begun with Chinese partners about the construction of a 'European corridor' that will connect Vienna to the Black Sea port of Constanta in Romania.
What´s on at the Burg Kino cinema this week (6 December – 12 December)
The following films are on at the English language Burg Kino cinema on the Opernring between November 6th and December 12th. From December the 5th to December the 8th Burg Kino will host the “Festival des Russischen Films”.
Campaign to Save Salzburg Airport Steps Up
Thousands of holidaymakers to Salzburg could find their flights in danger over plans by Germany to force the airport to cancel flights.
One million euros from Austrian government supports African peace and security programme
The Austrian government signed an agreement last Friday, pledging 1,000,000 Euros in support of the African Union Gender, Peace and Security Program (GPSP).
Over a third of state aid repaid by Austrian bank BAWAG PSK
A further 150 million Euro is being repaid by Austrian bank BAWAG PSK to the state, leaving the lender with just under two thirds of repayments left to make.
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