Saturday, 18. May 2013
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A rare autograph by the first man in space Yuri Gagarin has been unearthed by hotel staff in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, more than 50 years after he stayed there.
Gagarin - a cosmonaut with the former USSR space program - visited the Trimontium Hotel in 1961 as part of a victory tour of Communist states to mark his orbiting of the Earth.
"I am very grateful to this hotel for the happy moments I spent here. I wish you more visitors from all countries, and in the future – from other planets," he wrote in the old hotel register, now set to be auctioned off.
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.
New baby wolves born in the Schönbrunn zoo
Five wolf cubs are the latest addition to the Schönbrunn zoo in Vienna this spring.
Mouth To Nose Resuscitation Trick Saves Dog
This dog's owner nose a thing or two about first aid, at least when it came to saving the life of her beloved pet after he was taken out of her burning hose by fireman in Moedling in Lower-Austria.
Berrys Fake Agents 150k Con
Eccentric celebrity-mad multi-millionaire Richard Lugner was conned out of 150,000 GBP by fraudster claiming to be Halle Berry's manager, a court has heard.
Plenty To Smile About For Axolotl
This rare Axolotl salamander has a reason to smile as he welcomes visitors as the star attraction at an Aquaria Fun Park in Austria.
Baumgartner achieves the unachievable yet again
The Austrian extreme sportsman Felix Baumgartner has lived in Arbon, Switzerland, for a year. Despite a long waiting list, he has already received a place to park his boat.
Help an Austrian initiative to support survivors of the cyclone Mahasen
The cyclone Mahasen hit the Southeastern coast region of Bangladesh and Burma yesterday (Thurs). The Austrian non-profit initiative HOPE’87 is currently doing its best to ensure the supply of the evacuated people from the affected regions.
Police raid dairy headquarters
A raid in the second largest Austrian dairy NÖM, which started on 15 May, was terminated yesterday (Thur) afternoon. Employees of the Federal Competition Authority (BWB) are still in the headquarters in Baden.
No smoking in bars does not work finds new study
A new study of the Medical University of Vienna shows that separated rooms in gastronomy are not effective in regards to smoking. The Institute of Environmental Hygiene measured the effect of ultrafine dust particles on the health of non-smokers in 134 bars and restaurants in Vienna.
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