Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for December
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Schoolboy Beaten Up By Man To Release Tension

A Chinese man is under arrest for his public display of tension relief - beating up an innocent schoolboy. And incredibly Xiang Pai, 30, was able to pummel the lad a third of his size on a packed bus for 2 minutes with nobody stopping him apart from the bus driver - who was actually dragged away from helping the boy. The thug savagely beat and kicked the schoolboy on the bus to release what he called "pent-up depression and tension." A bus video camera captured his frenzied assault on the innocent 14-year-old boy. For two minutes he punched and kicked him with nobody coming to the child's aid. Afterwards he told police: "I just wasn't in a good mood that day." His road rage happened on a bus in the city of Wenzhou in east China's Zhejiang province. Xiao Jin, the victim, said: "I was just sitting there minding my own business when suddenly he laid into me. I had no idea what I had done wrong." Other passengers defended their behaviour and said thought the boy was a thief so were content to sit silently and watch his pummelling. And when the bus driver stopped his vehicle and marched up to the man and told him to lay off, Pai pulled a knife on him saying: "Back off or you will get this." The other passengers pulled the driver away, and he retreated to his seat and pressed a panic button for police. As the bus was stationary the boy managed to free himself and run down the street. The attacker escaped before police arrived but he was soon caught through video images. He told police he had been drinking that day and didn't feel well. "My mother was ill and I had to get a flat for my girlfriend and the whole of life got on top of me," he said. "I wanted to release the pressure by beating someone up." He faces a long prison term for assault and threatening behaviour. Sociologists in China say random violence in society is spiking as more and more people feel unable to cope in the new capitalist rat-race.

austriantimes.com


Latest News

 

Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.

Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!

Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.

Kid Left In Coma After Beaten By Teacher For Talking
This is the shocking image of a little Chinese girl before and after she was punished by her teacher - for talking in class.

Freezing Rain Causes Chaos In Central Europe
Freezing weather has arrived in Europe with a vengeance with a layer of ice blanketing parts of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic and causing traffic chaos.

Holey Smoke As Car Disappears Down Sinkhole
Motorist Wei Hsiao found himself in a hole lot of trouble in China when a giant sinkhole opened up on the road beneath him, swallowing his entire car.

Shock Moment Police Helicopter Explodes On Street
This is the moment a police helicopter exploded into a spinning ball of flame in Chile when a fire truck clipped one of its rotors.

More Than Twenty 100,000 GBP Motors Used In Bridal Convoy
A Chinese couple who wanted to have the most expensive wedding convoy possible arranged for a convoy of top of the range cars including a stretch Hummer followed by Lamborghinis, Porsches and other VIP motors.

Riot Police Star In Downs Syndrome Calendar
Spanish riot police have joined forces with Down's syndrome kids to take part in a special calendar for charity.

Chinese Nuclear Winter Smog Leaves Clinics Full
Fresh proof of Chinese scientists' claims that the country's toxic air pollution resembles a nuclear winter are shown by these images that show clinics and hospitals packed with patients suffering with trouble breathing.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers