Austria

  • Football WC qualifiers: Germany to cut defensive lapses vs Austria 05-09-2013 05:35 PM

    Berlin: Defensive frailties are no cause for worry ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Austria and the Faeroe Islands, according to Germany coach Joachim Loew. "We'll score more goals than we concede against Austria. I'm counting on that," said Loew. With qualification from Group C all but assured if Germany...
  • Albert Montanes, Marcel Granollers advance in Kitzbuehel 29-07-2013 11:36 PM

    Kitzbuehel, Austria: Albert Montanes and Marcel Granollers had straight-set wins to reach the second round of the bet-at-home Cup on Monday. The only seeded players in action on the opening day, No. 7 Montanes served eight aces in defeating Adrian Ungur 6-4, 6-2, and No. 8 Granollers beat Mate Pavic...
  • Joost Luiten edges past Thomas Bjorn to win Lyoness Open 10-06-2013 10:08 AM

    Atzenbrugg, Austria: Joost Luiten of the Netherlands won the Lyoness Open by two shots Sunday for his second European Tour title. Luiten, who entered the day with a three-stroke lead, shot a 71 to finish at 17-under 271 on the Diamond Country Club course. "It's a great feeling, it's been...
  • Austria to quit UN's Golan force over Syria violence 07-06-2013 03:46 AM

    Beirut: Austria said on Thursday it would pull out of a UN force on the Golan Heights after battles between Syrian troops and rebels there, in a blow to a mission that has kept the Israeli-Syrian war front quiet for 40 years. Israel, anxious for the international mission to remain...
  • Austrian golfer Bernd Wiesberger aims for top-10 finish at home 05-06-2013 11:50 PM

    Austria: Bernd Wiesberger aims to become the first Austrian golfer to qualify for the US Open when he starts his title defense at the Lyoness Open on Thursday. The 61st-ranked Wiesberger will likely need a top-10 finish at his home European Tour event to move up a spot in the...
  • Death toll hits 10 in European flooding; 9 missing 04-06-2013 09:54 PM

    Berlin: Germany dispatched thousands of soldiers Tuesday to help cities and towns cope with flooding from the rain-soaked Danube and other southern rivers - reinforcements that came a day after the Bavarian city of Passau saw its worst flooding since 1501. The death toll rose to at least 10, including...
  • Four United Nations peacekeepers abducted on Golan Heights 08-05-2013 04:56 AM

    United Nations: Four UN peacekeepers, all from the Philippines, were abducted on the Golan Heights on Tuesday by an armed group believed to be the same one to have abducted 21 Filipino peacekeepers two months ago, the United Nations said. The abduction took place "near Position 86", a UN spokeswoman...
  • Woman who chopped up ex-husband, boyfriend gets life term 23-11-2012 07:34 AM

    Vienna: An Austrian ice cream parlor owner has been found guilty of killing her ex-husband and a boyfriend before chopping them up with a chain saw and burying them in concrete in her shop's basement. A Vienna court convicted the 34-year-old woman of murder on Thursday and handed her a...
  • Drogba scores twice as Ivory Coast beat Austria 3-0 15-11-2012 10:25 AM

    Didier Drogba scored less than two minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute to help Ivory Coast overpower Austria 3-0 in their friendly on Wednesday. Didier Ya Konan and Lacina Traore were the other scorers as the Elephants extended their unbeaten run to 22 matches, including the 0-0 draw...
  • World's first sex school opens in Austria 01-12-2011 12:01 PM

    London: While many people may think it's an activity which should be best learned behind closed doors, an enterprising Swedish schoolmistress thinks otherwise. Ylva-Maria Thompson has opened the world's first international sex school for teaching the art of being better lovers, the Daily Mail reported. The Austrian International Sex School...
  • Tsonga beats Del Potro in Vienna final 31-10-2011 10:22 AM

    Vienna: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rallied from a set and a break down to beat Juan Martin Del Potro 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday in the final of the Erste Bank Open, claiming his second title of the season and seventh overall. The top-seeded Tsonga will officially move past Mardy Fish...
  • Digitally cleaned 'India, Matri Bhumi' screened 27-10-2011 11:37 AM

    Vienna: When the digitally cleaned up 'India, Matri Bhumi' was screened at the ongoing Viennale, Austria's international film festival, it revived memories of the sincere way that films were made in Europe soon after the tragedy of the last World War. 'India, Matri Bhumi' is a 90-minute documentary shot in...
  • Google beings collecting Street View data in India 02-06-2011 07:34 AM

    New Delhi: Internet giant Google's long awaited and very ambitious project Streetview is ready to map and explore everything on Indian streets with its new application Google Streetview. This software will show you everything from a high rise to a small restaurant. Google Streetview unlike Google earth allows you a...
  • India elected to 47-nation UNHR council 20-05-2011 11:33 PM

    United Nations: India and 14 other countries were on Friday elected to the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council, which is based in Geneva. India was not in competition for the seat since there were four countries and four seats for the Asia block. With 189 countries voting, Indonesia received 184...
  • Oops! Austrian lawyer drops trousers in court 05-05-2011 02:05 PM

    Vienna: An Austrian newspaper is reporting that a lawyer dropped his trousers during the questioning of his client by two female investigators, exposing his briefs. The Tiroler Tageszeitung said Wednesday the incident happened April 20 in a police station in the western hamlet of Mayrhofen. It says that after letting...
  • Austrian baker apologises for swastika cakes 16-04-2011 01:53 PM

    Vienna: An Austrian baker, under investigation for icing cakes with Nazi symbols, has apologised to the head of a Holocaust awareness group for causing offence. The cake-maker met with the head of the Austria Mauthausen Committee (MKOe), which has called for the bakery to be banned. "I called him because...
  • Obama robber hits Austrian bank 21-01-2011 07:52 PM

    Vienna: Say, isn't that the president with a gun in his hand? Actually, no, but it sure looks like it. Austrian authorities are searching for a bank robber who uses an unusual disguise: He wears a Barack Obama mask during his holdups. Police say the man, nicknamed the "Obama Robber"...
  • Austrian with high-tech robot arm dies after crash 23-10-2010 03:07 PM

    Vienna: In the five years since losing both arms in an accident, Christian Kandlbauer had regained much of his cherished independence thanks to a high-tech, mind-controlled robotic limb. He even got a driver's license. Now the 22-year-old has died of injuries suffered when the car he was driving veered off...
  • Austrian kidnap victim writes page-turning memoir 08-09-2010 05:05 PM

    Vienna: Austrian schoolgirl Natascha Kampusch survived the start of her eight-year captivity in an underground cell by asking her kidnapper to read bedtime tales in an "illusion of normality", according to her new book. Kampusch's memoirs "3,096 Days", which appeared in Vienna on Tuesday, recount how her captor Wolfgang Priklopil...
  • Austria fail to match Ballack punch, Germany enter QFs 17-06-2008 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: VVS Laxman ended all speculation surrounding his retirement on Saturday when he announced his decision to call it quits from international cricket with immediate effect. I am retiring from international cricket with immediate effect, Laxman said during a press conference. This is the right time for me to...
  • Euro 2008: 'Miracle of Cordoba' inspires Austria 16-06-2008 07:41 PM

    Sydney: Allrounder Cameron White has been named in Australia's 15-man squad for next month's Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, seven months after a form slump saw him stripped of captaincy and dropped from the team. White, who turns 29 on Sunday, was included in the experienced squad which has...