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GoPro: Wild Downhill Ride with Claudio Caluori

Claudio Calouri and Will Longden takes us on a wild run through the UCI Downhill Course at Leogang in Austria.

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Two burglaries every hour in Austria

There are at least two burglaries every hour in Austria.  From these, around half of opportunistic offenders could be deferred by simple preventive measures.

A survey conducted by the KFV shows that only 41 percent of Austrians take basic safety measures, despite burglaries having increased by 76 percent in the past few years.

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Protests in Vienna as far-right ministers enter Austria’s government

Austria becomes only country in western Europe with far-right presence in government, as president swears in coalition led by 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz.

Austria’s president has sworn in a new government amid protests against the far right’s prominent role in the cabinet.

At the weekend, the new chancellor, Sebastian Kurz of the Austrian People’s party, struck a deal with the Freedom party, a nationalist group founded after the second world war by former members of the Nazi party, now headed by Heinz-Christian Strache.

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Austrian far-right to return to coalition under conservative Sebastian Kurz

Austria’s conservative People’s Party has agreed a coalition with the far-right Freedom Party.

The deal comes two months after a parliamentary election which the People’s Party won but without an overall majority.

At just 31, the People’s Party’s Sebastian Kurz is set to become the world’s youngest head of government.

If the coalition is ratified, Austria would become the only western European state with a governing far-right party.

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Austrian party suspends member over Nazi salute claim

Official in Styria region accused of having said ‘Heil Hitler’ in council meeting.

A member of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) was kicked out over allegations that he gave a Nazi salute, less than a week before the country goes to the polls, local media reported.

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Merkel ally says website hit by thousands of cyberattacks from Russian IP addresses ahead of election

The vice chairman of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party Christian Democratic Union (CDU) said on Monday (4 September) that her website was recently hit with thousands of cyberattacks, many of which came from Russian IP addresses. Julia Kloeckner said the political website was the target of about 3,000 attacks ahead of the television election debate between Merkel and her Social Democratic rival Martin Schulz on Sunday, Reuters reports.

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Hitler Used Werewolves, Vampires, and Astrology to Brainwash Germany

‘Hitler’s Monsters’ is a new book that examines the surprisingly deep connection between Nazis and the supernatural.

In Hitler’s Monsters, a forthcoming book about Nazis and the supernatural, scholar Eric Kurlander examines how Hitler’s rise exploited a public fixation with the occult and paganism. More than a record of how, say, a few Third Reichers followed their astrology charts into disaster, the book depicts a culture whose rejection of natural science in favor of faith-based “border sciences” allowed its leaders to mythologize their beliefs in racial superiority. Border science, as distinct from pseudoscience, was a term adopted by 1930s occultists to cover fields like parapsychology, astrology, or clairvoyance that suddenly found favor with Hitler’s fact-averse government.

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