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Tornado Hit Austria

Listen here A stovepipe tornado hit an open field near the international airport of Schwechat on July 10. It was accompanied by hailstones corresponding to the size of a fist. Tornadoes in this and adjacent regions are very rare. The last tornado occurred in this area on the same day 101 years ago. Words hailstone: a small ball of ice that falls…
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Euro 2008

Listen here The Euro 2008 soccer championship is underway. The best teams from across Europe are competing. Austria and Switzerland are the hosts of this year's…
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The Sacher Torte Has Turned 175

Listen here A cake that is often made for birthday celebrations celebrated its own birthday on Thursday. The Sacher Torte is 175 years old. The chocolate cake filled with apricot jam was first made in Vienna in 1832 by Franz Sacher. Nowadays visitors to Vienna eat thousands of pieces of Sacher Torte each year.
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