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Austria launch language app for Syrian refugee children

The Austrian government has announced it is helping to launch a new language app designed to help refugee children learn the local language.

The Hallo App Deutsch will launch at the end of October Credit: Federal Chancellery of Austria / Federal Press Service / Andy Wenzel

'Hallo App Deutsch' will contain 1,000 everyday words accompanied by pictures and sound to help children who can't yet read roman script to develop a basic German vocabulary.

Austria's Education Minister Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek said the app will help youngsters integrate themselves and make it easier for them to communicate with people in the countries where they are arriving.

She said "Learning the language is a vital key for integration. This new app represents a major step in promoting language-learning."


Coroner rules no inquest for Anni Dewani

Anni Dewani, left and her husband Shrien Dewani Credit: Facebook/Reuters

There is "no sufficient cause to resume an inquest" into the death of murdered honeymooner Anni Dewani, a coroner has ruled.

Mrs Dewani, 28, was shot on the second night of her honeymoon as the couple drove through Gugulethu, Cape Town, in November 2010.

Millionaire businessman Shrien Dewani was cleared last year of orchestrating the honeymoon killing of his wife.

Mrs Dewani's family argued that there were still many unanswered questions about how she was killed and asked for a full inquest to resume.

But at North London Coroner's Court, Senior Coroner Andrew Walker said: "I don't have sufficient cause to resume an inquest.

"In these proceedings, the matter will now rest."


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