Chechen dissident shot dead in Austria

Vienna: Austrian police have arrested a Russian from Chechnya over the fatal shooting of a Chechen dissident, officials said on Sunday.

A 43-year-old was found dead with gunshot wounds near the capital Vienna on Saturday, police said in a statement.

They arrested a 47-year-old in the city of Linz, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) from Vienna, adding: "The motives for the crime are unclear." - AFP