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East-West border incident not apt to curdle relations

Don't look for any international repercussions following a recent incursion across the Hungary-Austria border. The invaders were cows. A 160-strong herd of Hungarian cattle wandered into Austria to graze before local residents drove them back across the East-West border, police said Monday. Some cows had evidently leaned against a rotten wooden fence, causing it to give way.

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The border between Austria and Hungary is marked only by wire fencing along much of its 150-mile length.