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Subsidence of Öræfajökull ice cauldron slowing down

Scientists have studied new photographs of Öræfajökull taken yesterday and their findings show that the subsidenece of the new ice cauldron is slowing down which points to good news; that the volcano is not about to blow, at least not just yet.
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Subsidence of Öræfajökull ice cauldron slowing down

Scientists have studied new photographs of Öræfajökull taken yesterday and their findings show that the subsidenece of the new ice cauldron is slowing down which points to good news; that the volcano is not about to blow, at least not just yet.

Öræfajökull to be photographed today for further research

Experts will be on board a plane flying over Öræfajökull today to assess the situation. The ice cauldron in the caldera is constantly deepening and crevasses are forming around it.
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Öræfajökull to be photographed today for further research

Experts will be on board a plane flying over Öræfajökull today to assess the situation. The ice cauldron in the caldera is constantly deepening and crevasses are forming around it.

Reykjavik knifing victim was trying to help his attacker

Klevis Sula, a 20-year-old man who died of his injuries following a stabbing at Austurvöllur square a week ago had been attemptingg to help the attacker whom he found sobbing alone in the square. Instead, Sula was stabbed without any reason.
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Reykjavik knifing victim was trying to help his attacker

Klevis Sula, a 20-year-old man who died of his injuries following a stabbing at Austurvöllur square a week ago had been attemptingg to help the attacker whom he found sobbing alone in the square. Instead, Sula was stabbed without any reason.

Swarm of earthquakes at Skjaldbreiður volcano - but no sign of eruption

An unusual swarm of earthquakes occurred in dormant volcano Skjaldbreiður which forms part of the beautiful mountain range at Lake Þingvellir.
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Swarm of earthquakes at Skjaldbreiður volcano - but no sign of eruption

An unusual swarm of earthquakes occurred in dormant volcano Skjaldbreiður which forms part of the beautiful mountain range at Lake Þingvellir.

Gorgeous Mediterranean fast food at Hlemmur food hall

Borðið is one of the food stalls at Hlemmur Mathöll, the new food hall at Hlemmur. It's a restaurant that's been located in West Reykjavik and has now opened a small branch at the food hall.
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Gorgeous Mediterranean fast food at Hlemmur food hall

Borðið is one of the food stalls at Hlemmur Mathöll, the new food hall at Hlemmur. It's a restaurant that's been located in West Reykjavik and has now opened a small branch at the food hall.

Icelandic man remembers RAF plane shooting at him 75 years ago in remote farmland

Magnús Ágústsson, a teenager at the time, was going to gather sheep in Bieringstangi in Vatnsleysuströnd on the Reykjanes peninsula 75 years ago when he saw a plane flying low over his farm and going straight towards him.
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Icelandic man remembers RAF plane shooting at him 75 years ago in remote farmland

Magnús Ágústsson, a teenager at the time, was going to gather sheep in Bieringstangi in Vatnsleysuströnd on the Reykjanes peninsula 75 years ago when he saw a plane flying low over his farm and going straight towards him.

Ice cauldron in Öræfajökull caldera keeps deepening

The ice cauldron in the Öræfajökull caldera continues to deepen and become larger as geothermal heat increases. This is shown by new measurements in the ice cauldron and these findings were presented at a meeting of the science unit of the Icelandic Civil
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Ice cauldron in Öræfajökull caldera keeps deepening

The ice cauldron in the Öræfajökull caldera continues to deepen and become larger as geothermal heat increases. This is shown by new measurements in the ice cauldron and these findings were presented at a meeting of the science unit of the Icelandic Civil Protection today.

Öræfajökull caldera has deepened considerably

Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson says that the situation at Öræfajökull volcano is "Far from normal." There's still geothermal heat in the area and the caldera has deepened by some 20 metres.
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Öræfajökull caldera has deepened considerably

Volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson says that the situation at Öræfajökull volcano is "Far from normal." There's still geothermal heat in the area and the caldera has deepened by some 20 metres.

Knifing incident in city centre still under investigation

One of the men stabbed at Austurvöllur parliament square on Sunday morning is still in grave danger due to life-threatening injuries. The other victim has regained consciousness and has been questioned by police.
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Knifing incident in city centre still under investigation

One of the men stabbed at Austurvöllur parliament square on Sunday morning is still in grave danger due to life-threatening injuries. The other victim has regained consciousness and has been questioned by police.

Sinister and glorious melodies at Hlemmur Square tonight

Hafsteinn Michael is a renowned artist in Iceland and has been performing with legendary experimental band Inferno 5 for a few years. Fewer people know his solo work under the name of Rafsteinn, described as "sinister yet glorious dark wave ditties deliv
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Sinister and glorious melodies at Hlemmur Square tonight

Hafsteinn Michael is a renowned artist in Iceland and has been performing with legendary experimental band Inferno 5 for a few years. Fewer people know his solo work under the name of Rafsteinn, described as "sinister yet glorious dark wave ditties delivered with the demeanour of a contract killer."

Earthquakes detected in Siglufjörður

Three earthquakes were measured at Siglufjörður in North Iceland last night and this morning. The largest earthquake measured 3.1 on the Richter scale and occurred at 05.25.
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Earthquakes detected in Siglufjörður

Three earthquakes were measured at Siglufjörður in North Iceland last night and this morning. The largest earthquake measured 3.1 on the Richter scale and occurred at 05.25.

Rescued sea-eagle doing well

"The eagle is looking pretety good now and there's nothing that points to the fact that has something broken," says Snapchat star Snorri Rafnsson. Rafnsson caught the eagle in a dramatic rescue last week near Ólafsvík with the help of his father
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Rescued sea-eagle doing well

"The eagle is looking pretety good now and there's nothing that points to the fact that has something broken," says Snapchat star Snorri Rafnsson. Rafnsson caught the eagle in a dramatic rescue last week near Ólafsvík with the help of his father.

«Suddenly someone stuck a penis inside me»

Women in theatre and the field of cinema in Iceland have come out with stories of sexual harassment and even rape using the hashtag #Metoo. In Iceland, several groups of women have come forward following the furor surrounding the Weinstein scandal in the US.
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«Suddenly someone stuck a penis inside me»

Women in theatre and the field of cinema in Iceland have come out with stories of sexual harassment and even rape using the hashtag #Metoo. In Iceland, several groups of women have come forward following the furor surrounding the Weinstein scandal in the US.

Man charged with manslaughter for strangling girlfriend

A man was charged with manslaughter and serious domestic violence which occured this weekend. He used a choke hold on his girlfriend until she lost consciousness.
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Man charged with manslaughter for strangling girlfriend

A man was charged with manslaughter and serious domestic violence which occured this weekend. He used a choke hold on his girlfriend until she lost consciousness.

Earthquake North West of Reykjanes

An earthquake of the magnitude of 3.1 occurred some 10 km West South West of Geirfugladrangi North West of Reykjanes on the South-West peninsuala of Reykjavik last night at 21:46.
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Earthquake North West of Reykjanes

An earthquake of the magnitude of 3.1 occurred some 10 km West South West of Geirfugladrangi North West of Reykjanes on the South-West peninsuala of Reykjavik last night at 21:46.

Lights of the Oslo Christmas tree lit in Reykjavik city centre

Crowds of people attended the annual lighting ceremony of the Oslo Christmas tree at Austurvöllur Parliament square yesterday.
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Lights of the Oslo Christmas tree lit in Reykjavik city centre

Crowds of people attended the annual lighting ceremony of the Oslo Christmas tree at Austurvöllur Parliament square yesterday.

Man gravely injured after Reykjavik knife attack

Two men were admitted to hospital early this morning after a fight involving a knife. The incident occurred at Austurvöllur parliamen square this morning at around 5 am.
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Man gravely injured after Reykjavik knife attack

Two men were admitted to hospital early this morning after a fight involving a knife. The incident occurred at Austurvöllur parliamen square this morning at around 5 am.

«Iceland has been marketed as a country without dangers»

Graphic designer Ívar Björnsson made warning signs his focus for his final project at the Icelandic Academy of Arts upon graduation. "Iceland has been marketed too much as a country without dangers," he says to Morgunblaðið.
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«Iceland has been marketed as a country without dangers»

Graphic designer Ívar Björnsson made warning signs his focus for his final project at the Icelandic Academy of Arts upon graduation. "Iceland has been marketed too much as a country without dangers," he says to Morgunblaðið.

VIDEO: Dramatic Sea-Eagle rescue in Iceland

A frail Sea-Eagle was rescued in West-Iceland on Thursday by professional outdoorsman and Icelandic Snapchat star, Snorri Rafnsson. See the video of the dramatic capture.
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VIDEO: Dramatic Sea-Eagle rescue in Iceland

A frail Sea-Eagle was rescued in West-Iceland on Thursday by professional outdoorsman and Icelandic Snapchat star, Snorri Rafnsson. See the video of the dramatic capture.

A new five course Christmas menu at hip Kex Hostel

Get into the Christmas spirit at Kex Hostel in central Reykjavik who began their month of Christmas celebrations, KEXmas, yesterday. This year they're presenting a gorgeous five course Christmas lunch menu served between midday and 3 pm daily.
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A new five course Christmas menu at hip Kex Hostel

Get into the Christmas spirit at Kex Hostel in central Reykjavik who began their month of Christmas celebrations, KEXmas, yesterday. This year they're presenting a gorgeous five course Christmas lunch menu served between midday and 3 pm daily.

Prime Minister kills it in a music video made twenty years ago

A twenty year old music video has resurfaced today in Icelandic media with Katrín Jakobsdóttir becoming Prime Minister. Jakobsdóttir starred in a music video by Icelandic band Bang Gang playing a femme fatale in shades in 1996.
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Prime Minister kills it in a music video made twenty years ago

A twenty year old music video has resurfaced today in Icelandic media with Katrín Jakobsdóttir becoming Prime Minister. Jakobsdóttir starred in a music video by Icelandic band Bang Gang playing a femme fatale in shades in 1996.

New Icelandic government presented

At a press meeting this morning, it was revealed that the Left Green Movement will be in charge of the Minsitry of Health and the Ministry for the Environment. The Independence Party will receive the Ministry of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Justice, and the P
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New Icelandic government presented

At a press meeting this morning, it was revealed that the Left Green Movement will be in charge of the Minsitry of Health and the Ministry for the Environment. The Independence Party will receive the Ministry of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Justice, and the Progressive Party will head the Ministries of Industry, Fishing, Tourism and Agriculture.

Jakobsdóttir becomes new Prime Minister of Iceland tomorrow

The governmental agreement between theLeft Green Alliance, the Independence Party, and the Progressive Party has been accepted at each individual party meeting today. The Left Green Alliance voted for the governmental agreement with 80 % of votes. Jakobsdótt
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Jakobsdóttir becomes new Prime Minister of Iceland tomorrow

The governmental agreement between theLeft Green Alliance, the Independence Party, and the Progressive Party has been accepted at each individual party meeting today. The Left Green Alliance voted for the governmental agreement with 80 % of votes. Jakobsdóttir will therefore become Iceland's new Prime Minister tomorrow.

Mount Esja has claimed the most amount of lives of all Icelandic mountains

Esjan, the beautiful mountain opposite Reykjavik is a popular spot for hiking but it's also a treacherous one when the weather conditions change. Today, three new information signs will be inaugurated at Mount Esja to help prevent accidents in the mountai
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Mount Esja has claimed the most amount of lives of all Icelandic mountains

Esjan, the beautiful mountain opposite Reykjavik is a popular spot for hiking but it's also a treacherous one when the weather conditions change. Today, three new information signs will be inaugurated at Mount Esja to help prevent accidents in the mountain.

Iceland hot spring burn victim tells his story

William Crawford was holidaying with his two daughters in Iceland last year when he had a terrible accident at the Secret Lagoon in South Iceland. He fell into a hot spring by the side of the pool and suffered burns over the majority of his body. Now, one ye
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Iceland hot spring burn victim tells his story

William Crawford was holidaying with his two daughters in Iceland last year when he had a terrible accident at the Secret Lagoon in South Iceland. He fell into a hot spring by the side of the pool and suffered burns over the majority of his body. Now, one year later, on his road to recovery, he wishes to express his eternal gratitude to the people who helped him in Iceland.

First cat café set to open in Reykjavik

The first cat café is set to open before Christmas in the Reykjavik city centre. "We adore cats so now that pets are allowed in restaurants we decided to jump at the opportunity and go forward with an idea that we've had brewing for a while," say
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First cat café set to open in Reykjavik

The first cat café is set to open before Christmas in the Reykjavik city centre. "We adore cats so now that pets are allowed in restaurants we decided to jump at the opportunity and go forward with an idea that we've had brewing for a while," says Gígja Björnsson, who owns the café with Ragnheiður Birgisdóttir.

Icelanders bundle up as temperatures plunge down to minus 18

Temperatures went down to -18 C in central Iceland last night and the temperatures will continue to go down. In Reykjavik the temperature was -10 degrees C this morning.
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Icelanders bundle up as temperatures plunge down to minus 18

Temperatures went down to -18 C in central Iceland last night and the temperatures will continue to go down. In Reykjavik the temperature was -10 degrees C this morning.

A new government will most likely be formed by end of this week

According to Morgunblaðið sources a government agreement has almost been completed and the coalition government of the Left Green Alliance, the Independence Party and the Progressive Party will in all likelihood be presented by the end of this week.
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A new government will most likely be formed by end of this week

According to Morgunblaðið sources a government agreement has almost been completed and the coalition government of the Left Green Alliance, the Independence Party and the Progressive Party will in all likelihood be presented by the end of this week.

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