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January 12, 2006

Missing fish found?

RÚV is happy to report that word from five capelin vessels found signs of capelin schools around 60 nautical miles north and north-east of Langanes in the northeastern tip of Iceland.

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Immigrant levels in Iceland now equal to those in other Nordic countries

Fréttabladid reports that 4.5% of all inhabitants of Iceland are foreign citizens, the same percentage of the population as its Nordic neighbors. Today’s total immigrant population of 14,000 represents an increase of 3,500 in one year, the largest such jump in Icelandic history. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

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Suicide sparks outrage

Morgunbladid, RÚV and news station NFS are all reporting that by midnight last night, about 20,000 people, or 15 % of Iceland’s population, signed a petition addressed to DV newspaper, which published the name and photo of a man in north Iceland accused of raping two teenage boys. The man commit suicide the day after the publication.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

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