Eleven Men Charged for Purchasing Prostitution

The public prosecutor has issued charges for 11 men who are suspected of having purchased sexual services last year from a woman who is on trial for sex mongering. This is the first time that such charges have been issued in Iceland since the Althingi parliament passed legislation in 2009 making the purchase of prostitution illegal.

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Birds in Iceland Undisturbed by Volcanic Ash

The eruption in Eyjafjallajökull doesn’t appear to have impacted the bird life in Iceland much, according to Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson, chairman of the bird preservation society Fuglavernd. Only the fulmar was a bit confused to begin with but quickly found its way.

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Man Dies While Paragliding in Iceland

The police in Selfoss received a call yesterday afternoon that a man had hit a cliff on the western slope of Mt. Ingólfsfjall while paragliding. Emergency services from Selfoss and Hveragerdi went to the scene immediately but the man was dead when they reached him.

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Volcanic Activity in Iceland Comes in Waves

The activity in the volcano underneath the Eyjafjallajökull icecap in south Iceland fluctuates but there are no indications that the eruption is winding down. Yesterday a series of earthquakes were detected underneath the icecap which indicates that magma is still being thrust out of the mantle.

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