Ancient Burial Site Discovered

A circle-shaped edifice discovered by the farm Bjarnastadir, located in Kolbeinsdalur in Skagafjördur fjord, has been confirmed to be an ancient burial site. The site was originally discovered by coincidence last summer when other ancient ruins were being examined.

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Whaling Recommenced

Two whaling ships, Hvalur 8 and Hvalur 9, headed out to fish last night, approximately ten days later than scheduled. They had been kept in the shipyard for a few weeks and were test-sailed last week.

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Independence Party Leader: Split not Imminent

According to the leader of the Independence Party Bjarni Benediktsson, nothing happened at this weekend’s national assembly which could indicate an impending split within the party. The meeting brought no news regarding the party’s stance regarding EU membership. At the assembly, a great debate took place regarding the hot topic.

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PM Marries with New Marital Law

Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir is among the first Icelanders to marry on the basis on a new marital law which permits two people of the same sex to be lawfully wed, giving homosexual people the same rights as heterosexuals to be married within congregations or by district commissioners.

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Skaftá Flood Resumes

“The flood just keeps escalating; there are no signs of it stopping. And it is still far from reaching levels which I remember having seen here,” says Gísli Halldór Magnússon, farmer at Ytri-Ásar in Skaftártunga, regarding the flood in Skaftá, which has now started once again.

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Bobby Fischers Leiche wird exhumiert

Die Vorbereitungen für die Exhumierung des Schach-Großmeisters Bobby Fischer sind im Gange, wie visir.is berichtet. Während der Graböffnung und Entnahme einer biologischen Probe wird ein Zelt über dem Grab aufgestellt. Die Aktion wird durchgeführt, um die Rechtmäßigkeit einer Vaterschaftsklage gegen Fischer zu klären.

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