Iceland Ranks 15th in Number of Cancer Cases

cigarettes04_esaIceland places 15th on a list ranking the quantity of cancer cases in individual countries. When both genders are taken into account, there are 282 cases of cancer in Iceland per every 100,000 inhabitants, according to a new study by the World Cancer Research Fund.

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Fuel Prices Reach a New High in Iceland

traffic-low_pkFuel company N1 raised the price of gasoline by ISK 5 per liter yesterday and of diesel oil by ISK 4.5 per liter. One liter of gasoline now costs ISK 218 (USD 1.9, EUR 1.4) and has never been higher. One liter of diesel oil also costs ISK 218 after the increase.

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Kurz- und Dokumentarfilm-Festival in Reykjavík

rvkshortsdocs2011Das neunte jährliche Reykjavík Kurz- und Dokumentarfilm-Festival beginnt in dieser Woche. Es findet vom 27. bis zum 31. Januar im Kino „Bíó Paradís“ statt. Unter den gezeigten Filmen ist auch Yes yes von María Reyndal, der auf Interviews mit thailändischen Frauen basiert, die in Island leben.

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