Aron and Emilía Most Popular Names in Iceland

infant_psIn 2010 the name Aron was the most popular name for newborn boys in Iceland, while Emilía was the name most frequently given to baby girls born in 2010. Aron replaced Alexander as the most popular name for boys and Emilía replaced Anna, the most popular girls’ name in 2009.

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Book on Iraqi Refugees in Iceland Released

rikisfang-ekkert_coverThree years have passed since eight Palestinian women arrived with their children in Akranes, west Iceland, from the Al Waleed refugee camp in Iraq. A book on their story, Ríkisfang: Ekkert – Flóttin frá Írak á Akranes (“Nationality: None – The Escape from Iraq to Akranes”) by Sigrídur Vídis Jónsdóttir was published yesterday.

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Erwacht Islands grösster Vulkan?

hvannadalshnjukur-climbers_psEine Reihe von Erdbeben unter der Gletscheroberfläche des Öraefajökull im Vatnajökull in Südostisland vor drei Wochen hat die Aufmerksamkeit von Wissenschaftlern auf sich gezogen. Sie fragen sich, ob der Vulkan wohl einem Ausbruch näherrückt.

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