World’s Oldest Backpacker Travels to Iceland

tourists-snaefellsjokull_ipaJohn Waite, who is 89, has traveled the globe for 30 years and is assumed to be the world’s oldest backpacker. Hollywood screenwriters and book publishers are eager to tell his story but he isn’t ready for that just yet; he has still to complete his journey. Waite is now in Iceland for the first time.

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Isländersagas im Vorlesetest

corvey_lesefest1Die gerade im Fischer-Verlag erschienene fünfbändige Neuübersetzung der Isländersagas wurde in Corvey mit einem Lesefest gefeiert und vorgestellt. Veranstalter war das Literaturbüro Ostwestfalen-Lippe in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Fischer-Verlag und mit „Sagenhaftes Island“, dem Ehrengast der diesjährigen Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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Auf der Suche nach dem Ursprung des Wassers

vol-eruption-fimmvh2010-01_psIsland und Hawaii gelten als Schlüsselorte, wenn es darum geht, den Ursprung von irdischem Wasser zu finden. Beide Inseln sind sogenannte Hotspots, vulkanische Regionen, die durch den Erdmantel thermisch gespeist werden und nicht an die Ränder der Plattentektonik gebunden sind.

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Iceland Beats Norway in Football

football-laugardalsvollur_psThe Icelandic national team in women’s football beat Norway, one of the world’s strongest teams, 3-1 in the European Championship 2013 qualifying group stage match at Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík on Saturday.

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Three Mares Injured by Animal Abuser

horses-winter-closeup_goThree mares which were in a pasture in the rural district Kjós, southwest Iceland, are believed to have fallen victim to an animal abuser. Their reproductive organs had been cut and one of the mares was so badly injured that it could have bled to death. The owners of the mares have filed charges over the incident.

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Mother of Dead Infant Compos Mentis

policecar_psA woman who is suspected of having left her newborn baby in a garbage storage in Reykjavík in July is compos mentis, according to the conclusion of a psychiatric analysis. The judge will now make the final decision as to whether she can be held responsible for her actions.

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