South Iceland Teen Convicted for Rape

policecar_psSouth Iceland District Court has sentenced a 19-year-old boy to two years in prison for raping a younger girl. He must also pay the victim ISK 1.2 million (USD 9,800, EUR 7,600) in damages. At the time of the rape in July 2010 the boy was 17 and the girl 14.

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What Are We Reading?

brakid-ys_coverThe Icelandic Publishers Association publishes bestseller lists compiled by the Centre for Retail Studies on a weekly basis and this week two crime fictions and a cookbook top the list: Brakið (“The Wreck”) by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is number one.

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Young Men Convicted for Extensive Jewelry Theft

akureyri-menningarhus_psTwo young men, aged 18 and 24, were recently given three and six-month suspended prison sentences for extensive theft. They were found guilty of breaking into four homes in Akureyri where they stole various valuable objects, including a large amount of jewelry, some pieces of which were antiques.

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Dog Hits Car in Westman Islands

dog-driving_emaA vehicle rear-ended another outside the store Vöruval in the Westman Islands, south Iceland, yesterday. The owner of the car that was hit had gone into the store. When he returned he saw what had happened and noticed that a dog sat behind the wheel of the car causing the collision.

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Seven Icelanders Emigrate, Seven Days a Week

oslo_psThe latest issue of the Icelandic business magazine Frjáls verslun includes a long investigative feature about the exodus of Icelanders to Norway after the banking collapse in the end of 2008. Since January 1, 2009, 3,500 Icelanders have moved permanently to Norway, which equals seven people every day, seven days a week.

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Teen Saves Mother from Fire

landspitali-hallgrimskirkja_domA 17-year-old boy has been described as brave and quick to react after he put out a fire which had spread to his mother’s clothing on Monday before she suffered severe burns. The police believe he may even have saved her life.

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