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July 11, 2014

Football Found 25 Kilometers North of Goal

KR Reykjavík, the Icelandic champions in football, lost 2-0 in Akureyri on Thursday night against Þór from Akureyri, who, prior to the game, were ranked at the bottom in the Icelandic premier football league.

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Calls to Bring Asylum Seeker from Gaza to Iceland

The organization Ekki Fleiri Brottvísanir, or No More Deportations, demands that the Icelandic government find a way for Palestinian Ramez Rassas, who previously sought asylum in Iceland, to escape from escalating violence in Gaza.

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Massive Mudslide Falls in West Fjords

A large landslide fell from the mountain Árnesfjall in Árneshreppur, the northeastern West Fjords, and down to Hvalvík cove yesterday afternoon. Farmer at Melar Björn Torfason witnessed the event and described it as if the mountain had exploded.

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Gases Still Released by South Iceland Flood

Flood water from the geothermal area below Mýrdalsjökull glacier in South Iceland can still be detected in the rivers Múlakvísl and Jökulsá at Sólheimasandur. Travelers are advised to keep away from the western edge of Sólheimajökull glacial tongue where the flood emerges.

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More than Ever Compete in Highland Run

The 18th annual Laugavegur run in Iceland’s south-central highlands will take place tomorrow. This year 357 runners are registered—more than ever before—105 women and 252 men, 216 of whom are Icelanders and 141 foreigners.

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