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Glacial River Retreats as Lava Flow Grows

A new branch of the lava flowing from the Holuhraun eruption is constricting glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, which keeps retreating, as volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson described from the scene. The new lava now covers an area measuring 50 square km.

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Erster privater Schlachthof in Island

Heute beginnt der Betrieb in Islands erstem privaten Schlachthof. Das Unternehmen Seglbúðir in Kirkjubæjarklaustur in Südisland wird von dem Ehepaar Þórunn Júlíusdóttir und Erlendur Björnsson geleitet, die Beschäftigten kommen von den umliegenden Höfen.

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Golden Puffin Goes to Italian Director’s Debut

I Can Quit Whenever I Want (Smetto quando voglio), the debut film of Italian director Sydney Sibilia, received the Golden Puffin trophy at the 2014 Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) on Saturday as the ‘discovery of the year.’

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Icelandic MMA Fighter Suffers First Loss

The until now unbeatable MMA fighter Gunnar Nelson from Iceland lost to Rick Story from the U.S. in the headliner event at the Ericsson Global Arena in Stockholm on Saturday. They fought to the very end and Story won the fight through points.

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Pink Street Lights, Young Women Wanted

The street lamps along Skólavörðustígur in downtown Reykjavík turned pink last week on the occasion of the annual ‘Pink October’ initiative to raise awareness of cancer in women. This year, the Cancer Society is encouraging young women to show up for regular checkups.

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Holuhraun Eruption Stable, Continued Earthquakes

The volcanic activity in Holuhraun appears to be stable, according to webcam observations, the Icelandic Met Office wrote in its update this morning. Since 7 pm yesterday, almost 20 earthquakes have been located at Bárðarbunga.

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Eruption Pollution in West Iceland

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) gases emitted by the eruption in Holuhraun north of Vatnajökull glacier in the northeastern highlands are expected to drift to the west today. The pollution could cover the entire capital region at some point.

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