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October 7, 2014

Holuhraun Eruption Costs Iceland ISK 100 Million

More than 400 people, scientists and others, have been recruited to work on projects related to the volcanic eruption in Holuhraun since August 16. They have cost the Icelandic state more than ISK 100 million (USD 829,000, EUR 656,000).

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Iceland Airwaves Sells Out

Tickets to the 2014 Iceland Airwaves music festival, which will be held for the 16th time in Reykjavík this year, from November 5 to 9, have now sold out, as announced in a press release yesterday.

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Rosa Straßenlichter gegen Krebs

Die Straßenbeleuchtung auf dem Reykjavíker Skólavörðustígur scheint seit letzter Woche in rosafarbenem Licht, anlässlich der Aktion „Rosa Oktober“, die die isländische Krebsgesellschaft für mehr Bewusstsein für Krebs bei Frauen veranstaltet.

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Isländischer MMA-Sportler verliert zum ersten Mal

Der bis dato unbesiegte Mixed Martial Arts (MM)-Sportler Gunnar Nelson aus Island hat am Samstag zum ersten Mal in seiner Karriere einen Kampf verloren. Er unterlag dem Amerikaner Rick Story in der Ericsson Global Arena in Stockholm.

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Bárðarbunga Volcano Keeps Shaking

Almost 30 earthquakes have occurred in and around Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier since 7 pm yesterday, according to the Icelandic Met Office’s update this morning. Three quakes were larger than magnitude 4.0—a magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit at 3:52 am.

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Leak Affair: Minister’s Assistant Sues Journalists

Þórey Vilhjálmsdóttir, assistant to Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, is suing DV journalists Jón Bjarki Magnússon and Jóhann Páll Jóhannsson for libelous comments and crass insinuations towards her in connection with the so-called leak affair.

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