Laufende Rekordbrecher

Die isländische Mittelstreckenläuferin Aníta Hinkriksdóttir hat einen neuen isländischen und europäischen Rekord (in der Klasse der Läuferinnen unter 19 Jahren) für die 800-Meter Distanz gesetzt.

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Extreme Floods Created Dettifoss Canyon

Jökulsárgljúfur, a 28-kilometer long, 100-meter deep canyon in Northeast Iceland, was created by several days of extreme flooding separated by thousands of years, geologists writing in journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) have discovered.

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Wants ISK 150 Million for Tax Evader Info

A whistleblower who offered the Icelandic Directorate of Tax Investigations data documenting tax evasion by individuals with links to Iceland several months ago is asking ISK 150 million (USD 1.1 million, EUR 1 million) for the information, according to a statement from the Ministry of Finance. A massive leak of data from HSBC reportedly shows that the bank assisted clients around the world evade tax.

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Over 5,000 Child Welfare Cases Reported to 112

The national emergency number Neyðarlínan 112 received 5,000 notifications relating to child welfare in the first ten years since cooperation between Neyðarlínan and the Government Office for Child Protection began, according to Landsbjörg search and rescue services.

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