Icelandic Red Cross Sends Two More Reps to Nepal

The Icelandic Red Cross has sent two additional representatives to Nepal following the earthquake there last month. Nurse Helga Pálmadóttir arrived in Kathmandu yesterday and psychologist Elín Jónasdóttir is expected to arrive in the country today. They join Icelandic electrical technician Ríkharður Már Pétursson who has been in Nepal since shortly after the earthquake.

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Lämmerzeit live

Die nationale Sendeanstalt RÚV sendet am 14. Mai, Christi Himmelfahrt, der auch ein Feiertag in Island ist, eine 24-stündige Liveübertragung aus einem Schafstall des Hofes Syðri-Hofdalur im Skagafjörður, um allen, die nichts mit bäuerlichen Betrieben oder Schafzucht zu tun haben, die Möglichkeit zu geben, Lämmergeburten zu erleben.

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State Makes Offer to Striking Union

The Icelandic state has made an informal offer to the Association of Academics (BHM), whose member associations are on strike, affecting the operation of Landspítali National University Hospital, among other institutions and companies.

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Plane Crashes into Ocean near Reykjavík

A small private plane crashed into the shallows off Mosfellsbær, a neighboring town of Reykjavík yesterday. The pilot, who was the only one onboard, managed to break out of the wreck and wade ashore. Two golfers, who witnessed the accident, came to his assistance.

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