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President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson with Chinese Ambassador to Iceland Zhang Weidong.

Iceland Gets New Chinese Ambassador

China’s new Ambassador to Iceland, Zhang Weidong, presented his letter of credence to President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson on Tuesday. His predecessor, Ma Jisheng, left the country suddenly at the beginning of the year.
Lava in Snow

Snow Covers Eruption Area

The Holuhraun craters are 900 meters above sea level and even though plenty of heat is being pumped out the temperature in the area is well below zero on Celsius (32°F). The lava is surrounded by snow and that makes an often beautiful effect when the heat and the cold mix.
Holuhraun Oct. 1

Webcams Show Glowing Lava

The Holuhraun eruption seems brighter on webcams than it has been lately. Last night some people thought a new fissure might have opened up. This is not the case.
A graph showing the SO2 pollution levels at Lake Mývatn on October 1, 2014.

Very High SO2 Pollution in Northeast Iceland

Very high sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution from the eruption in Holuhraun has been detected by Lake Mývatn in Northeast Iceland since late last night, with levels shooting up to as much as 6,000 μg/m3 at the Reykjahlíð school.

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Events

Björk: Biophilia Live

The documentary Björk: Biophilia Live by directors Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland, featuring Björk's Biophilia tour, will be screened in the cinema Bíó Paradís in Reykjavík as of September 6.

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Life in a Fish Bowl

Unlikely friendships form, the underdogs show their true colors and the shooting star takes a stumble. This is the essence of...
Vonarstræti film poster

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News Muse

Poetry and strange news stories combine to make one humorous debut by Vala Hafstad.
News Muse book cover

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