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Palestinian families take shelter at an UNRWA school in Gaza City, after evacuating their homes in the northern Gaza Strip. Gaza City, July 13, 2014

Icelandic Red Cross Sends ISK 10 Million to Gaza

By Zoë Robert
The Icelandic Red Cross announced on Monday that it would send ISK 10 million (USD 87,000, EUR 64,000) to the Palestinian Red Crescent for relief work in Gaza in light of the humanitarian crisis in the area. A phone line service for collecting donations has also been set up.

Askja Closed due to Huge Landslide

By Zoë Robert
A roughly one-kilometer wide piece of land fell from a mountain near Askja stratovolcano last night. Several 50-meter tidal waves crashed on the rocks around the lake in Askja during the night.
Tourist visiting Þingvellir National Park

Complaints over Tourists doing Business in Nature

By Emilía S. Ólafs...
“I was with a group of tourists today at the Laufskólavarða cairn when I saw lot of tissue on the ground. I was going to pick it up, as one does to keep one’s environment clean, but I was quick to leave it when I realized that this was poop lying all over the place,” guide Kristín Ólöf...

Hiker’s Friends to Establish Fund

By Zoë Robert
Friends of Ásta Stefánsdóttir, the 35-year-old Icelandic lawyer who was found dead in Bleiksárgljúfur canyon, last week, have established a fund in her name.

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Former Reykjavík mayor, Jón Gnarr, gives a candid inside look into his personal and political life in his memoir.
Gnarr! book cover

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