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Blue Salmon Caught in Reykjavík

By Emilía S. Ólafs...
A blue salmon was caught yesterday in the river Elliðaá, in the Reykjavík area, by amateur fisherman Rögnvaldur Geir Sigurðsson. The fish had garnered attention for its unusual color earlier this summer when it was spotted in the river by fishermen and passersby.
Palestinians inspect the remains of a house which was destroyed during an air strike in Central Bureij refugee camp, in the Middle Area of the Gaza Strip, 15 July 2014

Iceland Sends ISK 12 Million to Gaza

By Zoë Robert
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson has allocated ISK 12 million (USD 104,000, EUR 77,700) to two United Nations programs operating in Gaza in light of the humanitarian crisis in the region.

Many Icelanders Receive Phone Scam Calls

By Emilía S. Ólafs...
Recently many Icelanders have been contacted by individuals calling from abroad and claiming to be working for Microsoft. They claim to be calling to warn their customers of a virus, and direct them to a website where they can download an anti-virus program.

Unusually Vibrant Birdlife in Reykjavík

By Emilía S. Ólafs...
Birdlife in and around Reykjavík has been unusually vibrant recently. The reason for this is the shoals of sand eels currently in Skerjafjörður. Sand eels are a prime choice for most seabirds.

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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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