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American Sailors Rescued

After sending out a distress signal at 4:30 am this morning, three Americans sailors have been rescued from their yacht in deep water off the southwest coast of Iceland.

Weather

Heat Wave in Iceland

Iceland is experiencing a summer heat wave this week, with temperatures rising over 25°C (77°F) for the first time since 2013.

cars on Iceland road

Bala Receives Citizenship

Bala Kamallakharan, an Indian entrepreneur who has lived and worked in Iceland for eleven years, was yesterday granted Icelandic citizenship, previously denied to him on the basis of a single speeding ticket.

Gylfi Sigurðsson

Everton Keen to Buy Gylfi

Icelandic footballer Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson, currently a midfielder for the Welsh Premier League club Swansea City, could be signed by Liverpool-based Everton as early as today.

From the left: Sigrún Shanko, Margrét Júlíana Sigurðardóttir, Sandra Mjöll Jónsdóttir, Hjördís Sigurðardóttir, Þorbjörg Jensdóttir

Icelandic Scientist Wins Innovation Award

Sandra Mjöll Jónsdóttir, co-founder of the biotech company Platome, was awarded the highest honor at a conference hosted last week by the Global Women Innovators and Inventors Network and the European Union Women Inventors & Innovators Network (GWIIN/EUWIIN).

Swans.

Whooper Swan Attacks Sheep

Sigríður Línberg Runólfsdóttir and her husband, Halldór Margeir Sverrisson, captured an unexpected scene yesterday when they were flying their drone over Álftafjörður fjord in the Westfjords: a whooper swan attacking a sheep.

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