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News 2016 - December

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Asylum Seeker Sets Himself on Fire

An asylum seeker from Macedonia, staying in housing provided by the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration, poured gasoline over himself yesterday, outside the building, and set himself on fire.

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Three Men Suspected of Rape

Three men in their thirties were arrested Monday, suspected of having held a woman against her will and sexually abused her in a home in the east part of Reykjavík last weekend.

Landspítali National University Hospital

Hospital Facing ‘Disaster’

Landspítali Hospital Director Páll Matthíasson is convinced it would be disastrous for the hospital if the Icelandic government budget bill is passed.

Icelandic men's national football team.

FourFourTwo: Icelanders, ‘Fans of the Year’

FourFourTwo, one of the world’s largest football magazines, has named Icelanders ‘Fans of the Year’ for their powerful presence at Euro 2016 in France and their “full-blooded backing” for their team with the famous ‘Thunderclap’ or ‘Viking Chant.’

Golfer Ólafía Þórunn Kristinsdóttir.

Icelandic Golfer Given Warm Welcome

The success of Ólafía Þórunn Kristinsdóttir, who became the first Icelandic golfer to qualify for the LPGA Tour last weekend, was celebrated by her club GR in Grafarvogur last night. Ólafía will compete among the world’s best golfers in the LPGA Tour in the US next year.

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