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Company Punished after Seventh Fire

The Reykjavík Public Health Authority has temporarily halted the operations of the recycling company Hringrás in Reykjavík, after a fire erupted there on Tuesday night.

Police Officer Charged

A police officer at the narcotics division of the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police, charged with corruption, violation on the job and violating his duty of confidentiality, denied charges this morning.

Human Trafficking Investigated in Iceland

A new department for organized crime at the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police is investigating suspected cases of human trafficking in Iceland, especially in the construction and tourism industries. The department has hired a special investigator for such cases.

Ambulance

Seven Injured in Bus Accident

Between five and seven people were seriously injured when a 40-passenger bus drove off the road by Skálafell, Southwest Iceland, this morning, and rolled over.

Icy road.

Winter Arrives with Icy Roads

Yesterday was the first day of winter in Iceland. Not surprisingly, it brought along poor road conditions, resulting in a few traffic accidents last night on icy roads.

Police car

Five-Fold Increase in Escort Ads

Detective Snorri Birgisson, who heads the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police’s human trafficking division, told RÚV that prostitution in Iceland has increased considerably in recent years.

Katla

Police Keep Tourists Away from Katla

South Iceland Police are monitoring popular tourist areas around Mýrdalsjökull glacier in light of recent seismic activity in Katla volcano, and in case of an eruption, tourists will receive an SMS.

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