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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.

Police car

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.

Police

Woman Suspected of Arson

A woman in her thirties has been arrested by police, suspected of starting a fire in an apartment building in Reykjanesbær yesterday morning.

Firefighters

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.

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