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Palestinian families take shelter at an UNRWA school in Gaza City, after evacuating their homes in the northern Gaza Strip. Gaza City, July 13, 2014

Icelandic Red Cross Sends ISK 10 Million to Gaza

By Zoë Robert
The Icelandic Red Cross announced on Monday that it would send ISK 10 million (USD 87,000, EUR 64,000) to the Palestinian Red Crescent for relief work in Gaza in light of the humanitarian crisis in the area. A phone line service for collecting donations has also been set up.

Hiker’s Friends to Establish Fund

By Zoë Robert
Friends of Ásta Stefánsdóttir, the 35-year-old Icelandic lawyer who was found dead in Bleiksárgljúfur canyon, last week, have established a fund in her name.
Computer

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.
Sierra Leone

Icelandic Red Cross Sends Delegates to Sierra Leone

By Zoë Robert
Two health workers from the Icelandic Red Cross will over the next few days travel to Sierra Leone as part of an international team working on educating the public on how to prevent Ebola infection.
Salmann Tamimi

Relgious Leader Suggests Shared House of Worship

By Emilía S. Ólafs...
Salmann Tamimi, religious leader and former chairman of the Muslim Association of Iceland, has expressed his support for a shared house of worship, housing both a mosque and a church, much like the one currently planned in Nacka, Sweden.
Police car

Police Called out over Sock Dispute

By Zoë Robert
Police received a call about an argument between a man and a woman in Reykjavík at around 8 pm on Friday night.
People in Reykjavík

Iceland to Import Danish Breast Milk

By Zoë Robert
Landspítali National University Hospital has decided to import breast milk from Denmark for infants born prematurely.

Body Confirmed to be that of Lost Hiker

By Zoë Robert
Police have confirmed that the body found in Bleiksárgljúfur canyon, South Iceland, on Tuesday night is that of Ásta Stefánsdóttir, a 35-year-old lawyer, who had been missing since June 10.

Icelandic Men Longest Living in Europe

By Emilía S. Ólafs...
A new report from Statistics Iceland shows that Icelandic men on average live the longest of all European men, or to the age of 81.6 years. This is an increase of roughly two years since 2000.

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