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Birna's funeral.

Birna’s Family Thanks for Support

Birna Brjánsdóttir’s parents and brother posted a Facebook message yesterday to express their gratitude to the support they received in connection with Birna’s funeral.

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Don’t Judge Whole Nation, Says Birna’s Father

The father of the late Birna Brjánsdóttir, a 20-year-old Icelandic woman who was murdered on January 14, posted a Facebook message yesterday, stating, “I denounce the conduct of judging a whole nation based on the actions of one man.”

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Severe Weather Update

Rescue workers have been called out in Southwest Iceland to assist people due to the severe weather that is affecting the area.

Pool rules.

Pool Sign Suggests Washing with Soup

A new sign in the women’s locker room at Laugardalur swimming pool in Reykjavík instructs guests to “wash with soup without yor bathing suit” before entering the pool.

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Report Reveals Abuse of Disabled at Institution

A report published yesterday sheds light on the harsh and inhumane treatment of children who stayed at Kópavogshæli, an institution for the disabled, which was operated in Kópavogur, Southwest Iceland, from 1952 to 1993.

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Fatal Borehole Accident Investigated

The Suðurnes Police Department is investigating the accident in Reykjanes on Friday, in which a man was killed when gases from a borehole were carried into the water supply of the building where he slept.

Search for Birna Brjánsdóttir.

New Search for Clues in Murder Case

Rescue workers searched in vain yesterday afternoon for clues near the site where Birna Brjánsdóttir’s body was found on January 22, on the south coast of Reykjanes peninsula.

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