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Syphilis Cases Up, but Chlamydia Still King

Chlamydia remained by far the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted disease (STD) in Iceland in the first half of this year, according to a report on communicable diseases issued by the Icelandic Directorate of Health.

Feminist Bus Design

Feminist Bus Design Wins Competition

Strætó, the company running Iceland’s public transportation system, has announced the winner of their online design competition to decorate one of their buses. The winner is Lena Margrét Aradóttir, whose design has a feminist bent

Bus Design Competition Extended Due to Popularity

By greta

An online competition for bus designs by the Reykjavík bus system has proved popular. The competition is not over until midnight tonight but already more than 20.000 votes have been cast and the competition website has twice become overloaded and crashed.

Lamb Killed by Tourists

By greta

A group of foreign tourists caught a lamb close to the village of Breiðdalsvík in East Iceland and cut its throat.

Amphibious vehicle, Jökulsárlón.

Widower Criticizes Lax Safety at Jökulsárlón

The widower of a woman who died in an accident at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland two years ago said that while he feels some sympathy for the captain of the amphibious vehicle that ran over his wife, safety precautions at the lagoon were totally lacking.

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