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Social Media Saves South Iceland Foal

The owners of a newborn foal which lost its mother near Hvolsvöllur in South Iceland on Wednesday night turned to social media for help to save it. Their plea was shared 300 times and the move may have saved the foal’s life.

Gay Pride Reykjavík

Iceland to Receive Five LGBT Refugees

The foreign minister and the minister of welfare have accepted the recommendation of the committee on refugees to receive five LGBT refugees from Zimbabwe, Uganda and Cameroon and a six-person family from Afghanistan.

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Ten Young Icelanders Honored

The annual “Outstanding Young Icelanders” awards were announced by President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson at the University of Iceland yesterday.

gavel as used in courts

Dope Dealer in Trouble

A man living in Egilsstaðir, East Iceland, has been charged with trying to bribe four policemen after they found 25 grams of amphetamine, intended for sale, during a search of his apartment.

Police car

Fast and Furious Drivers

The police in Hvolsvöllur, South Iceland, caught a motorbike rider driving 187 km/ h (117 mph) or 97 km/h (60 mph) over the speed limit, just east of the town yesterday.

Bus in Reykjavík

Bus Driver Busted

Passengers traveling with Reykjavík bus number 11 last Friday night were surprised when the driver drove off from Mjódd bus terminal reading from his tablet without looking up during the 1.6 km (1 mile) journey to Sprengisandur down Breiðholtsbraut, a major road.

Landspítali National University Hospital

Nurse Charged with Manslaughter

The Director of Public Prosecutions in Iceland has charged Landspítali National University Hospital and a nurse working at the hospital’s intensive care unit with manslaughter due to negligence after a patient in their care died in 2012.

Icelandic Men Live Longest

Icelanders are known for having among the longest life expectancies in the world. According to the latest report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), life expectancy among Icelandic men is 81 years, the longest in the world.

Reykjavík City Hall

Two Thousand Teachers Attend Rally

Around 2,000 primary school teachers, who are on strike, attended a rally at Ingólfstorg in downtown Reykjavík this morning. The teachers then gathered at the town hall to demand a wage increase.

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