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Turning red: Rivers of lava flow as Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano erupts
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Turning red: Rivers of lava flow as Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano erupts

Tourists are thronging near the site of Mount Fagradalsfjall volcano in southwestern Iceland near capital Reykjavik to marvel at the bubbling lava. The volcano erupted for the second time in 6,000 years just eight months after its last eruption which began in March last year officially ended

PM Modi meets Iceland counterpart Katrin Jakobsdottir on sidelines of second India-Nordic summit in Copenhagen
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PM Modi meets Iceland counterpart Katrin Jakobsdottir on sidelines of second India-Nordic summit in Copenhagen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Iceland counterpart Katrin Jakobsdottir discussed boosting ties in areas like trade, energy, fisheries among others

Magical woods and fiery volcanos: Feast your eyes on the best landscape photography
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Magical woods and fiery volcanos: Feast your eyes on the best landscape photography

We live in a beautiful, beautiful world and the images from this year’s International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition prove it. The judges chose from 4,504 entries from around the world, with pictures of a magical wood in Devon, crashing waves in west-coast America and an Icelandic volcano appearing in the shortlist of 101 photographs in the eighth edition of the contest

German football team stuck in Scotland after plane problem
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German football team stuck in Scotland after plane problem

Germany cruised to a 4-0 win in Reykjavik on Wednesday to go four-points clear at the top of their group, but their plane ran into difficulties during the night flight to Frankfurt.

World's largest carbon dioxide capturing plant starts in Iceland
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World's largest carbon dioxide capturing plant starts in Iceland

The plant is designed to capture 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide out of the air every year

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, desperate dashes to Greenland and Himalayas, and inventiveness of an uninitiated tourist
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, desperate dashes to Greenland and Himalayas, and inventiveness of an uninitiated tourist

Only in 2020 – while daydreaming of the adventures I never took – did I entertain the possibility that the “Secret Life” in the title was not literal but figurative. That Walter Mitty visualises what he must to rationalise a dark week in his career.

Iceland lost 750 sq km of glaciers over the last two decades due to global warming
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Iceland lost 750 sq km of glaciers over the last two decades due to global warming

Experts have previously warned that Iceland's glaciers are at risk of disappearing entirely by 2200.

Eurovision 2021: Flo Rida to perform with San Marino singer Senhit in second semifinal
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Eurovision 2021: Flo Rida to perform with San Marino singer Senhit in second semifinal

The second semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Thursday at the Ahoy arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Indian goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan signs for Icelandic club Hamar Hveragerdi
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Indian goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan signs for Icelandic club Hamar Hveragerdi

Hamar Hveragerdi compete in the third division of the women’s football league in Iceland.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes winning return for Sweden; Germany, Italy, England win, Spain held
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes winning return for Sweden; Germany, Italy, England win, Spain held

Ibrahimovic set up Viktor Claesson's 35th-minute winner against Georgia at the Friends Arena just outside Stockholm in his 117th appearance for his national team, his first since Euro 2016.

Germany's qualifier against Iceland on despite positive COVID-19 test
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Germany's qualifier against Iceland on despite positive COVID-19 test

"The match will be held, without any doubt," the federation's spokesman Jens Rittner told AFP subsidiary SID after talks with local health authorities.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers, matchday: England, Germany, Italy, Spain get campaigns underway
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers, matchday: England, Germany, Italy, Spain get campaigns underway

Germany coach Joachim Löw begins his farewell tour against Iceland in Duisberg. It is Germany's first game since Löw announced he will be quitting after this summer's European Championship.

Captain Manuel Neuer challenges Germany to thrown down marker for Joachim Loew's swansong
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Captain Manuel Neuer challenges Germany to thrown down marker for Joachim Loew's swansong

After nearly 15 years as coach, Loew will step down after the European Championship from 11 June 11 July and has "challenged" his team to find form.

Icelandic volcano that erupted for first time in 900 years appears to be subsiding, say experts
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Icelandic volcano that erupted for first time in 900 years appears to be subsiding, say experts

Streams of red lava bubbled and flowed out of a fissure in a valley in Geldingadalur on Friday, close to Mount Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes peninsula in southwestern Iceland

Denmark, Norway, Iceland suspend use of AstraZeneca's COVID jab over concerns about post-vaccine blood clots
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Denmark, Norway, Iceland suspend use of AstraZeneca's COVID jab over concerns about post-vaccine blood clots

As of 8 March, 22 cases of blood clots had been reported among more than three million people vaccinated in the European Economic Area, the European Medicines Agency said

UEFA Nations League: Host Italy, Belgium advance to stellar star-studded finals; England relegate Iceland to League B
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UEFA Nations League: Host Italy, Belgium advance to stellar star-studded finals; England relegate Iceland to League B

Belgium and Italy join Spain and France, who topped groups that finished Tuesday. That means the tournament will feature the winners of the World Cup in 2006, 2010 and 2018.

Germany, France prepare for more curbs amid second coronavirus wave; EU looks at a 'different Christmas'
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Germany, France prepare for more curbs amid second coronavirus wave; EU looks at a 'different Christmas'

German officials have agreed to a four-week shutdown of restaurants, bars, cinemas, theatres and other leisure facilities in a bid to curb a sharp rise in coronavirus infections

UEFA Nations League: Gareth Southgate admits England 'got away with it' after 1-0 win over Iceland
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UEFA Nations League: Gareth Southgate admits England 'got away with it' after 1-0 win over Iceland

Southgate pinpointed a lack of match sharpness with the new Premier League season still a week away for an underwhelming performance, but insisted Kyle Walker and Joe Gomez must learn from mistakes that nearly cost their country.

Irksome in Iceland, brusque in Britain? Politically connected 'non-career' US envoys draw ire
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Irksome in Iceland, brusque in Britain? Politically connected 'non-career' US envoys draw ire

Most recently, US Ambassador Jeffery Ross Gunter has left the locals aghast with his ad looking for armed bodyguards in to Iceland, the most peaceful country in the world

UEFA Nations League: Title-holders Portugal to face world champions France in Group A
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UEFA Nations League: Title-holders Portugal to face world champions France in Group A

The group phase will start in September, after Portugal tries to retain its more significant title at the 12 June - 12 July European Championship