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Thomas Møller Olsen covering his face from photographers at the Reykjanes district court today.

Murder trial: Police deny putting pressure on suspects

19:54 GMT Nikolaj Wilhelm Herluf Olsen was ruled out as suspect in the case of the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir for a number of reasons, one of them being that none of Birna's DNA was found on his clothing whereas DNA was found on Thomas Olsen's clothing. The policeman in charge of the interrogation denies that any pressure was put on the suspects to confess to a crime.

Eyrin in Borgarfirði eystri.

Borgarfjörður eystri: "Nothing remains but a bank"

16:30 GMT The only convenience store in the village of Borgarfjörður eystri in Iceland’s Eastern Region will close on the 1st of September. The managers of the store, Eyrin, say that they can’t continue their business while losing money. Villagers say this is a great loss for the community as the next store is 70 kilometers away.

Nikolaj Olsen at the Reykjanes district court this morning.

Key witness tells a very different story in Birna murder trial

13:59 GMT Nikolaj Wilhelm Herluf Olsen, fellow crew member of Thomas­ar Møller Ol­sen who stands accused of murdering Birna Brjánsdóttir in January, testified to a completely different version of events to the one described by Olsen.

Hlemmur Mathöll is the new food hall at Hlemmur square, a former bus terminal.

Hlemmur food hall opens and it's a raving success

13:15 GMT Thousands of people visited the new Hlemmur mathöll food hall this weekend.

Olsen says it's impossible that he hurt Birna in any way

12:15 GMT When Thomas Møller Olsen was cross examined by his defandant just before noon he says that he did not hurt Birna Brjánsdóttir.

The hearing took place this morning at the Reykjanes district court.

Birna murder trial: "Suddenly this girl entered the car"

10:03 GMT Thomas Møller Olsen, accused of murdering Birna Brjánsdóttir, has just made his testimony at the Reykjanes district court and his story has completely changed.

Thomas Møller Olsen at court this morning.

Main hearing in Birna murder case begins

09:36 GMT The main hearing in the case against Thomas Møller Olsen, accused of murdering Birna Brjánsdóttitr in January and dumping her body in the ocean began this morning at 9.15.

The damages in Keflavik Airport.

A car crashed into Keflavik Airport's arrivals hall

yesterday A man crashed a car into Keflavik Airport’s arrivals hall at 6 p.m. today. Sources say police followed the man into the airport and arrested him.

Search for gunman continues

yesterday A gunman who threatened passengers in a car outside a restaurant in Hafnarfjörður Friday night remains to be found.

Robert Spencer.

„Counter-Jihad“ speaker's ethics suit dismissed

yesterday Robert Spencer’s suit against The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, Rúv, has been dismissed by the Icelandic Journalists’ Association’s ethics committee as the deadline for complaint had run out when the suit was filed.

Höfði. The monument would be placed near the ocean on the other side of the building.

Americans want a memorial in Iceland

19 Aug The American Battle Monument Commission has sought permission to build a monument to World War II in Reykjavik.

And here it is, the last male great auk.

The last male great auk has been found

19 Aug The remains of the last male great auk, that was killed on Eldey island 173 years ago, has been found at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels. The female bird, that was also killed on that same occasion, remains to be found.

Guðni Th.Jóhannesson, president of Iceland.

President of Iceland to run the half-marathon

19 Aug The President of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, will be running a half-marathon in the Reykjavik Marathon today, in support of PIETA Iceland. Over 14 thousand runners have signed up for the run today.

Reykjavík Excursions employs about 300 drivers.

Drunk bus driver let go by Reykjavík Excursions

18 Aug A Reykjavik Excursions bus driver that was caught driving under the influence two weeks ago, temporarily losing his license, no longer works for the company.

The shadows of the audience become a part of the piece.

A sound-selfie in Harpa

18 Aug If our inner self was a sound, what would it sound like? This question is central to Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir’s installation in Harpa, a part of the music festival Ung Nordisk Musik Festival.


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