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Five key facts to know about Iceland

Reykjav - Here are five key facts about Iceland, which goes to the polls Saturday in an election set to shake up the political landscape.

Iceland's 'Pirate' Jonsdottir: an accidental politician

Reykjav - The public face of the Icelandic Pirate Party, Birgitta Jonsdottir is a hacker, cyberspace anarchist, poet -- and a rather reluctant politician.

Pirate Party set to rattle Iceland in snap election

Reykjav - Iceland's anti-establishment Pirate Party is set to shake up the political landscape in Saturday's parliament election, with voters on course to punish a government tainted by the Panama Papers.

Pirate party poised to seize Iceland's ship of state

For a party that did not exist four years ago, the Pirate Party of Iceland has had clear sailing and even the founder, poet, web programmer and former Wikileaks activist, Birgitta Jonsdottir, never thought that her party might come to be the government.

Justin Bieber leaves stage when English fans won't stop screaming

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber loves his fans and they love him but sometimes love can get a little...loud? That was the case Saturday when the Biebs abadoned his Beliebers at a concert in England.

Fossils of new dinosaur have been found in outback of Australia

A species of dinosaur has been found in the outback of Australia, a giant creature that lived almost a hundred million years ago. It's already been given a name, one derived from the couple who discovered it and the land it was found upon.

62-year-old Spanish woman gives birth to her third child

A 62-year-old woman in Northern Spain has given birth to her third child and is encouraging other older women with a desire to give birth to go ahead and do it. She gave birth to the baby girl last week.

Donald Trump says if you don't like government don't pay taxes

In Monday night's presidential debate Donald Trump seemed to admit that he does not pay federal income tax and stated the reason he doesn't is because he does not like how the U.S. government spends tax dollars. It's not the first time he's said that.

Op-Ed: Donald Trump loses debate, beaten badly by Clinton and himself

There's no standard that exists upon our beloved planet, or none that contains the notion of reason, to apply by which Donald Trump won the first presidential debate. But does poor debating skills mean he can't win the presidency?

Chinese baby is born with 15 fingers, 16 toes — but no thumbs

It's a condition that is rare but there is surgery to solve the problem of having extra digits. A baby in China has a lot of extra digits, 11 of them in fact, and yet neither of the infant's palms has a thumb.

At last Trump admits Obama born in U.S. — then starts Clinton lie

There has been some bizarre turns of events in the U.S. election. Like Donald Trump mocking a disabled reporter and boasting about the size of his penis. Or a sick Hillary Clinton stumbling into the back seat of a van. There's plenty more.

Op-Ed: Trump again denies the fact he supported the invasion of Iraq

Many untruths Donald Trump utters come from his attempts to cover up his own behaviour, such as claiming he did not mock a reporter with a handicap when a video clearly showed that he had. Some just come from bald-faced lies.

Men more likely to develop cancer, far more likely to die from it

A study just released in the U.K. confirms what's long been known, that men are more likely to develop cancer than are women. The study also shows men are far more likely to die of cancer, in large part because they delay seeking treatment.

Norway politician plays 'Pokemon Go' during Parliamentary hearing

The' Pokemon Go' craze is getting a little out of hand, no? In Norway some are answering yes to that question after the leader of a major political party was caught playing it during a parliamentary hearing.

Pirate Party of Iceland tops polls as fall election approaches

Reykjav - The radical Pirate Party which favors legalizing drugs and offering asylum to Edward Snowden looks set to win the most seats in the national election to be held in October.

Iceland to hold early parliamentary vote in October

Reykjav - Iceland will hold early parliamentary elections in October, the government said Thursday, in a move triggered by the so-called Panama Papers scandal that forced the prime minister to resign.

Iceland at a standstill for Euros, but tourism thrives

Reykjav - With a large part of its population in France for the Euro 2016, Iceland has pretty much come to a standstill except for its tourism sector, which is booming.

Political novice wins Iceland presidency with 39 percent

Reykjav - History professor Gudni Johannesson won Iceland's presidential election after riding a wave of anti-establishment sentiment, final results showed Sunday, although the vote was eclipsed by the country's eagerly-anticipated Euro football match.

Iceland elects president in vote eclipsed by football fever

Reykjav - Iceland voted in a presidential election Saturday -- expected to see newcomer Gudni Johannesson cruise to victory on a wave of anti-establishment sentiment -- although the country was more excited about its team's Euro football debut.

German police kill gunman but hostages survive, motive unknown

A gunman is dead but no one inside the German movie complex in which he fired his weapon Thursday was killed. There are reports of two dozen or more injuries but those injuries are related to police-fired tear gas, officials said.
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