Wednesday, October 22, 2014 5:29 PM EST

Iceland

Iceland is a European island country located in the North Atlantic Ocean on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It has a population of about 320,000 and a total area of 103,000 km2 (39,769 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with the surrounding area being home to some two-thirds of the national population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active on a large scale. The interior mainly consists of a plateau characterised by sand fields, mountains and glaciers, while many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate despite its high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle.

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The Pirate Bay To Be Blocked In Iceland

By IBTimes AU

The Pirate Bay and Deildu to be blocked by ISPs in Iceland. (Oct 16)

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New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key Speaks At A Luncheon In Sydney
Terror Websites Supporting ISIS Busted In New Zealand

By IBTimes AU

When anti terror initiatives are reduced to political jargon, the security lapses begin to accentuate. (Oct 16)

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An Islamic State In Iraq And The Levant (ISIL) Member Waves An ISIL Flag In Raqqa
ISIS-Run Website Traced to New Zealand Company

By IBTimes AU

An ISIS-run website was shut down by Iceland because of its content. The website was traced to a New Zealand address and registered under the name of Azym Abdullah. (Oct 14)

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A woman sits inside a basement used as a shelter from the recent shelling
The Best and Worst Countries To Grow Old According To The Global Age Watch Index

By IBTimes AU

The Global Age Index reported the top ten and the top worst countries among 96 countries for people above the age of 60. (Oct 09)

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An elderly man takes part in a rally to commemorate International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, May 1, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
New Zealand Named 10th Best Country in the World for Senior Citizens

By IBTimes AU

Australia ranked 13th with one out of three senior citizens living in poverty. (Oct 01)

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A Model Of The Millenium Falcon Starship
‘Star Wars 7’: Darth Vader-Luke Skywalker Duel Hinted In Leaked Photo

By IBTimes AU

A recently leaked “Star Wars: Episode VII” concept art reportedly teases a lightsaber duel between two iconic characters. (Sep 29)

Picture shows magma along a 1-km-long fissure in a lava field north of the Vatnajokull glacier, which covers part of Bardarbunga volcano system, August 29, 2014. The eruption is at the tip of a magma dyke around 40 km from the main Bardarbunga crater and
Japan’s Mount Ontake Erupts, Traps & Injures Hikers (VIDEOS)

By IBTimes AU

Mount Ontake in Japan erupted before noon on Saturday, Sept 27, spewing a large ash plume 3 kilometres up the sky, trapping at least 250 climbers near its summit and injuring at least 8 hikers, reports NHK World TV. (Sep 27)

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People Dressed As 'Star Wars' Characters Boba Fett, Left, And A Stormtrooper.
'Star Wars 7': Ice Planet Confirmed, Mountain And Snow Scenes Filmed

By IBTimes AU

Roger Moore recently revealed details that point to the existence of an Ice Planet in “Star Wars: Episode VII.” (Sep 22)

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Fake News On Malaysia Airlines Flight Flying Over Icelandic Volcano Slammed By MAS

By IBTimes AU

Malaysia Airlines or MAS slams World News Daily Report for its amateurish reporting on MH131 (Sep 18)

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The Lava Flows On The Ground After The Bardabunga Volcano Erupted Again
Bardarbunga Volcano In Iceland Erupts With Brightly Coloured Lava Under Northern Lights [Watch Video]

By IBTimes AU

Sightseers and volcanologists have been treated to a sight of the brightly coloured lava flowing due to the eruption of Bardarbunga volcano. (Sep 17)