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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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A person wearing a costume of the Darth Vader character from the Star Wars movies is pictured in Hollywood, California
Star Wars: Rise of the Emperor Palpatine Based on Hitler

By IBTimes AU

"Star Wars" fans who have closely followed the movies will find an uncanny resemblance between emperor Palpatine and Adolf Hitler. A new post on the official Web site of the franchise gives fans hints on what historical events inspired George Lucas. (Jul 17)

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Powdered heroin is pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
Australia Tops UN 2014 World Report for Illicit Drug Use; Ecstasy Top Drug for Aussies

By IBTimes AU

Australia tops United Nations' list of nations with the highest number of recreational drug use. Recent figures from the UN's 2014 World Drug Report revealed Australia's use of illegal drugs is more extensive than other countries in the world. (Jul 07)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED NATIONS, MEXICO

Director Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling to Reunite with Rachel McAdams on 'Notebook's' 10th Anniversary: Relationship Troubles with Eva Mendes Looms-Report

By IBTimes AU

It's the 10th anniversary of "The Notebook" and fans are hoping that former couple and co-stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams would be reuniting for the celebration for their film, which proved to be a major success that time. (Jun 28)

Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister, joins the cast of 'Game of Thrones' at the San Diego Comic Con
Game of Thrones (GOT) Season 5 Airdate and Spoilers: Things to Expect, Story, Cast and Characters

By IBTimes AU

Fans bid goodbye to “Game of Thrones” Season 4 just a few days ago and they are already pining for Season 5. Season 4 finale saw the end of some major characters including Tywin Lannister, Shae and The Hound. (Jun 18)

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Switzerland's Behrami challenges by Peru's Ramirez Lucay during their international friendly soccer match in Luzern
FIFA World Cup 2014 Predictions: Match #9 Switzerland vs. Ecuador

By IBTimes AU

The ninth match of the FIFA World Cup 2014 is going to be held between Switzerland and Ecuador. (Jun 13)

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Brazil and Croatia tip off the World Cup
2014 FIFA World Cup Live Streaming Info: Brazil vs. Croatia Preview

By IBTimes AU

Brazil and Croatia kick off the opening match of the World Cup in Sao Paolo Thursday night. (Jun 12)

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Brazil's Neymar takes photos for a fan and his teammates on the pitch after a training session in Teresopolis near Rio de Janeiro
FIFA World Cup 2014 Predictions: Match #1 Brazil vs. Croatia

By IBTimes AU

The very first match of the FIFA World Cup 2014 is going to be held between the host nation Brazil and Croatia. (Jun 10)

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Survey Shows Canada Divided on Sex Worker Policy; Majority Thinks Selling Sex Should Not Be Considered Illegal

By IBTimes AU

A survey conducted by the Canadian government on prostitution has the residents divided on the issue. While some Canadians responded that buying sex should be illegal, selling it should not be considered a criminal offence. (Jun 03)

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France's national soccer team attend a training session at the Botafogo soccer club's Santa Cruz stadium in Ribeirao Preto
FIFA World Cup 2014 Analysis & Predictions: Group E – Switzerland, Ecuador, France & Honduras

By IBTimes AU

Today we are going to analyse Group E and showcase our predictions for the group. Let’s look at the possibilities of Group E. (Jun 03)

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By IBTimes AU

One of HBO's highest rating shows, epic fantasy series "Game of Thrones" is making a lot of buzz whether on its much nudity, ensemble cast and breathtaking locations. Now with two more episodes left on its season 4, the show's epi... (Jun 02)

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