Following the mass exodus of young graduates from Iceland in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the country has finally returned to net immigration.
Thousands of graduates quit the country in 2008 to seek employment in foreign lands as the situation back home became more and more desperate. Some 7,900 Icelanders left their homeland each year between 2009 and 2012, most of them headed for Scandinavian countries, the UK or the US. … (Read more)
Sometimes going to work is a chore. The daily grind means deadlines to meet, grumpy colleagues to deal with, demanding bosses to please and piles of work that never seem to get smaller. And some days, it feels like there’s never a way to break free from routine.
But, there are ways to overcome routine and boredom at work, even to love your job. … (Read more)
Nearly 24,000 rape cases are pending in various high courts of the country while more than 8000 of them have been disposed of in the last three years, government said on Friday. … (Read more)
Times of India
Helicopter saves three teachers from starvation, hypothermia after storm pegs them to Volcán Llaima mountainside for four days.
“It’s a miracle to be alive,” exclaimed 53-year-old Silvio Mellado Quintana, one of the three teachers stranded for four days on the slopes of Volcán Llaima, after being saved by a mountain crew Wednesday. … (Read more)
The Santiago Times
Stroke prevention strategies for women need to consider how pregnancy, use of the birth control pill and other factors unique to females can increase their risk, doctors say.
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association jointly released their new guidelines Thursday on the stroke risks faced by women. … (Read more)
A major eruption of Mount Fuji would displace 470,000 people due to ashfall while up to 238,000 residents at the foot of Japan’s tallest peak would be forced to flee from lava, officials warned.
The Yamanashi, Shizuoka and Kanagawa prefectural governments drew up an evacuation plan for a possible Mount Fuji eruption similar in scale to its last major eruption in 1707. … (Read more)
The Asahi Shimbun
A French court may have set a legal precedent this week when it decided that a frozen chicken constituted a weapon. A judge sentenced a man to a year in prison for swinging the poultry at his ex-partner. … (Read more)
*Image of Mt. Fuji via Shutterstock.