News Charges against three men accused of stealing from waste-bins outside an Iceland store in London have been cleared by the CPS.

The men were accused of stealing food reportedly totalling to £33 out of Iceland bins last year

Energy centre: Cliffs and cairns of the Snaefellsnes peninsula

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SFO pulls plug on Kaupthing investigation

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) today called a halt to its high-profile three-year investigation into the UK's links to a failed Icelandic bank.

Get me out of here: Chicago, Iceland, Cervinia

Now... See the Windy City before winter sets in. Hayes & Jarvis has a five-night break at the Hilton Chicago for £799pp, which overlooks Grant Park and Lake Michigan, with an American grill restaurant and a gourmet market. It includes Delta flights from Heathrow via Detroit on 24 Oct (hayesandjarvis.com).

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A worm from an ecosystem far, far away on the ocean floor has been named after the Star Wars character Yoda.

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According to a new study, British men typically have bigger penises than their French counterparts, but are far short of Congo. Can you guess the average length?

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A woman on a visit to Iceland has managed to add new twist to the concept of "self-discovery" after taking part in a major mountain search operation for a lost tourist before admitting to police that she was the missing person everyone was looking for.

Get me out of here: Seville, Eclipse cruise, Anchorage

Soon... Slink off to Seville in September. Kirker has a deal that includes four nights' B&B at Casa No 7 for £598 per person, plus Ryanair flights from Gatwick or Stansted for Sunday-to-Thursday departures in September. kirkerholidays.com

Scholar and author Norman Blake

Norman Blake: Scholar and author who published widely on medieval literature

Norman Blake was one of the most versatile and accomplished scholars of his time. The range of his writings extended from Old Norse to modern drama and poetry and included more than 30 books and over 200 articles and reviews.

August 8, 2012: Asgeir Orn Hallgrimsson (L) #6 and Kari Kristjansson #3 of Iceland are dejected following their teams loss to Hungary

Handball: Hungary beat Iceland in epic quarter-final at the Copper Box

Iceland 33 Hungary 34 (after double extra time)

Handball: Olympic adventure over for Team GB

The Olympic handball adventure is over for Great Britian's men after defeat to reigning silver medallists Iceland in their final preliminary stage game this afternoon and Ciaran Williams is sad a turbulent six-year journey has come to an end.

Observations: The essence of Blurred vision photography

An exhibition of 70 photographs of Blur documents the band's story from the 1990s and Britpop's heights to the present. Gems include Pennie Smith's never-seen rehearsal shots for Glastonbury 2009, just after the band reformed.

Tchenguiz brothers to sue Serious Fraud Office

The Serious Fraud Office was left reeling last night after undergoing a withering attack from the High Court over its bungled dawn raids on the millionaire Tchenguiz brothers.

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