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Main forest fires in Portugal under control

G - The main forest fires that have raged in Portugal since the weekend, killing more than 60 people, were brought under control on Thursday, the civil protection agency said, but grief and anger smouldered across the country.

From village to village, delivering aid in Portugal fire zone

Pessegueiro - Claudia Borges unloads boxes of water and cereal bars from a removal truck at a fire operations centre on a mountaintop in Portugal, black smoke rising in the background.

Main forest fires in Portugal under control

G - The main forest fires raging in Portugal since the weekend, which have killed more than 60 people, were brought under control on Thursday, the civil protection agency said.

Angolan VP to be tried for corruption in Portugal

Lisbon - Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente will face trial in Portugal over allegations he bribed a magistrate to drop two investigations against him, according to a Wednesday ruling cited in Portuguese media.

Fire chief reopens debate over cause of deadly Portugal blaze

G - A fire chief reopened the debate over Portugal's deadly forest blaze Wednesday, arguing it had a criminal origin, as hundreds of firefighters struggled to contain it.

Questions swirl over Portugal fire's 'road of death'

Castanheira De P - Portugal's N236, now dubbed the "road of death", lies charred black from the devastating fire that swept from one side of forest to the other, trapping families and couples in their cars, and firefighters who had come to the rescue.

Portugal PM demands answers as deadly forest fires still rage

Pedr - Portugal's prime minister led calls Tuesday to find out why a highway now dubbed the "road of death" -- where most of the 64 victims of a giant forest fire perished -- had not been blocked off, as questions mounted over the disaster management response...

Portugal's deadly forest fires: the victims

Lisbon - A child who died in the flames during his parents' honeymoon, a family saved by a water tank and a group of friends rescued by a generous neighbour.

Portugal forest fire: What we know

Lisbon - The huge forest fire that erupted Saturday in central Portugal killed at least 64 people and injured 135 more, with many trapped in their cars by the flames.

'Everything burned': Portugal fire survivors recount horror

Vila Facaia - When the fire roared into the village of Pobrais, in central Portugal, Miguel Manuel's mother called him in a panic. He rushed to help her, braving the danger of driving through flames, but it was too late by the time he arrived.

Portugal risks more and more deadly fires: experts

Paris - Highly exposed to global warming's climate-altering impacts, Portugal is likely to see more massive forest fires such as the one -- still raging -- that has killed at least 60 people this weekend, experts say.- Why Portugal, why now?

'Portugal weeps' as deadly forest fire still rages

Pedr - More than 1,000 firefighters on Monday battled a giant forest fire that swept through central Portugal at the weekend, killing at least 62 people.

Portugal forest fire: What we know

Lisbon - The huge forest fire that erupted Saturday in central Portugal killed at least 61 people and injured 62 more, many trapped in their cars by the flames.

Portugal forest fire turns route 236 into road of hell

Figueir - Trapped in his car by the raging wildfires that killed around 60 people in Portugal, Luis Prior managed to save his life by rushing head-on through the flames.

Deadly wildfires around the world

Paris - Portuguese firefighters kept up the battle Sunday after one of the worst wildfire disasters in recent history killed more than 60 people. Here is a rundown of some of the deadliest wildfires around the world over the past two centuries.

Huge forest fires kill 62 in Portugal

Lisboa - Raging forest fires in Portugal have killed at least 62 people, most of whom burnt to death in their cars, the government said Sunday, in one of the worst such disasters in recent history.

Huge Portugal forest fire kills 25, injures 16

Lisbon - A huge forest fire in central Portugal killed at least 25 people and injured 16 others, most of them burning to death in their cars, the government said Sunday.

Dramatic video shows migrants rescued from burning boat

Madrid - More than 30 migrants were rescued at the weekend off the coast of Spain after their rubber speed boat caught fire, forcing them into the water in a dramatic moment caught on camera and broadcast Monday.

Dramatic video shows migrants rescued from burning boat

Madrid - More than 30 migrants were rescued at the weekend off the coast of Spain after their rubber speed boat caught fire, forcing them into the water in a dramatic moment caught on camera and broadcast Monday.

Dramatic video shows migrants rescued from burning boat

Madrid - More than 30 migrants were rescued at the weekend off the coast of Spain after their rubber speed boat caught fire, forcing them into the water in a dramatic moment caught on camera and broadcast Monday.

Jubilant Portugal celebrates first Eurovision victory

Lisbon - Jubilant Portugal on Sunday feted the country's first ever Eurovision song contest victor Salvador Sobral, who suffers from a serious heart condition but triumphed with a melancholy ballad, with hundreds turning up to welcome him home.

Pope Francis makes Fatima child shepherds saints

F - Two young shepherds who had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago in Fatima, a Portuguese site now a global draw for pilgrims, were declared saints Saturday by Pope Francis.

Pope Francis to make Fatima child shepherds saints

F - Two young shepherds who had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago in Fatima, a Portuguese site now a global draw for pilgrims, will be declared saints by Pope Francis on Saturday.

Portugal puts Eurovision hopes in big-hearted crooner

Lisbon - A few weeks ago, Salvador Sobral, a 27-year-old crooner tipped as a favourite for Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest, was an unknown artist waiting for a heart transplant.

Pope greeted by thousands on Fatima pilgrimage

F - Pope Francis called for harmony "among all people" Friday after arriving at Portugal's holy site of Fatima where he was greeted by thousands of pilgrims gathered to mark 100 years since child shepherds had visions of the Virgin Mary.

Father of Fatima 'miracle' boy recounts recovery

F - The father of a Brazilian boy who recovered at lightning speed after a serious fall on Thursday recounted what he called a "miracle" brought about by two child shepherds in Portugal's Fatima.

Fatima readies to welcome pope under tight security

F - Thousands of police on alert, border controls tightened, anti-drone measures: Portugal is taking no chances with security ahead of a pilgrimage by Pope Francis to the famous shrine of Fatima.

'Rent-a-pilgrim' to walk to Fatima for $2,700

Cascais - Carlos Gil is a "payer-off of promises," at least that is the way the Roman Catholic refers to himself, but he is more commonly known as a "rent-a-pilgrim".

Five facts about Fatima, where Virgin visions turn 100

F - Pope Francis begins a two-day pilgrimage on Friday to the holy site of Fatima in central Portugal to mark the centenary of the first visions of the Virgin Mary.

Pope to make pilgrimage to Fatima for child saints-to-be

Vatican City - Pope Francis heads to Fatima on Friday on a pilgrimage that will see him canonise two child shepherds who reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago.
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