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Portugal interior minister resigns after wildfires kill over 100 people

2017-10-18 13:56

Portugal's Interior Minister Constanca Urbano de Sousa has resigned as criticism mounts over the government's handling of a series of deadly forest fires that killed more than 100 people in four months.

At least 27 killed in Portugal wildfires

2017-10-17 05:34

Portugal's Civil Protection Agency says that apart from 27 deaths in a new spate of wildfires there are more than 50 people injured and an unconfirmed number missing.

Hurricane heads for Ireland, UK

2017-10-15 22:15

Britain and Ireland are braced for a lashing from Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, after it dumped heavy rains on Portugal's Azores islands.

Wildfires trap 2 000 villagers in Portugal

2017-08-18 08:29

Forest fires have cut off a village of 2 000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials say.

Pilot in court after deadly crash on Portugal beach

2017-08-03 18:06

A flight instructor and trainee pilot of a small plane that crash landed on a crowded beach near Lisbon, killing a man and an eight-year-old girl, have appeared in court.

New blazes break out in fire-ravaged central Portugal

2017-07-24 10:27

More than 2 000 firefighters have been battling forest fires that broke out in central Portugal, which was hit by deadly blazes last month.

Fire licks Spanish nature reserve, 1 500 evicted

2017-06-25 16:22

More than 1 500 people, many of them staying at a camp site, have been evacuated as a precaution after a fire broke out at a nature reserve in Spain famed for its biodiversity.

Angolan VP to be tried for corruption in Portugal

2017-06-22 10:00

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

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Raging forest fires in central Portugal have killed dozens of people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over roads.

Raging forest fires in central Portugal have killed dozens of people, many of them trapped in their cars as flames swept over roads.

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Portugal in mourning as firefighters battle deadly wildfire

2017-06-19 14:01

More than 1 000 firefighters were still battling Monday a giant forest fire that swept through central Portugal at the weekend, killing at least 62 people.

 

Rain, winds help tame wildfires in Spain, Portugal

2017-10-17 20:13

Rain and winds have helped firefighters tame wildfires that devoured homes and people in their cars, leaving 41 dead in Portugal with four also killed in blazes in Spain.

Wildfires fanned by hurricane kill six in Spain, Portugal

2017-10-16 12:09

Three people have been killed in Portugal as the country is hit by a record number of forest fires, and three more have died in Spain where blazes sparked by arsonists have been fanned by strong winds from Hurricane Ophelia.

Hurricane Ophelia bears down on Azores archipelago

2017-10-15 06:29

The Portuguese Azores archipelago has been placed on alert as Hurricane Ophelia approached, with heavy rainfall forecast in the region.

11 crushed to death by falling 200-year-old oak tree

2017-08-15 21:06

At least 11 people have died and about 30 injured when a 200-year-old oak tree toppled into a crowd at a religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

2 killed as plane crash-lands on Portugal beach

2017-08-03 06:29

A light plane has made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon, killing a 50-year-old man and an 8-year-old girl who were sunbathing.

Seven firefighters injured in new Portugal forest blaze

2017-07-03 21:46

Seven firefighters have been injured, two of them critically, as they fought a forest fire near the central Portuguese town of Tramagal, emergency services say.

Main forest fires in Portugal under control

2017-06-22 11:15

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

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

2017-06-21 17:05

Portugal's N236 lies charred black from the devastating fire that swept from one side of forest to the other, trapping families and couples in their cars.

Portugal says 1 of its soldiers killed in Mali terror attack

2017-06-19 16:32

The Portuguese military says one of its soldiers on a European Union training mission in Mali has died in what it calls a terrorist attack

Portugal waits for foreign help to fight deadly wildfires

2017-06-19 09:14

More than 1 500 firefighters in Portugal are still battling to control major wildfires in the central region of the country, where a blaze killed more than 60 people.

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