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.

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.

Portugal forest fire turns route 236 into road from hell

2017-06-18 22:09

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.

Scores burn to death in Portugal as inferno traps them in their cars

2017-06-18 15:56

Many of those who have died in a forest fire in Portugal burnt to death in their car as raging forest fires swept over a road, in what the prime minister has called "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years".

UPDATE: 57 dead in Portugal forest fires

2017-06-18 07:40

Raging forest fires in central Portugal have killed at least 57 people, most of whom burnt to death in their cars, and injured scores of others, the government has said.


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.

Portugal inferno likely caused by lightning - PM

2017-06-18 18:15

The raging forest fires which have claimed more than 60 lives in Portugal was likely caused by a lightning strike and spread furiously in several directions, Prime Minister Antonio Costa says.

3 days of mourning for Portugal fire victims

2017-06-18 14:52

Portugal has declared three days of national mourning as the tool of a deadly forest fire reached 62.

Is this the world's unluckiest rally driver?

2017-05-24 09:59

What's worse than crashing out during a rally? Crashing out so close to finishing that you can actually see the finish line....

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