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Pope to make Fatima child shepherds saints

20 April 2017 | 0 comments

Two of the three child shepherds who reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal a century ago will be declared saints on May 13, Pope Francis announced Thursday.The canonisation of Jacinta...

Vatican cricket team tour Portugal before Pope visit

19 April 2017 | 0 comments

Pope Francis is an ardent football fan, but a Vatican cricket team comprised of priests and seminarians will take centre stage in an interfaith tournament in Portugal this week.St Peter's Cricket Club...

Five die as light aircraft crashes in Portugal

18 April 2017 | 0 comments

Five people died when a Swiss-registered light aircraft crashed into a supermarket warehouse in the suburbs of Lisbon on Monday, rescue services said.The fatalities comprised the pilot and all three passengers...

Four die as light aircraft crashes in Portugal

17 April 2017 | 0 comments

Four people aboard a Swiss-registered light aircraft died when it crashed into a supermarket warehouse in the Lisbon suburbs on Monday, investigators said."There are four dead, the pilot and his three...

Vogue Arabia replaces Saudi princess editor with man

14 April 2017 | 0 comments

Vogue Arabia, the style bible that sought to put the Middle East on the international fashion map, has dismissed and replaced its Saudi princess editor after just two editions.The announcement came one...

Who are the world's most travelled footballers?

7 April 2017 | 0 comments

Winning football teams today travel more than double than half a century ago, totalling more than 200,000km in a season. Who is the world's most travelled footballer of all time?

Hungarian paraglider dies after crashing into Portugal castle

5 April 2017 | 0 comments

A Hungarian paraglider died Wednesday after he crashed into the walls of a castle in Portugal, local firefighters said. The 48-year-old was part of a group of tourists visiting the central Portuguese...

6 dead, 2 missing in Portugal firework factory blast

5 April 2017 | 0 comments

An explosion at a fireworks factory in northern Portugal left at least six people dead, with two others missing, a top interior ministry official said Wednesday, revising higher an earlier toll.Authorities...

5 dead, 3 missing in Portugal firework factory blast

4 April 2017 | 0 comments

An explosion at a fireworks factory in northern Portugal left at least five people dead on Tuesday, with three others missing, rescue services told the Lusa news agency.More than a hundred firefighters...

Spain narrowly beats revised EU deficit target

30 March 2017 | 0 comments

Spain cut its public deficit in 2016 to 4.54 percent of its economic output, the government said Thursday, narrowly beating the revised target it agreed with the EU."We have fulfilled the objective set...

50 shades of controversy: a history of the EU exit clause

30 March 2017 | 1 comment

It is a fitting quirk of history that the 264 words shaping Britain's divorce from the EU were brought to life by British representatives over the objections of federalist colleagues who warned of trouble ahead.

Migrants at risk of drug-resistant TB in Europe

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

In the late 19th century, an estimated one in seven Europeans was dying of tuberculosis, then known as 'consumption' for its slow, remorseless wasting of the human body.

400,000 yr-old half-skull points to mystery people

13 March 2017 | 0 comments

The discovery of a 400,000-year-old half skull in Portugal has offered tantalizing hints about a possible ancestor of the Neanderthals, researchers said Monday.The fossil was unearthed from the Aroeira...

Portugal formally scraps sale of its Miro collection

6 March 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal's Socialist government has formally put an end to an unpopular scheme to auction off 85 state-owned works by famed Spanish artist Joan Miro, the finance ministry said Monday.It announced a final...

Portugal frees ex-CIA agent over imam kidnapping

1 March 2017 | 0 comments

Portugal on Wednesday freed a former CIA agent found guilty in the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian imam in Italy, a day after Italy's president granted her a partial pardon. Sabrina de Sousa, 60, was to...

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