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Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens

Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozensPedrógão Grande (Portugal) (AFP) – Ragingforest fires in central Portugal have killed at least 61 people, many burnt to death in their cars, the government said Sunday, in the country’s worst such disaster in recent history. Authorities declared three days of national mourning as more than 800 firefighters and 260 vehicles battled the blaze, which also left 62 people injured, amid scenes of devastation. The fire erupted Saturday in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande in central Portugal, apparently caused by a lightning strike, and spread furiously in several directions.



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Ex-CIA spy held over kidnap avoids extradition from Portugal, will be freed

Ex-CIA spy held over kidnap avoids extradition from Portugal, will be freedBy Andrei Khalip LISBON (Reuters) – A former CIA officer convicted for involvement in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Italy won a last-minute reprieve from deportation from Portugal on Wednesday and will be released, her lawyer said. Sabrina de Sousa, a dual U.S.-Portuguese citizen detained by Portuguese police last week, was already at Lisbon airport to be flown to Italy when the news came through. “She was in the airport this morning to be handed over to Italy, but is no longer there.



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