Forest fires kill 19 in central Portugal

The fire, which started yesterday, is still burning out of control and is already one of the deadliest in Portugal in decades.

It hit the mountainous area of Pedrogao Grande, 200km south-east of Lisbon, amid an intense heat wave fanned by strong winds.

Twenty people have been injured, including six firefighters, and two people are missing.

It is not yet known what caused the fire, which has also burnt down houses in the area.

Portugal father of democracy Mario Soares dies aged 92

Mr Soares was prime minister between 1976 and 1978, in the aftermath of the Carnation Revolution that ended decades of right-wing dictatorship.

A Socialist, he returned as PM in the early 1980s and served as president between 1986 and 1996.

He had been admitted to hospital in Lisbon last month following a "general worsening of his health", doctors said.

He had shown signs of improvement, but later fell into a deep coma from which he never recovered. The hospital, however, has not revealed the exact cause of death.

Ronaldo targets another 10 years in football

Cristiano Ronaldo has delivered the news defences across Europe were dreading, declaring he has no intention of retiring any time soon.

The Real Madrid superstar has tormented backlines in England and Spain during his club career, while also becoming the leading Champions League scorer.

After netting 118 goals in 291 appearances for Manchester United, the Portugal international has managed an astonishing 367 strikes in 354 games in the Spanish capital.

Portugal Beat France to Win Euro 2016 Final

Real Madrid forward Ronaldo was carried off on a stretcher in tears in the 25th minute, eight minutes after injuring his knee in a clash with France's Dimitri Payet.

France, the firm favourites, were unable to capitalise on Ronaldo's absence, although they almost won it at the end of normal time when substitute Andre-Pierre Gignac turned and hit the inside of the post.

Ronaldo's Portugal scrapes into semi-finals with penalty shootout victory

Teenage sensation Renato Sanches, who scored Portugal's goal and smashed home one of the penalties, said it was a "wonderful moment for the team and for me for scoring".

It will be the fourth time Portugal have reached the semi-finals in the last five European Championships.

Portugal have reached the last four without winning a single game within 90 minutes.

"People criticise us but we don't care, because we are in the semis," Sanches said.