A raging wildfire destroys dozens of homes and prompts the evacuation of more than 400 people from Portugal's Madeira island as flames spread near the island's capital, Funchal. Regional President Miguel Albuquerque says one person had suffered serious burns and scores of others had needed treatment for the effects of smoke. Flights have also been disrupted at Madeira Airport due to smoke.
At least three people have died in Funchal, the capital of the Portuguese holiday island of Madeira, as wildfires rage there and on the mainland.
A Canadair firefighting plane reportedly crashes in Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, while tackling raging wildfires. However, this claim has been denied by Portuguese authorities. Context: Portugal
The death toll from forest fires in Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, rises to at least 62. Many victims were trapped on the road between the towns of Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera. Context: Portugal
Wildfires in central Portugal kill at least 24 people and several firefighters are among 20 injured. The death toll so far is the largest due to a wildfire in Portugal since 1966. Context: Portugal
Salvador Sobral of Portugal wins the Eurovision Song Contest with the song ''Amar pelos dois''. While the country debuted in the 1964 edition of the contest, this marks the first win by a Portuguese entrant. Context: Portugal
Catholics in Portugal converge in a shrine in Fatima for a visit by Pope Francis. Context: Portugal
A small Swiss-owned plane crashes in the Portuguese village of Tires, west of Lisbon, killing at least five people. Context: Portugal
Portugal's Antonio Guterres begins his term as United Nations Secretary-General, replacing South Korea's Ban Ki-moon. Context: Portugal
Former Prime Minister of Portugal Antonio Guterres is sworn in as the new United Nations Secretary General. Context: Portugal
At least three deaths and several injuries caused by wildfires in Tennessee are reported near Dolly Parton's Dollywood resort. Context: wildfire
Firefighters have contained about 80 percent of the 516-acre brush fire in Calabasas, California. Evacuation orders affecting at least 5,000 people in the Los Angeles area are being lifted. The fire started yesterday when a pickup truck struck a power pole. Context: wildfire
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