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39 dead as wildfires hit Portugal and Spain

October 16, 2017

Late season wildfires that broke out over the weekend in Portugal have killed at least 35 people, including a one-month-old baby, making 2017 the deadliest year on record for forest blazes in the country.

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In pictures: Storm Ophelia batters UK and Ireland

October 16, 2017

Storm Ophelia is battering the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph. The storm, which was previously classified as a hurricane as it made its way across the Atlantic, comes exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people. Here are some pictures from affected areas:

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