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2005-08-26 11:40:03

By Axel Bugge LISBON (Reuters) - Police in Portugal have arrested 127 people suspected of starting forest fires that have destroyed swathes of land as authorities stepped up efforts to ensure fires do not restart when temperatures rise again.

2005-08-25 12:34:00

LISBON (Reuters) - Forest fires that have ravaged central Portugal and killed at least 14 people revived on Thursday, flaring up as summer temperatures rose during the day, the national fire service said.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.