Mozambican-born football legend Eusebio has died of heart failure aged 71, reports Portuguese media.
Captured American fugitive George Wright will claim a new identity to prevent the US from extraditing him, his lawyer say.
Hard-up Portugal has negotiated an international bailout worth â‚¬78-billion ($115-billion) over a three-year period, officials say.
Portugal's financial tailspin gathered speed despite political efforts to contain the acute debt crisis that is also unnerving the 17-nation eurozone.
Moody's downgraded Portugal's credit rating on Tuesday, saying the debt-stressed country is struggling to generate growth and faces a tough battle.
Portugal's Parliament voted by a large majority against proposals to allow same-sex marriages in the mostly Roman Catholic country.
A team of legal experts in Lisbon is sifting through nearly 30 000 pages of police evidence on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
European and African leaders were seeking to open a new era of closer relations, but their summit closed on Sunday with squabbling over trade and human rights. Old divisions surfaced at the first summit in seven years between the continents as leaders swapped accusations over the crises in Zimbabwe and Darfur.
Gordon Brown or Robert Mugabe? One won't go to a summit between Europe and Africa in December, but the Portuguese hosts say the potential rewards of closer ties between the two continents outweigh the antagonism between the leaders of Britain and Zimbabwe.
Portugal's president on Tuesday ratified a new law permitting abortion up until the 10th week of pregnancy, but recommended a raft of measures that would discourage the procedure in the mostly Roman Catholic country. Parliament voted overwhelmingly last month to legalise abortion, scrapping previous tight restrictions.