With its unpaved roads often strewn with litter, the Cova da Moura slum on the outskirts of Lisbon has long been seen as Portugal's byword for crime and decay -- and a place to be avoided. But a local youth group is offering guided tours of the community in the hope of improving its reputation and bringing much-needed business to area shops and restaurants.
Portugal's football clubs have produced top players such as Luis Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo, but they are facing their biggest financial crisis in years, which has left some teams struggling to stay afloat. The majority of the nation's 18 premier league teams currently owe their players back wages of between one and five months.
United States punk-rock trio Green Day and British act Coldplay shared top honours at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday, picking up two prizes each in an event broadcast from the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, to millions worldwide. South Africa's Zamajobe, who was nominated for best African act, left empty-handed.
Nearly 3 000 firefighters and soldiers on Tuesday battled dozens of wildfires that continued to rage in parched Portugal as police found the charred body an elderly woman near her rural home, emergency services said. Eleven fires were raging out of control in the centre and north of the country.