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Falling tree kills 12 at Portugal religious festival

LISBON: Twelve people were crushed to death and around 50 injured on Tuesday when a 200-year-old oak tree fell on them at a religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Seven of those hurt were seriously injured, regional health chief Pedro Ramos told a press conference. The injured include a French citizen, a German and a Hungarian. Tragedy struck at noon when the massive tree toppled into a crowd gathered near the island's capital of Funchal to mark the Lady of the Mount Portugal religious festival in…

‘Bizzare’ Cristiano Ronaldo statue mocked on social media

MADEIRA: Cristiano Ronaldo had an international airport renamed in his honour on Wednesday but it was a newly unveiled bust of him that soon became a major talking point. Five thousand screaming fans, the Portuguese talisman himself and the country's prime minister and the president were all in attendance at the airport of Madeira, the island where Ronaldo was born. "To see this airport bear my name is a very special thing," said Ronaldo, 32, who skippered Portugal to victory in the European championships last…