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1989 Feb 8
In the Azores 144 people were killed when an American-chartered Boeing 707 filled with Italian tourists slammed into fog-covered Santa Maria mountain.
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1998 Jul 9
A 5.8 earthquake hit the Azores Islands and killed 10 people and injured about a 100. Some 1000 were left homeless.
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1999 Dec 11
In the Azores a SATA airline ATP turboprop crashed on Sao Jorge island and all 35 people aboard were killed.
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2000 Nov 24
Germany and the Portuguese Azores Islands recorded new cases of mad cow disease. Main land Portugal has reported 467 cases since 1990.
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2003 Mar 16
Pres. Bush met with PM Tony Blair and Spain's PM Jose Maria Aznar in the Azores and made it clear they were ready to go to war with or without UN endorsement. Bush said "Tomorrow is a moment of truth for the world."
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