Portuguese services halted during strike

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A 24-hour union strike against austerity measures has brought public services to a stand-still in Portugal.

Thursday's strike, the second in four months, is in protest against the broad cost-cutting measures agreed to by Lisbon in return for an international bailout of the recession-hit economy.

Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Lisbon.