Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Moscow produces a blacklist of EU citizens barred from Russia, 60 civilians are killed and dozens wounded in Syrian air force attacks, and Beau Biden, son of the US Vice President, dies of brain cancer at age 46. Meanwhile in Cabril … our harvested rain water has run out. #lifeinthehillsofportugal #quintadocabril #portugal #igersportugal #gardentherapy #lavender

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Italy rescues 3,300 Mediterranean migrants in one day, a defiant Sepp Blatter hits back at critics after his FIFA re-election, the US army anthrax blunder is bigger than first thought while the US removes Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terror, and the world's oldest woman celebrates her 116th birthday in Michigan. Meanwhile […]

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Floodwaters deepen in Texas, Swiss police arrest seven people connected with FIFA after allegations of corruption, the US dollar surges against the yen, the Iraqi gov't announces a campaign to drive Islamic State out of Anbar province, and Ed Sheeran announces his hiatus from Hollywood. Meanwhile in Cabril … our telephone and internet have been […]

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43 people are dead after a 3-hr gun battle in Mexico, Shi'ite militias advance on Islamic State insurgents near Iraq's Ramadi, and the Dutch government okays the plan to ban the full-face veil in public places. Meanwhile in Cabril … the pink oleander is blooming. #lifeinthehillsofportugal #quintadocabril #portugal #igersportugal #gardentherapy #spring #oleander #garden

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America's Senate approves the fast-track trade bill before it faces a rough ride in the House of Representatives, Ireland votes on same-sex marriage, and the North Korean dictator's brother is spotted at an Eric Clapton concert in London. Meanwhile in Cabril … the air is filled with the local fire siren while I risk life […]

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Islamic State captures the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, Washington DC police identify a suspect in the brutal mass slaying of a wealthy family and housekeeper, Netanyahu halts a controversial scheme to segregate Palestinians on buses in the West Bank, and David Letterman finally says goodnight to the "Late Show". Meanwhile in Cabril […]

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Floods and mudslides kill 58 people in a Colombian alpine town, Islamic State militants prepare to defend the seized Iraqi city of Ramadi, and it's raining baby spiders in Australia. Meanwhile in Cabril … our internet is back … for now. #lifeinthehillsofportugal #quintadocabril #morningslikethese #igersportugal #foxglove #dogwalk

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US special forces hit Islamic State in Syria raid killing a senior IS leader, the Boston Marathon bomber and ousted Egyptian President Morsi are both sentenced to death, and a Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia. Meanwhile in Cabril … I learned more Portuguese. #lifeinthehillsofportugal #quintadocabril #portugal #igersportugal #lifelonglearning

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The eighth body is pulled from the Philadelphia Amtrack wreckage, Burundi is in turmoil after an attempted coup, the Vatican recognizes Palestine, and 14 people are killed in a Taliban attack in Kabul. Meanwhile in Cabril … our lovely neighbours bring fresh fava beans from their garden. All we're missing is the liver and a […]

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Another earthquake hits Nepal, thousands of refugees are stranded off the Thai coast, South Korea warns of North Korea's missiles, Greece's finance minister orders a €750m payment to the IMF, and Picasso's "Woman of Algiers" sells for $179m making it the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction. Meanwhile in Cabril … the […]

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