Monthly Archives: January 2018

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The US government shutdown begins on the one-year anniversary of Trump's presidency; the bodies of nine Syrian refugees are found frozen near the Lebanese border; and a far-right group in Greece threatens NGOs with more violence against Muslims. Meanwhile in Cabril … my #succulent collection is growing. #quintadocabril #lifeinthehillsofportugal #nofilter

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Deadly storm Friederike batters western Europe; Syria threatens to destroy Turkish warplanes; and the Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander. Meanwhile in Cabril … bright #oranges provide a welcome splash of #winter colour. #lifeinthehillsofportugal #quintadocabril

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Fifty-two people are killed after a bus catches fire in Kazakhstan; North and South Korean agree to march under a single flag at the Winter Olympics; and Belgium gives $23m to Palestinian refugees after the US cuts financial aid. Meanwhile in Cabril … we find more turpentine #terracotta treasures in the remnants of our forest. […]

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Russia experiences temperatures falling to minus -67C; Former White House strategist Steve Bannon refuses to answer House Intelligence Committee questions; and Sri Lankan President Sirisena reverses the decision allowing women to buy alcohol for the first time since 1955. Meanwhile in Cabril … the valleys are filled with winter fog. #lifeinthehillsofportugal #quintadocabril #nofilter

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Nearly 40 people are killed as suicide bombers hit a Baghdad market; a collapsed mezzanine inside a tower in Jakarta leaves nearly 80 people injured; and Hawaii calms down after the weekend's false missile alert. Meanwhile in Cabril … the sun keeps peeking through the dark rain clouds leaving just enough time for a quick […]

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Ecuador grants Julian Assange citizenship; Merkel strikes a preliminary deal to hold power in a German coalition government; while Trump slams immigration into the US from 's***hole countries' and cancels his scheduled visit to London. Meanwhile in Cabril … I've gathered the last of the charred #rosehips from our front garden. #quintadocabril #lifeinthehillsofportugal #nofilter

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Violent protests continue for a fourth night in Tunisia; up to 100 refugees are feared drowned off the Libyan coast; and a mother in Italy faces a €10,000 fine if she shares pictures of her son on Facebook. Meanwhile in Cabril … when the rain stops the air begins to fill with the sound of […]

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Rescuers hunt for survivors after deadly post-fire mudslides in California; a 7.6 earthquake triggers a tsunami alert in Honduras; and former Trump aide Steve Bannon resigns as CEO of Breitbart News. Meanwhile in Cabril … optical fibre cables are actually supporting the burned telephone pole remnants but we finally have a modern internet connection! #idobelieveinmaracles […]

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13,000 tourists are evacuated from the Swiss ski resort of Zermatt; North Korea says it will send a team to the Winter Olympics; and Iran's supreme leader Ayatolla Khamenei threatens retaliation against the US and UK for plotting to overthrow the Islamic Republic. Meanwhile in Cabril … the irony of losing all our firewood in […]

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200,000 Salvadoran immigrants face deportation from the US as Trump ends special protections, Pope Francis delivers a hard-hitting address from the Vatican while Oprah Winfrey delivers a hard-hitting address from the Golden Globes award show. Meanwhile in Cabril … the #camelia blossoms are starting to appear in spite of the October fires. #quintadocabril #lifeinthehillsofportugal #meanwhile […]

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