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News: Botswana

We have started to collect the most important news related to Botswana in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Botswana: news

Brazil's capoeira gets Unesco status

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 20:41

Capoeira - a Brazilian martial art form combining dance - has been given a special protected status by Unesco, the UN's cultural arm.
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Brazil billionaire goes on trial

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 23:00

The trial has begun in Rio de Janeiro of Eike Batista, a Brazilian billionaire accused of insider dealing.
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Petrobras scandal will 'change Brazil'

Monday, November 17th 2014, 1:36
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says a scandal at state-owned Petrobras oil company can change the country by getting rid of the culture of impunity.
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Police arrest 18 in Petrobras raids

Friday, November 14th 2014, 16:38

Brazilian police have carried out a series of raids and arrested 18 people as part of a corruption investigation into the state-run oil firm Petrobras.
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Botswana gay group wins court battle

Friday, November 14th 2014, 13:09

A gay and lesbian group in Botswana wins a landmark legal case in the country's High Court, allowing it to be officially registered.
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Brazil police 'kill six a day'

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 3:37

Brazilian police have killed more than 11,000 people over the past five years, averaging about six killings a day, an NGO says.
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VIDEO: Is this world's biggest sandcastle?

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 22:23

The team behind a huge sandcastle in the Brazilian town of Niteroi hope it will be named the tallest off all time, when a team from Guinness World Records visits the structure.
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Gherkin sold to Brazilian billionaire

Monday, November 10th 2014, 11:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

One of London's most distinctive office buildings, the Gherkin, has been bought by a Brazilian group for more than £700m.
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Rosberg beats Hamilton to Brazil win

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 18:07
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Brazil Brazil
related places: Hamilton, Mercedes

Nico Rosberg cuts Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton's title lead with victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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I will not hold back - Hamilton

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 22:07
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says he will try to win the Brazilian Grand Prix despite holding a substantial lead in the championship.
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Rosberg takes pole from Hamilton

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 17:36
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Nico Rosberg takes pole position from Lewis Hamilton in a nail-biting battle at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Rosberg tops Brazil final practice

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 14:29
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Brazil Brazil
related places: Mercedes

Nico Rosberg edges Mercedes team-mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton in final practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Rosberg tops second Brazil practice

Friday, November 7th 2014, 17:54
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Brazil Brazil
related places: Mercedes

Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes team-mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton in second practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Adriano drug charges thrown out

Friday, November 7th 2014, 17:05

A judge in Rio de Janeiro rejects charges of drug trafficking against Brazilian footballer Adriano, saying there is not enough evidence.
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Rosberg fastest in first practice

Friday, November 7th 2014, 14:10
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes team-mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton in first practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Brazil probes 'revenge attacks'

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 21:43

Brazilian authorities investigate reports that off-duty policemen went on a six-hour killing spree in the city of Belem to avenge a dead officer.
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Brazilian footballer Adriano charged

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 1:25

Brazilian prosecutors charge the former football international Adriano with links to a drug lord in Rio de Janeiro.
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Brazil football club to open cemetery

Friday, October 31st 2014, 5:00

Brazilian football club Corinthians is to open a cemetery for supporters who want to be buried close to their favourite players.
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Botswana's ruling party wins polls

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 1:34

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) wins the general elections in the world's largest diamond producer with 33 of the 57 seats.
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Botswana votes in tight election

Friday, October 24th 2014, 10:26

Voters are going to the polls in Botswana in what is expected to be the closest general elections in the world's largest diamond producer.
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Brazilian firms up bid for Chiquita

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 17:29

Brazil's Cutrale and Safra groups up their bid for banana giant Chiquita after their initial offer was rejected earlier this month.
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Brazil leader 'dizzy' after debate

Friday, October 17th 2014, 22:05

The Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff says she is in good health after a bout of dizziness at the end of a TV debate with her opponent Aecio Neves.
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VIDEO: Brazil police 'catch serial killer'

Friday, October 17th 2014, 3:50

Brazilian police have arrested a man who they say has confessed to at least 39 murders over a three-year period.
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Chiquita rejects banana buyout

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 22:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chiquita

US firm Chiquita rejects an offer from Brazilian billionaires Joseph Safra and José Luís Cutrale that would have valued the firm at $1.3bn, saying the offer was 'inadequate'.
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Brazil police 'catch serial killer'

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 21:35

Brazilian police in arrest a man who they say has confessed to killing 39 people in cold blood.
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Brazilian police crack 'darknet'

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 23:20
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Police in Brazil uncover a huge child pornography network hidden in the so-called 'darknet', with 55 people arrested in a year-long operation.
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Brazil prison hostage drama resolved

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 21:30
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Parana

A two-day standoff at a jail in the southern Brazilian state of Parana ends after a group of prisoners free 10 guards they had taken hostage.
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Brazil police break up abortion ring

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 20:59

Brazilian police shut down an illegal abortion ring in the Rio de Janeiro area, arresting 47 people including doctors and police officers.
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VIDEO: 'Brazilian Slumdog' hits Rio cinemas

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 5:37
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brazil has a strong cinema industry and has joined forces with UK film-makers in a pioneering co-production led by British director Stephen Daldry.
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Election setback for Brazil's Dilma

Monday, October 13th 2014, 5:18

Influential Brazilian environmentalist Marina Silva backs opposition candidate Aecio Neves against Dilma Rousseff in the presidential poll run-off.
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