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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

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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Drought hits Brazil's biggest city

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 0:49
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

The governor of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has asked for emergency clearance to siphon the remaining water out of an almost empty reservoir.
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Dilma Rousseff faces Brazil run-off

Monday, October 6th 2014, 15:33
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will face centre-right Aecio Neves in an election run-off, but environmentalist Marina Silva comes a distant third.
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Brazilian candidates stay silent on abortion issue

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 0:14

Why Brazil's presidential hopefuls won't speak out on abortion
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Hulk actor's foray into Brazilian politics

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 23:11

Hollywood actor's halting foray into Brazilian politics
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Man 'taken hostage' in Brazil hotel

Monday, September 29th 2014, 15:57
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Brasilia

A hotel in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, is evacuated after a man apparently takes an employee hostage at gunpoint.
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Paraguay sinking: Eight bodies found

Friday, September 26th 2014, 23:50
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Rescuers retrieve more bodies from the River Paraguay following Wednesday's boat accident, which killed Brazilian tourists and Paraguayan crew.
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Brazil releases 'good' mosquitoes

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 21:38

Brazilian researchers release thousands of mosquitoes infected with a bacteria that suppresses dengue fever into the environment in Rio de Janeiro.
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Platini will not return £16,000 watch

Friday, September 19th 2014, 21:08

Uefa president Michel Platini insists he will not return a watch given to him by the Brazilian Football Confederation.
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Corinthians fans told to end abuse

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 0:33

Brazilian football club, Corinthians, ask fans to behave or risk being targeted by the sports justice tribunal.
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Brazilian baby given three parents

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 22:05
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio Grande

For the first time in Brazil, a judge in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul permits a baby to be registered with two mothers and a father.
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Beijing stages first Formula E race

Saturday, September 13th 2014, 14:45
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A Brazilian driver wins the first Formula E, a new electric motor racing championship backed by some of the sport's biggest brands, in Beijing.
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Brazilian fan sorry for racist slur

Friday, September 5th 2014, 22:49

A fan of the Brazilian football club Gremio apologises for a racist comment directed at a black goalkeeper during a cup match last week.
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Brazil club Gremio banned for racism

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 0:03

Top Brazilian football club Gremio is banned from the country's main cup competition after a racist incident during a match last week.
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Brazilian Zico to coach Indian club

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 8:36
related countries: India India

Brazilian great Zico agrees to manage the FC Goa team in the inaugural season of football's new Indian Super League.
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Brazil Amazon loggers arrested

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 23:15

Brazilian police arrest eight members of a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest, committing crimes worth millions of dollars.
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Brazil pursues Amazon 'destroyers'

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 22:52

Brazilian police say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest, committing crimes worth millions of dollars.
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Deadly Brazil prison riot 'ends'

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 14:41

Officials in Brazil say a prison riot in which at least five inmates were killed has ended and the prisoners have been transferred to other jails.
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'Dead' Brazilian freed from body bag

Monday, August 25th 2014, 19:26
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A 54-year-old man is rescued from a body bag two hours after being declared dead by doctors in north-eastern Brazil.
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Silva runs for Brazilian presidency

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 0:17

The Brazilian Socialist Party names environmental campaigner Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate, replacing Eduardo Campos who died last week.
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