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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 football chief to stay on

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 10:18

Ricardo Teixeira is to remain in his role as head of Brazilian football and the 2014 World Cup organising committee.
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Vivendi nets record annual profit

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 7:33

Telecoms and entertainment group Vivendi reports a 9.4% rise in profit, boosted by Brazilian unit GVT and Activision Blizzard video games.
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Brazil body approves Fifa rules

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 10:10

A Brazilian congressional commission approves the draft of a law urged by Fifa to cover the 2014 World Cup, but sticking points remain.
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Deadly fire at Antarctic station

Sunday, February 26th 2012, 2:14

An explosion caused by a fire at a Brazilian research station in the Antarctic leaves two soldiers dead and one injured, the Brazilian military says.
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Rio parade draws record numbers

Saturday, February 18th 2012, 20:20

Police in Rio de Janeiro say a record 2.2 million people have attended the Bola Preta street party, one of the most popular events during the Brazilian city's carnival.
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Rio strike ends before carnival

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 5:23

Rio de Janeiro police and firefighters vote to end their pay strike, ahead of the annual carnival in the Brazilian city.
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Brazil newspaper editor shot dead

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 1:16
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Mato Grosso

A Brazilian newspaper editor who campaigned against corruption is shot dead in Mato Grosso do Sul state - the second such killing in Brazil in a week.
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Rio police vote for strike action

Friday, February 10th 2012, 9:46

Police in Rio de Janeiro are to strike for better pay, just a week before the annual carnival in the Brazilian city.
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Brazil police end protest action

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 14:54

Protesting Brazilian police end their occupation of the state assembly in Bahia but say their strike over pay continues.
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Brazil police strike talks fail

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 9:41

Talks to end a police strike in the Brazilian state of Bahia break down, as troops blockade the state assembly occupied by striking officers.
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Brazil police stand-off continues

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 15:53

Brazilian authorities say they are hopeful of a negotiated end to a police strike that has led to a stand-off between officers and troops in Salvador.
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Brazil sues Twitter over alerts

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 12:57

The Brazilian government files a lawsuit against Twitter, demanding it block material that helps motorists evade drink-driving traps.
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Brazil sells control of airports

Monday, February 6th 2012, 23:02

The Brazilian government privatises operations at three airports as part of moves to upgrade transport links ahead of the World Cup.
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Troops and police clash in Brazil

Monday, February 6th 2012, 22:14
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazilian troops clash with police striking over pay and conditions in the state of Bahia, as they try to remove them from the state assembly.
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Brazil crime up as police strike

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 19:42

Soldiers patrol the streets in the Brazilian state of Bahia where a police strike has caused the crime rate to soar.
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Brazilian cities minister resigns

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 23:34

Brazilian cities minister Mario Negromonte becomes the latest minister in President Dilma Rousseff's cabinet to resign amid allegations of corruption.
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Cuba trade focus of Brazil trip

Monday, January 30th 2012, 23:53
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Cuba Cuba

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff visits Cuba with the focus on trade ties, but with human rights issues in the background.
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Botswana 1-6 Guinea

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 18:31

The Syli Nationale massacre Botswana to keep alive their hopes of progressing in the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Rio disaster survivor hopes fade

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 17:00

Hopes are fading of finding more survivors after Wednesday's building collapse in Rio de Janeiro killed at least 17 people, Brazilian officials say.
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In pictures: Brazil police move in to evict squatters

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 8:14
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazilian police move in to evict squatters
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Brazil police storm illegal slum

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 22:57

Brazilian riot police storm an illegal settlement that is home to thousands of landless workers in Sao Paulo state to reclaim the land for its private owners.
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Brazil mudslide deaths rise to 12

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 15:06

A landslide in Rio de Janeiro state is now known to have killed at least 12 people as Brazilian rescuers dig through the mud.
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Thousands flee Brazil dam burst

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 17:27
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian officials try to evacuate several thousand people after a dam bursts in the north of Rio de Janeiro state, amid continuing heavy rains.
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Brazil's economy 'overtakes UK's'

Monday, December 26th 2011, 12:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brazil has overtaken the UK as the world's sixth largest economy, the Centre for Economics and Business Research says.
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Brazil police seek Chevron charge

Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 9:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rio, Chevron, Janeiro

Brazilian police seek charges against US oil company Chevron and drilling contractor Transocean for an oil spill off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.
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Barcelona secure Club World Cup

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 14:05
related countries: Japan Japan

Barcelona are crowned Fifa Club World Cup winners after thrashing Brazilian side Santos 4-0 in Japan.
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Chevron faces $10.6bn Brazil suit

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 1:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chevron

Brazilian prosecutors are bringing a civil suit against US oil company Chevron, demanding billions of dollars in damages for an oil spill off the coast.
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Brazil to tackle 'crack epidemic'

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 10:26

The Brazilian government launches a $2bn plan to tackle the spread of crack cocaine in the country.
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