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Brazil federal government freezes Rio bank accounts

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 1:51

The Brazilian government freezes Rio de Janeiro state's accounts until it pays some of its debt.
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Brazilian schoolgirl's speech on education funding goes viral

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 1:46

A Brazilian 16-year-old gives evidence to a Senate committee about education funding cuts.
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Marcelo Crivella: Brazilian evangelist becomes Rio Mayor

Monday, October 31st 2016, 1:45

A Brazilian evangelical pastor, Marcelo Crivella, is elected mayor of Rio de Janeiro after winning the second round of local elections.
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Brazilian held in Italy with liquid cocaine in trainers

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 19:12
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Fiumicino, Rome

A Brazilian man is caught at Fiumicino airport in Rome smuggling liquid cocaine in his trainers.
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Brazil man freed 'after 20 years held by family'

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 15:09

Brazilian police have rescued, by chance, a man who neighbours said had been held in captivity by his own family for more than 20 years.
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Brazil charges BHP and Vale staff over mine collapse

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 23:44

Employees of Vale and BHP Billiton are among 21 people being charged with homicide over a 2015 Brazilian iron ore mine disaster.
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Eduardo Cunha: Former Brazil Congress speaker arrested

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 17:19
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Brasilia

Former Brazilian Congressman Eduardo Cunha, who led the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff, is arrested in the capital Brasilia.
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Mass breakout from Brazilian prison

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 9:14
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Fifty five prisoners escape from a prison in Brazil during a riot being blamed on gang rivalry.
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Brazil prisons: Second clash kills eight in Rondonia

Monday, October 17th 2016, 17:42

Eight inmates die in clashes between rival gangs at a prison in the north-western Brazilian state of Rondonia, just hours after 10 prisoners died in Roraima state.
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Brazil: Rio security chief stands down amid violence surge

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 21:21

The head of security for the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, Jose Beltrame, stands down after a surge in drug-related violence since the end of the Olympics.
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Exclusive Lady Detective short story

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 23:00

To mark 50 years of Botswana's independence, Alexander McCall Smith writes an exclusive short story featuring his lady detectives.
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Appeal begins in Brazil against acquittal of 74 police

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 0:14
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

Relatives of prisoners who died during a riot in 1992 in a Sao Paulo jail are appealing after a Brazilian court threw out convictions against 74 police officers.
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Domingos Montagner death: Co-star reveals details of drowning

Monday, September 19th 2016, 17:54

Brazilian actress, Camila Pitanga, describes the events leading up to the drowning of soap opera star, Domingos Montagner, last week.
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Thousands attend funeral of Brazil soap star Montagner

Saturday, September 17th 2016, 18:56
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Thousands of fans pay their last respects to Brazilian actor Domingos Montagner, who drowned in a river where he had been recording scenes for a soap opera.
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Brazil ex-president Lula and wife face charges in corruption scandal

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 20:00

Prosecutors in Brazil file charges against former President Lula da Silva over a corruption scandal at the state oil company Petrobras.
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Huge fire rips through Brazilian favela in Sao Paulo

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 10:13

Hundreds of homes have been destroyed in a favela in Sao Paulo.
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Looking at me?

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 0:53

Study in Botswana seems to show lions are put off killing livestock by simple ruse of placing false eyes around an animal's tail.
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Olympic tickets scandal: Rio police seek third Irishman

Friday, September 9th 2016, 10:59

An arrest warrant for a third Irishman is being sought by Brazilian police in their investigation into the allegedly illegal sale of Olympic tickets.
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Rousseff leaves Brazil presidential palace for last time

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 1:51
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff leaves her official residence for the last time following her impeachment and removal from office.
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Rough diamonds

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 15:31
related places: Gaborone

Five Botswanans tell the BBC's Lerato Mbele about their working lives in Gaborone.
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Sharp decline in Africa's elephants

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 14:01

Elephants used to roam between borders of southern- African countries but threatened with poaching, the animals are now seeking refuge in Botswana which has strict conservation laws.
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US swimmer Lochte 'won't respond' to Brazil false claim charge

Friday, August 26th 2016, 15:48
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Ryan Lochte has no plans to publically respond despite Brazilian police charging him with making a false statement over a robbery, his lawyer says.
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Rio ticket sales: Three OCI officials have passports seized by police

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 12:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Brazilian police seize passports, phones and laptops from three OCI officials as they investigate the alleged illegal sale of tickets.
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Swimmer Ryan Lochte says sorry to Brazilians over robbery claim

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 3:50
related countries: United States United States

US swimmer Ryan Lochte tells Brazilian TV he is sorry, after "over-exaggerating" claims he was robbed at gunpoint while at the Rio Olympics.
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US apologises for swimmers' 'unacceptable behaviour'

Friday, August 19th 2016, 9:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rio, Janeiro

The United States Olympic Committee apologies for the "unacceptable behaviour" of four US swimmers who claimed they were robbed at gunpoint in Rio.
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Rio orchestra's Olympic struggle

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 23:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rio

American Lee Mills talks about the lure of Rio and the challenges of conducting the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra.
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US swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger stopped at Rio airport

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 12:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rio

The Brazilian authorities stop US Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger from leaving Rio de Janeiro on a flight, as police query evidence about a robbery.
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Brazilian dance craze sweeps through Rio's favelas

Wednesday, August 17th 2016, 11:57

A dance called 'passinho' has taken Rio's poorest neighbourhoods by storm and attracted millions of views online.
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Rio 2016: Arrests ordered over 'illegal ticket sales'

Monday, August 15th 2016, 22:53

A Brazilian judge orders the arrest of four sports hospitality executives over allegations of illegal reselling of tickets for Rio 2016.
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Brazil's new football hero: Marta not Neymar

Friday, August 12th 2016, 19:26

The Rio 2016 Olympics have seen Neymar replaced by his female counterpart Marta in Brazilian football fans' affections.
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Hearts and shirts

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 10:45

Fans of the Brazilian women's football star Marta alter the jersey of the men's captain, Neymar, to show their support and poke fun at the men's team performance.
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Judoka raised in favela brings home Brazil's first Gold

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 21:59
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Fairytale rise to Olympic Gold for Brazilian judoka Rafaela Silva who was raised in a Rio favela.
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Rio 2016: Brazilian town hopes to benefit from Olympics

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 6:05

Brazilian town of Marica hopes to gain from the success of 'Archery's Neymar'.
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Rio 2016: Second boxer held over alleged sex assault

Monday, August 8th 2016, 16:22
related countries: Namibia Namibia

A Namibian boxer is arrested by Brazilian police over allegations of attempting to sexually assault a maid in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic village.
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