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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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Brazilian police go on strike

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 1:36
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Thousands of police across Brazil go on a one-day strike over pay in another hiccup ahead of the football World Cup, which begins on 12 June.
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Brazilian prisoners release hostages

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 20:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Prisoners at a maximum-security jail in Brazil release 122 hostages held since Saturday after some of their demands were reportedly met.
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VIDEO: Brazil hit by anti-World Cup rallies

Friday, May 16th 2014, 4:10

Brazilian riot police in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro fire tear gas to break up protests against the cost of hosting the football World Cup.
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Brazil hit by anti-World Cup rallies

Friday, May 16th 2014, 0:51

Brazilian riot police in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro fire tear gas to break up protests against the cost of hosting the football World Cup.
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Brazil to pay WW2 rubber workers

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 1:08

The Brazilian Congress approves a plan to compensate workers sent to rubber plantations in the Amazon during World War Two.
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Brazilian fan killed at stadium

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 21:19

A Brazilian football fan dies after being hit by a toilet bowl thrown at the end of a match in Recife, one of the host cities of the World Cup.
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Imola circuit holds Senna silence

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 14:09

The Imola circuit where Ayrton Senna died 20 years ago is holding four days of tributes to the Brazilian.
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Arrest in Alves banana racism case

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 12:46
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Barcelona

Spanish police say they have arrested a spectator suspected of throwing a banana at Barcelona's Brazilian footballer Dani Alves in a match last week.
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Rocket launch debris found in Amazon

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 22:56
related countries: France France

A Brazilian fisherman in a remote Amazon region river finds debris from a European satellite launch from a base in neighbouring French Guyana.
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Brazil military torturer found dead

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 1:31
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazilian ex-army colonel Paulo Malhaes, who recently admitted to killing prisoners during military rule, is murdered by unknown men in his home.
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New clashes in Rio over dancer death

Friday, April 25th 2014, 1:53

Brazilian police clash with resident of a slum in Rio, after the funeral of dancer who was shot by officers during unrest there on Tuesday.
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Rio police 'to probe' dancer's death

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 10:08

Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro say they will conduct a thorough investigation into the death of a dancer which sparked riots.
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Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 11:40

Weeks before the World Cup, deadly clashes break out in the Brazilian city of Rio after the body of a young man is found, allegedly beaten by police.
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VIDEO: Meet Brazil's silver surfers

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 23:15

Meet the Brazilian pensioners who live for the big wave
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Court order halts Brazil match

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 2:47
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A Brazilian second division football game is abandoned after 16 minutes, with one team saying they now have a court order to play in the top division.
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Brazilian police end strike over pay

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 20:53
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.
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Campos-Silva in Brazil 2014 election

Monday, April 14th 2014, 22:49
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A former Brazilian state governor, Eduardo Campos, confirms he will run in October's presidential election with the environmental campaigner, Marina Silva, as his vice-presidential candidate.
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VIDEO: Rio robbery attempt caught on camera

Friday, April 11th 2014, 2:30

A Brazilian woman has narrowly avoided being robbed - while being interviewed about local crime.
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Woes grow for Brazil energy giant

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 1:08
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazilian energy firm Petrobras faces growing controversy
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VIDEO: Brazil lost World Cup 'off the pitch'

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 11:08

Speaking to BBC HARDtalk, Brazilian football legend turned politician Romario, criticises the amount of money spent on the World Cup.
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Anelka poised for Brazil move

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 12:53
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Former France striker Nicolas Anelka has joined Atletico Mineiro, according to the Brazilian club's president.
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VIDEO: Brazil troops in Rio slum operation

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 1:08

Nearly 3,000 Brazilian troops have begun occupying one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous shanty towns.
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Brazil troops in Rio slum operation

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 13:57

Brazilian troops enter one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous slums, in the biggest operation to improve security ahead of the World Cup.
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Brazil 'rescues' cruise ship workers

Friday, April 4th 2014, 22:45
related countries: Italy Italy

Brazilian police say they have picked up 11 crew members working in "slave-like conditions" on an Italian cruise ship.
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Sentences over Brazil jail massacre

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 9:47
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A Brazilian court sentences 15 policemen to lengthy jail terms for their role in putting down a notorious 1992 prison riot in which 111 inmates died.
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Brazil secures Rio slum in mass raid

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 23:39

Brazilian security forces move into a slum near Rio airport, as part of efforts to drive out drugs gangs before this year's football World Cup.
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Man dies at Brazil World Cup stadium

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 21:42
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

A Brazilian construction worker has died after falling 25ft (8m) at the World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil - the third fatality at the site.
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Threat to World Cup host city lifted

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 18:43

The southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre is confirmed as a host city for this summer's World Cup after key legislation is passed.
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Police car death 'shocks Brazil'

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 22:18
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff offers her condolences to the family of a woman who died after being dragged by a police car along a Rio street.
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