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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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Rosberg beats Red Bulls in practice

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 17:36

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg holds off the Red Bulls in a wet second practice session at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Mercedes set early pace in Brazil

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 13:42
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Brazil Brazil

Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton lead the way in a wet first practice at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Brazil banker flees to escape jail

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 20:07

An ex-director of the Brazilian state-run bank Banco do Brasil convicted in a major corruption trial flees the country to escape a jail sentence.
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Exhumed Brazil ex-president honoured

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 20:31

A day after his body was exhumed, the former Brazilian President Joao Goulart receives state honours as his remains arrive in the capital for tests on how he died.
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Brazil ex-president Goulart exhumed

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 10:34

Brazilian authorities will test the remains of ex-President Joao Goulart, which were exhumed on Wednesday, to determine whether he was poisoned.
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Second Batista company goes bankrupt

Monday, November 11th 2013, 21:50

A second company controlled by the Brazilian former billionaire Eike Batista files for bankruptcy protection.
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Billionaire Eike Batista's dreams crumble

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 10:06

Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista's dreams crumble
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Batista oil firm in bankruptcy

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 9:21

OGX, the Brazilian oil and gas company controlled by the billionaire former speedboat racer Eike Batista, files for bankruptcy protection in Rio de Janeiro.
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Land victory for Amazon farming community

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 1:30

How a Brazilian farming community won rights to its land
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VIDEO: How oil billionaire's dreams crumbled

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 23:30

OGX, the Brazilian oil and gas company controlled by the billionaire Eike Batista, has filed for bankruptcy protection in a Rio de Janeiro court.
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VIDEO: Is this the biggest wave ever surfed?

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 11:56
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A Brazilian surfer claims to have successfully taken on one of the world's biggest waves in Portugal, which reportedly reached heights of up to 30 metres .
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Brazil city hit by transport protest

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 3:29

Hundreds of protesters attack a bus station in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, setting fire to a bus and destroying cash machines.
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Brazil-Africa sex traffic gang held

Friday, October 25th 2013, 23:34
related countries: Angola Angola

Brazilian police have broken up a gang of people traffickers, who were sending sex workers to Angola and other parts of Africa.
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The four sisters who took on Botswana's chiefs

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 0:13

Four Botswana sisters who gained the right to inherit property
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VIDEO: Sisters who took on Botswana chiefs

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 17:31

Edith Mmusi tells how she and her three sisters challenged Botswana tradition and inherited their family home.
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Lone bid wins Brazil oilfield rights

Monday, October 21st 2013, 21:01
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Rights to explore Brazil's biggest oilfield are auctioned to the sole bidder - a Brazilian-led consortium - amid angry clashes in Rio.
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VIDEO: Tear gas fired ahead of oil auction

Monday, October 21st 2013, 17:21

Brazilian security forces and protesters have clashed in Barra da Tijuca, near Rio de Janeiro, where the Brazilian government is auctioning off exploration rights for a huge oilfield on Monday.
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Clashes ahead of Rio oil auction

Monday, October 21st 2013, 16:53

Brazilian security forces fire tear gas in an attempt to disperse protesters demonstrating south of Rio de Janeiro ahead of a controversial oil field auction.
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Brazilian oil workers on strike

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 23:07
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Union leaders say 90% of Brazil's state oil company are on strike against planned auctions for rights to explore the huge offshore Libra oilfield.
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Brazil landowner jailed over deaths

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 23:51

A Brazilian landowner is sentenced to 115 years in jail for killing five and injuring eight landless workers in the south-east of the country in 2004.
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Brazilian police probe riot rumours

Friday, October 11th 2013, 19:05
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Pedrinhas

Police in Brazil's northern Maranhao state investigate rumours which spread panic after a riot that killed nine at the Pedrinhas prison.
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Brazil teacher protests turn violent

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 6:50

Protesters demonstrating in support of teachers receiving better pay in the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo clash with police.
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Huge operation to occupy Rio favelas

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 19:53

Brazilian security forces backed by armoured vehicles and helicopters occupy shanty towns in Rio de Janeiro as part of a drive against drug gangs.
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Brazil opposition launches alliance

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 23:25

Former Environment Minister Marina Silva joins the Brazilian Socialist Party after failing to officially register her new party.
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Shakhtar Donetsk 1-1 Manchester United

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 21:20

Brazilian Taison denies Manchester United their second Champions League win with a second-half equaliser for Shakhtar Donetsk.
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Russia charges Greenpeace 'pirates'

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 14:07
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia charges 14 Greenpeace activists, including a British videographer, with piracy over a protest on an Arctic oil rig.
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Work halted on World Cup stadium

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 12:19

A Brazilian judge orders construction work to be halted on one of the football stadiums for the 2014 World Cup over concerns for workers' safety.
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Brazil attacks US over spy claims

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 15:17
related countries: United States United States

At the opening of the UN General Assembly, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff severely criticises the US over its alleged spying operation.
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VIDEO: New twist in US Brazil spy row

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 0:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has called off a state visit to Washington next month in a row over allegations of US espionage.
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