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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

Brazilian politician sent to jail

Friday, June 28th 2013, 19:42

Brazilian politician Natan Donadon becomes the first serving congressman to be jailed for corruption since the end of military rule in the 1980s.
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Clashes near Brazil football venue

Friday, June 28th 2013, 1:01
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Spain Spain
related places: Fortaleza

Brazilian police use tear gas against demonstrators ahead of the Spain-Italy Confederations Cup match in the north-eastern city of Fortaleza.
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Brazil Senate passes corruption law

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 12:26

The Brazilian senate has approved a bill which will make corruption a "heinous crime" as mass protests for wide-ranging reforms continue.
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VIDEO: Clashes flare at Brazil stadium

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 2:44
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazilian police have used tear gas to stop protesters from approaching a football stadium during a Brazil-Uruguay Confederations Cup match.
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VIDEO: Protest at Brazil football stadium

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 22:24
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Uruguay Uruguay

Brazilian police use tear gas on protesters outside the football stadium where Brazil is playing Uruguay in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup.
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Botswana auctions diamonds at home

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 15:22

Botswana, the world's largest diamond producer, starts to auction its own diamonds for the first time instead of selling them in Europe.
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Nine dead in Rio favela operation

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 2:40

At least nine people have died in gun battles with drug dealers in a favela in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, police say.
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Brazil clashes despite Rousseff plea

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 0:17

Fresh clashes break out in the Brazilian cities of Salvador and Belo Horizonte despite President Dilma Rousseff's attempt to respond to protesters' demands.
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Brazil president announces reforms

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 1:23

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff unveils a series of reforms that she hopes will calm days of anti-government protests.
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VIDEO: Violent protests mar Brazil match

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 5:15
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Fortaleza

Brazilian police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse some protesters in the city of Fortaleza, as unrest continues across the country.
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U-turn fails to end Brazil protests

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 5:07

Brazilian authorities promise to reverse public transport fare rises that sparked unrest, but nationwide protests continue unabated.
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Violent protests mar Brazil match

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 22:59
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Mexico Mexico
related places: Fortaleza

Protesters clash with police in Brazil's city of Fortaleza ahead of a football match against Mexico, as public discontent over poor public services widens.
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AUDIO: Professor's 'brain soup' experiment

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 8:16

Brazilian professor's "brain soup" shows the power of the human brain
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Brazilian indigenous man shot dead

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 19:36
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Guarani

A man from the Guarani-Kaiowa ethnic group is shot dead in an area disputed by cattle ranchers near an indigenous reserve in western Brazil.
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Twenty arrested in Sao Paulo protest

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 9:52

A protest against price rises on public transport in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo turns violent after the protesters block a main thoroughfare.
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Brazil 'on alert' over Ecuador spill

Monday, June 10th 2013, 2:38
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Ecuador Ecuador

Brazil is "on alert" over an oil spill that originated in Ecuador and is travelling downstream towards the Brazilian Amazon, officials say.
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Man City complete Fernandinho deal

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 17:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Manchester City sign Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho from Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk for a fee of about £30m.
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Brazil sends army to land dispute

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 15:57

Brazilian soldiers are being deployed to a ranch at the centre of an indigenous land dispute in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.
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Brazilian tribe re-occupies farm

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 20:10
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Mato Grosso

Members of the Terena indigenous group in Brazil return to a farm in Mato Grosso do Sul they had occupied and were evicted from amid deadly clashes.
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Brazilian Indian dies in police raid

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 21:24
related countries: India India
related places: Sul

A Brazilian indigenous man in his thirty is shot dead during a police operation on disputed land in the south-western state of Mato Grosso do Sul.
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Rio mayor apologises for 'assault'

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 4:18

The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, apologises after allegedly hitting a Brazilian musician who insulted at him at a restaurant.
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VIDEO: Brazil stadium suffers roof collapse

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 0:54

A Brazilian stadium which is due to host Confederations Cup matches in June has suffered a partial collapse of its roof, after an apparent build-up of rainwater.
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VIDEO: Brazilian inmates knit for a better future

Friday, May 17th 2013, 15:55
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Inmates at a Brazil jail have taken to knitting in an enterprise with a local fashion designer which sees them earn one day off their sentence for every three days spent knitting.
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Brazil unmasks 'trafficking gang'

Friday, May 17th 2013, 0:16
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Brazilian police say they have identified a gang specialising in trafficking Bangladeshi nationals into South America's biggest economy.
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VIDEO: Woman survives harpoon shooting

Friday, May 10th 2013, 0:11

A Brazilian woman has survived being shot through the mouth with a harpoon in a bizarre accident, doctors have said.
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Woman survives harpoon shooting

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 14:30

A Brazilian woman is expected to make a full recovery after her husband shot her through the mouth with a harpoon, doctors say.
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Brazilian Azevedo to head up WTO

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 20:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

The new head of the World Trade Organisation will be Roberto Azevedo from Brazil, the first Latin American to hold the post, officials say.
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Brazil to hire 6,000 Cuban doctors

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 2:22
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Cuba Cuba

Brazil has begun negotiations to take on at least 6,000 Cuban doctors to work in rural areas, Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota says.
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