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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 jail massacre police guilty

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 18:42

Twenty-five Brazilian police are given long sentences for their part in the 1992 Carandiru jail massacre in Sao Paulo that left 111 prisoners dead.
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Biting back at killer spiders

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 23:30

Brazilian researchers take the sting out of spider venom
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Brazil police tried over jail riot

Monday, July 29th 2013, 20:34

Twenty-six Brazilian policemen go on trial over the deaths of 73 inmates during a riot at Carandiru prison in Sao Paulo in 1992.
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Pope re-enacts Way of the Cross

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 2:10

Pope Francis joins Roman Catholic pilgrims in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro for a re-enactment of Jesus carrying the cross to his crucifixion.
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Pope warns against drug legalisation

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 0:25
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

Pope Francis warns against drug legalisation plans in Latin America during the inauguration of a clinic for drug addicts in Rio de Janeiro.
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VIDEO: Pope holds first Mass in Brazil

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 15:19
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

Pope Francis has celebrated the first Mass of his trip to Latin America, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.
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Thousands attend Brazil youth Mass

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 0:57

Hundreds of thousands of Catholics join events on Copacabana Beach in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro launching the World Youth Day festival.
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Brazilian falling cow kills man

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 23:05

A cow falls through the roof in the Brazilian town of Caratinga, killing a man and narrowly missing his wife.
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Native Brazilians block railway

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 1:33

Brazilian indigenous people in the Amazon region block one of the country's most important railways in a protest for better public services.
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Brazil challenges US on 'espionage'

Monday, July 8th 2013, 1:37
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United States United States

Brazil request clarifications from the US government over allegations that its intelligence agencies spied on Brazilian citizens and companies.
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Brazilian billionaire sells up

Friday, July 5th 2013, 10:12

Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista begins a major reorganisation of his commodities-based business empire to avoid bankruptcy.
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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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