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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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Botswana: news

New Pope inspires social media banter

Friday, March 15th 2013, 12:37
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Brazil Brazil

Social media users in Brazil and Argentina exchange light-hearted jokes after an Argentine, rather than a Brazilian, was elected as the new Pope.
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UK halts new Brazil visa rules

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 14:19
related countries: Brazil Brazil, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Plans to impose visa restrictions on Brazilian tourists have been put on hold by Home Secretary Theresa May amid concerns about trade.
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Fake fingers 'used for Brazil fraud'

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 16:17

A Brazilian doctor faces charges of fraud after being caught on camera using silicone fingers to sign in for her absent colleagues, police say.
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Brazil footballer jailed for murder

Friday, March 8th 2013, 12:36

Brazilian football star Bruno Fernandes is jailed for 22 years for ordering the murder of a former girlfriend whose body was never found.
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Brazil economy grew 0.9% in 2012

Friday, March 1st 2013, 15:54

The Brazilian economy grew at its slowest pace for three years in 2012, according to official figures, expanding by 0.9%.
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Brazilian family firms reveal tips for success

Monday, February 25th 2013, 0:06

Brazilian family firms explain what you need to be successful
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Brazil carnival fire kills four

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 10:38

A carnival float catches fire in the Brazilian city of Santos, killing four people and injuring several others.
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Rio inmates escape through sewers

Monday, February 4th 2013, 0:44

Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro are searching for more than 20 prisoners who escaped from a jail through its sewage system.
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Liverpool complete Coutinho deal

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 16:51
related countries: Italy Italy

Liverpool complete the £8.5m signing of Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Italian side Inter Milan.
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VIDEO: Brazil fire 'caused by flares'

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 15:22

The chief investigator in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria has said that cheap fireworks meant for outdoor use caused a deadly nightclub fire.
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Brazil fire 'caused by flares'

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 2:47

The chief investigator in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria says cheap fireworks meant for outdoor use caused a deadly nightclub fire.
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Brazil looks into MRI scan deaths

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 19:04

Health authorities in the Brazilian city of Campinas suspend some MRI scans following the deaths of three patients at a private hospital.
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VIDEO: Four arrested over Brazil club fire

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 9:12
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Santa Maria

Brazilian police have arrested four people in connection with a fire at a nightclub that killed 231 people in the southern city of Santa Maria on Sunday.
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Four held over Brazil club fire

Monday, January 28th 2013, 18:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Santa Maria

Brazilian police arrest four people in connection with a fire at a nightclub that killed 231 people in the southern city of Santa Maria on Sunday.
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Scores killed in Brazil club fire

Monday, January 28th 2013, 0:45
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Santa Maria

At least 233 people die in a fire that swept through a nightclub in southern Brazil, police say, after a musician reportedly let off fireworks on stage.
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Brazil landless leader shot dead

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 19:44

Brazilian landless leader Cicero Guedes, who led the occupation of a disused sugar plant in Rio state, is killed by unidentified gunman.
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Liverpool agree deal for Coutinho

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 16:45

Liverpool agree an £8.5m deal for Inter Milan's Brazilian international midfielder, Philipe Coutinho.
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Brazil drug lord 'Nem' sentenced

Friday, January 25th 2013, 20:21

A Brazilian man who controlled the drug-trafficking in Rio de Janeiro's sprawling Rocinha neighbourhood is sent to prison for 12 years.
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VIDEO: Search on for escaped crocodiles

Friday, January 25th 2013, 17:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa

As many as 10,000 farmed crocodiles are still on the loose in the Limpopo river between Botswana and South Africa, following the worst floods in more than a decade.
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Tweet costs Rio policeman his job

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 19:32

A Brazilian police inspector loses his job after making scathing comments on Twitter about the women who worked for him.
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Brazil city fights dengue fever

Monday, January 21st 2013, 0:21

The Brazilian city of Campo Grande is on high alert as hundreds of people a day are infected with dengue fever, a flu-like illness which can be lethal.
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Shooting at Brazil samba school

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 20:23
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Minas Gerais

Gunmen on motorcycles open fire during a carnival rehearsal by a samba school in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, killing three youths.
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VIDEO: Brazil considers compulsory rehab

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 7:51

Brazilian authorities are considering a law which would make treatment compulsory for crack cocaine users in Rio de Janeiro, ahead of the 2014 football World Cup.
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VIDEO: Rio favela 'best monitored place on earth'

Friday, January 11th 2013, 17:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Brazilian police claim that a new set of CCTV cameras in the neighbourhood of Rocinha in Rio means that the favela now beats London as the 'best monitored place on earth'.
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Cat 'arrested' at Brazil prison

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 15:41
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Arapiraca

A cat is "arrested" in the grounds of a jail in the Brazilian city of Arapiraca, with contraband goods for prisoners taped to its body.
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Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 19:40

A Brazilian mayor who rode a donkey to his inauguration despite a court order banning him could face prosecution, reports say.
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Brazil opens first 2014 stadium

Monday, December 17th 2012, 11:06

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff inaugurates the Castelao Arena in Fortaleza, the first of 12 stadiums being renovated or built for the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
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Footballers 'beaten up' in Brazil

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 13:28
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

An Argentine football club accuses Brazilian security officials of beating and pulling guns on its players during half time at a cup final in Sao Paulo.
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In pictures: Funeral for Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer

Friday, December 7th 2012, 22:37

Brazil pays its last respects to architect Oscar Niemeyer
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