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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 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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VIDEO: New Brazilian dance from Rio's favelas

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 0:55
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Boys from Brazil's shanty towns create new dance craze
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Guards tried for 1996 Brazil murder

Monday, May 6th 2013, 21:50

Four former Brazilian policemen go on trial for the murder of a presidential campaign treasurer and his girlfriend nearly 17 years ago.
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Brazilian team in 'Taliban' row

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 22:46

Current Brazilian champions Fluminense asks fans and players to stop posting photos online with their faces covered in "Taliban warrior" style.
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Cheetah claws Botswana president

Monday, April 29th 2013, 12:02

Botswana President Ian Khama has received stitches after a caged cheetah hurt him in a "freak accident" at an army barracks, officials say.
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'Problems' as Brazil stadium reopens

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 0:42

The Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro reopens after nearly three years of renovation, but Brazilian media highlight problems with the venue.
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Brazilian to lead DR Congo mission

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 6:53
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti Haiti

The UN appoints a Brazilian general credited with controlling a Haiti slum to lead its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Le Mans winner arrested after crash

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 22:05

Brazilian driver Jaime Melo Junior, who won two Le Mans 24-hour endurance races, is arrested after crashing his car during a high-speed chase.
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Threat to Brazil tribe not lifted

Friday, April 19th 2013, 1:30
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The Brazilian government is accused of ignoring a legal deadline to remove settlers from the territory of a highly endangered tribe.
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VIDEO: Brazil declares emergency over influx

Monday, April 15th 2013, 3:42

The Brazilian government has called an emergency meeting in response to a influx of illegal immigrants.
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Brazilian state in immigration alert

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 16:26
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Peru Peru

Officials in the Brazilian state of Acre seek federal help to deal with a wave of illegal immigrants arriving from Peru and Bolivia.
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Lula investigated over corruption

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 18:38

A Brazilian prosecutor orders an investigation into allegations of corruption against ex-President Lula.
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Amazon activist killers jailed

Friday, April 5th 2013, 3:57

A Brazilian judge finds two men guilty of the murder in 2011 of two Amazon activists in a forest reserve in the northern state of Para.
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Rio bus in deadly viaduct fall

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 22:04

Seven people die in Rio de Janeiro after a bus falls 10m from a viaduct in the city centre, Brazilian police say.
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VIDEO: Tourist raped on Rio de Janeiro minibus

Monday, April 1st 2013, 22:44

A foreign tourist has been raped and robbed on a minibus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police say.
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Foreign tourist raped on Rio minibus

Monday, April 1st 2013, 14:00

Brazilian police say two men have been arrested, accused of raping and robbing a foreign tourist on a minibus in Rio de Janeiro.
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Thursday, March 28th 2013, 4:20

Some 300 deaths at a Brazilian hospital are being studied for possible links to a doctor already charged with seven murders.
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Workers' rights for maids in Brazil

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 2:30
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazilian senators pass a bill giving domestic servants equal rights to other workers for the first time.
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Rio indigenous protesters evicted

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 18:20

Brazilian police evict a group of indigenous protesters from a building they had occupied near Rio de Janeiro's Maracana football stadium.
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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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