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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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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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Architect Niemeyer dies aged 104

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 16:30

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who designed some of the 20th Century's most famous modernist buildings, dies, aged 104.
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Dozens of police arrested in Rio

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 19:33

Brazilian authorities arrest 59 policemen accused of receiving regular payments from drug dealers in Rio to overlook their criminal activities.
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Friday, November 30th 2012, 20:59

New video footage from Sebastian Vettel's car shows he did not commit an overtaking offence at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Ferrari ends its Vettel complaint

Friday, November 30th 2012, 10:41

Ferrari considers the controversy over world champion Sebastian Vettel's driving in the Brazilian Grand Prix "closed".
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Botswana to ban wildlife hunting

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 16:34

Commercial hunting will be banned in Botswana as wildlife species face a sharp decline in the southern African nation, officials say.
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Amazon destruction 'at new low'

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 22:13

The destruction of Amazon rainforest reaches its lowest level since monitoring began 24 years ago, the Brazilian government says.
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Mass Rio protest over oil revenue

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 1:49

Some 200,000 Brazilians protest in Rio de Janeiro against a bill they say will deprive Rio state of much of its oil revenue.
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Vettel takes third F1 world title

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 18:24

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins a third consecutive world title, as Jenson Button wins an incident-packed Brazilian Grand Prix.
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New corruption scandal in Brazil

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 1:55
related countries: Brazil Brazil

A group of Brazilian government officials is dismissed after their offices are raided by police investigating allegations of influence peddling.
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Hamilton on pole ahead of Button

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 17:13
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton takes pole ahead of Jenson Button in qualifying for Brazil, with Sebastian Vettel fourth and Fernando Alonso eighth.
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Button heads Vettel in practice

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 14:19

Jenson Button beat Sebastian Vettel to set fastest time in final practice at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.
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Brazilian Grand Prix preview

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 18:54

BBC Sport looks ahead to the final race of a thrilling 2012 Formula 1 season, the Brazilian Grand Prix
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Hamilton top in second practice

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 17:35
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton beats Sebastian Vettel to set fastest time in Friday practice at the season-ending Brazilian GP.
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Hamilton heads Vettel in Brazil

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 13:46
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Brazil Brazil

Lewis Hamilton beats Sebastian Vettel to fastest time in first practice at the season-ending Brazilian GP.
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Brazil footballer in murder trial

Monday, November 19th 2012, 15:47

Brazilian football star Bruno Fernandes goes on trial, accused of ordering the murder of a former lover whose body has never been found.
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Huge crowds attend Rio Gay Pride

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 23:50

One million people were expected to join Rio's Gay Pride parade, which this year highlights the issue of homophobia in Brazilian society.
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Sao Paulo ex-mayor found guilty

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 1:51
related countries: Jersey Jersey

A court in Jersey finds the former mayor of the Brazilian city Sao Paulo, Paulo Maluf, guilty of stashing stolen public funds in an off-shore account.
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VIDEO: Brazilian plane skids off runway

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 3:19

A security camera has captured the moment a small plane skidded off a runway and crashed through a boundary fence at Sao Paulo's Congonhas airport on Sunday
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VIDEO: Parrot chicks rescued in Brazil

Monday, November 12th 2012, 9:18
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazilian Federal Police have rescued almost 14,000 illegally captured wild animals so far in 2012 - and macaws and parrots are at particular risk at this time of year.
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Fifa backs Brazil 2013 cup venues

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 16:27
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Six Brazilian cities are given the green light to host the 2013 Confederations Cup - a big test ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
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Plan to tackle Sao Paulo violence

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 22:16

The Brazilian government unveils new measures to combat crime as a wave of violence continues to sweep through poor neighbourhoods of Sao Paulo.
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