Jada Pinkett Smith `feared` adopting husband`s last name

Hollywood star Will Smith`s actress-wife Jada Pinkett has revealed she feared criticism from fans while adopting his last name.

Pope tired but smiling amid new health concerns

Pope Francis has had a busy morning of audiences amid new health concerns following his cancellation of a planned outing.

Endangered Lemurs on verge of extinction

Scientists have revealed lemurs are on the verge of extinction as impoverished local people are hunting them, and also because their habitat is being destroyed.

Madagascar`s president takes over; grenade blast kills child

Madagascar`s new president Hery Rajaonarimampianina, who won the first elections since a coup in 2009, took office on Saturday but his inauguration was marred by an explosion that killed one person and wounded dozens after the ceremony.

Rajoelina-backed candidate elected Madagascar president

Hery Rajaonarimampianina, backed by strongman Andry Rajoelina, has been elected president of Madagascar, the country`s electoral court ruled Friday.

Rajaonarimampianina likely president of Madagascar

With all votes tallied, provisional results show that the candidate supported by Madagascar`s former strongman will likely be the next president.

Ex-finance minister wins disputed Madagascar vote

Former finance minister Hery Rajaonarimampianina won Madagascar`s run-off Presidential Election, the electoral commission said, but his main rival claims the vote was rigged.

Madagascar hopes post-coup presidential vote will end crisis

Poverty-wracked Madagascar began voting on Friday in long-delayed presidential elections meant to restore democracy and pull the country out of the crisis it plunged into after a 2009 coup.

Sonar mapping for oil killed Madagascar whales: Study

A noisy technology that blasts high-frequency sounds below water to map the ocean for oil probably caused the deaths of 75 melon-headed whales off Madagascar, experts have said.

86,000 kids working in mines in Madagascar: ILO

As many as 86,000 children are working in mines in Madagascar, an International Labour Organisation (ILO) official has revealed, adding some of them work to help parents in sapphires or gold careers.

Wanted: Female mate for near-extinct `ugly` fish

The London Zoo has launched a worldwide hunt for a female mate for a `gorgeously ugly` tropical fish which is on the brink of extinction.

New dinosaur species that lived in Madagascar 90mn yrs ago identified

Researchers have announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur from Madagascar, filling an important gap in the island`s fossil record.

Katy Perry visits Madagascar for Unicef

Katy Perry visited Madagascar in support of the United Nations Children`s Fund (Unicef) to help draw attention to the importance of providing education and help to children on the African island nation.

Two new species of mouse lemur discovered in Madagascar

Scientists have identified two new species of mouse lemur, the saucer-eyed, teacup-sized primates native to the African island of Madagascar.

Pakistani held with weapons in Madagascar

A Pakistani national has been arrested on charges of kidnapping and possessing illegal weapons in the island nation of Madagascar.

Madagascar lemurs on verge of extinction

The lemurs of Madagascar - known for their haunting cries and reflective eyes - are the most endangered primate group on Earth, because they are losing their forest habitat, according to conservationists.

Review: Madagascar 3 is a pack of wholesome entertainment!

Seven years down the line and with three films in its kitty, the ‘Madagascar’ brand has set certain benchmarks in the animation industry that will continue to inspire others in the business and enthrall generations to come.

Super-tiny chameleons could be world’s smallest known reptiles

The minuscule lizards measure just tens of millimeters from head to tail.

AU officials meet on Madagascar peace plan

Marc Ravalomanana faces life in prison in Madagascar after being sentenced in absentia.

Madagascar exiled president to return

Former Madagascan president Marc Ravalomanana was ousted in a 2009 coup.