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Scientists discover 'ghost snake' in Madagascar

Scientists discover 'ghost snake' in Madagascar

A new species of snake discovered in Madagascar by a team of researchers has been named "ghost snake" for its pale grey colour and elusiveness.

''Rogue pilot may have crashed MH370''

''Rogue pilot may have crashed MH370''

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) crash investigator Peter Foley said there was a possibility that someone was in control of the plane as it went down.

Fire kills 38 in Madagascar, including 16 children: Police

A fire during a house-warming party in central Madagascar killed 38 people, including 16 children, as the blaze ripped through a thatched roof, police said.

Some 38 of 84 killed in Nice truck attack were foreigners: Ministry

Some 38 of the 84 people killed on the seafront in Nice by a truck-driving man as they celebrated Bastille Day on July 14 were foreigners, the French foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Two killed, 70 wounded in Madagascar grenade blast

At least two people were killed and some 70 wounded in a grenade blast at a stadium in Madagascar's capital today during celebrations marking the country's independence day, the gendarmerie said.

Debris in Tanzania to be examined for link to missing MH370: Report

The new piece of debris found in Tanzania will be examined for a possible link to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. 

Bandits kill 31 bush taxi passengers in Madagascar

Thirty one passengers onboard a bush taxi were killed by bandits in southwestern Madagascar, authorities said on Wednesday.

MH370 search: New debris found on Madagascar beach

MH370 search: New debris found on Madagascar beach

MH370, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, had 239 people on board when it vanished in March 2014. The plane is presumed to have crashed in the ocean.

Three new species of mouse lemurs discovered in Madagascar

Three new species of mouse lemurs discovered in Madagascar

Mouse lemurs, like all other lemurs, are native to the island-nation of Madagascar.

When a lemur asked kids to scratch its back – Watch!

When a lemur asked kids to scratch its back – Watch!

Lemurs are primates that look something like a cat crossed with a squirrel and a dog, endemic to the island of Madagascar.

Madagascar appoints new PM in bid to end political turmoil

Madagascar`s President Hery Rajaonarimampianina on Sunday appointed a new prime minister, two days after the island nation was plunged into confusion when the previous premier denied having stepped down.

Two new frog species found in Madagascar

A team of European scientists has discovered two new species of very elusive frogs that live in the rainforests of Tsaratanana Massif, the highest mountain in Madagascar.

New data reveals tropical forests 'on the edge'

 New satellite data reveals a rapid loss of tropical forests in Cambodia, parts of west Africa and Madagascar, and the Gran Chaco region of South America, analysts said Wednesday.

Volcano erupts on suspected MH370 wreckage island

A volcano erupted on Friday on the remote Indian Ocean island of Reunion where beachcombers found a piece of plane wing believed to have come from missing Malaysia flight MH370.

Debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 found off Madagascar?

Debris of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 found off Madagascar?

French authorities are studying a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean to determine whether it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished last year in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history.

Verbal shoot-out over Madagascar`s `pirate shipwreck'

The producer leading a television documentary team that says it has found 17th-century pirate William Kidd`s sunken ship fought back on Wednesday against a UNESCO report dismissing their claims.

PM Narendra Modi greets Madagascar on its Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the people of Madagascar on their Independence Day.

Ten new spider species found in Madagascar

As many as 10 sub-social cobweb spider species have been spotted during a research on nearly 400 Madagascar colonies.

Madagascar court rejects bid to oust President

Madagascar court rejects bid to oust President

Madagascar`s constitutional court on Saturday threw out an attempt by parliament to oust President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, further threatening the Indian Ocean island`s fragile stability.

Madagascar court blocks bid to oust president

Madagascar court blocks bid to oust president

Madagascar`s constitutional court on Saturday rejected as invalid a decision by parliament to oust President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, giving him another chance to lead the island nation`s shaky government.