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Cyclone kills 50, affects 176,000 in Madagascar; thousands forced into emergency shelters

Cyclone Enawo killed at least 50 people and affected 176,000 people after it hit Madagascar earlier this week, the national disaster management agency said Saturday, with thousands forced into emergency shelters.

Madagascar cyclone death toll rises to 38: Official

At least 38 people have been killed by Cyclone Enawo that struck Madagascar this week.

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captures image of Tropical Storm Enawo formed in Southern Indian Ocean - See pic

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captures image of Tropical Storm Enawo formed in Southern Indian Ocean - See pic

On March 3, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard the Suomi NPP captured this visible image of Enawo formed in the Southern Indian Ocean as the satellite passed overhead.

47 killed in Madagascar wedding crash: police

47 killed in Madagascar wedding crash: police

Police said the accident occurred early Saturday outside the town of Anjozorobe, around 90 kilometres from the capital. 

45 killed in Madagascar as lorry falls into river

The victims were in wedding procession when the lorry fell off a bridge and dropped directly into a river.

Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan plans to act rapidly on constitutional reform bill

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he would act rapidly on a constitutional bill boosting his powers that was passed by parliament last week and which he must approve before it can go to a referendum.

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.