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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.

Jan 29, 2017, 09:32 AM IST

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.

Jun 10, 2016, 16:32 PM IST

Flooding in Madagascar's capital kills 14, uproots thousands

Floods in Madagascar`s capital Antananarivo and the surrounding area have killed 14 people and forced more than 21,000 from their homes, authorities said on Friday.

Feb 27, 2015, 23:30 PM IST

Flooding in Madagascar capital kills at least 14

At least 14 people died in flooding Friday in the Madagascan capital after a night of torrential rain that caused dams to break, rescue services said.

Feb 27, 2015, 14:58 PM IST

Madagascar president unveils new government

Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina unveiled a new government in the Indian Ocean island nation on Sunday after the previous one resigned over public anger at its handling of recurring power outages.

Jan 26, 2015, 02:33 AM IST

14 killed, thousands displaced by Madagascar tropical storm

Madagascar officials say at least 14 people were killed over the weekend when the island was battered by a tropical storm.

Jan 19, 2015, 19:37 PM IST

Madagascar`s parliament votes to end death penalty

Lawmakers in Madagascar have voted to abolish the death penalty, a move hailed as "historic" by the European Union.

Dec 13, 2014, 06:28 AM IST

47 dead as plague spreads to Madagascar capital

Madagascar said on Monday it was trying to contain an outbreak of plague -- similar to the Black Death that swept medieval Europe -- that has killed 47 people and is spreading to the capital Antananarivo.

Nov 25, 2014, 01:20 AM IST

Madagascar arrests ex-leader on return from exile

Former Madagascar President Marc Ravalomanana was arrested on Monday shortly after his return from exile in South Africa, aides said.

Oct 13, 2014, 21:28 PM IST

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.

Jan 03, 2014, 21:27 PM IST

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.

Oct 25, 2013, 10:04 AM IST