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Madagascar

Madagascar, or Republic of Madagascar (older name Malagasy Republic, French: République malgache), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. The main island, also called Madagascar, is the fourth-largest island in the world, and is home to 5% of the world's plant and animal species, of which more than 80% are endemic to Madagascar. They include the lemur infraorder of primates, the carnivorous fossa, three bird families and six baobab species. Two-thirds of the population live below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.

Headlines Around the Web

Madagascar: Legal Aid Clinics Help Rural Women

Dec 23, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Madagascar: Back On Track With the Road Map

Oct 31, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Madagascar: Raw Sewage Kills

Aug 10, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Madagascar Oil to bounce back after dispute

Jun 25, 2011 - Financial Times

Madagascar: A Poor Country Gets Poorer

Mar 20, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Madagascar: Rice is 'Becoming a Luxury'

Feb 16, 2011 - AllAfrica News

Articles About Madagascar

Cast members Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield attend a promotional tour of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in Beijing
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Secrets Revealed: Things to Know about Spidey and Real-Life Girlfriend Emma Stone

By IBTimes AU

Emma Stone admitted to the press that "she's a mess in every way." Is she, really? We will find out as the actress stars, once again, alongside boyfriend Andrew Garfield in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" superhero movie, which gi... (Apr 04)

Ring-tailed lemurs stand together at the Haifa zoo in northern Israel
'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar' Documentary: Lemurs Facing Extinction, Things to Know About the Primates in the Wild

By IBTimes AU

Real lemurs finally got extensive attention as the new documentary film "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" hits IMAX theatres on Friday, April 4, taking with it a family-oriented and educational approach regarding the real world where the lemurs exist. (Apr 02)

Model Irina Shayk arrives for the Barbie Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue party in New York, February 17, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Vogue Spain’s ‘Story of the Century’ Featuring Football’s Hottest Couple Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk; Check Out Irina’s Latest Spreads on SI Swimsuit 2014

By IBTimes AU

Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk will be featured in one of the upcoming issues of Vogue Spain, it has been revealed. (Apr 01)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, REAL MADRID

Liverpool Gerrard Suarez
EPL Results: Gerrard, Suarez Help Electric Liverpool to Mammoth Win over Manchester United

By IBTimes IN

Three penalties, two of them scored by the right boot of Steven Gerrard, a Luis Suarez goal - of course there was - and a thorough, absolute barracking by Liverpool of English Premier League champions Manchester United. (Mar 17)

MORE TOPICS: MANCHESTER UNITED, WAYNE ROONEY

Super Pit, gold mine in Australia run by Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining
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By IBTimes AU

Among the Canadian provinces and territories, Alberta is the most attractive jurisdiction for mining investment in the province, the annual global survey of mining executives said. (Mar 05)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, TAX POLICY, ANGOLA, ZIMBABWE, INVESTMENT

Zombie Apocalypse 2014: Prophesized Incurable Flesh-Eating Disease Spreads In the Philippines After Bubonic Plague Cases In 2013

By IBTimes AU

A new mysterious flesh-eating disease is now spreading in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. Linked to the prophecy of Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj that if people won't repent, it will consume the flesh of men. Coincidentally, Black Plague was spotted recently and cases of flesh-eating in the U. (Feb 25)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, FLORIDA, ALLERGY

Bubonic Plague Kills 20 in Madagascar in Return of Black Death

By IBTimes UK

Tests confirm 20 people died after contracting the Black Death in African island state. (Dec 11)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, ALGERIA

Disney's Frozen Audience of Kids Gets Eyeful of Hardcore Trailer for Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac

By IBTimes UK

Parents complain after young children subjected to explicit sex scenes in Florida cinema. (Dec 04)

MORE TOPICS: FLORIDA

Katy Perry Roars to Success, Becomes UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador [PHOTO/VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

UNICEF adds glamour to their kitty. The United Nations children's agency has chosen pop star Katy Perry as their goodwill ambassador. The singer was thrilled and ecstatic by her position and said the newly chosen designation has made her realize... (Dec 04)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK

Unconditional Love For John Mayer: Katy Perry Bares Her Heart In "Unconditionally"

By IBTimes AU

Katy Perry has taken her new single "Unconditionally" to a new level. The "Roar" singer released her riveting ballad Nov.19 at MTV. (Nov 20)