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Madagascar Cools as Hotspot for New Species Evolution

Madagascar, a large island in the Indian Ocean,may have only 1 percent of the world's land area, but it has an outsize 3 percent of its species. It is among the most diverse places for life on Earth. Full story

Madagascar opposition leader arrested, compounding crisis

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Police arrested an opposition leader in Madagascar on charges of holding an illegal rally on Tuesday, compounding the island nation's political crisis. Full story

Madagascar police fire teargas at opposition protesters

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - Police in Madagascar fired teargas on Monday at supporters of a political party opposed to the transitional government of President Andry Rajoelina, demanding immediate elections and his departure. Full story

African Union says Madagascar polls hang in balance over Rajoelina

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina has failed to heed calls from the African Union (AU) to withdraw from upcoming elections, casting doubt on the polls, the pan-African body said on Friday. Full story

Unusual Mammal Keeps Sex Organs Warm with Brown Fat

An unusual mammal in Madagascar has gobs of a special type of fat called brown fat packed around its sex organs, according to a new study. Full story

Imported Tortoises Could Replace Madagascar's Extinct Ones

Two millennia ago, millions of giant tortoises roamed Madagascar, an island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa that is rich in species found nowhere else on Earth. Those tortoises kept Madagascar's unique ecosystem in check by munching on low-lying foliage, trampling vegetation and dispersi Full story

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  Locust infestation threatens Madagascar

The UN's Food and Agricultural Organization is calling for $41.5 million to address a locust infestation in Madagascar. NBCNews.com's Ron Allen reports.

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Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina sits next to his wife Mialy during the ANC's centenary celebration in Bloemfontein
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Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina sits next to his wife Mialy during the ANC's centenary celebration in Bloemfontein January 8, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Madagascar's new president Andry Rajoelina talks to Monja Roindefo, the man he named prime minister, at Antananarivo city centre
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Madagascar's new president Andry Rajoelina talks to Monja Roindefo, the man he named prime minister, at Antananarivo city centre March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Former Madagascar leader Ravalomanana holds up air tickets standing beside his wife Lalao during a media briefing in Johannesburg
Former Madagascar leader Ravalomanana holds up air tickets standing beside his wife Lalao during a media briefing in Johannesburg

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File photo of former Madagascar leader Ravalomanana standing beside his wife Lalao in Johannesburg
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Former Madagascar leader Marc Ravalomanana holds up air tickets while standing beside his wife Lalao during a media briefing in Johannesburg in this January 20, 2012 file photo. Lalao deflected international demands to pull out of a presidential election in August, telling Reuters on June 14, 2013