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Cyclone hits Madagascar, killing 2 and making 1,400 homeless

Cyclone Belna has hit northwestern Madagascar, with 2 dead and three missing from the first tropical storm of the season, according to local officials.


Pope in Madagascar insists: ‘Poverty is not inevitable’

Pope Francis insisted Sunday that poverty isn’t inevitable and that the poor deserve the dignity of work as he visited a hilltop rock quarry in Madagascar.


Over 10,000 endangered tortoises are rescued in Madagascar

International conservationists in Madagascar have been treating more than 10,000 critically endangered radiated tortoises that were seized from traffickers who crammed the creatures into a home with no access to …


94 deaths from plague in Madagascar, U.N. health agency says

GENEVA – An unusually large plague outbreak in Madagascar has taken 94 lives, the World Health Organization said Friday. The number of suspected cases has reached 1,153, Dr. Ibrahima Soce …


Madagascar forest overwhelmed by thousands seeking sapphires

A sapphire rush has brought tens of thousands of people into the remote rainforests of eastern Madagascar, disfiguring a protected environmental area and prompting calls for military intervention.


Have mercy: Spokane newlyweds go on medical mission to Madagascar

Newlywed Spokane nurses promised not to make any big life changes during their first 12 months of marriage. Within the year, they moved to Madagascar.


Years later, couple return to Peace Corps; this time it’s Madagascar

At a time when most people their age are starting to think seriously about retirement, Bob and Jean Auerbach are getting ready to start the adventure of their lives – …