Malagasy army is hunting down around 12 cattle rustlers, known locally as the dahalo, after they rounded up victims inside three houses and set the buildings on fire.
Tropical Storm Ana formed to the east of Madagascar last week, causing floods and landslides and affecting around 130,000 people, with many made homeless.
An assassination attempt on Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina has been foiled and several “foreign and Malagasy” suspects arrested, prosecutor says.
Sixteen people, including three children, were killed outside the Mahamasina stadium during national independence day celebrations.
Voters in Madagascar voted to elect a president with hopes that a new leader will take their country out of chronic poverty and corruption. The 36 candidates have all promised to improve the country's economy.
An outbreak of highly contagious plague has claimed 89 lives in Madagascar over the past two months with the capital Antananarivo particularly affected.
A deal to improve Madagascan tourism is among the bilateral agreements the country has reached with the Turkish government.
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