Madagascar

The picture that shows a hidden crisis: Malnutrition in Madagascar

While the African island nation of Madagascar has an image of a wildlife paradise among Western tourists, it is one of the poorest countries in the world. A critical issue facing its population is malnutrion, which affects half of all the country's children. 

Web trackers 'prove' Santa travels fast

They once had to lie awake listening for the sound of Santa shuffling down the chimney. Now, to find out precisely when their gifts are going to arrive, children can track his progress from computers.

World’s rarest ducks make Easter debut

Six years ago their kind was feared extinct, but 18 newborn ducklings from the world's most endangered duck species – the Madagascar pochard – met the public for the first time yesterday.

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