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Political turmoil in Madagascar has meant new power for the country's leading opposition figure. As The World's Marco Werman explains, that opposition leader is a popular former disc jockey and radio station owner who is too young to legally become president now.

New plant discovery

The BBC's Jonny Hogg reports that botanists are reporting the discovery of a spectacular new species of palm tree found on the island of Madagascar: the giant palm flowers once a century, and then essentially self destructs.

Preserving the Magic of Madagascar

The island of Madagascar is home to an enormous variety of plants and animals, most of which live only there. But the primeval, or virgin, forests that are home to these species are under intense pressure. Malagasy people, especially poor people, see the