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Image 1 - NASA Sees Cyclone Giovanna Over The Center Of Madagascar
2012-02-14 18:00:33

Cyclone Giovanna made landfall in eastern Madagascar very early on February 14 and continues tracking in a southwestern direction toward the Mozambique Channel. NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image when Giovanna's center was close to the capital city of Antananarivo, and NASA's TRMM satellite saw powerful towering thunderstorms around its center before it made landfall. According to BBC News, Giovanna made landfall near the eastern port city of Toamasina with winds gusting to 120 mph...

2008-09-17 09:00:38

Writethru: Kenya Airways to fly direct to Antananarivo from November NAIROBI, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's national carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ), said Tuesday it will start direct flights to the Madagascan capital, Antananarivo, from November this year. The airline's communication manager, Victoria Kaigai, said the flights will reduce travel time by more than 50 percent, if connection time is factored. Currently, flights from Nairobi to Antananarivo pass via Johannesburg, South...

2008-09-17 09:00:38

Kenya Airways to fly direct to Antananarivo from November NAIROBI, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's national carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ), said Tuesday it will start direct flights to the Madagascan capital, Antananarivo, from November this year. The airline's communication manager, Victoria Kaigai, said the flights will reduce travel time by more than 50 percent, if connection time is factored. Currently, flights from Nairobi to Antananarivo pass via Johannesburg, South Africa, with...

2008-09-01 09:00:17

Text of report by Malagasy privately-owned daily newspaper L'Express de Madagascar website on 1 September The government has not been particularly vocal over the demonstrations held in some districts on Friday. It appears as if the government wishes to give the impression that it attaches little importance to these events. President Ravalomanana has issued no statement on yesterday's rallies organized by the opposition in several towns. The head of state's speech broadcast on Ny...

2006-07-13 08:00:00

By Ed Stoddard ANTANANARIVO -- Most tourists come to Madagascar for its unique wildlife, but the big island off the east coast of Africa has another little-known attraction: food. "The foie gras is the speciality of my chef," says the youthful proprietor of Ku De Ta, one of a handful of French restaurants in the Malagasy capital, as he points to a menu boasting a mouth-watering selection including escargots and frogs' legs. Served in small portions on thin wafers of bread, the fattened duck...

2005-12-26 09:10:00

By Tim Cocks ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (Reuters) - After two years of intense lobbying and longing, Pascale and Rayonde Segalen were finally ready to take their newly adopted daughter home from Madagascar. The French couple first found Sarah when she was just a few weeks old, after she had been abandoned and left at an orphanage in the highland city of Antsirabe. Each year, hundreds of babies like Sarah are given up by their mothers in the impoverished former French colony of 17 million...

2005-11-21 02:30:17

ANTANANARIVO (Reuters) - A man was arrested on Sunday carrying an automatic weapon and three cartridges of ammunition to a church service attended by Madagascan President Marc Ravalomanana, a security official said. Gendarmerie boss Augustin Randrianasolo told Reuters on Monday it was not clear whether the man had intended to attack Ravalomanana. "We caught someone at the church with an automatic rifle and three cartridges of ammunition," said Randrianasolo. "We found a taser stun...

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2005-07-11 06:40:00

ANTANANARIVO -- The hit movie "Madagascar" has raised hopes that its namesake island will benefit from higher tourist visits, which could encourage locals to conserve rainforests considered among the world's most pristine and rare. The animated film by DreamWorks Studios, which has earned $179.6 million since its May release, features the voices of actors Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer and Chris Rock. Though few on the huge Indian Ocean island will see the film until its video release -- its...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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