Madagascar, or Republic of Madagascar (older name Malagasy Republic, French: République malgache), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. The main island, also called Madagascar, is the fourth-largest island in the world, and is home to 5% of the world's plant and animal species, of which more than 80% are endemic to Madagascar. They include the lemur infraorder of primates, the carnivorous fossa, three bird families and six baobab species. Two-thirds of the population live below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.

10 Animals That Could Disappear Forever [PHOTOS]

Scientists have recently come out with a list of 100 species teetering on the brink of extinction, highlighting animals other than the usual suspects like the giant panda. Take a gander at these adorably doomed creatures.

At Viacom: Weak Movies, Low-Rated Cable Shows And Optimism

Viacom's total revenue declined by 14 percent in the fiscal third quarter, leading to a net profit loss of 7 percent to $534 million. The dip is mainly due to declines in its film and TV properties, which include Paramount Pictures, MTV and Nickelodeon.

Gumby the Movie? DreamWorks Eyes Catalog Of Retro Characters

For fans of the DreamWorks Animation brand, there is a certain somber irony in its bid to acquire a catalog of pop-culture relics. The company, founded in 1994 out of a merger between DreamWorks SKG and Pacific Data Images, built its name on inventive storytelling and original offerings such as Antz, Shark Tale and Kung Fu Panda.

2 Quakes Hit Indonesia's Coast; Tsunami Watch Canceled

An 8.2-magnitude temblor struck 618 kilometers off the coast of Aceh province, epicenter of the December 2004 tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in Asia. Two hours earlier, a magnitude-8.6 quake struck off Sumatra.