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Space-age underwater hotel planned for Maldives

With its luminous body seemingly hovering above the water, and five spidery legs plunging deep into the sea, this futuristic building could be the mothership in a sci-fi film.

Turkey's Erdogan to protesters: 'Even patience has an end'

ISTANBUL, Turkey (CNN) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed protesters Sunday, the tenth day of demonstrations against his government, warning that "even patience has an end."

Cicely Tyson, Cyndi Lauper take Tonys

Cicely Tyson's return to Broadway after three decades earned the elderly actress a Tony on Sunday night.

With Mandela's condition 'unchanged,' friend says 'it's time to let him go'

Former South African leader Nelson Mandela remained in intensive care Monday, two days after he was hospitalized with a recurring lung infection.

Self-defense or murder? George Zimmerman goes on trial

Self-defense or murder? That's the question at the heart of the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Monday marks the start of jury selection in Seminole County, Florida, where Martin

Cowell gets egged during 'Britain's Got Talent' finale

(CNN) -- With five eggs, Natalie Holt did to Simon Cowell what hundreds of reality show singing contestants have wanted to do for years. The woman pelted the rather acerbic singing competition judge with the eggs during Saturday night's live final

Obama and Xi fail to bridge cybersecurity gap

HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -- A landmark two-day summit between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up without a breakthrough on the thorny issue of cybersecurity.

Cleveland man indicted on 329 counts in captive women case

A man accused of kidnapping and holding captive three young women in his Cleveland house for 10 years will be arraigned this week on 329 counts.

Six months since Sandy Hook: Newtown residents find their voice

NEWTOWN, Connecticut (CNN) -- The door to the shuttered mental hospital swings open onto a scene of decay: Chunks of fallen plaster and mold-infested insulation rest on the floor of a once magnificent room.

Police, family await autopsy to see if body found in bayou is missing teacher's

Bouquets of flowers line the railing of the bridge above Bayou St.