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A massive earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday afternoon, triggering a tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean, which was later canceled.

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Maldives president quitsupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 18:02:00

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed opts to step down following a police mutiny. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Maldives' deposed president faces arrest as wife flees to Sri Lanka updated: Thu Feb 09 2012 18:02:00

The deposed president of the Maldives was facing arrest Thursday, a former foreign minister said, as political turmoil gripped the capital following days of violent clashes in the Indian Ocean nation.

Former Maldives president beaten, his party saysupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 19:14:00

Police attacked the former Maldives president Wednesday, beating him up a day after he stepped down, the Maldivian Democratic Party said.

Police revolt topples Maldives president updated: Tue Feb 07 2012 07:38:00

The president of the Maldives, one of the world's most popular honeymoon destinations, resigned Tuesday after a revolt by police officers, his spokesman said, leaving the normally idyllic chain of islands in chaos.

Maldives reverses spa banupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 16:53:00

The government of the Maldives has reversed a ban on the sale of spa treatments, alcohol and pork, the country's president told CNN Wednesday.

Luxury spas get caught in Maldives' political crossfireupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 06:34:00

Honeymooners and international hotel owners are at the center of an acrimonious showdown over religion between the government and opposition parties in the popular luxury tourist destination of the Maldives.

U.N. chief urges global leaders to launch Green Climate Fundupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 11:29:00

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged global leaders Monday to launch a multibillion-dollar climate fund agreed to last year in Cancun, Mexico.

Seeking a solution to global warmingupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 11:29:00

CNN's Robyn Curnow reports from the 17th U.N. Climate Change Summit in Durban, South Africa.

12 restaurants with spectacular viewsupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 08:36:00

Savings-minded travelers may not always be able to spring for the loftiest hillside hotels, but a single meal at a spectacularly situated restaurant can be a worthy splurge.

Five spectacular overwater hut resortsupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 12:36:00

The room service arrived in a canoe and exotic fish frolicked just beneath the floor when Gary Leff spent his honeymoon in Bora Bora.

Fly away: 5 lodges reached only by planeupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 08:04:00

Say goodbye to civilization and hello to a remote pocket of the world at these five resorts.

5 rules of traveling with kidsupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 08:27:00

The summer holidays are here, a fact that fills parents with both excitement and a certain amount of dread.

10 natural wonders to see before they disappearupdated: Tue May 10 2011 08:05:00

You've heard the grim timelines: if warming continues, the Great Barrier Reef will be bleached by 2030; glaciers in the Swiss Alps, on Mt. Kilimanjaro, and in Glacier National Park will disappear in under 40 years; and Arctic ice melt will leave the North Pole bare and polar bears extinct.

Protests in paradiseupdated: Tue May 10 2011 02:36:00

Demonstrators on the island of Maldives protest for an entire week over economic issues. CNN's Reggie Aqui reports.

Maldives government blames opposition for protestsupdated: Tue May 10 2011 02:36:00

In a statement released Monday, Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed accused the nation's former leader of orchestrating sometimes-violent protests there over the last week.

Four ways to have a whale of a timeupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 10:08:00

They are the largest animals on the planet and spend around 90% of their lives underwater, surfacing to breathe for only fleeting moments.

People.com: Prince William Hints at an Australian Honeymoonupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 09:12:00

The prince says he'd love to celebrate on a scuba trip Down Under

People.com: Oscar Losers Get Space Trip, Spa Vacations in Gift Bag: Reportupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 17:12:00

They may not have won Oscar gold, but these actors will receive a consolation bag filled with expensive (and exotic) prizes

February on icon: Classical musicupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 06:19:00

This month icon will be with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

5 restaurant escapes with exotic viewsupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 07:45:00

From the Maldives to Macau, escape to these restaurants for a healthy helping of stunning scenery.

Five unforgettable hotel bathtubsupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 07:43:00

Bathing can be so much more than a mindless chore. Travelers looking to clean up will find that blowing bubbles in these tubs is definitely not kid's stuff.

Firm plans resort staffed by blondes onlyupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 13:48:00

Exotic locales usually tout aquamarine waters and white sandy beaches to lure tourists, but one company is hoping the staff's hair color will be among the draws to its planned vacation paradise.

Maldives plunges into power struggleupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 12:55:00

Maldivian Cabinet ministers have resigned en masse over a stalemate with the country's parliament dominated by opponents of President Mohamed Nasheed.

The future of energy: 'It can't be business as usual'updated: Sun May 02 2010 23:52:00

Climate skeptics are indicative of societies in decay.

Debating future energyupdated: Sun May 02 2010 23:52:00

A panel discusses whether our future could be powered by renewables.

India ups alert level, tightens air securityupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 11:27:00

India has stepped up anti-hijacking measures and ordered the deployment of air marshals as part of a security alert, officials said Friday.

Incredible tale of survivalupdated: Fri Dec 25 2009 02:43:00

A Swedish tourist tells CNN's Dan Rivers his incredible tale of survival as a tsunami struck Thailand five years ago.

Tsunami-battered countries restart, rebuild amid challengesupdated: Fri Dec 25 2009 02:43:00

Visitors shuttle in and out of a state-of-the-art hospital in an Indonesian town once devastated by towering tsunami waves five years ago, while in nearby Thailand backpackers dance to music in bars and tourists lodge in a hotel that had been demolished in the Boxing Day disaster.

Helping tsunami kidsupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 21:24:00

Impact Your World highlights efforts to help survivors of the tsunami. Dan Rivers reports.

Comment: Climate challenge demands political leadershipupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 14:25:00

In September 1962, at a rally at Rice University in Houston, Texas, President John F. Kennedy told the American people: "We choose to go to the moon."

International day of demonstrations on climate changeupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 10:12:00

From seabeds to mountaintops, people around the world were staging a day of demonstrations Saturday to call for urgent action on climate change.

Kids, soldiers join huge demoupdated: Mon Oct 26 2009 10:12:00

People in more than 180 countries are creating huge "350" signs as part of a demonstration. CNN's Josh Levs explains.

Maldives fights to stay afloatupdated: Sat Oct 17 2009 12:30:00

CNN's Eileen Hsieh looks at how the Maldives is trying to reverse its watery fate.

From underwater, Maldives sends warning on climate changeupdated: Sat Oct 17 2009 12:30:00

With fish as witnesses, the president of Maldives and his Cabinet wore scuba gear and used hand signals Saturday at an underwater meeting to highlight the threat climate change poses to the archipelago nation.

Cabinet in drowning Maldives to meet underwaterupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 11:36:00

The president of Maldives, who last year proposed relocating his entire country, is set to chair an underwater Cabinet meeting this month to highlight the threat global warming and rising sea levels pose to his low-lying nation.

People.com: Josh Duhamel & Fergie Head South of the Borderupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 15:57:00

The newlyweds left Thursday for a friend's wedding in Mexico

People.com: Fergie & Josh Jet Back from the Bahamasupdated: Tue Jan 27 2009 12:58:00

The newlyweds hit the Caribbean islands for a charity concert and golf tournament after their Maldives honeymoon

Tented camps take luxury under coverupdated: Mon Dec 29 2008 11:05:00

Alice Temperley likes to camp. Which is why the British fashion designer, who escapes her London workshop to rusticate in a tepee on her Somerset country estate, was recently commissioned by One & Only Le Saint Géran to erect a similar structure on their beach in Mauritius.

How to enjoy a honeymoon spot without a honeyupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 08:07:00

Even if you're not going to Fiji or the Maldives, accidentally ending up in a popular honeymooning spot while not actually on your honeymoon is easier than you think, especially with the abundance of all-inclusive deals online.

Maldives' first president diesupdated: Sun Nov 23 2008 01:41:00

Ibrahim Nasir, credited with ushering in independence to the Maldives as prime minister and then serving as its first president has died, a former government spokesman confirmed.

Sinking island's nationals seek new homeupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 07:46:00

The new president of the Maldives wants to relocate -- his entire country.

Save our countryupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 07:46:00

The new president of the Maldives wants to relocate the entire country. ITN's Nick Paton-Walsh reports.

Time.com: Maldives Rejects Leader in Electionupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 12:00:00

In a historic election, the Maldives voted out their leader of three decades for a former political prisoner promising change

Time.com: Challenger Wins Maldives Presidential Voteupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 03:00:00

A former political prisoner won the Maldives' first democratic presidential election, defeating the Indian Ocean archipelago's longtime ruler.

Opposition unseats longtime Maldives presidentupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 00:14:00

A former political prisoner unseated Maldives longest-serving president in the island nation's first multi-party elections, according to the tiny Muslim nation's Election Commission.

Time.com: Asia's Longest Leader in Maldives Run-Offupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 03:00:00

Asia's longest-serving leader faced a democracy activist he once held as a political prisoner in a run-off vote Tuesday in the Maldives' first democratic presidential election.

Maldives president headed toward runoffupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 04:00:00

Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who was seeking a seventh five-year term, appeared headed for a runoff in the country's first ever multiparty elections, according to preliminary results.

Maldives votes in first democratic electionsupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 02:48:00

Residents in the Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives went to the polls Wednesday to cast ballots in the first multi-party elections in the country's history -- and to decide the fate of Asia's longest-serving leader.

SI.com: David Epstein: Track carves niche in Beijing legacyupdated: Mon Aug 25 2008 05:03:00

Running is a sport where relative success matters. A single group of striving runners can contain an individual for whom running at the pace of the pack is an act of utter laziness, and next to him or her, an individual for whom keeping up with that same pack is a heroic effort.

Tamil Tigers announce summit cease-fireupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 05:02:00

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels, who are fighting for an independent homeland, said Tuesday they will observe a 10-day unilateral cease-fire.

Luxurious hidden kingdomsupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 10:31:00

Jack Martin recommends six luxurious bolt-holes to avoid the crowds:

SI.com: Justin Gimelstob: Off the court, the world No. 1 is weirdly down to earthupdated: Tue Jan 22 2008 11:28:00

MELBOURNE, Australia -- I snuck out to the indoor practice facility at Melbourne Park Tuesday during a break in my commentating responsibilities for the Tennis Channel when, of all people, Roger Federer was finishing up on my court. Typically, the greatest player of all-time was using his off-day to hit tennis balls.

Kerzner International factsupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 10:26:00

Kerzner International Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels.

Boy Scout foils attack on Maldives presidentupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 09:26:00

A teenager described as a Boy Scout saved Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom from a knife attack Tuesday, a presidential spokesman said.

People.com: VIDEO: Tom & Katie's First Year of Marriageupdated: Mon Nov 19 2007 12:23:00

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes marked their first wedding anniversary this weekend.

Maldives bomb blastupdated: Mon Oct 01 2007 03:35:00

A small homemade bomb explodes in the Maldives capital of Male, injuring at least 12 foreign tourists.

12 tourists hurt in Maldives bombupdated: Sat Sep 29 2007 11:26:00

An explosion in the Maldives' capital of Male Saturday injured at least 12 people, Maldives officials and the British Foreign Office confirmed to CNN.

Midwest heat waveupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 07:05:00

Midwest heat wave

Around the globe, 2007 is on track to be a year of extreme weatherupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 07:05:00

Extreme weather has plagued the globe this year, a U.N. agency says, causing some of the highest temperatures on record.

Time.com: The World Seems the Same From Inside a Hotelupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 10:25:00

Essay: When resorts are tailored to comfort tourists by offering familiar experiences, it can be hard to remember just where you are

SI.com: Keeping her priorities straightupdated: Fri May 11 2007 12:14:00

Maria Sharapova has become an international icon at the tender age of 20, but what she wants most right now is to be healthy and get back to the sport she loves. I caught up with her this week at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., where she was practicing with her coach, Michael Joyce, and her father, Yuri.

Six degrees of devastationupdated: Mon Mar 19 2007 11:37:00

The reality of climate change, and mankind's causal role in the process, are facts that are now almost universally accepted.

Today's Buzz storiesupdated: Fri Nov 24 2006 11:06:00

LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- NBC has ordered three additional scripts of freshman comedy "30 Rock," which got off to a lackluster start despite critical praise.

International aid: Cash, food, baby formulaupdated: Tue Sep 06 2005 16:15:00

Offers of aid and assistance from countries around the world in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina continued to pour in Tuesday to the U.S. State Department.

Shelling out for sun, sea and sandupdated: Fri Sep 02 2005 12:06:00

For many newly-weds, the honeymoon is what makes it all worthwhile.

Indian Ocean tsunami tollupdated: Thu Jun 23 2005 22:53:00

The toll of dead and missing six months after the December 26 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami stands at 226,328, according to government figures given to the International Federation of Red Cross.

Clinton staff disputes he's 'exhausted'updated: Sat May 28 2005 17:19:00

Former President Bill Clinton will continue his tour of the Maldives and Indonesia in the tsunami-hit regions in Southeast Asia on Sunday.

Travel slump hits tsunami areasupdated: Tue May 24 2005 13:39:00

Travel and tourism spending in countries hit by the December 26 tsunami is experiencing a renewed slump, after an initial recovery two months ago.

CNNMoney: Insured tsunami losses less than $4Bupdated: Mon Jan 31 2005 10:47:00

Insured losses from the 2004 Southeast Asia earthquake and tsunami will be less than $4 billion, according to a Risk Management Solutions report issued this week.

Barcelona to stage Tsunami fixtureupdated: Thu Jan 13 2005 13:00:00

The "Football for Hope" benefit match to help victims of the Asian tsunami will be played at Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium on February 15.

Paris Club puts hold on debtupdated: Wed Jan 12 2005 23:15:00

The world's wealthiest nations have offered to let nine countries hit by the Indian Ocean tsunamis halt repayments on billions of dollars of debt.

Annan visits hard-hit Maldivesupdated: Sun Jan 09 2005 23:33:00

The December 26 tsunami has prompted the first visit by a U.N. Secretary General to the Maldives, a collection of 1200 tiny islands in the Indian Ocean.

Tsunami region seeks tourism boostupdated: Thu Jan 06 2005 07:52:00

Wendy Hone booked her holiday to Sri Lanka a few weeks before the tsunami. Now she's determined to do her bit to help the stricken island -- by going there in two weeks time.

Annan: Urgent need for $977mupdated: Wed Jan 05 2005 23:24:00

U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan has appealed for $977 million in emergency relief over the next six months for the "unprecedented global catastrophe" triggered by the Asian tsunamis.

E-mail appeals: Maldivesupdated: Tue Dec 28 2004 18:18:00

We received thousands of e-mails in the days after December's tsunamis from people seeking news of friends and relatives in areas affected by the disaster.

Tsunami death tollupdated: Tue Dec 28 2004 14:56:00

Relief officials are working to assess the death tolls from the December 26 tsunami that killed tens of thousands of people in more than 11 countries.

CNNMoney: Relief effort for Asia buildsupdated: Tue Dec 28 2004 12:40:00

One of the world's largest relief efforts gained momentum Tuesday as countries and aid organizations made more donations of money, supplies and personnel to areas ravaged by earthquake-triggered tsunamis.

Aussie Rules player among missingupdated: Tue Dec 28 2004 07:36:00

Troy Broadbridge, a 24-year-old player with the Melbourne Demons in Australian Rules football's premier competition, is among the Australians missing in Phuket, Thailand, after tsunamis hit the region.

Tsunami death toll tops 56,000updated: Tue Dec 28 2004 00:36:00

The number of dead in Indonesia has risen five-fold to 27,174, almost doubling the death toll from the massive underwater earthquake and the equally massive tsunami that followed it.

Emergency hotline numbersupdated: Tue Dec 28 2004 00:14:00

If you are looking for information on relatives or friends in the areas affected by the tsunami, here are some disaster hotlines from around the region:

Help on way for tsunami victimsupdated: Mon Dec 27 2004 12:19:00

The United States has pledged an initial offering of about $15 million for relief efforts in southern Asia, devastated by massive tsunamis spit up from the ocean floor by the strongest earthquake in the world since 1964.

Quake, tsunamis kill more than 26,000updated: Mon Dec 27 2004 01:36:00

People across Asia are flocking to makeshift morgues seeking lost loved ones after tsunamis swept across the Indian Ocean from Thailand to Somalia, killing more than 26,000 people.

World reacts to tsunami disasterupdated: Sun Dec 26 2004 12:16:00

Australia has pledged $7.6 million (Aust. $10 million) in emergency aid to assist Asian nations struck by Sunday's tsunamis.

Maldives islands covered by waterupdated: Sun Dec 26 2004 03:23:00

Massive waves triggered by a powerful earthquake temporarily covered several inhabited islands in the low-lying Maldives archipelago, south of India, according to the country's Foreign Minister Fathulla Jamil.

Bonfrere set to coach South Koreaupdated: Fri Jun 18 2004 05:46:00

Dutchman Johannes Bonfrere has agreed to become the new head coach of South Korea.

Fortune: Build Your Own Uber Limoupdated: Mon Nov 18 2002 00:01:00

Prices for Mercedes-Benz's new ultra-premium sedan, the Maybach, start at about $300,000--but writing the check is one of the easier decisions you'll have to make. Among the Maybach's biggest selli...

Fortune: Hello, My Name Is Ramboupdated: Mon May 13 2002 00:01:00

Call it the yin-yang holiday dilemma. On one hand, there's something to be said for packing thick books touted by the New York Times and soaking in spas. On the other, you might be dreaming of some...

Fortune: You Are Where You Sleep Six hotels with personality to spare.updated: Mon Sep 17 2001 00:01:00

Soneva Gili Hudhuveli Island, the Maldives. Private island resort and spa, opening in November

Fortune: Dive In When you've graduated from the frattish, Corona-soaked fiesta of the Yucatan, head for the Maldives--the peaceable paradupdated: Mon May 24 1999 00:01:00

Somewhere in the crystalline equatorial waters of the Maldive islands, in the vast blue blankness of the Indian Ocean, a man floats effortlessly, rocked ever so slightly by loving currents, kissed ...

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