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 Shah Rukh Khan performs at the IPL Gala dinner to open IPL VII at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi.

In pictures: Shah Rukh Khan stars at IPL Gala dinner in Abu Dhabi

The superstar entertainer Shah Rukh Khan on stage last night at a gala dinner to launch the Indian Premier League cricket tournament.

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 When this 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York on June 17, it is expected to attract a world record bid for a single stamp of up to $20 million (Dh73.4m). Courtesy Sotheby’s

Rare 1856 stamp up for auction at Sotheby’s

This is one of the world’s rarest stamps and when it goes up for auction in June it should fetch $20million. Its history since it was issued in 1856 is fascinating – and includes one murderous chapter, as Jonathan Gornall reports

 This Dh17,000 Miele system can prepare your choice of coffee - from capuccino to espresso - at a touch of a button. Pawan Singh / The National

In pictures: Miele puts art in coffee making

Miele has devoted itself to the art of preparing the black liquid with its beautifully designed coffee machines, living up to its mantra of turning kitchens into cafés.

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani greets supporters after his arrival in Zahedan, the regional capital of Sistan and Baluchestan province on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. During Mr Rouhani's two-day visit, he will tour several other cities and hold meetings with local scholars and entrepreneurs. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

On the road with Hassan Rouhani

Iran's president is touring some of Iran's most underdeveloped provinces. Foreign correspondent Yeganeh Salehi is traveling with him.

 Amir Khan, during a workout at the Gloves Community Centre on March 24, 2014 in Bolton, England, says his fight will be the real main event in Las Vegas on May 3. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.

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Star Wars: Episode VII evidence in Abu Dhabi desert

After more than a week of speculation, The National has what are believed to be the first photos of a Star Wars shoot in the Abu Dhabi desert.

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The cast of Fast & Furious 7, including Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel, centre, on set at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National
 The cast of Fast & Furious 7, including Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel, centre, on set at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National
Fast & Furious 7 on set at Emirates Palace. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National
Fast & Furious 7 on set at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Jessica Hill for The National
The Walker brothers (from left to right): Cody, Paul, and Caleb, right. Photo by E. Charbonneau / WireImage for Sony Pictures-Los Angeles

Fast & Furious 7 filming in full swing at Emirates Palace

Filming for Fast & Furious 7 has started and we have the first photos of the cast and crew on set at Emirates Palace hotel this morning. Visitors staying at Emirates Palace say they have been kept away from certain areas in the grounds.

Scores missing in South Korea ferry disaster

The ferry carrying 477 people, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea’s southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven.

What to consider when spending Dh6m on a luxury Dubai apartment

Property expert Mario Volpi explains the five key elements apartment buyers in Dubai should consider when property hunting to ensure they pick a pad that holds its value.

UAE special needs driver honoured for accident-free record

A Moroccan swimming coach with special needs has been driving accident-free since obtaining his UAE licence in 2010.

Message from the editor: on April 17, a different window on the world

A newspaper is not all words. We are visual creatures and pictures taken by talented photographers have the power to capture in a single image the absolute essence of a story.

Emiratis’ visa-free travel to Europe applauded by Cyprus

Cyprus' deputy foreign minister was part of delegation to the UAE led by country's president - the first such trip in more than 20 years.

Investigation in to Sharjah private school that took pupils hostage to take two days

An investigation in to a private school that took 15 of its primary pupils hostage until their parents paid their fees will take two days, an official has said. 

Shamefully, Hizbollah has abetted Assad’s worst acts

What Mr Al Assad really means is that he intends to resolve Syria’s problems by drowning the uprising in more blood, writes Michael Young

Student protests expose Taiwan’s anxiety over China

As a nation in political limbo and economically becalmed, democratic institutions are all that Taiwan has left to resist the giant sucking sound from across the straits, writes Jaime Kenny

Unmarried women a ‘burden’ on the state? Not a chance

Statements such as “marriage prevents women from going astray” take us two steps back, says Khalid Al Ameri

 Wakaya Club, Wakaya Island, Fiji. Larry Dale Gordon / Corbis

Etihad signs agreement
with Fiji Airways

The interline agreement will allow each airline to sell seats for the other so that passengers can make easier travel and booking connections.

In pictures: Miele puts art
in coffee making

Miele has devoted itself to the art of preparing the black liquid with its beautifully designed coffee machines, living up to its mantra of turning kitchens into cafés.

New Dubai mum’s big embrace of entrepreneurship with Bear Hugs by Cat

Mother launches start-up venture Bear Hugs by Cat, which hand produces teddies out of baby sleep suits as a memento for proud parents.

What to consider when spending Dh6m on a luxury Dubai apartment

Property expert Mario Volpi explains the five key elements apartment buyers in Dubai should consider when property hunting to ensure they pick a pad that holds its value.

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani greets supporters after his arrival in Zahedan, the regional capital of Sistan and Baluchestan province on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. During Mr Rouhani's two-day visit, he will tour several other cities and hold meetings with local scholars and entrepreneurs. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

On the road with Hassan Rouhani

Iran's president is touring some of Iran's most underdeveloped provinces. Foreign correspondent Yeganeh Salehi is traveling with him.

Syria poison gas attacks challenge to ‘international will’

The latest attacks require firm action from the international community, says Saudi Prince Saud Al Faisal.

Iraq’s most infamous prison is closed

Abu Ghraib prison became famous for abuses carried out by US forces in Iraq.

Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar removed by royal decree

The Saudi intelligence chief led Riyadh's efforts to bring down Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.

 Amir Khan, during a workout at the Gloves Community Centre on March 24, 2014 in Bolton, England, says his fight will be the real main event in Las Vegas on May 3. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.

Faisal Al Ketbi is in spotlight for world jiu-jitsu championships at Abu Dhabi

Faisal Al Ketbi is the poster boy for UAE jiu-jitsu, with his picture prominent in the billboards and advertisements for this week’s Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

IPL turns UAE into cricket’s world stage

The Indian Premier League’s UAE schedule will be a television production emanating in the Middle East, choreographed from Singapore and involving a Belgian who happily admits to being a cricket novice.

Past results are not a worry as Zenga focuses Al Jazira on today

Walter Zenga, the Al Jazira coach, shrugged off his team’s woeful recent form before meeting Al Rayyan of Qatar in the penultimate game of Group A in the Asian Champions League (ACL).

 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Mar 31, 2014 - The last touch during preparations for a free tasting sessions at Sass restaurant located in Currency House, DIFC. ( Jaime Puebla / The National Newspaper ) anniversary issue

Sass Café opens in Dubai: Q&A with owner Samy Sass

Sass Cafe has been attracting the rich and famous set to its Monte Carlo location. Now, for the first time it has expanded - to Dubai.

Fast & Furious actor to rock Dubai this weekend

Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter, actor and TV producer Tyrese Gibson will rock the XL Beach Club in Dubai this Saturday.

Shady deal: 10 men’s sunnies for summer

As summer beckons, here are 10 suave ways to beat the heat. Keep them in your chest pocket or glove compartment.

Available in stores and at MrPorter.com. For 10 more favourites, look out for Arts&Life’s print edition — The National’s special anniversary issue — on Thursday, April 17.

Natural high: a jumping revolution is headed for Dubai

Australian trampoline phenomena, Bounce, will be in Dubai in the coming months. A warehouse packed with more than 80 trampolines covering hte floors, walls and ceilings is currently being constructed at an undisclosed location in the Al Quoz Industrial Estate.

 Rolling out the structure for the set. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

Star Wars: Episode VII evidence in Abu Dhabi desert

After more than a week of speculation, The National has what are believed to be the first photos of a Star Wars shoot in the Abu Dhabi desert.

Fast & Furious 7 filming well under way in Abu Dhabi

Filming for Fast & Furious 7 is in full swing and we have the first photos of the cast and crew on set at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.

4 things you probably don’t know about Lionel Richie

From China to Iraq to South Africa, we dig up four things you probably don't know about Lionel Richie.

Benedict Cumberbatch to play Richard III

Also, Goonies sequel is underway; Jennifer Aniston wants to take Friends to Broadway; Jennifer Love Hewitt goes blonde.

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  • Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys calls for US attention

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  • Love it, hate it but IPL is too big to be ignored

  • UAE schools can recover unpaid fees without detaining students

  • Electric cars need connected thinking

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