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 An tenant in the Al Barsha area of Dubai has been sent a non-renewable contract by the landlord. Randi Sokoloff / The National

Dubai landlord refuses to pay back Rera fees after losing rent case

Keren Bobker helps a tenant who wants to know how to reclaim his RERA case fees and who has also been sent a contract with a “one-year nonrenewable” note.

 A Brabus Mercedes 6x6 Sports Utility Vehicle is readied for display during Auto China 2014 in Beijing, on April 20. Adrian Bradshaw / EPA

In pictures: Auto China 2014 exhibition

Leading automakers have gathered in Beijing for the kickoff of China’s biggest car show, but lacklustre growth and environmental restrictions in the world’s largest car market have thrown uncertainty into the mix. More than 1,100 vehicles are being showcased.

 A customer looks at a large mock-up of videogame console Game Boy.  Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP Photo

Nintendo’s Game Boy at 25: hand-held legacy lives on

Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary Monday with the portable device’s legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.

 Ashish Nehra of Chennai Super Kings bowls to Kings XI Punjab at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Hard-hitting Chennai not deterred by opening loss in IPL

But some questions remain about the team's attack ahead of Monday's match against Delhi Daredevils in Abu Dhabi, writes Osman Samiuddin.

 A projectionist takes a break in the projection room at Ariana Cinema in Kabul, Afghanistan. Going to the movies, once banned under the Taliban, has become a popular form of entertainment in Kabul, but women and children rarely take part. All photos by Photo by Jonathan Saruk / Reportage by Getty Images

Afghan cinema: Forbidden Reel

The lights go down and the projector whirls into action as Sher Mohammed, 35, begins his routine, bouncing back and forth between two projectors, winding reels, and adjusting the carbon arc lamps inside the projectors.

 Business class seats inside the Emirates Airbus A380. Chip East / Reuters

In it for the long haul: flying 16 hours with Emirates to LA

Our executive travel reviewer tries out the business class offering on Emirates' longest A380 route - and finds time passing quickly.


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Hugh Jackman promotes event at Ski Dubai

April 20, 2014

Plus: Gwen Stefani might join The Voice; Jack White releases vinyl in hours; Michelle Obama to appear in Nashville.

Stars talk in Dubai about their Bollywood film that deals with cross-cultural romance

April 20, 2014

We talk to Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor, the stars of the cross-cultural romance 2 States, out now in UAE cinemas.

Bollywood stars look beyond IPL to bag a sport league of their own

April 19, 2014

From Shah Rukh Khan making the most of his SRK brand to rake it all in with the Indian Premier League’s Kolkata Knight Riders to Abhishek Bachchan acquiring a kabaddi team, Bollywood has found a new outlet for its glamour and money –...

Cannes film festival line-up features wide mix of world and Hollywood films

April 19, 2014

The Cannes lineup, which includes films from India, Turkey and Syria, highlights the international breadth of what artistic director Thierry Fremaux called 'cinema's great rendezvous'.

Gabriel García Márquez book sales soar

April 19, 2014

Plus: Miley Cyrus ill, postpones tour; Williams may reprise Mrs Doubtfire role; White House on deport Bieber: no comment.

Tyrese to collaborate with Mehad Hamad

April 15, 2014

Also, Sigma top music chart.

When the worlds of Bollywood and cricket collide

April 15, 2014

With the first game of the Indian Premier League beginning today in the UAE, we explore the league’s Bollywood connections, which are as glitzy as they are controversial.

Ranbir Kapoor has football on the mind

April 14, 2014

Also, Marilyn Monroe earrings auctioned for $185,000.

Tony Award-winning deaf actress Phyllis Frelich dies at 70

April 13, 2014

Plus: Abhishek Bachchan keen to produce a sports film; Divergent finale to be released in two parts; Art Garfunkel inducts Yusuf Islam into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; and Mickey Rooney to be laid to rest in Hollywood

SRK appointed goodwill ambassador

April 12, 2014

Plus: Gomez fires parents as managers, Fast & Furious actor to receive MTV tribute and Karan Johar rants about Shuddhi rumours.

Amitabh Bachchan hits Dubai for film premiere

April 10, 2014

In Dubai this week for the premiere of his new film Bhoothnath Returns, Amitabh Bachchan tells The National why, despite the exhausting promotion schedule, he always finds it a joy to be here.

Rapper 50 cent ordered to pay in headphone case

April 10, 2014

Also, Soha Ali Khan would rather vote than attend the IIFA in the US; Katherine Heigl is sueing a New York pharmacy; Farhan Akhtar is the brand ambassador of an Indian retail website; Rapper Big Sean ends engagement to Naya Rivera.

Comic book character Archie to be killed off

April 9, 2014

Plus: Akshay and Abhishek in Housefull 3; Amy Poehler and brother Greg team on new comedy; and LA festival spotlights independent Indian films.

Amitabh Bachchan in Dubai for Bhoothnath Returns premiere

April 8, 2014

Also: Disney to release Captain America 3 film in May 2016; and Barbara Walters announces retirement date.