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 Ali Benflis, opposition leader and main rival to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika speaks to the press after casting his vote in the presidential elections at a polling station in Algiers on. Former prime minister Benflis ran against Bouteflika in 2004 but lost heavily, charging the vote was rigged 10 years ago and has said fraud will be his ‘main adversary’ during the election. Patrick Baz / AFP Photo

Best photography from around the world, April 17

The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world.

 Above, the private pool of Ocean Heights' five-bedroom penthouse flat. Courtesy Christie’s International Real Estate

In pictures: Penthouse flat is height of Dubai luxury living

A five-bedroom penthouse in Ocean Heights in Dubai Marina is on sale for Dh25 million and comes with a private pool and an unparalleled view of Dubai.

Video: Local reactions to a national fishing ban

A federal fishing ban has been imposed by the UAE federal government, but local authorities are taking diiferent approaches to implementing the ban. Two fishermen tell two very different sides of the story. Produced by Paul O'Driscoll

 Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr is pictured before the Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England, on March 1, 2014. Glyn Kirk / AFP

New Southampton owner leading club’s resurgence from the shadows

Katharina Liebherr keeping with family tradition and letting others dominate the spotlight

 The new Bentley GT Speed convertible on display at a press event of the New York International Auto Show. Jason Szenes / EPA

In pictures: Hot cars at New York International Auto Show

With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the US car industry. Here are some of the vehicles to be shown in this year’s edition.

 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 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.

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'Gone': the winning entry for The National's 2013 Short Story Competition

April 29, 2013

Read the winning entry for the 2013 Short Story Competition, by Hajer Almosleh, who was chosen as the first place winner.

Farewell, My Broken Heart: fourth place in The National's 2013 Short Story Competition

April 29, 2013

Farewell, My Broken Heart by Emirati writer Shahd Thani won the 4th place in the 2013 Short Story Competition organised by The National and the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.

Gone ... The Day She Left: second place in The National's 2013 Short Story Competition

April 29, 2013

Jane Strachan's Gone ... The Day She Left†is the second place winning story in the 2013 Short Story Competition, organised by The National and the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.

The Puppet Master: fifth place in The National's 2013 Short Story Competition

April 29, 2013

The Puppet Master by Mohit Mandal is the fifth place winning story of the 2013 Short Story Competition organised by The National and the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.

Postcard: third place in The National's 2013 Short Story Competition

April 29, 2013

Postcard by Janet Olearski is the third place winning story of the 2013 Short Story Competition organised by The National and the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.

The winners of The National's Short Story Competition share their inspiration

April 28, 2013

The winners of the Abu Dhabi Book Fair and The Nationalís Short Story Competition have been announced. We speak to the top three about the craft of writing a short tale.

Time is running out for the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair and The National's short story competition

April 14, 2013

The National's short story competition is back, but the clock is ticking! Here's what you need to know to submit your entry.