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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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Faisal Al Ketbi proves golden for UAE at Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship

April 17, 2014

Faisal Al Ketbi lived up to his top billing. The Emirati was an impressive winner of the 100-kilogram brown-belt division over the American Hans Borchardt in the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championships on Thursday.

David Elliott aims to add to his jiu-jitsu honours

April 15, 2014

David Elliott has not kept count of the number of victories he has recorded in jiu-jitsu, but the 13 year old does know that he is yet to be defeated since he took up the sport three years ago.

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

April 15, 2014

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.

Brazilian Ferreira establishes benefits of sport to girls at Al Reef

April 14, 2014

Since arriving a year ago, Roberta Ferreira has turned Al Reef Girls School into a jiu-jitsu medal factory. Under her tutelage, the Emirati school’s jiu-jitsu competitors have amassed 31 gold medals, 21 silver and 15 bronze in four...

Juniors will get chance to throw their weight around at Junior World Jiu-Jitsu Cup

April 13, 2014

The Abu Dhabi Junior World Jiu-Jitsu Cup has provided the opportunity for Emirati girls and boys to pit their skills on the sport’s biggest stage yet.

Brazilian sees growth of jiu-jitsu in Abu Dhabi

April 13, 2014

Beatriz Mesquita has seen it all. She is impressed by the progress, development and the growing popularity of the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship since her first visit in 2010.

Emirati fighters close curtains on solid outing at Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship

April 13, 2013

Brazilís Marcus Almeida pulls upset in menís black belt final and compatriot Gabrielle Garcia cruises on womenís side as the UAE contingent finishes with six gold medals in three-day tournament, writes Osman Samuddin.

Olympic calling is still on hold for jiu-jitsu practitioners

April 13, 2013

Jiu-jitsu supporters have mixed opinions on bringing the sport to the Olympics, explains Osman Samiuddin.

Emirati fighter adds another medal to his collection at Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship

April 12, 2013

UAE's Ahmed Suhail Al Ketbi makes good on a six-year wait and secures gold medal in the purple belt 76kg Masters catergory, writes Amith Passela.

Brazilian woman following in her brother's footsteps at Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship

April 12, 2013

In her Abu Dhabi debut, Brazilian Ana Carolina Vieira wins her weigth class as the black-belt categories for men and women will be decided Friday, writes Amith Passela.

Jiu-jitsu coach calls for lift on hijab ban

April 15, 2012

UAE women's coach Caroine De Lazzer is hopeful her argument will be successful when she bring it before the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.

Brazilian is the golden man again at jiu-jitsu championship

April 14, 2012

Rodolfo Vieira again was the richest fighter to emerge from the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship.

'I couldn't have thought of a better moment' at jiu-jitsu tournament

April 14, 2012

Faisal Al Ketbi doubled dipped in the gold medal pond, winning his weight class and the absolute class at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Championship.

Brazilians safely in to the final at jiu-jitsu tournament

April 14, 2012

Brazilian Luanna Alzuguir continues on a path to her third consecutive title, and the Emirati team has a mixed day at the World Professional Tournament.