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 A still from the 27-second black-and-white video that was taken using a satellite owned and operated by Skybox Imaging.

Burj Khalifa stars in HD video from space

A 27-second black and white video of a plane flying over Dubai's skyscrapers captures the imagination of some.

 Falconry is an activity where they demonstrate how falcons catch prey while flying at a speed of almost 360 kilometres per hour. Mona Al-Marzooqi / The National

In pictures: Adventure in the desert at Abu Dhabi's Qasr Al Sarab

Mohammad Ashfaq, an adventure guide at the Qasr Al Sarab resort, Abu Dhabi, showcases a day in his working life.

 JP Duminy played a cameo knock of 52 not out from 35 balls to tip the game in Delhi Daredevils' favour. Pawan Singh / The National

Kolkata Knight Riders lose way as Duminy sizzles for Delhi Daredevils

JP Duminy keeps his head as cameo at the death helps swing it in Delhi's favour in Dubai after captain Karthik plays the anchor role.

 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.

 The mother removes the noose with the help of her husband from around the neck of Balal.

In pictures: Mother forgives her son’s killer as he awaited his execution

An Iranian mother spared the life of her son’s convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck.

Tyrese reunited with Fazza

Tyrese today posted on his social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) his pleasure at being reunited with the Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.


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Larry Ellison envisions America’s Cup stage moving to Hawaii

March 11, 2014

In a book excerpt, the technology tycoon say he'd like for the 35th America's Cup to be raced off Honolulu, while also detailing his vision for a grand, global expansion of the build-up series.

Oracle Team USA to practice against Team Australia on Sydney Harbour

February 20, 2014

The team announced they will start their 2014 sailing programme with a series of practice races against the Challenger of Record for the 2017 America's Cup.

Jimmy Spithill sticks with Oracle Team USA for America’s Cup

February 4, 2014

Oracle announced on Monday they had re-signed the Australian skipper.

Oracle’s tack turns the tide

September 26, 2013

Oracle Team USA's victory in the America's Cup may not have been a popular one in the Emirates, but their comeback was remarkable.

Oracle ‘proud’ after beating New Zealand to keep America’s Cup

September 26, 2013

Team USA come from behind to defeat Emirates-sponsored boat in final race of competition.

All to play for in the final America’s Cup race

September 25, 2013

Oracle Team USA cancel Emirates Team New Zealand's race with Race 19 to be held on Thursday.

Oracle beat Emirates Team New Zealand again to stay alive in America’s Cup

September 24, 2013

But Kiwis remain on match point and will not trade places with American rivals who still need to win three races to lift Auld Mug.

Oracle keep Emirates Team New Zealand at bay in America’s Cup

September 23, 2013

'Underdogs' Oracle Team USA need four more wins to keep the oldest trophy in international sports.

Shifting wind postpones Race 14 of America’s Cup

September 22, 2013

Emirates Team New Zealand's chance to reclaim trophy from Oracle Team USA delayed.

Kiwis move one win from taking America’s Cup

September 19, 2013

High winds stall the coronation of the Kiwi team as they make the most of a curtailed day in San Francisco.

Pair of America’s Cup races postponed

September 18, 2013

Strong winds and tide forces organisers to push regatta to Wednesday.

Ainslie hopes to one day win America’s Cup for Britain

September 17, 2013

For now, though, Olympic star will focus on steering Oracle Team USA towards an unlikely win over Emirates Team New Zealand.

Emirates Team New Zealand close in on America’s Cup

September 16, 2013

Dean Barker and his crew earn split Sunday with Oracle Team USA to move within two races of winning oldest trophy in international sports.

Emirates Team New Zealand nearly capsize in America’s Cup defeat

September 15, 2013

Oracle Team USA sail skillfully to 52-second victory in crucial Race 8.