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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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Venus Williams sends Ana Ivanovic packing at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

February 19, 2014

Venus Williams cruised through to the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with a crushing 6-2, 6-1 victory against Ana Ivanovic, writes John McAuley.

In pictures: Early action at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

February 19, 2014

The WTA event kicked off the Dubai Tennis Championships over the past two days, with stars such as Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Ana Ivanovic and Caroline Wozniacki headlining things.

Crowd favourite Ivanovic brings some drama in late victory

February 18, 2014

Ana Ivanovic made her Dubai fans wait a bit longer than they wished, wasting three match points before booking a second-round clash with Venus Williams with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 win over Angelique Kerber, writes Ahmed Rizvi.

Beaten Serena Williams ‘almost pulled out’ of Australian Open injured

January 19, 2014

World No 1 loses to Ana Ivanovic in the fourth round at Australian Open.

‘Bolder’ Pennetta into first Australian Open quarter-final

January 19, 2014

Italian veteran, 31, joins Li Na and Ana Ivanovic into the last eight at Melbourne.

Ana Ivanovic tops Sam Stosur in ‘match of the highest quality’ at Australian Open

January 17, 2014

The 14th-seeded Serb topped the local favourite after dropping the first set on Friday, setting up a fourth-round match with Serena Williams, who won earlier. Wild card Aussie Casey Dellacqua and Li Na, among others, also advanced.

Williams is wiser on Sharapova after 14th straight win

January 3, 2014

American is happy to be stretched by her rival so that she knows better what to expect for the Australian Open next.

French Open: Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Ana Ivanovic cruises through

May 26, 2013

No problems for big names on opening day at Roland Garros.

Ana Ivanovic ends Caroline Wozniacki's reign at Indian Wells

March 14, 2012

Defending champion beaten in straight sets, while Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both reach the quarter-finals in men's competition.

Ana Ivanovic confident she can mix it with best

February 23, 2012

The former world No 1, in action at the Dubai Tennis Championships, says she is confident she would not be playing if she did not think she had a chance to make her way back to the top.

Ana Ivanovic passes Francesca Schiavone test

February 22, 2012

Serb sees off late challenge from Italian and will be joined by Agnieszka Radwanska into second round of Dubai Tennis Championships.

Level playing field excites former women's world No 1 Ana Ivanovic

February 14, 2012

Tennis has become more competitive and the challenger is greater to reclaim top ranking, says Serb after first-round win in Qatar Open on Monday.