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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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Saeed spurs Sharjah to victory and third place in Arabian Gulf League

April 12, 2014

Tagliabue scores four as Al Wahda keep eyes set on Asian qualification

Al Ahli clinch Arabian Gulf League title with win over Al Wasl

April 10, 2014

Ahmed Khalil and Grafite combined for two goals within three minutes to lead Al Ahli to a 2-1 victory over Al Wasl and with the win, the Dubai club clinches the league title after recording their 18th win of the season.

Arabian Gulf League history at hand for Olaroiu and Al Ahli

April 6, 2014

One point from four remaining matches will hand Al Ahli their first league title in five seasons

Tagliabue brace pushes Al Wahda past Al Shabab

April 5, 2014

Al Ahli could take a firm hold on the Arabian Gulf League title trophy with victory at Al Jazira on Sunday night after their closest rivals Al Shabab on Saturday had a second consecutive defeat with a 2-1 loss at home to Al Wahda, writes Ahmed Rizvi.

Al Shabab miss chance to pull closer to Al Ahli at top of Arabian Gulf League table

March 28, 2014

Al Wahda move up to fifth place in table with 3-1 defeat of Al Wasl

Grafite hits late winner as class prevails for Al Ahli

March 27, 2014

Catalin Raducan, the Ahli assistant manager, saluted the efforts of his men, who have played four matches in the past 11 days and capped off their latest win in grand fashion, writes Ahmed Rizvi.

In his return, Al Jazira’s Zenga draws a blank at Al Nasr

March 27, 2014

The Abu Dhabi club, managed by former Nasr manager Walter Zenga, wasted a couple of goalscoring chances in the second half at Al Maktoum Stadium, writes John McAuley.

Little room for sentiment for Zenga as Al Jazira visit Al Nasr

March 26, 2014

Coach returns to club he once managed but feels no less competitive ahead of game on Thursday, writes John McAuley.

Oliveira hopeful of turnaround in form, of himself and of Al Wasl

March 23, 2014

In less than five years, Oliveira scored 54 goals in 78 matches. That he has thus far failed to register a strike at Wasl has been particularly frustrating.

Grafite helps Cosmin Olaroiu’s Al Ahli send across a message at Al Ain

March 23, 2014

A first-half double by the Brazilian helped cushion a late fight back from the hosts, in the shadow of an excruciating court case over coach Olaroiu, who had to miss a hearing to focus on the game. Also Baniyas beat Emirates 2-1.

Maradona’s presence fails to bring stalemate in Dubai to life

March 23, 2014

Scoreless draw does little to ease Dubai's relegation worries

Fatigue catches up with Al Jazira in dramatic derby draw with Al Wahda

March 23, 2014

Wahda put on spirited display in first match for three weeks

Ten-man Al Shabab narrowly edge Al Dhafra

March 21, 2014

Arabian Gulf League club maintain pressure on Dubai derby rivals Al Ahli at the top of the table. John McAuley reports.

Al Ain cruise to a comfortable Asian Champions League win at home

March 18, 2014

Asamoah Gyan scored in the 16th and 73rd minute to pace Al Ain in their 3-1 victory over Tractor Sazi in an Asian Champions League match on Tuesday night, writes Amith Passela.