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 Thai anti-government protesters blow whistles during a rally at the Metropolitan Electricity Authority in Bangkok, Thailand. Rungroj Yongrit / EPA

Best photography from around the world April 23

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

 Thomas Heatherwick, the designer of Al Fayah park, unveiled his dream of a recreation area that is truly Abu Dhabi at Cityscape 2014 in the capital on April 22, 2014. Fatima Al Marzooqi / The National

Abu Dhabi’s new Al Fayah Park: putting other green space in the shade

Nick Leech speaks to Thomas Heatherwick, the designer of Al Fayah, a park commissioned by the Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation that hopes to redefine Abu Dhabi's urban landscape.

 Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea looks on from the dug out during the Champions League semi-final first leg match against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Paul Gilham / Getty Images / April 22, 2014

‘Now the game of our lives is at Stamford Bridge’ says Mourinho after Chelsea, Atletico draw

After Tuesday's scoreless draw, Jose Mourinho revealed Petr Cech's season was over and John Terry was also done unless they could reach the Champions League final.

 Mumbai Indians fans cheer they team on the opening match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014 at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Earn cash back with the IPL cricket in the UAE

Dunia finance promotion allows cricket lovers to earn up to 6 per cent unlimited cash back on any spending they make on a day when an IPL match is played in the UAE.

 Khalifa Bin Zayed Air College students participate in the 2014 Innovation Challenge. Delores Johnson / The National

In pictures: UAE Innovation Challenge 2014

The ngineering competition brought together almost 100 students from across the country compete in teams to build the best unmanned aircraft.

 Former Manchester United manager David Moyes, right, speaks to Manchester United's Welsh midfielder Ryan Giggs during a training session at the team's Carrington training complex in Manchester, north-west England on April 22, 2014. Andrew Yates / AFP

Giggs a better fit for Manchester United than Moyes

The winger, who has played 962 games for the club, has been placed in interim charge of the first team and will be assisted by his former Manchester United teammate Nicky Butt.


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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

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.

League Cup semi-final berth slips from Baniyas’ grasp

March 3, 2014

Loss at Dubai and Al Jazira's defeat of Al Wahda send Baniyas out of top two

Revolving door on coach’s office has Baniyas unstable

February 26, 2014

The coaching carousel is common in the Gulf region but the timing of some of Baniyas’s recent moves are nothing short of mind-boggling and often acted upon either to the mandate of the players or to please the fans.

Baniyas left empty handed against Al Qadsia

February 8, 2014

Adnan Hamad’s first game in charge of Baniyas ended in a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Al Qadsia of Kuwait as his new side crashed out of the Asian Champion League.

Baniyas players stand with Adnan Hamad ahead of Al Qadsia

February 7, 2014

Yousuf Jaber, the Baniyas captain, says the players fully support the new coach Adnan Hamad to give him the best possible start in his first game in charge.

In Pictures: Top 10 Arabian Gulf League winter transfers

February 5, 2014

Ahmed Rizvi breaks down the 10 biggest impact winter transfers by Arabian Gulf league clubs.

Arabian Gulf League: January transfer window ins and outs

February 4, 2014

Ahmed Rizvi provides the full list of Arabian Gulf League moves at the close of the winter transfer season.

No time for Baniyas to dwell on negatives with Asian Champions League next

February 3, 2014

Al Nasr end their three-match winning drought with win over Baniyas to leap five places in the league table.

Al Wahda now within striking distance after beating Baniyas

January 28, 2014

Damian Diaz scored a goal and set up another while Ismail Matar was the provider of two goals as Al Wahda topped Baniyas 3-2 and leapfrogged two teams in the table, reports Paul Oberjuerge.

Short-handed Dubai cannot hold off Baniyas forever

January 23, 2014

Baniyas produced a period of brilliance to score four times in 15 minutes to emerge resounding winners over short-handed Dubai, consolidating their mid-table position in the Arabian Gulf League.

Baniyas defender Thamer Mohammed hit with three-month ban by UAE Anti-Doping Committee

January 23, 2014

The UAE Anti-Doping Committee reduced a two-year suspension for Mohammed, 29, after he was able to prove he had sibutramine, an anti-obesity drug banned by many governing bodies in world sport, in his system inadvertently.

UAE football round-up: Baniyas signs Argentine on loan

January 15, 2014

In other news, the UAE go through to the knock-out stage of the U22 AFC Cup, reports Amith Passela.

One point as good as three for Shabab in draw at Al Ain

January 9, 2014

Shabab regain second place while Sharjah, Baniyas also earn victories