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 A supporter of India’s ruling Congress Party wears a mask of leader Rahul Gandhi during a rally in Mumbai, India. Kevin Frayer / Getty

Best photography from around the world, April 21

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

 Bloom Properties' Al Bateen Waterfront project in Abu Dhabi. Photo courtesy Bloom Properties

Bloom Properties starts work on Al Bateen Waterfront project

The development will feature 225 residential apartments of one to four bedrooms, a 200-room five-star hotel with 57 serviced apartments, and a 3,000 square metre retail space

 David Moyes has led Manchester United to seventh in the Premier League, six points behind sixth-placed Tottenham. Alex Livesey / Getty Images

Manchester United require ‘radical surgery’ from top to bottom

'Moyes is not a bad manager ... However, he is doing a spectacularly bad job at United' writes Richard Jolly of Manchester United, arguing wholesale changes at the club are now necessary.

 Marina Square apartments Reem Island: Q1 2% rise. Studio - Dh65-68,000. 1BR - Dh75-95,000. 2BR - Dh110-145,000. 3BR - Dh170-190,000. Q1 2013-Q1 2014 no change. Sammy Dallal / The National

In pictures: Where Abu Dhabi rents have risen and fallen, Q1 2014

Find out how rental prices in the prime locations in Abu Dhabi have altered during the first three months of the year and the current rates you will pay according to data provided by Asteco.

 Jia Ruhan sang as a guest singer in famous pianist Robert Wells's concert 'rockabilly-medley' in November 2012. Handout

Meet the pop star who is key to China’s superpower ambitions

Before Beijing can achieve its ambitions to be a superpower it will need to become a respected soft power. That's where Jia Ruhan comes in.

 Screen shot from Vin Deisel's facebook page of he and Michelle Rodriguez in Abu Dhabi for the filming of Fast & Furious 7. April 2014

Fast & Furious in Abu Dhabi, a social media frenzy

Fast & Furious 7 wraps up an eventful and much-anticipated week of filming in the capital. Let's take a look at what went on via the key players' social media, while they were enjoying the delights of the desert.


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Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3

April 16, 2014

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.

Pacquiao ‘had to do more’ to beat Bradley and reclaim WBO title

April 13, 2014

Philippines boxing icon avenges 2012 defeat to same opponent at MGM Grand Garden ring in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao regains WBO crown

April 13, 2014

In cinemas, hotels, public parks and even army bases across the Philippines, people celebrated as the sporting icon and congressman avenged his defeat to Bradley in June 2012.

In pictures: Manny Pacquiao beats Timothy Bradley

April 13, 2014

Great images from Las Vegas as the Philippines' biggest sporting icon and congressman took revenge for his defeat to the same opponent.

Pacquiao ‘has a plan that will beat him again – this time for real’ declares Roach of Bradley fight

April 12, 2014

With the Manny Pacquiao v Timothy Bradley rematch set for Saturday night, Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach is confident his fighter will earn the decision he deserved the first time around.

Bradley: Pacquiao’s fire is out

April 11, 2014

Timothy Bradley says Manny Pacquiao is not the same boxer he faced in 2012, but the Filipino's trainer, Freddie Roach, says all the talk from Bradley has only stoked his fighter's reserve to hurt his opponent.

Timothy Bradley: ‘I was thinking I don’t want to box anymore’ after Pacquiao win

April 10, 2014

Ahead of his rematch with Manny Pacquiao this weekend, Timothy Bradley admits the vitriol hurled his way after he controversially beat Manny Pacquiao in 2012 made him contemplate suicide.

Omielanczuk ‘well-rounded’ but still awaiting a nickname in UFC

April 8, 2014

Daniel Omielanczuk does not have a nickname yet because that 'has to come on its own'.

Pacquiao interview Part II: ‘I’m sure’ Dubai fight would be great experience

April 6, 2014

In Part II of Omar Al Raisi's exclusive interview with Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino boxing hero says he would have interest in fighting in Dubai and claims Floyd Mayweather 'doesn't have interest in fighting me'.

Pacquiao trainer admits he’s ‘had dreams’ about Mayweather fight

April 3, 2014

While Freddie Roach considers it more important that Manny Pacquiao 'avenge' his losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez, he's still holding out hope for a Pacquiao v Mayweather fight.

Manny Pacquiao on Timothy Bradley fight: ‘I want my world title back’

April 3, 2014

In Part I of an exclusive interview with The National's Omar Al Raisi, Manny Pacquiao talks about his April 12 rematch with Timothy Bradley and his aim of 'proving I am still the same Manny Pacquiao'.

Kovalev successfully defends light-heavyweight title

March 30, 2014

Kovalev improved to 24-0-1 with his 24th knockout, ending the bout with a powerful left jab to Cedric Agnew’s liver while Stuart Hall held onto his IBF bantamweight title after his fight with Martin Ward ended in a technical draw.

In pictures: Amir Khan trains for Luis Collazo fight

March 27, 2014

Images of Amir Khan training for his May 3 fight against Puerto Rican Luis Collazo. The fight is booked for Floyd Mayweather's undercard in Las Vegas.

‘I will be a better fighter’ at welterweight, says Amir Khan ahead of Luis Collazo fight

March 27, 2014

Amir Khan, bulking up to 147 pounds to fight Luis Collazo on May 3 as a welterweight, says the change was overdue. 'It was never easy for me to make 140' he said.