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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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All is well with Punjab as Maxwell and Miller seal win against Chennai

April 18, 2014

The Australian missed out on a century but his 95 runs, along with Miller's unbeaten half-century, ensured Kings XI scaled a mighty peak of a target in a hot first game of Abu Dhabi's double-header.

McCullum becomes first New Zealand triple-centurion in snatching draw from India

February 18, 2014

Brendon McCullum finished on 302, making him just the third man to score double and triple tons in consecutive Tests, as the Black Caps secured a draw with India on Tuesday and a 1-0 series victory.

McCullum’s unbeaten double century turns tables for New Zealand on India

February 17, 2014

Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling worked a world record sixth-wicket stand of 352 as the Black Caps built a 325 lead on McCullum's 281 not out on the fourth day v India on Sunday.

McCullum says New Zealand ‘probably need a double century’ to have any chance v India

February 16, 2014

New Zealand erased the first-innings deficit on Day 3, but still face a daunting task entering Day 4 at 252 for 5 thanks to Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling's 158-run sixth-wicket partnership, giving them a six run lead.

Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor centuries help New Zealand zip to first-day 367

December 3, 2013

The Black Caps captain and Taylor finished the day together at the crease, both unbeaten with 109 and 103 as New Zealand went for 367 for three on the first day of their Test v West Indies.

Eoin Morgan's tribute to Brendon McCullum after England lose thriller

June 26, 2013

New Zealand win first of two Twenty20 internationals by five runs after their captain's intuitive field placement.

New Zealand hold off Malinga magic in Champions Trophy thriller

June 10, 2013

Brendon McCullum concedes his side got out of jail after scraping home by one wicket in their Champions Trophy clash against Sri Lanka

Champions Trophy: Dark horses New Zealand prefer being under the radar

June 4, 2013

The serial dark horses go into the tournament in good form ODI form after dispatching England in impressive fashion, writes Paul Radley.

England march on Broad's way past New Zealand

May 19, 2013

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum says it was a combination of their own slow start and the superb bowling of England's Stuart Broad that cost the Black Caps in the First Test.

England survive tense final day to snatch series draw against New Zealand

March 26, 2013

Matt Prior's unbeaten 110 and a six-hour last stand from Ian Bell saw England dig in to secure a draw at Eden Park and avoid their first Test series defeat against New Zealand in nearly 30 years.

McCullum inspires New Zealand as England fall short in record Twenty20 run chase

February 12, 2013

England fell to a 55-run defeat in pursuit of New Zealand's 192-6 as the hosts leveled their Twenty20 series in Hamilton.

England swing to record performance against New Zealand at Eden Park

February 10, 2013

In a six-hitting spectacular, England finished streets ahead of New Zealand thanks to many over the uniquely short straight boundaries at Eden Park in Auckland.

Ross Taylor's equation with New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson is a 'work in progress'

February 8, 2013

Star batsman returns to Black Caps dressing room after break and says relationships in team will improve despite his dismissal from captaincy.

New Zealand ready to counter swing of Vernon Philander

January 1, 2013

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum praises Proteas seamer who has passed fitness test ahead of first Test in Cape Town.