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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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Fernando Alonso denies calling Ferrari team 'idiots' at Italian F1 GP

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Spaniard downplays rift with Italian outfit after losing his temper with team officials during qualifying.

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Nico Hulkenberg gives Sauber lift in qualifying at Italian F1 GP

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Red Bull's Vettel and Webber set down an early marker for Italian Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton conceded that Sebastian Vettel had outpaced him on a hot afternoon at the Autodromo Nazionale, but said that he can bounce back on Saturday at Monza for a fifth consecutive pole.

Dominant win for Lewis Hamilton at Italian Grand Prix

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Briton wins his third race of the season as third place sees Fernando Alonso move 37 points clear at top of the drivers' standings.

Prancing Horse has been left red-faced in Italy

September 9, 2012

Ferrari were confident of winning pole, but Alonso will start 10th with teammate Massa third, behind McLaren's Hamilton and Button.

Ferrari's reliability issues concern Alonso as McLaren shine

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Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button set the pace in practice for the Italian Grand Prix while the world championship leader had a frustrating day.

Fernando Alonso keeps targets realistic for Italian Grand Prix

September 7, 2012

The Spaniard's target for the Monza race is simply to finish ahead of his nearest challenger Sebastian Vettel.

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A 10-place grid penalty has left the Williams driver facing an uphill task to score points at Monza.

Vettel wants to see 'red' on the podium

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September 12, 2011

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Challengers come, but Monza stands

September 12, 2011

There is talk of a Rome street race, and Thailand and Iran each want a Formula One event, but nothing can replace the history found at Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, just a little north of Milan.

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September 11, 2011

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