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 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.

 Rolling out the structure for the set. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

Star Wars: Episode VII evidence in Abu Dhabi desert

After more than a week of speculation, The National has what are believed to be the first photos of a Star Wars shoot in the Abu Dhabi desert.

 Children walk past an Indian voter awareness mural in Mumbai ahead of the sixth phase of India’s national elections. Indranil Mukherjee / AFP

Inside India: Election, Promoting the Vote

A view of news and daily life on the Indian subcontinent for the week of April 10, 2014.

 INVERNESS, SCOTLAND - APRIL 16:  A general view of Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit on April 16, 2014 in Scotland. A referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country will take place on September 18, 2014.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Map of seperatist movements around the world

The conflict in Ukraine is a classic example of competing aspirations and identities – here’s a look at seperatist movements around the world.

 Hassan Abdullah, who goes by the name Abu Mahmoud, an Emirati fisherman, poses for a portrait at the Al Rughayalat Port. Abu Mahmoud was born and raised in Fujairah city and has been working as a fisherman since 1968. “I’m a shark man”, he says, “I was born in the sea.” Silvia Razgova / The National

In pictures: Fishing communities in the Northern Emirates

Fishermen in Fujairah and Umm Al Qaiwain worry that new regulations to protect fish stocks are harming their trade. We look at both communities through the lens of our photographers.

 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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IPL 7 game changer: Kings XI Punjab’s Mitchell Johnson goes from hunted to hunter

April 10, 2014

The Australia fast bowler emerged from lacking self-belief to becoming the most feared fast bowler in the world in recent times, writes Ahmed Rizvi.

IPL’s best moments: April 13, 2011 – Paul Valthaty’s 90 minutes of fame in Mohali

April 3, 2014

As the UAE prepares to host the opening 20 matches of this season’s Indian Premier League, The National is looking back at 16 memorable moments from the first six stagings of the competition.

In Pictures: The 15 most expensive cricketers at IPL 7 auction

February 12, 2014

Indian Premier League clubs began filling out their 2014 squads in an opening auction session on Wednesday, with five players going for more than US$1 million.

Yuvraj Singh draws top dollar - US$2.3m - at IPL 7 auction from Royal Challengers Bangalore

February 12, 2014

Singh led a group of $1million-plus players that included Kevin Pietersen and Dinesh Karthik to Delhi Daredevils and Mitchell Johnson to Kings XI Punjab in the first round of bidding on Wednesday.

IPL: Kings XI Punjab at steady pace still good for Royal Challengers Bangalore

May 14, 2013

Captain Adam Gilchrist breaks run drought to hand the hosts a first defeat home this season, by seven wickets.

IPL: Rajasthan Royals still alive in the play-off hunt after win over Kings XI Punjab

May 9, 2013

The Royals batting was a consistent top-order effort, anchored by Ajinkya Rahane, in the eight-wicket victory.

IPL: David Miller's magic works for Punjab after Bangalore's miss

May 7, 2013

The South African scored the third-fastest century in IPL history and single-handedly powered Kings XI Punjab's remarkable chase to hunt down 191-run target.

IPL: Chennai Super Kings close out Kings XI Punjab in style

May 2, 2013

Suresh Raina racks up a maiden hundred not out in the tournament as the visitors run short in a spirited run chase.

IPL: Mumbai Indians survive spirited fight from Kings XI Punjab

April 30, 2013

Captain Rohit Sharma leads by example to take team further up the table.

IPL: Knight Riders batsmen give Kolkata much-needed joy with win over Punjab

April 27, 2013

The all-rounder Jacques Kallis does enough with the bat and ball to stop the hosts' losing streak against an insipid Kings XI side.

IPL: Delhi Daredevils suffer five wicket defeat to Kings XI Punjab

April 23, 2013

Delhi slumped to defeat against Kings XI Punjab in a match which could not avoid being overshadowed by Chris Gayle's heroics elsewhere.

IPL: Smashing stuff from Kings XI Punjab against Pune Warriors

April 22, 2013

Mandeep Singh comes of age with 77 not out off 58 balls.

Indian Premier League: Hyderabad win to rise to the top

April 19, 2013

In a match that was scrappy at best, and much worse for the best part, Hyderabad had enough firepower to chase down 123 to defeat Punjab and climb to the top of the IPL table.

Indian Premier League: Rajasthan snatch victory from Punjab in final over

April 14, 2013

The Rajasthan Royals restricted the punchless Kings XI Punjab to 124 in their Indian Premier League match and move from sixth to third in league standings.