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 An tenant in the Al Barsha area of Dubai has been sent a non-renewable contract by the landlord. Randi Sokoloff / The National

Dubai landlord refuses to pay back Rera fees after losing rent case

Keren Bobker helps a tenant who wants to know how to reclaim his RERA case fees and who has also been sent a contract with a “one-year nonrenewable” note.

 A customer looks at a large mock-up of videogame console Game Boy.  Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP Photo

Nintendo’s Game Boy at 25: hand-held legacy lives on

Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary Monday with the portable device’s legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.

 Lewis Hamilton got off to an ideal start in the Mercedes at the Chinese Grand Prix. Cliva Mason / Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton completes dominant victory at Chinese Grand Prix

It is a Mercedes 1-2 as Nico Rosberg finishes in second place with Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso getting a podium place.

 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.

 Business class seats inside the Emirates Airbus A380. Chip East / Reuters

In it for the long haul: flying 16 hours with Emirates to LA

Our executive travel reviewer tries out the business class offering on Emirates' longest A380 route - and finds time passing quickly.


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In pictures: The National’s World Twenty20 XI

April 8, 2014

Find out who made it to the composite side, in our view.

Sri Lanka name 25-strong squad for tour of England

March 25, 2014

Tourists play two seven ODIs, one Twenty20 and two Tests.

Mahela Jayawardene to quit international T20 cricket after World Twenty20

March 17, 2014

Following Sri Lanka teammate Kumar Sangakkara's lead, Mahela Jayawardene says he will no longer play international Twenty20 following the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.

Jayawardene’s double ton, two more centuries lead Sri Lanka to Day 3 drubbing of Bangladesh

January 29, 2014

Mahela Jayawardene struck an unbeaten 203 and Sri Lanka finally declared at 730 for 6 on Tuesday. Bangladesh responded with 35 for their first wicket and will need 463 runs over the next two days to mount a miraculous comeback.

Dubai Test hardly the right advertisement for cricket

January 12, 2014

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by nine wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series, but Paul Radley explains why the long version of the game ended up losing.

Getting sleep child’s play for Mahela Jayawardene

January 9, 2014

Touring parent may have dodged restive nights back in Sri Lanka, but the batsman dedicates 32nd Test century to his newborn daughter as tourists increased lead on Pakistan's score to 153 on Day 2, reports Paul Radley.

Mahela Jayawardene returns Sri Lanka squad for UAE Tests, joined by new face Vishwa Fernando

December 23, 2013

Sri Lanka also named all-rounder Dilruwan Perera, looking to make his Test debut, to the squad announced on Monday.

Mahela Jayawardene opts out of Sri Lanka v Pakistan one-days in UAE

November 26, 2013

The former captain has 'requested leave on personal grounds' but is still expected to be available for the three Tests beginning December 31.

Praise for Tharanga, Jayawardene as Sri Lanka thrash Kohli's India

July 3, 2013

Dhoni-less India are bowled out for 187 chasing 349 for victory as Sri Lanka's opening batsmen score centuries.

Champions Trophy: Australia confidence low, says George Bailey

June 18, 2013

Stand-in captain says his side have taken a beating after exit from the tournament following 20-run defeat to Sri Lanka.

Champions Trophy round-up: Jayawardene dares England to scoop Malinga

June 12, 2013

Shot risky and can hurt batsmen, former captain warns ahead of Thursday clash. And India coach flies home after news of mother's death.

Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka's old guard running out of time

June 4, 2013

Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have one last chance to secure a trophy before retirement, says Paul Radley.

IPL: Pune Warriors deal Delhi Daredevils to the bottom

May 20, 2013

Pune send Delhi crashing to the bottom of the Indian Premier League table.

Indian Premier League: Sunil Narine stars in Kolkata Knight Riders win over Delhi Daredevils

April 4, 2013

Off-spinner takes four wickets as home team make perfect start to title defence at Eden Gardens.