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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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Roy Nelson KOs Antonio Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi

April 12, 2014

Big hitting American lives up to his word with brutal punch to end main event.

Ramsey Nijem the fan favourite at UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi

April 12, 2014

Palestinian-American gets all the support in his fight against Iranian opponent

UFC Fight Night 39 goes off with a bang in Abu Dhabi

April 11, 2014

Steve Elling mingles with a diverse sell-out Abu Dhabi crowd for what was “bigger, better” than UFC’s first trip to the capital

Andrew Craig fuelled by a strong desire to push limit in MMA

April 10, 2014

American fighter confident of beating Chris Camozzi in UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

MMA ‘an art that can be brutal and eloquent’, says Trevor Smith

April 10, 2014

Middleweight fighter defends MMA and bats for fellow practitioners ahead of Thursday's UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi.

UFC’s return to UAE offers spectators plenty of quality

April 10, 2014

Co-main event could end up being just as memorable as the grand finale

UFC’s Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy takes fight to US health-care authorities

April 9, 2014

A heart disorder may have ruled out Dan Hardy from fighting at UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi, but fans can listen to his insight instead at the du Arena, writes Osman Samiuddin.

Q&A: UFC’s Tatsuya Kawajiri says: ‘Even if I lose the fight, in my heart, I never admit that I lost’

April 9, 2014

The Japanese fighter faces Clay Guida UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi on Friday, and says his training has given him belief he can win their featherweight bout.

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'.

Undaunted Alan Omer has been there, done that

April 7, 2014

The German is armed with a natural ability to fight and has also developed the mental fortitude since having to flee his native Iraq more than two decades ago, writes Ali Khaled.

War is barbaric, not MMA, says fighter Thales Leites

April 7, 2014

The Brazilian middleweight fighter, who is competing in Abu Dhabi on Friday, on his victory chances on Yas Island and what his strengths are.

A bloody Hendricks secures welterweight title at UFC 171

March 16, 2014

Fighting in Johny Hendricks’ adopted hometown, Robbie Lawler opened a cut beside Hendricks’ right eye in the fourth round but all three judges scored the fight 28-27 for Hendricks.

Gustafsson hands Manuwa first MMA loss

March 9, 2014

Gustafsson controlled the first round after getting top position on a throw, and came out much more forcefully in the second, buckling Manuwa with a Muay Thai knee, and finishing him off with strikes on the ground.

Milena Martinou is finding a way to get in her fitness kicks

March 6, 2014

Milena Martinou has a degree in finance and she does not have an aggressive streak. Remember that as she co-headlines Fight Night on Friday night at Du Forum on Yas Island.