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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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Old dog Fifa will try learning a new trick as changes are coming

May 31, 2013

Changes coming to the organisation but try as he might it is difficult for Sepp Blatter to completely wipe away the smell of corruption around Fifa.

Yousuf Al Serkal distances himself from disgraced Mohamed bin Hammam ahead of AFC elections

April 29, 2013

The Emirati candidate denies the disgraced Qatari has been campaigning for him as friction grows ahead of presidential vote.

Yousef Al Serkal faces wait as West Asian football chiefs consider supporting one candidate for AFC presidency

March 7, 2013

The UAE FA chief, and his rivals for the post, met with west Asian football representatives in Amman ahead of May's election.

Acting AFC head Zhang Jilong decides against running as replacement for bin Hammam

March 3, 2013

The Chinese football official, who has been in charge for nearly two years, will not stand in the election this May.

Bribery probe into Mohamed Bin Hammam dropped over lack of evidence

December 13, 2012

Fifa's chief ethics investigator finds there is 'no new material proof' to bring new charges of bribery against the former Asian Football Confederation president.

Nickname row overshadows real issues AFC must tackle

October 21, 2012

It's time to move on from unfortunate UAE nickname incident and address problems of corruption and match-fixing.

Mohamed bin Hammam launches new bid to clear name

October 16, 2012

The Qatari has lodged a fresh appeal with the Court of Abritration for Sport after his suspension by footballing authorities.

Two face charges over theft of Bin Hammam corruption probe file

September 19, 2012

Former Asian Football Confederation finance director Amelia Gan and her husband face theft charges over a file linked to the ongoing corruption probe into suspended AFC president Mohamed bin Hammam.

Payments were personal to help others, insists Mohamed bin Hammam

August 15, 2012

The former AFC president has written to the leaders of several Asian countries following a probe into his finances.

Investigators brought in to probe Mohamed bin Hammam corruption allegations

August 6, 2012

A former FBI director will assist in the investigation into claims of corruption which led to the suspension of Asian Football Confederation president Mohamed bin Hammam last month.

Fifa gives Mohamed bin Hammam a 90-day ban pending probe

July 27, 2012

Fifa has slapped a temporary ban on the Qatari pending the outcome of an investigation into AFC finances.

Mohamed Bin Hammam has lifetime Fifa ban overturned

July 19, 2012

The Qatari - who was suspended by the Asian Football Confederation this week over an accounts probe - had his appeal upheld over lack of evidence.

Mohamed Bin Hammam suspended by AFC over accounts probe

July 17, 2012

The Asian Football Confederation chief has been provisionally suspended for 30 days over alleged violations of the body's ethics and corruption rules.

Video evidence in Fifa bribery allegations revealed ahead of ethics hearings

October 12, 2011

Video evidence of Jack Warner, the ex-Fifa vice-president, urging Caribbean officials to accept cash gifts from Mohamed bin Hammam has emerged.