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 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.

No words can describe this April 17, your captions will

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 The year-long project aims to create a form of social autobiography — the story of Dubai documented by those who know it best, the people who live there.

Zoom in! This is your Dubai in a single image

On our sixth birthday, we are all about pictures. So here is our #mydubai offering. Using zoom.it, explore the city.

 Amir Khan, during a workout at the Gloves Community Centre on March 24, 2014 in Bolton, England, says his fight will be the real main event in Las Vegas on May 3. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.

 This Dh17,000 Miele system can prepare your choice of coffee - from capuccino to espresso - at a touch of a button. Pawan Singh / The National

In pictures: Miele puts art in coffee making

Miele has devoted itself to the art of preparing the black liquid with its beautifully designed coffee machines, living up to its mantra of turning kitchens into cafés.


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Spieth confident of chance at record-breaking Masters win

April 13, 2014

American could become youngest major winner since Tom Creavy took the 1931 PGA Championship at 20 years, seven months and 16 days – one month younger than Spieth.

Club member shows up McIlroy

April 12, 2014

Rory McIlroy had to wear the embarrassment of being outscored by his marker in the third round of the Masters at Augusta National on Saturday.

Debutants in Augusta company at the Masters golf

April 10, 2014

History suggests the season’s first major is daunting for first-timers as well as youngsters, writes John McAuley.

Plenty of commanders at the Masters this year

April 10, 2014

The season's first major is open and that is not a bad thing for the sport despite the absence of Tiger Woods, writes John McAuley.

McIlroy wants to master Augusta sooner rather than later

April 8, 2014

Rory McIlroy cannot begin to contemplate a career where he will be ineligible to have breakfast in the Masters Champions Locker Room at Augusta National.

In pictures: The best sport images from around the world, April 8

April 8, 2014

Here's a look at the best action images from the various sports making the news this week.

Rory McIlroy says golf ‘waiting for someone to stamp their authority’ on game

April 5, 2014

Ahead of a wide-open Masters starting next week, Rory McIlroy acknowledges the current power vacuum in golf, saying 'There's so many more guys that have chances to win every time they tee it up.'

European Tour losing top players to PGA

March 12, 2014

European Tour gets hurt coming and going as players start to succeed, see dollar signs and then leave for the PGA Tour, writes Steve Elling.

McIlroy, Woods lurking as four hold share of lead at WGC-Cadillac Championship

March 8, 2014

Battling tough conditions on Friday, Rory McIlroy finished in a tie for fifth, one stroke behind leaders Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Hunter Mahan all at 1-under. Tiger Woods is at 5-over.

‘Been in contention every time I’ve teed it up’ says pleased McIlroy ahead of WGC-Cadillac Championship

March 6, 2014

Despite tough finishes at a few tournaments this year, Rory McIlroy is focused on his overall strong play and continuing it at the WGC-Cadillac Championship starting on Thursday.

Russell Henley edges McIlroy in play-off while Woods withdraws at Honda Classic final round

March 3, 2014

American Russell Henley won a four-way play-off at the Honda Classic on Sunday, beating Rory McIlroy after McIlroy had led the tournament for three rounds. Tiger Woods also withdrew after 13 holes with back pains.

McIlroy pleased to take lead at Honda Classic despite tough conditions

March 2, 2014

Rory McIlroy was steady rather than spectacular as he extended his lead to two strokes after the third round at the $6 million Honda Classic in south Florida on Saturday.McIlroy missed only one green on the water-lined back nine as he...

Woods, Scott, Mickelson and McIlroy to compete in Honda Classic

February 27, 2014

This is the first tournament golf's top four players are contesting together in this year.

McIlroy says ‘Anything that could go wrong did’ at Dubai Desert Classic

February 2, 2014

At the turn, the Northern Irishman shared the top spot with three others then three bogeys in four holes effectively ended his championship hopes, writes John McAuley.