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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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IPL 7 team guides: Sunrisers Hyderabad

April 13, 2014

All you need to know about the eight franchises competing in the Indian Premier League this season.

Hyderabad seamer Ishant Sharma nearly quit playing ODIs for India

April 12, 2014

Sunrisers Hyderabad paceman is back with a fresh outlook after being clobbered for runs by Australia's James Faulkner last year and being ignored for World Twenty20, reports Ahmed Rizvi.

IPL 7 game changer: Small-town Steyn goes big for Hyderabad

April 8, 2014

As the South African glides to the crease, he brings poetry to a fearsome art – and then murder follows, with the ball pitching and snaking past tentative bats, writes Ahmed Rizvi.

IPL’s best moments: April 13, 2013 – Amit Mishra’s third hat-trick

April 8, 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.

Keeping an eye out for the moments that truly matter in the IPL

April 8, 2014

The National offers an irreverent, I-Spy approach to viewing the wildly popular Twenty20 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: Rajasthan's Brad Hodge emerges as hero in eliminator game

May 23, 2013

Brad Hodge, with 54 from 29, had the last, and ultimately, decisive word on helping the Rajsthan Royals get past the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL eliminator game, writes Dileep Premachandran.

IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad play their way into play-offs

May 20, 2013

Sunrisers Hyderabad dashed the hopes of Royal Challengers Bangalore and took Hyderabad into the play-offs of the Indian Premier League in their first season with a five wicket win over Kolkata. Hyderabad will face Rajasthan Royals in the Qualifier...

IPL: Win keeps Sunrisers Hyderabad's qualification hopes alive

May 18, 2013

Rajasthan Royals beaten by 23 runs in their final regular-season game.

IPL: Kieron Pollard and Mumbai punch out Hyderabad

May 14, 2013

Kieron Pollard defined Mumbai's sink-or-swim attitude as the Indians moved to the top of the Indian Premier League table to win with three balls to spare against Hyderabad.

IPL: Chennai Super Kings run roughshod over Sunrisers Hyderabad

May 9, 2013

Aided by an unbeaten 99 from Suresh Raina, Chennai bury the hosts under an avalanche of runs for a 77-run victory.

IPL: Hyderabad's bowlers prove too hot to handle for Delhi

May 5, 2013

All six Sunrisers bowlers weigh in with at least one wicket as Daredevils beaten by six wickets.

IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad stay unbeaten at home with easy win over Mumbai Indians

May 1, 2013

Hyderabad surpassed a modest target of 130 by seven wickets, with the opener Dhawan hitting the winning runs to remain unbeaten on 72 runs from 54 balls.