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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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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.

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.

‘Still think he’ll break my record’ Nicklaus says of Woods

April 9, 2014

Major title record-holder Jack Nicklaus says ahead of the 2014 Masters that he still believes Tiger Woods, at 14 major victories, will eclipse his record of 18.

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.

Tiger Woods leads growing Masters injury count

April 3, 2014

Masters poorer without Woods and possibly Mickelson and Day, writes John McAuley.

Woods has back surgery and will miss the Masters

April 1, 2014

It will be the first time Woods has missed golf’s premier tournament, the 78th edition of which begins next week, since he made his debut at Augusta National in Georgia as an amateur in 1995.

Frustrated Woods says ‘too soon’ to make call on Masters

March 25, 2014

Golf's world No 1 is still nursing back injury and unsure about return to action.

Ailing Woods losing late-round form with Augusta looming

March 12, 2014

World No 1 Tiger Woods has completed just two starts in 2.5 months, and needs tournament competition to hone his game, but his back needs rest and rehab, writes Steve Elling.

Relative unknown Reed puts on best Tiger impression, beats the real thing

March 10, 2014

Patrick Reed imitated Tiger Woods' look - black pants, red shirt - for the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship, then looked like vintage Tiger in securing a victory.

Woods leaps into hunt at Doral with sizzling 66

March 9, 2014

Woods stood on one-under 215 after 54 holes, leaving him in a share of fourth after three rounds, three off the pace as American Patrick Reed shot a 69 to lead on 212 with countrymen Jason Dufner and Hunter Mahan.

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.

Tiger Woods’s mind may be willing but the body is failing

March 5, 2014

At the rate Tiger Woods is falling apart, physically, he will be lucky to be ambulatory at 49, much less a decade later.

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.