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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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Early All Blacks v Wallabies bout highlights 2014 Rugby Championship schedule

December 3, 2013

New Zealand and Australia will face off in the first round of the Rugby Championship next year, it was announced on Tuesday.

Australia veteran Sharpe delays retirement to turn out in Rugby Championship

June 19, 2012

Lock will postpone exit from rugby in order to take part in replacement for Tri-Nations series.

Graham Henry quits as All Blacks coach

November 1, 2011

New Zealand coach held a remarkable 85 per cent win record in 103 Tests in the eight years of coaching the Rugby World Cup winner.

Australia set up All Blacks clash after arm wrestle with South Africa

October 9, 2011

Hosts New Zealand too strong for Argentina as Smit waves an emotional goodbye to the Springboks.

Legacy of original All Black motivates New Zealand's World Cup bid

August 29, 2011

The All Blacks, reeling from their Tri Nations defeats, pay a visit to Ponsonby Rugby Club, home of Dave Gallaher, the 1905 captain.

Wallabies end 10-year drought

August 28, 2011

Robbie Deans, the Australia coach, acknowledged the significance of the Wallabies' first Tri Nations title triumph in a decade Saturday yet played down any suggestion that the victory over New Zealand, the World Cup favourites, provided a...

Australia want to end Tri Nations title drought

August 27, 2011

It has been a decade since Australia's last win, they face New Zealand in a decider before focus shifts to the World Cup.

Pat McCabe wants All Blacks to be on receiving end of a rugby lesson

August 24, 2011

The Australia inside centre believes the Wallabies have taken lessons from their drubbing earlier in the Tri Nations to mount a counter against the All Blacks.

All Blacks coach goes for solid core in selection for World Cup

August 23, 2011

There is no real surprises in the 30-man squad for the Rugby World Cup hosts New Zealand.

Australian trio face investigation over brawl

August 23, 2011

Claims that Australian trio James O'Connor, Quade Cooper and Kurtley Beale were involved in a drunken brawl in Paris are being investigated

Drop goals set to play an integral role at Rugby World Cup again

August 22, 2011

World Cup rugby usually always creates a plethora of drop goals attempts in the knockout stages.

Steyn's boot guides South Africa to Tri Nations victory

August 21, 2011

Morne Steyn kicked all of South Africa's points as they notched up their first Tri Nations victory of the year against New Zealand.

Victor Matfield wants no excuses from Springboks

August 20, 2011

South Africa must impose their style of play on New Zealand if they are to beat them in the Tri Nations before heading to the World Cup to defend their title, says the side's stand-in captain.

All Blacks to put out fringe players for Springboks Tri Nations Test

August 18, 2011

New Zealand have made 11 changes to their starting line-up for the weekend's Tri Nations Test against South Africa.