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 Supporters of unseen India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate and Chief Minister of the western Indian state of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, wave as he arrives to file his election nomination papers in Varanasi. Sanjay Kanojia / AFP Photo

Best photography from around the world April 24

The National View's photo editors pick the best of the day from around the world

 Sarah Geronimo. Courtesy: FLASH Entertainment

Sarah Geronimo brings her star power to Abu Dhabi this weekend

Ahead of her Abu Dhabi concert on Thursday night, we take a look at the Filipina singer Sarah Geronimo’s extraordinary career.

 Visitors look at the medieval inventor Al Jazari’s water-powered Elephant Clock. The clock is on show at the 1001 Inventions exhibition at Sharjah Expo Centre. Photos Antonie Robertson / The National

1001 Inventions: in praise of Islam’s gifts to the world

Down the centuries, from camera obscura to designing a sail that allowed early seafarers to tack into the wind, Muslim scientists have made many significant contributions to science. Rym Ghazal and Asmaa Al Hameli visit an exhibition in Sharjah that celebrates those contributions

 Mumbai Indians fans cheer they team on the opening match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014 at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Earn cash back with the IPL cricket in the UAE

Dunia finance promotion allows cricket lovers to earn up to 6 per cent unlimited cash back on any spending they make on a day when an IPL match is played in the UAE.

 Iranian workers at the Iran Khodro auto plant in Tehran on March 18. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

Iran’s love of cars survives devastating sanctions

Sanctions and energy subsidy reductions might have hurt the Iranian automotive industry. But car makers at one factory are still optimistic, Yeganeh Salehi reports from Tehran

 This comparison image shown on Reddit annotated the objects with vehicles from the movies.

Disney confirms that Star Wars: Episode 7 is filming in Abu Dhabi desert

Disney yesterday confirmed that the filming of Star Wars: Episode 7 is taking place in the desert in Abu Dhabi.

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UAE sailors set a course for Sir Bani Yas Offshore Race

April 9, 2014

The country’s newest sailing event will feature 13 teams of UAE sailors and the winners will receive exclusive experiences at the Volvo Ocean Race Abu Dhabi stopover.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing introduce climate-controlled suits

April 1, 2014

The new suits are designed to keep sailors at a body temperature of 23 degrees Celcius, with skipper Ian Walker and Emirati Adil Khalid of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew set to begin testing them on Tuesday.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team complete line-up

March 27, 2014

Veteran sailor Roberto Bermudez de Castro Munoz has joined the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) to complete their on-board jigsaw for this year’s Volvo Ocean Race (VOR).

No resting on laurels for crew while Azzam gets ready for Volvo Ocean Race

March 11, 2014

With their early workload reduced by the new ‘one-design’ rule, the Azzam crew sampled some of Abu Dhabi’s tourist attractions after sweating it out on their fitness.

New Azzam yacht gets rave reviews from crew as it sails for first time

March 10, 2014

Crew waiting for orders to move on to next stage and sail to training base in Portugal

New and improved Azzam unveiled in England

February 27, 2014

Skipper Ian Walker thrilled to see new design, with the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing boat set to undergo structural tests in the summer.

Dongfeng pick French skipper to lead Volvo Ocean Race team

February 26, 2014

Chinese entry expected to include four Olympic sailors

Meet the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew

February 11, 2014

Osman Samiuddin introduces us to the eight key members who have been picked for the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race.

Identical boats level playing field in Volvo Ocean Race

February 11, 2014

Ian Walker, the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper, says his crew has 'no excuses' to not do well in this year's competition. Paul Oberjuerge writes.

Walker picks trimmed Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew

February 11, 2014

Team of eight, down from 10 last year, is a line-up of considerable experience, with 21 VORs between them. Osman Samiuddin reports.

Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi team skipper recaps as golfer Sergio Garcia drops by

January 28, 2014

The Englishman Ian Walker brings upto date with what the captain and his Azzam crew have been up to in their preparations.

Australian signs on with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

December 21, 2013

Walker impressed with Parkinson after sailing to Vietnam

One design better for all in 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race

December 20, 2013

The first of a monthly diary from Ian Walker, who will once again skipper Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's boat Azzam in the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race.

Captain Walker reaches for familiar crewmate to board ‘Azzam’

December 16, 2013

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team has identified a third member of their eight-man crew for the 2014/15 edition of the race, the on-board reporter Tom Bushell.