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 Shah Rukh Khan performs at the IPL Gala dinner to open IPL VII at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi.

In pictures: Shah Rukh Khan stars at IPL Gala dinner in Abu Dhabi

The superstar entertainer Shah Rukh Khan on stage last night at a gala dinner to launch the Indian Premier League cricket tournament.

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 When this 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp goes under the hammer at Sotheby’s in New York on June 17, it is expected to attract a world record bid for a single stamp of up to $20 million (Dh73.4m). Courtesy Sotheby’s

Rare 1856 stamp up for auction at Sotheby’s

This is one of the world’s rarest stamps and when it goes up for auction in June it should fetch $20million. Its history since it was issued in 1856 is fascinating – and includes one murderous chapter, as Jonathan Gornall reports

 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.

 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani greets supporters after his arrival in Zahedan, the regional capital of Sistan and Baluchestan province on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. During Mr Rouhani's two-day visit, he will tour several other cities and hold meetings with local scholars and entrepreneurs. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

On the road with Hassan Rouhani

Iran's president is touring some of Iran's most underdeveloped provinces. Foreign correspondent Yeganeh Salehi is traveling with him.

 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.

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Recycling scheme needs education at the same time

April 15, 2014

Recycling needs education as well as just separate bins, a reader says. Other views: Maid's case, fashion abayas, financial dealings and camel blog.

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Leaving children in care of nannies is impractical

April 14, 2014

Readers say women should not be reliant on nannies for the care of their children. Other topics: desert, drugs, conservation

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Meadows people deserve better

April 13, 2014

A reader calls for proper maintenance of the lake at Meadows 9 in Dubai. Other topics: rents, cycling, UAE life, domestic abuse

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Speed is not the only danger on roads in the UAE

April 12, 2014

Lane discipline is also something endangering people on the roads, a reader says. Other topics: London attack, Musharraf's motives, tyre prices and countering Israel.

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Dubai support for Sikh temple demonstrates the UAE’s tolerance

April 10, 2014

Support by the ruler of Dubai for a Sikh temple shows the UAE's religious tolerance, readers say. Other topics: Malala film; James Hellweg; Mars mission; and Kaiser Chiefs

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Zayed’s vision has propelled UAE to prominence

April 9, 2014

A reader underlines various aspects of the UAE that make it one of the most livable countries in the world. Other topics: autism, national dress, driving, Musharraf

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April 8, 2014

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April 7, 2014

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April 6, 2014

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Musharraf a victim of circumstances

April 5, 2014

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