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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

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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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Vigilance is the price Emiratis pay in London

Violent attacks on Emiratis have put the focus on the safety of visiting London, but the risk has to be kept in proportion.

National Editorial

Cleaning the Abu Dhabi seabed is a worthy record bid

Of nearly 150 world records held by the UAE, we can all endorse the bid for a new one by organising the biggest seabed cleanup ever.

National Editorial

Western retails have the power to alleviate Bangladesh’s misery

The Rana Plaza tragedy should be the reason for retailers and suppliers to better identify and understand their operational and supply chain risk and improve workforce safety practices

National Editorial

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Sport Comment

All-Emirati clash in Asian Champions League has silver lining

April 24, 2014

Al Ain and Al Jazira, the UAE's remaining representatives in the 2014 Asian Champions League, will secretly be thankful that the round of 16 draw could have been far worse.

Editorial

Vigilance is the price Emiratis pay in London

April 24, 2014

Violent attacks on Emiratis have put the focus on the safety of visiting London, but the risk has to be kept in proportion.

Editorial

Cleaning the Abu Dhabi seabed is a worthy record bid

April 24, 2014

Of nearly 150 world records held by the UAE, we can all endorse the bid for a new one by organising the biggest seabed cleanup ever.

Editorial

Western retails have the power to alleviate Bangladesh’s misery

April 24, 2014

The Rana Plaza tragedy should be the reason for retailers and suppliers to better identify and understand their operational and supply chain risk and improve workforce safety practices

Feedback

Rising rents will take toll on the city

April 24, 2014

Readers call for more affordable homes in Abu Dhabi. Other topics: schools, cooking gas

Comment

Are common courtesies in terminal retreat in society?

April 24, 2014

Deborah Lindsay Williams talks about manners, common courtesies and how they provide an index on society's attitude to power and powerlessness

Comment

Migrant worker policy requires dialogue among GCC countries

April 24, 2014

Without scores of those workers over many years, the GCC would be a very different place – indeed, it would be unrecognisable to what it is today, writes HA Hellyer

Comment

Tony Blair calls for commitment to the Middle East, but should the world listen?

April 24, 2014

Alan Philps writes about the former British prime minister's surprising speech on Islamist extremism

Arts & Culture

Ask Ali: Be mindful of lipstick etiquette when in public

April 24, 2014

It's OK to apply lipstick, but if you are in public, make sure this isn't misinterpreted as a provocative gesture.