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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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Students learn about wildlife on field trip to Banyan Tree Al Wadi in RAK

March 26, 2014

Women in the foundation year at the college visited Banyan Tree Al Wadi resort to learn about RAK's wildlife, flora and fauna, as well as to brush up on their English skills.

The Italian painter whose love of horses has led her to work for royals

March 20, 2014

A painter, sculptor and a goldsmith, Daria Borgarello can carve out portraits of horses or their entire body either in white or rose gold studded with diamonds or plain silver.

Woman covered in blood raises suspicions of Abu Dhabi resident

March 17, 2014

Blood was found along the fence near the house of the Emirati man who reported the incident, along with a blood-soaked jumper lying on the ground.

Abandoned Salukis head for new homes in US and Europe

March 13, 2014

Three dogs are being flown to San Francisco, two will head to Germany and another will fly to Italy, Arabian Saluki Center of Dubai says.

RAK birdwatchers asked to help find falcon lost in high winds

March 13, 2014

Pandora, a white-chested, greyish black falcon who was accidently blown off course by high winds during a training session in Ras Al Khaimah on Wednesday.

Sharjah breeding centre brings Arabian leopard back from the brink

March 2, 2014

There are only 250 left in the wild and centres such as those in Sharjah provide a vital lifeline for the species.

Hope that wildlife declaration will tighten rules over big cats

February 20, 2014

Experts think UAE signing international agreement could lead to tighter regulations in the country and greater focus on stopping Dubai airport from being used as a transit point between Africa and Asia.

Pet dog in Dubai almost dies from apparent snake bite at The Lakes

February 18, 2014

The four-year-old labrador developed large lumps all over its skin and began to vomit shortly after being taken for a walk in The Lakes.

UAE signs up to shark conservation scheme

February 17, 2014

Of the five endangered species of sharks covered by the treaty, three of them can be found in waters off the UAE.

James Bond star Roger Moore calls for boycott of Dubai store over foie gras

February 13, 2014

Fortnum and Mason say people should have the right to choose. A branch of the high-end store is due to open near the Burj Khalifa at the end of the month.

Mixed emotions as Dubai Pet Show cancels this year’s event

February 11, 2014

The show was the scene of controversy in 2012 when a poodle was killed by a terrier but organisers did not explain why the show has been cancelled.

Dubai residents baffled by mysterious disappearance of neighbourhood cats

February 6, 2014

Around 40 stray cats have mysteriously disappeared from the Jebel Ali Village earlier this week, according residents who have been feeding them for years.

Cheetah expert calls for DNA register in UAE to save species

January 30, 2014

Founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund arrived in UAE last week to advise local zoos and wildlife centres on preserving genetic diversity.

New mate for endangered Arabian leopard at Al Ain Zoo

January 28, 2014

There are fewer than 200 Arabian leopards remaining in the mountains of Yemen and Oman as a result of urban expansion, hunting and a lack of prey.

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