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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

 Residential buildings near the Al Qasba area in Sharjah. Pawan Singh / The National

Sharjah rents rise as Dubai property crunch drive residents north

Apartment rents jumped 7 per cent from the previous quarter, taking the annual increase to 38 per cent according to a report from Asteco.

 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.

 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi plays with a rugby ball during a training session at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training camp, near Barcelona in Sant Joan Despi, April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

In pictures: Barca play a little rugby before Copa del rey final

Barcelona and Real Madrid will play in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday night but the day before the match, Braca players played a little rugby during a training session at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training camp, in Sant Joan Despi, Spain. Barca meet Real Madrid on Wednesday at 11.30pm (UAE time) and the match will be on BeIn Sports.


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A profile of the #UAEdresscode campaigner Asma Al Muhairi.

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December 1, 2013

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November 10, 2013

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UAE’s record breaking streak

November 4, 2013

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Dh65,200 grant for UAE brand creators

October 13, 2013

A national brand for the UAE is one step closer to being created after a team of local, Hong Kong and US-based researchers received a two-year-grant this week.

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October 10, 2013

This is the fourth batch of names announced as part of a plan by the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme to provide billions in housing assistance.

UAE’s young women break the mould in private sector jobs market

October 6, 2013

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September 26, 2013

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Rising fortunes in Northern Emirates

September 3, 2013

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Sharjah residents happy to pay price for smoother traffic flow

August 21, 2013

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Sheikh Khalifa Highway has motorists 'living the dream'

August 21, 2013

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UAQ residents welcome new state-of-the-art hospital

August 20, 2013

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Sheikh Khalifa Interchange connects Ajman to the rest of UAE

August 20, 2013

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