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 Ali Benflis, opposition leader and main rival to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika speaks to the press after casting his vote in the presidential elections at a polling station in Algiers on. Former prime minister Benflis ran against Bouteflika in 2004 but lost heavily, charging the vote was rigged 10 years ago and has said fraud will be his ‘main adversary’ during the election. Patrick Baz / AFP Photo

Best photography from around the world, April 17

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

 Above, the private pool of Ocean Heights' five-bedroom penthouse flat. Courtesy Christie’s International Real Estate

In pictures: Penthouse flat is height of Dubai luxury living

A five-bedroom penthouse in Ocean Heights in Dubai Marina is on sale for Dh25 million and comes with a private pool and an unparalleled view of Dubai.

Video: Local reactions to a national fishing ban

A federal fishing ban has been imposed by the UAE federal government, but local authorities are taking diiferent approaches to implementing the ban. Two fishermen tell two very different sides of the story. Produced by Paul O'Driscoll

 Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr is pictured before the Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England, on March 1, 2014. Glyn Kirk / AFP

New Southampton owner leading club’s resurgence from the shadows

Katharina Liebherr keeping with family tradition and letting others dominate the spotlight

 The new Bentley GT Speed convertible on display at a press event of the New York International Auto Show. Jason Szenes / EPA

In pictures: Hot cars at New York International Auto Show

With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the US car industry. Here are some of the vehicles to be shown in this year’s edition.

 The cast of Fast & Furious 7, including Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel, centre, on set at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Jeffrey E Biteng / The National

Fast & Furious 7 filming in full swing at Emirates Palace

Filming for Fast & Furious 7 has started and we have the first photos of the cast and crew on set at Emirates Palace hotel this morning. Visitors staying at Emirates Palace say they have been kept away from certain areas in the grounds.

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Video: Workers at Olympic park in Rio continue strike

April 8, 2014

Workers at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Park strike to demand better working conditions. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

In pictures: Police raid Rio favelas in pre-World Cup security push

March 31, 2014

The Brazilian government is deploying federal forces to occupy a group of violence-plagued favelas ahead of the June 12 start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Complexo da Mare slum complex is one of the largest favela complexes in Rio de Janeiro.

Pele clarifies position after Brazil protesters brand him ‘traitor of the century’

March 17, 2014

Pele has moved to clarify his stance on the demonstrations sweeping across Brazil after protesters in Rio de Janeiro last week called him the “traitor of the century” for backing his country's hosting of this summer's multi-billion...

In pictures: Millions take part in colourful Brazilian block parties

March 2, 2014

Streets across Brazil have been swamped with Carnival revellers, with the largest parties attracting more than 1 million merrymakers.

Best images from around the world in the past 24 hours — February 24

February 24, 2014

The National View blog looks at some of the best images from around the world over the past 24 hours.

Best images from around the world in the past 24 hours — February 10

February 11, 2014

The National View blog looks at some of the best images from around the world over the past 24 hours.

Video: Brazil hospital attacked by armed robbers

February 5, 2014

Armed gunmen robbed employees and patients of their valuables at a Rio de Janeiro hospital.

Video: Record heat, droughts in Brazil

February 1, 2014

Record heat in Brazil puts pressure on crops, energy prices, and the government. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

Best images from around the world in the past 24 hours — January 26

January 26, 2014

The National View blog looks at some of the best images from around the world over the past 24 hours.

Best images from around the world in the past 24 hours — January 22

January 22, 2014

The National View blog looks at some of the best images from around the world over the past 24 hours.

Video: Brazil flooding kill at least 39 people

December 27, 2013

Heavy rains and flooding kill 39 and leave more than 50,000 people displaced in Brazil.

Deadly crane collapse sheds light on Brazil’s 2014 World Cup troubles

November 28, 2013

With one thunderous crash, Brazil’s troubled preparations for the World Cup are thrown in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, just as football gears up for the high-profile setting of the schedule for next year’s big event.

In pictures: Brazil World Cup 2014 stadium crane collapse

November 28, 2013

With one thunderous crash, Brazil's troubled preparations for the World Cup are thrown in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, just as soccer gears up for the high-profile setting of the schedule for next year's big event.

Brazil’s BRF to open food processing plant at Kizad in June

November 12, 2013

BRF Brasil Foods will begin producing goods at its plant in Abu Dhabi from June as South America’s largest food processing company bids for a bigger slice of the Arab world’s US$13 billion processed food market.