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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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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.

Budapest boasts twice the delights

September 26, 2013

Hungary's capital complements its historic streets with a wide array of tourist-friendly activities.

Travel: The road to Rodopi, Bulgaria

September 19, 2013

Bulgaria's significant Muslim population keeps its Ottoman roots well-tended.

Bulgaria's big gypsy wedding market

March 26, 2013

Love is not exactly on sale here, but the future of entire families is in the balance for families from the Kalaidzhi tribe, as 2,000 people show up for a traditional bridal fair.

Travel news: Emirates direct to Warsaw and join Le Tour

February 8, 2013

Clare Dight reports on the week's latest openings and offers.

Man points gun at head of leader of Bulgaria's Muslim Turkish party

January 19, 2013

Security prevents the would-be attack on Ahmed Dogan, the leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, a party represents ethnic Turks and other Muslims who make up about 12 per cent of Bulgaria's 7.3 million-strong population.

Bulgarian police releases composite of bus bomb suspect

August 1, 2012

The computer-generated picture shows a young man with fair skin, light-coloured eyes, a high forehead and short dark brown hair.

Bulgaria bomber autopsy gives ground to accomplice theory

July 23, 2012

Autopsy on suicide bomber who killed five Israeli tourists and a bus driver in Bulgaria show he was different from an 'Arab-looking' suspect cited by witnesses.

Iran denies knowledge of bomber in Bulgaria

July 20, 2012

Reports suggest man who killed six young Israeli tourists was Al Qaeda member.

Europe's death toll from freezing weather hits 360

February 7, 2012

The bitter cold has engulfed most of Europe and even crossed the Mediterranean into north Africa, where as many as 16 people were killed on Algeria's snow-slicked roads or in other weather-related accidents.