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 A still from the 27-second black-and-white video that was taken using a satellite owned and operated by Skybox Imaging.

Burj Khalifa stars in HD video from space

A 27-second black and white video of a plane flying over Dubai's skyscrapers captures the imagination of some.

 Falconry is an activity where they demonstrate how falcons catch prey while flying at a speed of almost 360 kilometres per hour. Mona Al-Marzooqi / The National

In pictures: Adventure in the desert at Abu Dhabi's Qasr Al Sarab

Mohammad Ashfaq, an adventure guide at the Qasr Al Sarab resort, Abu Dhabi, showcases a day in his working life.

 JP Duminy played a cameo knock of 52 not out from 35 balls to tip the game in Delhi Daredevils' favour. Pawan Singh / The National

Kolkata Knight Riders lose way as Duminy sizzles for Delhi Daredevils

JP Duminy keeps his head as cameo at the death helps swing it in Delhi's favour in Dubai after captain Karthik plays the anchor role.

 A projectionist takes a break in the projection room at Ariana Cinema in Kabul, Afghanistan. Going to the movies, once banned under the Taliban, has become a popular form of entertainment in Kabul, but women and children rarely take part. All photos by Photo by Jonathan Saruk / Reportage by Getty Images

Afghan cinema: Forbidden Reel

The lights go down and the projector whirls into action as Sher Mohammed, 35, begins his routine, bouncing back and forth between two projectors, winding reels, and adjusting the carbon arc lamps inside the projectors.

 The mother removes the noose with the help of her husband from around the neck of Balal.

In pictures: Mother forgives her son’s killer as he awaited his execution

An Iranian mother spared the life of her son’s convicted murderer with an emotional slap in the face as he awaited execution with the noose around his neck.

Tyrese reunited with Fazza

Tyrese today posted on his social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) his pleasure at being reunited with the Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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In pictures: Snow batters the US as temperatures plummet

January 5, 2014

A major winter snowstorm named 'Hercules', forced New York City public schools to close, cancelled hundreds of flights at airports and is bringing below freezing temperatures to the Midwest and mid-Atlantic to the Northeast.

Video: As Congress prepares to debate Syria military strike, stakes are high for Obama

September 9, 2013

As Congress prepares to debate limited military action on Syria, the stakes are high for President Barack Obama.

Video: Obama seeks second-term jolt with economic speech

July 25, 2013

President Obama hits the road to push his vision for an expanded middle class, hoping to stave off partisan gridlock as economic issues loom.

Video: Snowden in limbo as US says Russia can still 'do the right thing'

July 25, 2013

Fugitive U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden's hopes of leaving Moscow Airport are dashed as he fails to secure permission to leave.

Video: Accused Boston Marathon bomber pleads 'not guilty' to attack

July 11, 2013

Wearing an orange prison jumpsuit, accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleads "not guilty" to committing the worst mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, a crime that could bring him the death penalty.

Video: Save the Children reports best and worst countries to be a mother

May 7, 2013

A report from Save the Children reveals the best and worst places to give birth. Sarah Sheffer reports.

Video: Asteroid fly by came closer than TV satellites

February 16, 2013

A newly discovered asteroid nearly half the size of a football field passed closer to the Earth than TV satellites.

Video: Sky merge: AMR and U.S. Airways

February 15, 2013

AMR's $11 billion deal with U.S. Airways will likely boost the industry's profitability, but that could also mean fewer choices and higher prices for consumers.

Gaza is deja vu for Obama but a lot has changed in 4 years

November 20, 2012

Israel has declared war on Hamas and is pounding the Gaza Strip just like in 2008, but Obama's priorities have shifted and his focus now will be on limiting damage rather than brokering a peace deal. Taimur Khan reports

Zaha Hadid-designed Broad Museum 'redirects perceptions'

November 13, 2012

The new building on the Michigan State University opens with an exhibition that aims to bring contemporary Arab artists to a US audience.

Bulova timepieces worth watching

November 12, 2012

Before the US watchmaker rolls out its full range in UAE stores next month, the president Dennis W Perry tells us what sets the brand apart.

US and China are still polls apart

November 5, 2012

They are the world's top two economies, yet they are just as philisophically opposed as ever. You only have to look at how they elect their leaders. Hannah Gardner reports from Beijing

Energy 'windfall' claim may be campaign rhetoric, but Fairfield booms

November 2, 2012

As analysts dispute claims by both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney that a production boom will enable the US to achieve 'energy independence', a town of 5,000 is raking in the money.

Hispanic voters 'find their voice' and US politicians are taking note

November 1, 2012

Both Democrats and Republicans have been reaching out to Hispanic communities across the US and especially in swing states such as Virginia. They have reason to.