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 The Retreat at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa will screen IPL games on request. Lee Hoagland / The National

Top five places to catch an IPL game in the UAE

Enjoy all the 20/20 cricket action at a sports lounge near you – whether in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain or Dubai

This April 17 don’t take our word, we’ll take yours

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 Fans braved long queues and early morning hassles to buy IPL tickets in person rather than buy them online, such has been the enthusiasm for the tournament. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National

Love it, hate it but IPL is too big to be ignored

The tournament steamrolls its way through life perennially from the throes of extinction to the prospect of expansion; alive one moment through its on-field spectacle, dying the next because of another off-field wrangle.

 An employee plays the game Flappy Bird at a smartphone store in Hanoi. Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP

How Flappy Bird made app developer $50,000 a day

The game propelled the unknown Vietnamese developer Dong Nguyen to rock-star status.

 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.

 A view of a defaced portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during an anti-North Korean rally on the 102nd birthday of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung in central Seoul. Kim Hong-Ji / Reuters

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Seven stages of Blood moon total lunar eclipse

April 15, 2014

Night owls and early risers in North America were treated to a rare celestial event on Tuesday as the Earth’s sunset-hued shadow fell across the moon.

How Down syndrome could soon be diagnosed with a simple smartphone photo

April 14, 2014

The recognition system could eventually become an app on smartphones where a simple snapshot would help diagnose Down syndrome – a condition much more common in the UAE and Middle East than elsewhere.

Seven dead babies found in Utah garage

April 14, 2014

The gruesome case has raised a series of questions about how the killings occurred despite Megan Huntsman carrying out what neighbours seemed like a normal existence.

In pictures: Gala ball raises millions for children’s hospital

April 13, 2014

The most successful single charity event in the US capital’s history was co-hosted by the UAE ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al Otaiba, along with Fox News anchor Bret Baier and their wives.

UAE ambassador helps raise record sum for children’s hospital

April 12, 2014

The annual fund-raising drive for Children’s National Medical Center was the most successful single charity event in the US capital's history, the event’s organisers say, raising nearly $11 million.

In pictures: Inside the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation

April 10, 2014

Launched in September 2009 after a US$150 million gift from the Abu Dhabi Government, the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National in Washington DC is redefining what is possible in surgery through...

Emirati woman aims to pave the way for health care careers

April 9, 2014

Noura Al Dhaheri's natural ability to treat children, combined with the UAE's need for paediatric care, made her career path clear.

How Zayed’s legacy gives new hope to sick children

April 9, 2014

Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington is transforming surgery for children.

Reports of rebels with ‘tank-busters’ raises questions of US role in Syria

April 8, 2014

The videos appeared online this week amid deep divisions between John Kerry’s State Department and the Pentagon over how much more the US should involve itself militarily in the Syrian civil war.

Video: Harley Davidson bets big on small bike

April 8, 2014

Harley-Davidson has put its Hog, the nickname for its iconic motorcycles, on a diet. It is putting "The Street" on the road in hopes of attracting younger, hipper urbanites. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Video: Peaches Geldof dies aged 25, Captain America breaks box office record

April 8, 2014

The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Mickey Rooney dies at 93, Bob Geldof's daughter, Peaches, dies at 25, and "Captain America" will be back for a third film. Bob Mezan reports.

In pictures: Fancy a game of Tetris on the side of a skyscraper?

April 6, 2014

A big version of the classic video game on the side of the 29-story Cira Centre in downtown Philadelphia.

Tunisian PM visits White House as Washington focuses on North Africa

April 4, 2014

One of the most pressing issues during Mehdi Jomaa's visit is how the US can bolster an economy that threatens to undo the Arab Spring’s only success story.

US to reconsider its role in stalled Middle East peace talks

April 4, 2014

The increasingly frustrated US secretary of state, John Kerry, says it was time for a 'reality check- in floundering Middle East peace talks and made it clear that his patience with Israeli and Palestinian officials was near to exhausted.