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From The42 Djokovic: 'I would have needed a third eye to continue playing' Booed Off

Djokovic: 'I would have needed a third eye to continue playing'

An infection forced the Serb to withdraw from his quarter-final against Feliciano Lopez in Dubai.

From The42 Policeman could face jail time for posting video of Messi's passport on Snapchat You Shall Not Pass

Policeman could face jail time for posting video of Messi's passport on Snapchat

Prosecutors accused the policeman of “abusing the telecommunication system.”

From TheJournal.ie "One hour, then that's it, I'm dead": Survivor recalls horror of Dubai hotel blaze Address Downtown

"One hour, then that's it, I'm dead": Survivor recalls horror of Dubai hotel blaze

An investigation is underway into how the fire broke out.

From TheJournal.ie Fire breaks out at luxury Dubai hotel Fire

Fire breaks out at luxury Dubai hotel

Emergency services are at the scene.

From TheJournal.ie OUR FINAL BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY: Win a 7 night Royal Caribbean cruise to Dubai with Sunway Holidays Birthday Month

OUR FINAL BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY: Win a 7 night Royal Caribbean cruise to Dubai with Sunway Holidays

We’ve been giving away prizes every day this month to celebrate our birthday – and we’ve been saving this one for last.

From TheJournal.ie Teen sex offender faces extradition after arrest on board Dublin to Dubai flight On The Run

Teen sex offender faces extradition after arrest on board Dublin to Dubai flight

He will appear before an extradition court tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie This is the longest, non-stop flight in the world that you can take First Class

This is the longest, non-stop flight in the world that you can take

Can you guess what destinations?

From TheJournal.ie Irishman arrested for attempting to smuggle 10kg of gold bars India

Irishman arrested for attempting to smuggle 10kg of gold bars

Customs said the man landed from Dubai on an Emirates flight.

From TheJournal.ie Irish-listed oil company to be sold for a whopping €5.1bn Liquid Gold

Irish-listed oil company to be sold for a whopping €5.1bn

Not a bad day’s work.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is Khloe Kardashian's latest selfie offensive? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Khloe Kardashian's latest selfie offensive?

The internet can’t make up its mind about the photo, taken yesterday in Dubai.

From The42 Transylvania set to represent Ireland at the 5-a-side World Cup Ready To Go

Transylvania set to represent Ireland at the 5-a-side World Cup

The team is made up of players from Romania and Portugal and will compete against 47 other countries.

From TheJournal.ie Court of Misdemeanours jails and fines 28 people for 'sex and alcohol' boat party Dubai

Court of Misdemeanours jails and fines 28 people for 'sex and alcohol' boat party

Fined for “getting together while unrelated in a way that would lure them into committing acts of sin”.

From TheJournal.ie Watch an eagle-eyed view of what it's like to fly from the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa

Watch an eagle-eyed view of what it's like to fly from the world's tallest building

Our legs are wobbly just thinking about it.

From TheJournal.ie Huge fire engulfs one of Dubai's tallest towers 336 Metres High This post contains videos

Huge fire engulfs one of Dubai's tallest towers

The fire broke out on the 50th floor.

From The42 McIlroy focused on Dubai, not upcoming Dublin court date No Distraction

McIlroy focused on Dubai, not upcoming Dublin court date

The world number one has fond memories of recording his first win as a professional at the Desert Classic.

From The42 Your Really Tall Footballer Standing Beside A Jockey Picture of the Week Little And Large

Your Really Tall Footballer Standing Beside A Jockey Picture of the Week

Peter Crouch should really know better.

From The42 Inzaghi gets one over on Ancelotti as Milan end Real Madrid's 23-game winning streak Friendly Fire

Inzaghi gets one over on Ancelotti as Milan end Real Madrid's 23-game winning streak

Despite goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, the world champions were beaten 4-2 by the Rossoneri in Dubai.

From TheJournal.ie Taxi-driver who tried to rape Irishwoman in Dubai to serve three years Jailed

Taxi-driver who tried to rape Irishwoman in Dubai to serve three years

The man, a Bangladeshi national, had threatened to kill the woman if she told police about the incident.

From The42 McIlroy and Lowry share the lead at the final European Tour event of the year Back With A Bang

McIlroy and Lowry share the lead at the final European Tour event of the year

It wasn’t good news for the Irish at the Qualifying School, however.

From The42 'I've got used to it' - McIlroy won't let upcoming court date impact on course performances Distractions

'I've got used to it' - McIlroy won't let upcoming court date impact on course performances

The world number one tees off at the Dubai World Tour Championship today.

From TheJournal.ie Dubai state-owned oil company plans €627m buyout of Irish exploration firm Dubai In

Dubai state-owned oil company plans €627m buyout of Irish exploration firm

Dragon Oil wants to take over Ireland-based Petroceltic, but no official offer is on the table yet.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman in Dubai to be deported for flicking his middle-finger at a motorist Public Obscenity

Irishman in Dubai to be deported for flicking his middle-finger at a motorist

Conor Hayes will deported after he spends one-month in prison for public obscenity.

From The42 Andy Carroll was off on holidays before Roy Hodgson could put him on standby for Brazil Bucket And Spade

Andy Carroll was off on holidays before Roy Hodgson could put him on standby for Brazil

It beats a Vauxhall garage in Luton, I suppose.

From The42 Insane base jumpers set new record from top of world's tallest building Daredevil

Insane base jumpers set new record from top of world's tallest building

Probably best to make sure your lunch is well digested before pressing play here.

Watch two daredevils BASE jump off the tallest building in the world

The pair of jumpers set a World Record for BASE jumping off the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Irish students stranded in Dubai offered free flights home by crisp company

The girls have to sing for their supper first though.

From TheJournal.ie Dubai connection: How Anglo executives travelled to the Middle East but couldn’t get funding Anglo Trial

Dubai connection: How Anglo executives travelled to the Middle East but couldn’t get funding

Details of the plan were given by former CFO Matt Moran who confirmed today that he was given immunity from prosecution.

From The42 Sign him up, Moyesie! Maradona shows up at Man United's Dubai training camp El Diego

Sign him up, Moyesie! Maradona shows up at Man United's Dubai training camp

The struggling Red Devils bumped into a legend of the game while away in the Middle East.

From The42 Gallacher storms past McIlroy into Dubai lead Desert Storm

Gallacher storms past McIlroy into Dubai lead

Tiger Woods’ hopes of taking the tournament win again are all but gone meanwhile.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore insists: 'Ireland always raises human rights issues' Gulf Trip

Gilmore insists: 'Ireland always raises human rights issues'

Micheál Martin has said “of course” the Taoiseach should have raised human rights issues with leaders in the Gulf this week.

From TheJournal.ie Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states Trade Mission

Government won’t say if Taoiseach has or will raise human rights concerns with Gulf states

Enda Kenny has acknowledged Saudi Arabia’s election to the UN Human Rights Council, but the government won’t say if concerns about human rights issues are being raised with leaders there or in Qatar and UAE this week.

From TheJournal.ie Countries welcome 2014 with fireworks and celebrations Happy New Year

Countries welcome 2014 with fireworks and celebrations

More than 1 million people gathered at the Sydney Harbour to usher in the new year.

From The42 Stenson one-shot clear at Dubai halfway stage, McIlroy six under-par As It Stands

Stenson one-shot clear at Dubai halfway stage, McIlroy six under-par

Graeme McDowell started with a bogey, but then regrouped with five birdies to finish with a four-under par 68 round.

From The42 Why is David Coulthard doing doughnuts in an F1 car on a 700ft high heli-pad? Scared Of Heights
From TheJournal.ie Dublin's Passport Office to move next year On The Move

Dublin's Passport Office to move next year

New offices in Dublin city centre are being sought by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The best moments from last night's Celebrity Masterchef

Lobster is the most noble of shellfish.

From TheJournal.ie Woman charts stranger’s adventures captured on her smartphone – after it was stolen Photoblog

Woman charts stranger’s adventures captured on her smartphone – after it was stolen

A feature that backs up photos taken on the smartphone online has allowed the original owner to blog the lives of a man who keeps appearing in the images.

From TheJournal.ie Top readers' comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our roundup of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

From TheJournal.ie Dubai pardons alleged rape victim who was sentenced to 16 months in prison Dubai

Dubai pardons alleged rape victim who was sentenced to 16 months in prison

The Norwegian woman was convicted of having sex outside marriage after she reported an alleged rape by a co-worker.