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    The $450K dune bashing supercar

    By Chris Giles, CNN
    Zarooq is the Arabic name for the fastest snake in the desert. It's also the manufacturer of a new off-road supercar from Dubai -- the first of its kind from the Emirates.

    Asia's next music capital?

    By Kate Springer, CNN
    On the shores of Dong Mo Lake, about 40 kilometers east of Hanoi, sequined dancers twirl with ribbons, while guitarists perform intimate concerts on rafts.
    The Integrated Seawater Energy and Agriculture System in Abu Dhabi, the UAE.

    Why are they pumping the ocean into the desert?

    By John Mathews
    The aviation industry is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2011, aviation contributed around 3% of Australia's emissions. Despite improvements in efficiency, global aviation emissions are expected to grow 70% by 2020 from 2005. While the industry is seeking new renewable fuel sources, growing biofuels takes up valuable land and water that could be otherwise used to grow food.