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Son of boxer Muhammad Ali detained at Florida airport

Washington - A son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name, US media reported.Muhammad Ali Jr.

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Muhammad Ali cheered in Louisville as world says goodbye

Louisville - Muhammad Ali's hometown Louisville on Friday said farewell to the boxing legend and civil rights hero, with thousands lining the streets for an emotional procession and thousands more packing a sports arena for a star-studded memorial service.

Erdogan cuts short U.S. trip, to skip Ali funeral

Istanbul - Turkey's President has cut short his trip to the US and will not attend the funeral of boxer Muhammad Ali, his office said Friday, amid reports of a rift with the ceremony's organisers.

Muhammad Ali to be laid to rest

Louisville - Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest on Friday, the culmination of a two-day farewell for the beloved boxing legend and civil rights hero who electrified crowds the world over.

Thousands bid farewell to boxing legend Ali

Louisville - Thousands of people came together across creeds and nationalities for a Muslim prayer service in remembrance of Muhammad Ali on Thursday, the start of a two-day farewell to the beloved boxing legend and civil rights hero.

Thousands to bid farewell to boxing legend Ali

Louisville - Two days of ceremonies bidding a poignant last farewell to Muhammad Ali got underway Thursday in his American hometown with thousands set to attend a Muslim prayer service for the late boxing legend.

Long lines for tickets to Muhammad Ali's memorial service

Louisville - People formed long lines Wednesday for a chance to get tickets to the memorial service honoring Louisville's most famous native son, boxing and civil rights legend Muhammad Ali.By 7 am the line snaked around the KFC Yum!

Shoe shopping with Muhammad Ali in Zurich

Geneva - Nearly half a century ago, a six-foot-three (1.91-metre) black man walked into a shoe store in the overwhelmingly white Swiss city Zurich and asked for size-47 boots.

Louisville plans Ali funeral, his 'last statement' to world

Louisville - The family of late boxing legend Muhammad Ali and the city of Louisville prepared Monday for his public funeral later this week, which organizers said "The Greatest" helped plan himself as a "last statement" to the world.

Turkish president Erdogan to attend Muhammad Ali funeral

Louisville - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend the public memorial service for boxing legend Muhammad Ali on Friday in Louisville, a spokesman for Ali's family said Monday.

Boxing legend Ali welcomed home in Louisville

Louisville - The family of boxing legend Muhammad Ali accompanied his body back to his hometown Louisville, ahead of a public funeral procession and service expected to draw huge crowds in honor of "The Greatest.

In Louisville, Ali seen as face of 'real Islam'

Louisville - At a time when Muslims in America are facing scorn and bigotry, the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali should be remembered as the true, peaceful face of Islam, residents of his hometown say.

Obama 'considering' attending Ali funeral, says mayor

Washington - US President Barack Obama is weighing whether to attend the public memorial services for boxing legend Muhammad Ali later this week in Louisville, the Kentucky city's mayor Greg Fischer told AFP on Sunday.

Muhammad Ali's funeral 'open to everybody'

Louisville - The world is invited to the funeral of Muhammad Ali in his hometown on Friday where the boxing legend's life will be celebrated with a public funeral procession and memorial service, a family spokesman said.

Muhammad Ali's other fight — for civil rights

Washington - "I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me -- black, confident, cocky," Muhammad Ali once said. The grandson of a slave and an admirer of Malcolm X, Ali was a fiercely talented boxer who dazzled the world with his skills.

Foreman recalls charismatic foe, and friend, Ali

Los Angeles - George Foreman no longer wonders why a devastating defeat at the hands of Muhammad Ali in the fabled Rumble in the Jungle of 1974 proved the catalyst for an enduring friendship.

'He will never die': World mourns Muhammad Ali

Kinshasa - From the White House to Kinshasa and Uzbekistan they remembered on Saturday a sporting and cultural icon, saying there would never be another one like Muhammad Ali, "The Greatest".

Ali's birth city Louisville honors its hometown hero

Louisville - Flags were lowered Saturday in Muhammad Ali's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky at a somber ceremony paying homage to boxing's greatest figure and the city's best known native son.

Activist with 'more nerve than Frazier' recalls Ali gamble

London - A British civil rights activist recalled on Saturday how Muhammad Ali told him he had more nerve than great rival Joe Frazier when he asked the heavyweight boxing legend to visit a London school for free.

Obama hails Ali as champion 'who fought for what was right'

Washington - President Barack Obama paid tribute Saturday to late boxing great Muhammad Ali, as a towering champion "who fought for what was right" not just in the ring but outside it as well.

Historic Liston fight gave birth to Ali legend

Los Angeles - Cassius Clay had just beaten world champion Sonny Liston when he turned his wrath on the ringside reporters who had written him off as an underdog, shouting: "Eat your words!

Muhammad Ali: Simply 'The Greatest'

Los Angeles - He called himself "The Greatest," and few disagreed.

Ali recalled as fighter for justice and in ring

San Francisco - Muhammad Ali was remembered in tributes worldwide for his iconic fight for social justice as well as his legendary boxing battles following his death Friday at age 74."We lost a giant," Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao said.

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74

Phoenix - Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali, an icon of the 20th Century whose fame transcended the sport during a remarkable career that spanned three decades, died Friday, his family said.

Update: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, Dies at 74

Los Angeles - Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, after fighting for his life, died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, at 74, due to a respiratory problem.

Muhammad Ali hits out at Trump over Muslim ban, reports say

Washington - Muhammad Ali rebuked Donald Trump over his call to ban Muslims from entering the United States, news reports said Wednesday, as the boxing icon became just the latest high-profile name to lay into the presidential hopeful.

Prince Ali registers FIFA bid

London - FIFA presidential contender Prince Ali bin al Hussein on Thursday formally registered his candidacy for the election to replace Sepp Blatter at the head of world football's scandal rocked governing body.

Fifty years after world shook, Ali hits Twitter

Miami - Muhammad Ali posted his first Twitter message on Tuesday, 50 years to the day after he stopped Sonny Liston at Miami Beach to win his first heavyweight boxing title."I shook up the world against Liston, now 50 years later I'm taking it to Twitter," Ali...

Miami marks 50th anniversary of Ali's boxing match that 'shook the world'

Fifty years ago, an upstart American boxer who later became known as Muhammad Ali "shook the world" when he dethroned Sonny Liston to claim the heavyweight championship of the world in M...
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