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Son of boxer Muhammad Ali detained at Florida airport

Washington, United States | AFP |  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 late Friday. Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, who was born in Philadelphia and has a …

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Best quotes from Ali memorial service

Louisville, United States | AFP | The following are a selection of key quotes from Friday’s public memorial service honoring boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died last week at age 74 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease: Soldier for humanity “Besides being a lot of fun to be around …

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Muhammad Ali cheered in Louisville as world says goodbye

Louisville, United States | AFP | Thousands of people from the worlds of sports, entertainment, politics and Muhammad Ali’s native Louisville on Friday said farewell to the boxing legend hailed by Bill Clinton as a “universal soldier for our common humanity.” A poignant memorial service, which began with a Koranic …

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Louisville ready to ‘welcome the world’ to Ali services

Louisville, United States | AFP | Muhammad Ali’s hometown of Louisville is ready to “welcome the world” for this week’s ceremonies honoring the late boxing legend, the city’s mayor said Tuesday, with a huge public procession set for “The Greatest.” Louisville, the largest city in the southern state of Kentucky …

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New York names street ‘Muhammad Ali Way’

New York, United States | AFP | New York City on Tuesday renamed a street outside Madison Square Garden “Muhammad Ali Way” after the late boxing legend who headlined a string of fights at the iconic sports arena. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the temporary renaming of West 33rd Street …

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