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Manchester Airport pipe bomb plot: Nadeem Muhammad guilty

A man has been found guilty of trying to smuggle a pipe bomb on to a plane at Manchester Airport. The “crude improvised explosive device” was found in Nadeem Muhammad’s carry-on luggage as he went through security on 30 January. Prosecutors said the 43-year-old from Bury intended to detonate the device on a Ryanair flight to Bergamo, Italy. He was found guilty of possessing explosives with intent to endanger life at Manchester Crown Court. ‘Potentially viable’ Muhammad, of Tinline Street, was born in Pakistan and holds an Italian passport. He ...

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Taking Muhammad Ali home

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine’s June 12 World Fame Issue. Subscribe today! A week before her husband dies, Lonnie Ali changes the plans for his funeral. The funeral she had envisioned is too big, she thinks. It is too complicated. At her annual meeting with the man who has been doing most of the planning, she says, “Sit down. I have to talk to you about something.” She is making changes because she believes she has time to make them. Her husband is not even sick. And besides ...

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The Mexican boxing gloves loved by Muhammad Ali

Cleto Reyes gloves are worn by champions all over the world. In 1978 Muhammad Ali defended his World Heavyweight title against Leon Spinks. Ali lost that fight in Las Vegas, but ringside photographers and TV cameras captured the brand name on his gloves. The attention catapulted the gloves’ makers — a family business, based on the outskirts of Mexico City — into the international market and into the hearts of champion boxers worldwide. Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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Muhammad Ali auction items seen fetching heavyweight prices

Muhammad Ali’s 1974 WBC heavyweight championship boxing belt and a handwritten letter about his conversion to Islam are among items that will hit the auction block in September, in the biggest such sale since Ali’s death in June. Heritage Auctions said on Friday that the auction will include the trunks Ali wore for his “Rumble in the Jungle” victory over George Foreman in Zaire in 1974. The gloves worn by Sonny Liston when he lost his title to Ali in 1964 are also among 79 lots in the Sept. 10 ...

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Muhammad Ali funeral: Tens of thousands to say farewell in Louisville

Tens of thousands of people are set to say a final farewell to boxing legend Muhammad Ali in his home city of Louisville in Kentucky. The heavyweight champion and rights activist died last Friday aged 74. A procession will take Ali’s body past key sites in his life, ahead of an interfaith memorial service. Actor Will Smith and ex-boxer Lennox Lewis will be among the pallbearers, while former President Bill Clinton will deliver one of the eulogies. Latest updates Muhammad Ali – the ultimate fighter Tens of thousands are expected ...

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'World invited' to Muhammad Ali funeral

A huge procession and funeral will be held for Muhammad Ali on Friday to “allow anyone that is there from the world to say goodbye”, his family says. The funeral will be in Ali’s home city of Louisville, Kentucky. Ex-President Bill Clinton will deliver a eulogy. Comedian Billy Crystal and sports journalist Bryant Gumbel are also expected to speak. The boxing legend, 74, died on Friday of “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes”. A private family service will be held on Thursday. Muhammad Ali: 1942-2016 ‘No sportsman has touched ...

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Septic shock caused Muhammad Ali death

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali died of “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes”, his family has said. The three-time world heavyweight champion – one of the world’s greatest sporting figures – died on Friday night at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. The 74-year-old had been suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease. A public funeral will be held for the boxer on Friday in his hometown of Louisville in Kentucky. “He was a citizen of the world and would want people from all walks ...

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Muhammad Ali: A brand known around the world

Muhammad Ali dies at 74 When he agreed to fight boxer Larry Holmes in 1980, Muhammad Ali was guaranteed a purse worth $ 8 million. Last year, Manny Pacquiao made 20 times that amount — $ 160 million — for losing to Floyd Mayweather. Ali, who passed away Friday at the age of 74, is one of boxing’s biggest legends. He had huge star appeal and was known the world over. He was a global brand that stood for success, courage and intelligence. But the purses he fought for barely ...

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World pays tribute to Muhammad Ali

Tributes have poured in from across the world for boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who has died at the age of 74. “Muhammad Ali shook up the world. And the world is better for it,” said US President Barack Obama. The three-time world heavyweight champion – one of the world’s greatest sporting figures – died on Friday at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. He had been suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease. “I am happy my father no longer struggles. He is in a ...

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