Somali member of parliament assassinated

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MOGADISHU, Somalia, April 21 (UPI) -- A Somali parliamentarian was killed and another lawmaker injured in a car bomb attack on their vehicle as they drove to a security conference on Monday.
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JAKARTA, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Indonesian military leaders cancelled their attendance at Singapore's international airshow amid a growing rift over Jakarta's decision to name a warship after two marines who bombed a civilian Singaporean target in 1965.
Clashes at Cairo University leave at least one student dead

Clashes at Cairo University leave at least one student dead

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Students at Cairo University in Egypt rallying in support of deposed President and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi clashed with university security guards on Thursday, resulting in the death of at least one student.
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Iran says it will 'eliminate' Israel if attacked

Iran says it will 'eliminate' Israel if attacked

TEHRAN, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned the country's missiles are capable of hitting Israel and said Israel will be "eliminated" if Iran is attacked.

Somali who negotiated ship's release on trial in U.S. for piracy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A Somali official who helped negotiate the release of a Danish-owned ship and its crew went on trial this week in Washington on piracy charges.
Start of curfew pushed back in Egypt as protests become quieter

Start of curfew pushed back in Egypt as protests become quieter

CAIRO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The start of curfew has been pushed back two hours except on Fridays, the Egyptian government announced Saturday.

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Canadian terror suspect thought non-Muslims 'out to get us'

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Bridge collapse in Egypt kills 4, injures 12

OBOUR CITY, Egypt, April 21 (UPI) -- A pedestrian bridge collapsed in Obour City, Egypt, killing four people and injuring 12 others, a military spokesman said.

Egypt-U.S. war games to go on as scheduled

CAIRO, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Egyptian military officials said a joint training exercise with U.S. troops will proceed despite Egypt's ongoing political strife.

Britain earmarks $3.56M for anti-piracy

LONDON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Britain says it has earmarked $3.56 million to support UN anti-piracy efforts that seek to build prisons and upgrade the justice system in Somalia.

Plan transfer of jailed pirates to Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Somali pirates serving sentences in Kenyan jails will be transferred to Somalia, a Somali diplomat said Tuesday.
HRW calls on Bahrain to free protesters

HRW calls on Bahrain to free protesters

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 28 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch called on the government in Bahrain to annul sentences handed down to two pro-democracy advocates in need of urgent medical care.
Libyan troops rout rebels at Tunis border

Libyan troops rout rebels at Tunis border

TRIPOLI, Libya, April 28 (UPI) -- Clashes in Libya Thursday left at least 10 civilians dead and 30 wounded, rebels fighting the regime of Moammar Gadhafi said.

Survey: Iraqi death toll 151,000

BAGHDAD, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Violence claimed the lives of about 151,000 Iraqis between 2003 and 2006, a new survey by the Iraqi government and the World Health Organization estimates.
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Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942) is an American former boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion, who is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight championship boxers of all time. As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. After turning professional, he went on to become the first boxer to win the lineal heavyweight championship three times.

Originally known as Cassius Clay, Ali changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam in 1964, subsequently converting to Islam in 1975. In 1967, Ali refused to be conscripted into the U.S. military, based on his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War. He was arrested and found guilty on draft evasion charges, stripped of his boxing title, and his boxing license was suspended. He was not imprisoned, but did not fight again for nearly four years while his appeal worked its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, where it was successful.

Nicknamed "The Greatest", Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches. Notable among these are three with rival Joe Frazier and one with George Foreman, whom he beat by knockout to win the world heavyweight title for the second time. He suffered only five losses (four decisions and one TKO by retirement from the bout) with no draws in his career, while amassing 56 wins (37 knockouts and 19 decisions). Ali was well known for his unorthodox fighting style, which he described as "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee", and employing techniques such as the rope-a-dope. He was also known for his pre-match hype, where he would "trash talk" opponents on television and in person some time before the match, often with rhymes. These personality quips and idioms, along with an unorthodox fighting technique, made him a cultural icon. In later life, Ali developed Parkinson's disease. In 1999, Ali was crowned "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sports Personality of the Century" by the BBC.

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