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Muhammad Ali  knocking out George Foreman during the so-called Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire on  October 30th, 1974. China is now throwing its investment hat in the African ring. Photograph: The Ring Magazine/Getty Images

Remember the Rumble in the Jungle? The 1974 Muhammad Ali versus George Foreman fight in Zaire was one of the biggest upsets in sporting history. Ali w(...)

Sr Maura O’Donoghue, a Medical Missionary of Mary from Kilfenora, in Co Clare

Reports last week Pope Francis said the Catholic Church has faced a persistent problem of sexual abuse of nuns by priests and even bishops, seem to ha(...)

In his introduction to “McIlvanny On Boxing”, the sports writer gave an insight into his modus operandi when it came to Muhammad Ali – not to mention the advantages he had as a Sunday writer. He died aged 84 last Thursday. File photograph: PA Wire

We are a self-important people, sportswriters. Like, even just read that sentence back. You’d be hard pressed to start a Monday morning with much more(...)

 Medécins Sans Frontières staff   treat a suspected Ebola patients in  Congo in 2007. Photograph: Pascale Zintzen/Reuters/MSF

At least 17 people have died in an area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an outbreak of Ebola, t(...)

 Singer Miley Cyrus calls for action on gun control during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on Saturday.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the US capital to call for tighter gun laws in one of the biggest mass protests se(...)

Muhammad Ali: accidental boxer was ranked the greatest athlete of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated magazine. Photograph: Getty Images

The Greatest Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) Born Cassius Marcellus Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of a house painter, the man who would change h(...)

Muhammad Ali poses with gloves in this undated portrait. Photograph: Action Images/Reuters

Muhammad Ali, the three-time heavyweight champion, who was one of the best known and loved sportsmen of the 20th century has died at a hospital in Pho(...)

Researchers hope eventually to enrol up to 30,000 people in the trial. Photograph: Reuters/Eddie Keogh

The first batch of an experimental Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline(GSK) has been shipped to West Africa and is expected to arrive in Liberia lat(...)

An Ebola patient arriving at Geneva University Hospital HUG in Geneva, Switzerland on November 21st. Early safety trials for a new vaccine to combat the deadly disease have had encouraging results. Photograph: EPA/Julien Gregorio

An experimental Ebola vaccine caused no serious side effects and produced an immune response in all 20 healthy volunteers who received it in an early-(...)

 Muhammad Ali (right) covers up against George Foreman during their world heavyweight boxing title fight in Kinshasa, Zaire.  Photograph: Getty Images

When Muhammad Ali rumbled in the jungle with George Foreman exactly 40 years ago on Thursday, they were safely distant from the dying embers of a con(...)

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