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

Ali, a three-time world heavyweight champion and civil rights activist who was an iconic figure of the 20th century, died Friday aged 74 after health problems complicated by a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

The official cause of death was septic shock due to unspecified natural causes.

The dazzling fighter - whose words, often delivered in catchy rhymes, were as devastating as his punches - had been admitted to an Arizona hospital earlier in the week.

Political leaders, sports figures, celebrities and fans around the world paused to remember ""The Greatest,"" whose career spanned three decades.

On Sunday, Ali's relatives will accompany his body from Scottsdale, Arizona to Louisville, his hometown in the southern state of Kentucky.

After a private family funeral on Thursday, Ali's coffin will be transported through the streets of Louisville on Friday, before a public memorial service at an arena, with former president Bill Clinton among celebrities expected to offer eulogies.

The procession has been organized to ""allow anyone that is there from the world to say goodbye,"" family spokesman Bob Gunnell told reporters.

Louisville lowered flags to half-staff in his honor, as fans flocked to the boxer's modest childhood home, now a museum, to pay their respects.

President Barack Obama led tributes for Ali, issuing an unusually personal statement in which he said he keeps a pair of Ali's boxing gloves and a photo in his private study.

""Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period,"" Obama said.

""His fight outside the ring would cost him his title and his public standing. It would earn him enemies on the left and the right, make him reviled and nearly send him to jail. But Ali stood his ground,"" Obama said.

In a possible preview of Bill Clinton's eulogy, he and his wife Hillary, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, said Ali was ""a blend of beauty and grace, speed and strength that may never be matched again.""

Ali will be buried at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, where he was born in 1942.

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SYDNEY, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- One of China's leading airlines, China Eastern Airlines, announced Thursday it will begin a daily flight from Shanghai to the Australian city of Brisbane in the state of Queensland.

The new service is expected to see 120,000 additional visitors over the next four years coming to Australia, and Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk said it will allow even more Chinese tourists to have "access to our best destinations."

"China is Queensland's most valuable and fastest growing international market," Palaszczuk told state parliament on Thursday.

"We know that securing additional international flights to Queensland is the best way to grow tourism."

Queensland Tourism Minister Kate Jones was excited about the new flights, and said in a statement obtained by Xinhua that this was part of an Australia-wide collaboration between stakeholders to further welcome guests from China.

"It will offer Chinese travellers easier access to many of our iconic destinations known for their world-class beauty, natural environments, unique experiences and world-class events," Jones said.

With nearly 120 million outbound Chinese travellers in 2016, Tian Liuwen, executive vice president of China Eastern Airlines, said that these new flights will be able to further serve these tourists, with more seeking to come to Australia than ever before.

"We also believe that China Eastern Airlines will open up new opportunities for economic and cultural exchange not only between Shanghai and Queensland, but also between China and Australia," Tian said.

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CANBERRA, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Australian government will need to head back to the drawing board on its proposed changes to the nation's citizenship test, after the Senate declared that the English language component was too hard.

Under the proposed changes to the citizenship test, prospective Aussies would need to show university-level proficiency in English, something which even the coalition government's own Senators said was too harsh.

In a Senate committee report handed down late on Tuesday night, it was argued that while a firm grasp on the English language was "essential" for citizenship, the government was setting the bar too high.

"(The proficiency requirement) should not be so high as to disqualify from citizenship many Australians who, in the past, and with a more basic competency in the English language, have proven to be valuable members of the Australian community," the report said.

"The committee agrees that a good understanding and use of the English language is essential in order to enjoy the benefits, and fulfils the obligations, of Australian citizenship.

"(But) the committee cautions, however, against the adoption of a standard that many current citizens could not reach."

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