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High emotion as tens of thousands of people pay their respects to


Muhammad Ali. Chanting, cheering and tears as his Cortez is driven


through his hometown. Mike Tyson and Will Smith were among the


pallbearers. Unprecedented security in Paris as fans gather for the Euro


2016 tournament. Kick-off for the France game against Romania is in


one hour. And a National Service of thanks giving forward the Queen in


London to mark the 90th birthday. It is a double celebration as the Duke


of Edinburgh attends 95. 74 years ago, Cassius Marcellus Clay


was born into a world of poverty and racial discrimination


in Louisville, Kentucky. Today, thousands of fans gathered


there for Muhamad Ali's funeral, celebrating the life


of arguably the best-loved We can cross live now


to Laura Trevelyan in Louisville. It's an emotional day he here, where


thousands of people have lined the route of Muhammad Ali's final


journey. People threw flowers, they cried, cheered, chanted. This is a


day that Muhammad Ali himself happily choreographed, every detail,


from the root of his final procession to the memorial service


that will be held this afternoon. He wanted is like to be held in the way


that he chose, his performance inside the ring and outside the ring


as a civil rights advocate and a proud American Muslim. Here is my


colleague John south. The man they call the Louisville lip


on his final lap. At the funeral, pallbearers gather. Former world


heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson, as his coughing is loaded into the


hearse. A final journey that will take in the streets from around his


home where he grew up, and where he fought the segregation of that time.


Around him, the street I literally echoing to his name. Lining the


route, those whose lives he touched and the people who knew him as a


friend. What was he like as a man? Funny, he had a great sense of


humour. He did the magical tricks. When you leave Ali, you always think


because he has nothing to say to bring on wisdom. I was and still am


very sad, but he left a legacy that will keep going. He has just gone


very short time. He lives in us. Since his death was announced, the


Muhammad Ali Centre has become a mini shrine, a people where people


can come together. I spoke to his friend and fellow civil rights


activist. They embrace his genius, the world, and I am sad because I


will miss him. His life and legacy and music lives on. It may be over


50 years since he fought his battles on race and the Vietnam War, and 50


years since he became world Champion, but this is someone whose


significance went way beyond sports and politics and he transcends the


generations. There are young and old on the streets today, and to modern


America, his fight against injustice and intolerance still resonates. He


is a cultural icon, and to those on the streets, he was and still


remains the greatest. Our North America editor reporting


there. It feels as though the world has come to Louisville today, but


one person who couldn't be here today was President Barack Obama,


and that is because his daughters graduating from high school today


and he wanted to be there. But he has paid tribute to Muhammad Ali.


There have been times were I have been the underdog, just like the


champ, and there were times when I got beat up a little bit and had to


come back. That's what these boxing gloves represent. So I just want to


say to you, not just all the fans around the world who drew such


inspiration from Muhammad Ali, but most importantly to his family, to


his wife and kids, to everybody who I know is celebrating a life this


week, it's very rare where a figure captures the imagination of the


entire world, and it even rarer when that figure does so by being open


and funny and generous and courageous. He was one of a kind


and, in my book, he will always be the greatest. President Obama there


being tribute to Muhammad Ali. People have come from all corners of


the world from across America to pay their respects to the boxing great.


One of these people is the Reverend Jesse Jackson, the civil rights


leader. Here's what he had to say earlier. He was the master of his


skill, arguably the best boxer of all time, certainly in the world. He


used that exalted platform to due two things, one was to reflect upon


the painful past come he grew up in the racial apartheid, ... And he


couldn't be served here in a restaurant in Louisville. His


parents had to pay taxes and couldn't vote. He was pained by


that. He chose to get better and not bitter. And I'm glad. He kept


embracing all people and religions. It then became crunch time, to


become killed... Said the US Government tried to draft him to the


Vietnam War. But he said that he wouldn't fight in the Vietnam War.


He said that he had no quarrel with them. 3 million people were killed


in that war. He refused to go, but huge criticism by the press, by his


own religion and friends, yet he lived to go from being reviled, he


outlived the criticism of his and Taiwan position -- anti-war. He made


such a sacrifice. He was banned from boxing for three years. Yes, and


willing to go to jail for five years. That level of sacrifice takes


him to a level of seriousness and authenticity beyond the average. He


is a Champion in the boxing ring but a hero outside the ring. And that


was the Reverend Jesse Jackson talking to me little earlier.


Joining me to reflect on everything we have seen so far and what to come


is BBC corresponded. It feels at the world is here. People have come from


across the world and America. What have people been seen to you about


what Muhammad Ali meant to them? They keep saying, he is one of us. I


got here at seven o'clock in the morning and the queues were snaking


around the building, three lanes deep. I spoke to someone who had


stayed up all night to get a ticket for this. Another person had come


all the way from Los Angeles, someone named after Muhammad Ali. He


always made a point to himself that if you outlived Muhammad Ali, he


would go to the funeral wherever it was because he Muhammad Ali was a


beacon of hope for him. And what is your feeling about what Muhammad Ali


stood for? What is driving people? I think it goes bigger than that.


You're talking about a man who was willing to stand up and say, I had


the greatest, at a time when America was racially divided. It was


empowering, it made you feel proud to be black. A lot of people talk


about how America was racially divided at the time, and they took a


lot of inspiration about someone if you stayed strong in this adversity.


Fighting for the biggest prize in boxing, that helped to cement his


legacy. In the next hour or so, that star-studded memorial service is due


to begin. What can we expect there? It was very carefully planned by the


Muhammad Ali himself. Yes, it was a ten year plan. He signed off on its


years ago. He wanted a demon, he wanted Bill Clinton to be given


eulogies -- a theme. There are so many layers to him, which is why I


think it will be so difficult to replace him in the future. It gave


people courage to stand up and be antiestablishment. The fact that he


was willing to risk it all shows how his influence goes way beyond that.


I have spoken to people from all over the world and that shows the


impact this man had. Thank you very much for joining us. That's memorial


service will be carried live here on BBC news when it happens. We are


expecting it to happen in about an hour. An extraordinary day here in


Louisville, Kentucky, as their city remembers its a bit son Muhammad


Ali. A National Service of thanksgiving has taken place at St


Paul's Cathedral to mark the Queen's 90th birthday. The service was


attended by members of the Royal family, including the Duke of


Edinburgh on his own 95th birthday. Between them, they've known 185


years of life's experiences, 90 years in the case of the Queen, 95


years in the case of the Duke. He celebrates his birthday today. But


if the long life of a monarch which brings together people in St Paul's


Cathedral. For her faithful devotion, dutiful commitment, loving


leadership, gentle constancy, royal dignity and kindly humanity. She's


been known to tell clergyman not to overdo the praise on occasions like


this, but as family members who will follow in her footsteps and


politicians whose time on the national stage comes and goes


listened, the Archbishop of Canterbury to find a contribution to


national life, the likes of which we won't see again. We look back at Her


Majesty's time in our nation with deep wonder and profound gratitude.


Through war and hardship, through turmoil and change, your Majesty,


today we rejoice with a way in which God's loving care has sustained you.


As well as Prince Philip marking his 95th birthday today. Reflections on


the passing of the year is written by 119-year-old comedy Paddington


Bear creator Michael Bond, read by another 19-year-old Sir David


Attenborough, used words written by the Queen's father. Truly, if you


put your hand into the hand of God, that shall be to you better than


light and safer than in own way. Members of different faith groups


joined an act of thanksgiving, a reminder of how Britain has changed


during the course of the Queen's rain. One feature that has remained


constant and for that person on this day, the congregation sang the


national anthem with more than usual feeling. The Queen left Saint Pauls,


steadying herself on a specially installed handrail. At 90, a head of


state at the beginning of three days marking this milestone.


In other stories, police and Bangladesh


militants following a series of attacks on minority


On Friday, a Hindu monastery worker was hacked to death


About 40 people, including secular bloggers, academics and members


of religious minorities, have been killed in attacks


An international aid convoy in Syria has delivered desperately needed aid


to the Damascus suburb of Daraya, for the first time


Trucks carrying medicine, food and flour have


Daraya has witnessed some of the worst bombardment


during the country's civil war, now in its sixth year.


Scientists in Canada are reporting encouraging results


for an aggressive treatment for the debilitating disease,


The researchers describe in the medical journal, The Lancet,


how they used chemotherapy to destroy a small group


These were then rebuilt, using stem cells.


About two million people worldwide suffer from MS.


The 15th, and biggest, European Football Championship gets


It all starts with the host nation France against Romania


these pictures show the cloud arriving ahead of that big opening


game. And unsurprisingly it is mostly French fans. Most seem to be


in good spirits despite a very stringent security checks.


A massive security operation is underway with the country


More trouble with English fans down south.


Yes, given everything that you have just said, the French authorities


have got plenty to concern themselves with opt on the security


front given everything that happened last year. Once again, some English


fans are living up to very old stereotypes. Last night, just before


midnight, we saw clashes between fans and French police. Tear gas was


fired, we know two fans were arrested. Today, we understand a


group of fans has been drinking in the area all day long and again we


have had violent clashes between these English men and French riot


police. We have got a whole lot of detail on what sparked the violence,


or how many people were involved -- we don't have a lot of detail, but


once again English fans are making headlines for the wrong reasons. I


think there is particular frustration that given the huge


efforts the bench security are taking -- French security, there are


also having to focus on keeping an eye on a group of drunken


Englishmen. And what is the industrial action


that has paralysed in France at the moment, is that good to interrupt


the tournament? It is a big question, certainly it


has been at the front of political discussions today. It has been


forcefully said that no French people should try to undermine what


should be a successful celebration. Union leaders have said that they


didn't pick the date of this tournament, there is a social


movement going on and it shouldn't stop. But we are talking about


potential large-scale disruption, rather than actual large-scale


disruption. There has been a rolling rail strike going on for a number of


weeks. That doesn't seem to be having a huge impact on rail


services. It could affect fans get into certain games, but that doesn't


appear to have manifested itself in a certain way. Although the


Government has focused on those protests not getting in the way of


the fans' experience, and some are suggesting that they may use this as


a way of getting leverage with the government, at the moment that is


more of a potential disruption that a real one.


The online company Gawker Media has been fined. We are joined by our


business corresponded to joined us from New York. The auction process


has been filed. -- they are being auctioned off. They have decided


that they are going to continue to fight this case. There is a bit of a


legal loophole in which a judge has said that they will have to pay a


$15 million bond. But bilingual chapter 11 allows them that some


protections, at least from starting to pay some big chapter 11s in this


case. Especially since Gawker Media have said that they are going to be


fighting this case. If you listen to the CEO of Gawker Media, he is very


confident that they will be able to win on the appeal. And when it comes


to the value of this company, there is one bid of 100 million, is that


an right price? The company that is now being rumoured to at least put


in a bid for it, it is a company that has been struggling in the


computer space. They were really good at computer magazines, they are


no longer in that space because print is very difficult, so that


could be a good acquisition for them.


A BBC investigation has found young migrants,


including teenagers, are resorting to prostitution


The authorities say nearly 60,000 migrants are currently in Greece


scattered in various camps across the Aegean islands


They imagined Europe as a place where they would


rebuild their lives, but the borders have closed


and the nearly 60,000 migrants in Greece are stranded.


The sanctuary they sought has become a dead end.


In Athens, beyond the isolation of the camps,


This park is in the centre of the city, where young men face


choices they couldn't have imagined before starting their journey.


Walk along the path and you discover a world of open drug use


and male prostitution, a place of lawlessness where young


migrants resort to selling sex for a few euros.


His hope to reach Germany has vanished, but he needs 400 euros,


around ?300, to pay the smugglers who will take him home.


TRANSLATION: I have no other way to make money,


so I have sex with old men here for five or 10 euros.


How did you feel the first time you do it?


TRANSLATION: I had never done this before.


This may just look like rubbish, but if you look closely at these


places, it is littered with used condoms, paper tissues, evidence


The migrants and their clients don't go very far to conduct


They just step into the bushes and do it right here.


Young men are effectively trapped behind these railings,


often lured by a stranger pretending to offer help.


Somebody approaches them, they say to them, OK,


I'm here, I can help you, or you can earn some money


We saw teenagers waiting for clients in the park.


Amir, an Afghan, who says he is 20 but looks much younger,


has told us boys as young as 15 are selling themselves.


Astonishingly, Amir said he was grateful to find all the men


so he could earn money, but he's also scared and ashamed.


TRANSLATION: I've thought of suicide several times,


but then I think of my mother and the pain she would go through.


So you now regret to have come to Europe?


TRANSLATION: Yes, I'd rather be home with my family.


Hopelessness has parked a mass movement of people into Europe.


The closing of borders has created a desperation,


which is pushing young men into a world


Just before we leave you, let's take you back to France, to the Stade de


France, the game between France and Firmino beginning in about an hour.


A different story in the south, however. There was clashes between


youths. Police fired tear gas. Hearing that English fans had been


drinking all day long and had been involved in skirmishes all day long.


A very different story here in Paris, there's the gaining of the


euro 2016, police on the streets ensuring the safety of the players


and the fans. Goodbye. Difficult to put detail on the


weather as we will see a lot of


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