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Cassius Clay kisses his mother, Odessa, in front of their Louisville, Kentucky home as his father, Cassius Sr., and brother, Rudy, look on
© 1978 Gunther

Previously unseen photos show young Muhammad Ali at home

By Azadeh Ansari, CNN
In 1960, Curt Gunther was an established sports photographer. A young boxer named Cassius Clay was heading to the Olympics, unknown by most outside his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and some avid followers of the sport.
Rescue personnel work at the site of a collapsed building in Tainan.

Earthquake rocks city in southern Taiwan

A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan, toppling buildings, wounding hundreds and killing dozens of people. CNN's Azadeh Ansari reports.
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Hotel rooms 1,300 feet off the ground

Travelers looking for a new kind of hotel may want to check out these, CNN's Azadeh Ansari says. Dubbed "hanging hotels," they're entirely suspended off the ground.
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Boy with brain cancer found

The parents who pulled their cancer-stricken son from a British hospital have been arrested. CNN's Azadeh Ansari reports.

Landfill's closure changing lives in Rio

Marilia Brocchetto and Azadeh Ansari, CNN
On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, nestled along Guanabara Bay and within sight of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the world's largest open-air landfills has closed after more than three decades of operation.


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  • Azadeh is multimedia journalist who has been part of CNN's award winning coverage of the most significant news stories of the past half-decade. As a News Editor at CNN International Desk she played an integral role working in a team of CNN journalists covering breaking news around the clock for both TV and digital platforms. Beyond her duties as a News Editor at CNN covering international news, Azadeh's reporting experience also entails domestic news, specifically covering environmental, science and medical topics.

    Prior to joining CNN, Azadeh was a writer and field producer at KTVU-TV, in San Francisco and worked for the investigative department at WDIV-TV in Detroit, Michigan as an investigative field producer. She began her journalist career at WXYZ-TV in Detroit, Michigan, as an associate health and science producer.

    Before becoming a journalist, Azadeh was an adjunct professor teaching college courses in biology, anatomy, and physiology. Azadeh has a bachelor's degree in microbiology and sociology from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in biology from Purdue University. She is fluent in Farsi and proficient in Spanish. Twitter: @Azadeh.