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Dheepan, a French movie about a former Sri Lankan soldier's struggles in a French ghetto after fleeing the separatist war, captured the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or prize on Sunday.

Sri Lankan government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said the award could draw international attention to the new administration's efforts at reconciliation with Tamils following the war that ended in 2009.

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The Tigers, who are still outlawed by most Western nations, were crushed in a major military offensive that ended in May 2009.

But the rout sparked allegations that thousands of mainly Tamil civilians were killed or went missing.

Anthony Davis of the Western Conference All-Star Team drives to the basket during the NBA All-Star Game as part of the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend on Sunday in New Orleans. Photo: CFP

Anthony Davis scored a record 52 points on his home court as the West team continued their domination by outgunning the East 192-182 in the 66th annual NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.

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The teams combined for 374 points and it was the second straight year the teams broke the combined record. Last year, the teams set a record of 369 points in the West's 196-173 win.

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Westbrook tallied 41 points as he was reunited for one night with Durant, who is in his first season with the Golden State Warriors after leaving the Thunder.

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The East led 53-48 after 12 minutes - the 101 combined points was an All-Star Game record for a quarter - and the West took a 97-92 halftime lead.

The 189 first-half points broke the All-Star record of 187 points set in the first half last year with the West leading 104-83.

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