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Salma Hayek hopes The Prophet inspires new generations

Mexican and American actress Salma Hayek poses for photographers as she arrives to her international premiere film "The Prophet," an animated feature film she co-produced, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, April 27, 2015. Hayek is in Lebanon for the film, written and directed by Roger Allers, the maker of the Disney production The Lion King. The film tells the story of a young girl who finds the voice she lost through her friendship with a poet imprisoned for his ideas. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

BEIRUT (AP) — Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film “The Prophet” she co-produced has been a personal passion project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.

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France probes migrant abuse claims linked to 2022 World Cup

PARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations that construction company Vinci gravely mistreated migrant workers in Qatar as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup.

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France probes migrant abuse claims linked to 2022 World Cup

PARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations that construction company Vinci gravely mistreated migrant workers in Qatar as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup.

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Bellucci beats Youzhny in 1st round of Istanbul Open

ISTANBUL (AP) — Thomaz Bellucci defeated seventh-seeded Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 (5), 6-3 Monday in the opening round of the inaugural Istanbul Open.

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Qatar reconsiders SportAccord sponsorship after Vizer speech

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Qatar Olympic Committee is reconsidering its sponsorship of a major international sports convention following the blistering attack on the IOC by the head of the conference.

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