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Argentina's Foreign Minister Hector Timerman on Jan. 15 shows a letter he said was sent in 2013 to Interpol informing it of an agreement reached with Iran's government to investigate the 1994 bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association that killed 85 people. Timerman says he met with Iran in an attempt to solve the case and denies accusations he was part of a cover-up. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Argentine Official Says He Sought Cooperation With Iran, Not Cover-Up

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A woman holds up a portrait of late prosecutor Alberto Nisman near the funeral home where a private wake was held for him Wednesday in Buenos Aires. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Examining The Sinister Background Of Argentina's Spy Agency

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Holocaust survivors light candles during a ceremony at the Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) building for Holocaust Victims Memory Day in Buenos Aires, the site of a deadly bombing two decades ago. Alejandro Pagni/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Holocaust Day, Argentina's Jews Despair Over Deaths, Old And New

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Swedish navy corvette HMS Visby patrols in the Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden, in October. The Swedish military was searching for evidence of suspected undersea activity in its waters amid reports of a Russian submarine intrusion. Marko Saavala/TT News Agency/AP hide caption

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Russian Threats Expose Europe's Military Cutbacks

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman, who assumed the throne on Friday, is shown at the G20 conference in Brisbane, Australia, on Nov. 15, 2014, when he was the crown prince. His succession went smoothly, but the new monarch faces a region in turmoil. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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For The Saudis, A Smooth Succession At A Difficult Moment

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Cherif Kouachi, one of the brothers responsible for the Charlie Hebdo attacks, spent 20 months in Fleury-Merogis prison just outside Paris, where he crossed paths with a radical imam with ties to Osama bin Laden.This photo shows the men's building in May 2014. Charles Platiau/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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French Prisons Prove To Be Effective Incubators For Islamic Extremism

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North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk came to prominence in a 2012 book about his life in a North Korean prisoner camp. He now says some key parts of his story were not true. His case highlights the difficulty in confirming information in a closed society like North Korea. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Ukrainian military officer Nadezhda Savchenko speaks to journalists shortly after her capture in Luhansk, Ukraine, on June 19, 2014. She was apparently captured by pro-Russian insurgents during fighting in eastern Ukraine. But she is being held in Russia, which claims she was arrested in that country. Ukrainian officials say the separatists handed her over to Russia. Igor Golovniov/AP hide caption

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The warden's barracks at a satellite camp of the Buchenwald concentration camp in Schwerte, Germany, on Jan. 13. According to media reports, the city has proposed housing around 20 refugees in buildings at the camp. The move has drawn protests in Germany. Bernd Thissen/DPA/Landov hide caption

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Great Rabbi of France Haim Korsia, right, speaks as the Imam of the eastern suburb of Drancy, Hassen Chalghoumi, left, and others listen during a ceremony at the synagogue of Sarcelles, France, in July 2014, after pro-Palestinian protests in Paris and Sarcelles. Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In A Paris Suburb, Jews And Muslims Live In A Fragile Harmony

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Senior citizens eat dinner in the unheated dining room of their government-funded retirement home in rapidly aging Juegang Township, Rudong County, in eastern China's Jiangsu province. Just a few years ago, the town had only one such facility; now it has five. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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One County Provides Preview Of China's Looming Aging Crisis

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Militants of the Islamic State stand with a captured Iraqi army Humvee outside Baiji oil refinery, north of Baghdad, in June 2014. While there is increased radicalization in many parts of the Arab world, there are also groups and individuals working to deradicalize young Muslim men. AP hide caption

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British writer Salman Rushdie leafs through a book in his study. He went into hiding for years after the Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for his death in 1989. The ayatollah denounced Rushdie's portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad in the novel The Satanic Verses. Terry Smith/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty hide caption

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French soldiers patrol in front of the Eiffel Tower on Wednesday, after heavily armed gunmen stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo and killed at least 12 people — the deadliest attack in France in four decades. Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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