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In this undated photo provided by the French Interior Ministry, French emergency rescue services work at the site of the Germanwings jet that crashed on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 near Seyne-les-Alpes, France. The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. (AP Photo/French Interior Ministry, Francis Pellier)
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French pilots suing over leaks in German jet crash probe

Retired tennis player Bob Hewitt sits in the dock in a court east of Johannesburg, South Afirca, Monday, March 23, 2015. Hewitt, a former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion, was convicted in a South African court of rape and sexual assault decades after the alleged assaults. (AP Photo)
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South African judge convicts retired tennis player of rape

Mohammed Jaser, centre, father of Raed Jaser, leaves court after two men accused of plotting to attack a Via Rail passenger train travelling from New York to Toronto were found guilty of terror-related charges in Toronto on Friday, March 20, 2015. Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier faced a total of nine terrorism charges in connection with the plot. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
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2 in Toronto-NYC train terror plot found guilty

In this Dec. 30, 2014 file photo, Cho Hyun-ah, former vice president of Korean Air Lines Co., arrives at the Seoul Western District Prosecutors Office in Seoul, South Korea. A flight attendant who was harassed by Cho in what became known as the nut rage case filed a civil lawsuit against the airline and the executive. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
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Nut rage flight attendant sues Korean Air, former exec

Danica Weeks, who lost her husband on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, poses for a photo with her sons Lincoln, 4, front right and Jack,1, outside the Australia Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Weeks and her two sons are in Canberra to meet prime minister Tony Abbott and attend a briefing with officials about the ongoing search efforts for the plane that has been missing since March 8, 2014.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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Giving up Flight 370 search would be bitter pill for many

In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, British pop star Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London. Gary Glitter has been jailed for sixteen years for sexual assaults on three girls dating back to the 1970s. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Former pop star Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years in prison

In this Jan. 9, 2014 filr photo the medieval Dome Reliquary (13th century) of the Welfenschatz, is displayed at the Bode Museum in Berlin. The heirs of Nazi-era Jewish art dealers said they have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. suing Germany and a German museum for the return of a medieval treasure trove worth an estimated US$ 226 million. The suit, which attorneys said was filed late Monday, Feb 23, 2015 in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., is the latest salvo in a long running campaign by the heirs for return of the so-called Welfenschatz, or Guelph Treasure _ which they claim their ancestors sold under Nazi pressure. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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Jewish heirs sue Germany in US over medieval art treasure

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Hong Kong captain gets 8 years for deadly 2012 sea collision

Former International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves his hotel in Lille, northern France, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 as he goes on trial for sex charges at a court. Strauss-Kahn sat nonchalantly with folded-arms and stretched legs Tuesday, before telling a French court he was completely unaware that women who participated in orgies at luxury hotels in Paris and Washington were prostitutes. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
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DSK on trial: Shocking sex, but weak case against him

Flowers and candles lay in front of the Jewish Synagogue, in Copenhagen, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, following the attacks at the weekend. One person was killed and two policemen wounded in front of the Synagogue in Copenhagen. Danish police shot and killed a man early Sunday suspected of carrying out shooting attacks at a free speech event and then at a Copenhagen synagogue, killing a Danish documentary filmmaker and a member of the Scandinavian country's Jewish community. Five police officers were also wounded in the attacks. (AP Photo/Polfoto, Jens Dresling)
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2 suspected accomplices deny helping Copenhagen gunman

A bus carrying Cho Hyun-ah, the former vice president of Korean Air Lines Co. arrives for her trial at the Seoul Western District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. A Seoul court on Thursday found Cho guilty of violating aviation safety law after a trial that stemmed from her tantrum over how she was served macadamia nuts on a flight. The court said Cho was guilty of forcing a flight to change its route, the most serious of the charges she faced. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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Court sentences Korean Air nut rage exec to 1 year in prison

Former grand slam tennis doubles champion Bob Hewitt outside a Johannesburg court Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Hewitt, who is on trial for rape and sexual assault of minors in the country, has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo)
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Bob Hewitt testifies at his rape trial, denies charges

In this file photo taken on Jan. 14, 2012, the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia lays on its side after running aground the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. A prosecutor in the trial for the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia contends that 32 people died not because the luxury cruise liner crashed into a reef, but due to "chaos, delays, errors" under the captain's watch. Prosecutor Alessandro Leopizzi was making final arguments Friday in the trial in Grosseto, Tuscany, of Francesco Schettino, who captained the Italian liner which capsized near tiny Giglio island in 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Prosecutors: Concordia ship captain should have saved all

In this May 26, 2014 file photo, Rina Kawaei, center, and Anna Iriyama, right, two members of Japan's popular female pop group AKB48, leave a hospital, wearing hats and covering their hands with towels, in Morioka, northern Japan, after being treated hand and head injuries they suffered from an attack by a saw-wielding man during a fan event on the previous day. A man who slashed the two last year has been sentenced to six years in prison. Kyodo news service says that Satoru Umeta was sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 after pleading guilty to the attack. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File)
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Man who slashed AKB48 members gets 6-year sentence in Japan

A Femen activist is held down as another is taken away by police officers during their protest Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 in front of the Lille courthouse in Lille, northern France, where Dominique Strauss-Kahn goes on trial for sex charges in France. The former head of the International Monetary Fund, whose career went down in flames amid accusations of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York, is facing similarly shocking charges in France: aggravated pimping and involvement in a prostitution ring operating out of luxury hotels. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
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Topless protesters converge on Strauss-Kahn trial

Francesco Schettino sits in front of two laptops during a pause of his trial at the Grosseto court, Italy, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Whatever verdict is delivered in the trial of the Italian sea captain for the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia cruise liner and for the deaths of 32 people, survivors and victims' families already are wondering if justice will be done. The trial, expected to bring a verdict this week, has a sole defendant. Francesco Schettino is accused of causing the shipwreck on the night of Jan. 13, 2012, when he steered too close to a tiny Tuscan island, smashing into a granite reef that sliced open the hull, sending seawater rushing in. (AP Photo/Giacomo Aprili)
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Survivors ask: Will justice be done for Concordia shipwreck?

In this Oct. 19, 2012 file photo the entrance with the inscription "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Sets You Free) gate of the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz is pictured at the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial in Oswiecim, Poland. A 94-year-old man, deported from the U.S. for lying about his Nazi past, is unfit for trial on allegations he was an accessory to thousands of murders as an SS guard at Auschwitz, a German court said Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. The Ellwangen state court said Hans Lipschis is suffering from “worsening dementia” and could not be tried. He was charged with 10,510 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served as a guard at the death camp from 1941 to 1943. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
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‘Accountant of Auschwitz’ to go on trial in Germany in April

This Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, file photo shows former IMF Secretary General Dominique Strauss-Kahn arriving for the award ceremony at the 40th American Film Festival in Deauville, Normandy, western France. The French economist known universally by his initials DSK, faces up to 10 years in prison and a 1.5 million euro ($1.7 million) fine on charges of aggrevated pimping, along with over a dozen other French and Belgian businessmen and police officers at the trial beginning Monday at a courthouse in the northern French city of Lille. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
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French pimping trial to start for ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn

In this Nov. 22, 2010 file photo, Panama's Deputy Foreign Minister Alvaro Aleman, right, accompanies Maria del Pilar Hurtado, former head of Colombia's domestic intelligence agency, as she leaves the foreign ministry building, in Panama City. After several years on the run the ex-spy chief surrendered to authorities in Panama, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, to face charges of spying on opponents of Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe. She’s now being held at the chief prosecutor’s office in Colombia awaiting arraignment. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)
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Ex-spy chief wanted in Colombia for wiretaps surrenders

In this Feb. 8, 2006 file photo, Sly Stone from the group Sly and the Family Stone performs at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles jury has awarded $5 million to funk legend Stone in a breach-of-contract suit against his business partners. Jurors on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, found that Stone's ex-manager Gerald Goldstein, attorney Glenn Stone and the company Even Street Productions owed him royalties. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
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LA jury awards $5 million to funk legend Sly Stone

This Nov. 13, 2005 file photo made from television shows Iraqi Sajida al-Rishawi opens her jacket and shows an explosive belt as she confesses on Jordanian state-run television to her failed bid to set off an explosives belt inside one of the three Amman hotels targeted by al-Qaida. Al-Rishawi, was sentenced to death. In January 2015, almost a decade later, she has emerged as a potential bargaining chip in negotiations over Japanese hostages held by the Islamic State group, the successor of al-Qaida in Iraq, which orchestrated the Jordan attack. (AP Photo/Jordanian TV, File)
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Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis

In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 file photo, Marina Litvinenko, the widow of former Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko, speaks to the media as she leaves at the end of a pre-inquest review at Camden Town Hall in London. More than eight years on and with the U.K.-Russia relations at their iciest since the Cold War, an inquiry is opening on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 into the killing of the Russian intelligence agent turned Kremlin critic. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
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Judge opens inquiry into death of ex-Russian spy Litvinenko

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