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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (L) greets Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (R) at the Presidential Palace on Aug 31, 2015 in Singapore. El-sissi's three day stop is the first by an Egyptian head of state to Singapore and is part of his tour of Asia. (Photo: AP/Joseph Nair)

A protester raises a placard during a protest to support Malaysian anti-government protesters outside Malaysian Consulate General in Hong Kon on Aug 31, 2015. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak vowed he would not quit over a financial scandal and accused protesters. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)

Thailand's national police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri holds a tablet showing a picture of Wanna Suansan wanted for questioning after bomb making materials were found in a Bangkok apartment she allegedly rented, at the police headquarters in Bangkok on Aug 31, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

Anti-China protesters display placards during a rally in front of the Chinese consulate in Manila on Aug 31, 2015. A military spokesman said the Philippines has asked the US to provide military "assistance" in resupplying and rotating Manila's force in the South China Sea. (Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe)

A prisoner (C) leaves with his crying mother (L) and another relative (R) at the gates of a local jail in the suburbs of Hanoi on Aug 31, 2015 after he was granted a presidential amnesty and released. (Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam)

Rajesh Jain (C) one of the lawyers representing the Jain community, talks to the media after the Supreme Court temporarily lifted a ban on the traditional ritual of "Santhara", or fasting to death in New Delhi on Aug 31, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Money Sharma)

The Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft is transported to a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Aug 31, 2015. Russia's Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew is scheduled to blast off to the ISS on Sep 2. (Photo: AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

A man holds a child as him and others who crossed the border from Serbia wait to be transferred to a refugee camp in Asotthalom, Hungary on Aug 31, 2015. Migrants fearful of death at sea in overcrowded and flimsy boats have instead turned to using a land route to Europe. (Photo: AP/Darko Bandic)

 Sri Lanka's Nuwan Pradeep bowls a ball as India's Rohit Sharma, left, watches on day four of the third cricket test match in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Aug 31, 2015. (Photo: AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Oakland Raiders defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. (97) sacks Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, California on Aug 30, 2015. (Photo: AP/Tony Avelar)

Dicky Pride lines his putt on the 18th green to win the WinCo Foods Portland Open on Aug 30, 2015 in North Plains, Oregon. Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

Chicago White Sox's Tyler Saladino, right, celebrates with teammate Adam Eaton after hitting a baseball game-winning single during the 11th inning against the Seattle Mariners on Aug 30, 2015, in Chicago. The White Sox won 6-5. (Photo: AP/Nam Y. Huh)

Nepalese police stop Hindu activists as they try to break through to a cordoned-off area near parliament during a protest demanding Nepal be declared a Hindu state in Kathmandu. (AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA)

Followers of the conservative influential church Iglesia ni Kristo (Church of Christ) protest in Manila after reports that the Philippine Justice Department was going to investigate alleged anomalies within the leadership of the group. (AFP PHOTO/Jay DIRECTO)

At least 20 were wounded in clashes outside parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, after lawmakers gave initial approval to constitutional changes granting more autonomy to pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. (AFP PHOTO/GENYA SAVILOV)

At least 20 people were wounded in clashes outside parliament in Kiev after lawmakers gave initial approval to constitutional changes granting more autonomy to pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. (AFP PHOTO/SERGEI SUPINSKY)

Migrant children receive snacks in front of the eastern (Keleti) railway station in Budapest, Hungary. The EU is grappling with an unprecedented influx of people fleeing war, repression and poverty in what the bloc has described as its worst refugee crisis in 50 years. (AFP PHOTO/ATTILA KISBENEDEK)

Iraqi families displaced from the areas of Hawija and Hamrin in northern Iraq, due to the advance of the Islamic State militant group, arrive in the Kirkuk governorate in search for safety. (AFP PHOTO/MARWAN IBRAHIM)

Pressure is growing on the Lebanese government after a protest campaign spurred by a trash crisis gave political leaders a deadline to meet their demands. (AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID)

Drummers perform at the Notting Hill Carnival in London. The carnival is the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Australia's Glenn Maxwell prepares to play a shot watched by England's Jos Buttler (L) during the Twenty20 (T20) International cricket match at The Swalec Stadium in Cardiff, south Wales. (AFP PHOTO/GEOFF CADDICK)

India's Virat Kohli plays a shot as Sri Lanka's wicket keeper Kusal Janith Perera watches on day four of the third cricket Test match in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Japan's Kei Nishikori returns a shot to France's Benoit Paire during the first round of the US Open tennis tournament in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

MTN-Qhubeka's Italian cyclist Kristian Sbaragli (R) celebrates ahead of Movistar's Spanish cyclist Jose Joaquin Rojas as he crosses the finish line to win the 10th stage of the 2015 Vuelta Espana cycling tour, a 146.6km stage between Valencia and Castellon. (AFP PHOTO/JOSE JORDAN)

A dolphin mascot leads environmental activists as they march towards the Japanese Embassy at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, to protest the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Nepalese police and United Democratic Madhesi Front activists clash in Birgunj some 90km south of Kathamndu, as anger deepened over the country's draft constitution. (AFP PHOTO/MANISH PAUDEL)

Indian police use water canon to disperse student protesters near the Legislative Assembly in Lucknow, as they demand the state government allot permanent jobs to them. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Australian journalist Alan Morison (R) and Thai colleague Chutima Sidasathian (L) were cleared of defaming the Thai navy and other related charges in a report they published in 2013 on the trafficking of Muslim minority Rohingya people from Myanmar. (AFP PHOTO/PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL)

An Indian family prepare to cross floodwaters on a banana raft at Balimukh village, about 70km east of Gauhati, India, as monsoon floods inundated hundreds of villages across the northeast Indian state of Assam. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) pray during a ceremony near where police officers died after clashes in front of the parliament in Kiev. Tensions flared over controversial legislation giving more autonomy to Moscow-backed rebels. (AFP PHOTO/PRESIDENTIAL PRESS-SERVICE/MICHAIL PALINCHAK)

Migrants wait on a platform of the Eastern (Keleti) railway station of Budapest, Hungary, as the last train leaves in the direction of Austria and Germany. The EU is grappling with an unprecedented influx of people fleeing war, repression and poverty. (AFP PHOTO/ATTILA KISBENEDEK)

A city employee cuts broken branches with a chainsaw in a parc in Montauban, southern France, after a violent overnight storm caused widespread damage in the area, interrupting the railway system and delaying the start of the new school year for many pupils. (AFP PHOTO/PASCAL PAVANI)

Tractors stand in the centre of Munich, southern Germany, during a protest against low milk prices. Some 3,000 milk producers attended the protest. (AFP PHOTO/DPA/MARC MUELLER)

Sri Lankan cricketer Kusal Perera (C) plays a shot as Indian wicketkeeper Naman Ojha (R) looks on during the fifth and final day of the third and final Test match at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo. (AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA)

Filipino-Chinese tycoon and owner of flag carrier Philippine Airlines Lucio Tan (R) smiles next to his wife Carmen (C) and daughter-in-law Julie Tan (L) at a restaurant in Manila on Aug 27, 2015. Tan is listed by Forbes magazine as the fourth richest man in the Philippine. (Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe)

Student protesters Joshua Wong (L) and Nathan Law (C) talk to the media outside the Wanchai police station in Hong Kong on Aug 27, 2015. The students reported to police for investigation into their participation in the 2014 pro-democracy Occupy movement. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez)

A Chinese investor walks past a display of the Shanghai Composite Index at a brokerage in Beijing. (Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan)

Visitors to Tiananmen Square walk past decorations set up ahead of the Sept 3 massive military parade commemorating the end of World War II in Beijing on Aug 27, 2015. China says the parade is about marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender. (Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan)

Indian Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi (C) greets saffron farmers at a rally in Pampore on Aug 27,2015. The Congress leader, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, addressed an audience of saffron growers. (Photo: AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

Balloons of the installation "Heartbeat" are seen at Covent Garden Market in London on Aug 27, 2015. "Heartbeat" is French artist Charles Petillon’s first public art installation and his first ever live work outside of France, uniting modern art with world-class architecture. (AP/Frank Augstein)

Ukrainian scouts patrol a neutral zone to survey the position of pro-Russian rebels in the Lugansk region on Aug 27, 2015. Ties between the EU and Russia remain at their lowest ebb over the conflict in Ukraine, ahead of a series of key talks. (Photo: AFP/Anatoli Stepanov)

Refugees walk through a field after crossing from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke on Aug 27, 2015. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary. (Photo: AP/Darko Bandic)

Sri Lanka's Dushmantha Chameera delivers a ball during a practice session ahead of their third test cricket match against India in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Aug 27, 2015. The third test cricket match begins Friday, Aug 28. (Photo: AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Belarus's Aliaksandr Stsiashenka (white) fights against Portugal's Carlos Luz during the men’s qualification match, in the -81kg category at the the IJF Judo World Championship in Astana, on Aug 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jack Guez)

United States' Brianna Rollins, left, and Britain's Cindy Ofili compete in a round one heat of the women’s 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing on Aug 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Kin Cheung)

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Bo Schultz works against the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning of a baseball game on Aug 26, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. The Blue Jays won 12-4. (Photo: AP/Tony Gutierrez)

A Royal Malaysian policewoman (C) adjusts her helmet during the rehearsals for the upcoming National Day celebrations at the Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur on Aug 28, 2015. Malaysia will celebrate its 58th National Day on Aug 31. (Photo: AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha (3rd L) bows in front of the colours as Philippine President Benigno Aquino (L) looks on as they review an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony in the Malacanang Palace grounds in Manila on Aug 28, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe)

Giang Son, deputy head of the president's office, speaks during a press conference to announce the presidential amnesty decision in Hanoi on Aug 28, 2015. Vietnam said it will free more than 18,200 prisoners to mark its Sep 2 independence day celebrations. (Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam)

U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice (L) takes part in talks with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (R) at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Aug 28, 2015. (Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan, Pool)

An injured Indian civilian of cross border firing arrives at the Government Medical College hospital in Jammu, India on Aug 28, 2015. Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire overnight in the divided region of Kashmir. (Photo: AP/Channi Anand)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures as he makes his opening remarks during the World Assembly for Women conference in Tokyo on Aug 28, 2015. Japan kicked off the conference, as Abe moves to boost the role of females in the world's third largest economy. (Photo: AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Aug 28, 2015 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) attending an enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK). (Photo: AFP/KCNA via KNS)

Syrian refugees run after entering Hungary from Serbia through a barbed wire fence on Aug 28, 2015. Hungary deployed police reinforcements to rein in an unrelenting flow of migrants across its porous border, but refugee activists said the effort appeared futile in a nation. (Photo: AP/Darko Bandic)

India's Cheteshwar Pujara plays a shot against Sri Lanka on the day one of their third test cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Aug 28, 2015. (Photo: AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Japan's Keisuke Ushiro competes in the men’s shot put decathlon at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing on Aug 28, 2015. (Photo: AP/Kin Cheung)

Sweden's Marcus Nyman (blue) fights against Mongolia's Otgonbaatar Lkhagvasuren during their men’s qualification bout, in the -90 kg category at the the IJF Judo World Championship in Astana, on Aug 28, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Vasily Maximov)

Thomaz Bellucci, of Brazil, returns a shot from Malek Jaziri, of Tunisia, during a quarterfinal in the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Aug 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Chuck Burton)

South Korean army's Surion helicopter fires flare shells during the South Korea-US joint military live-fire drills at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea, near the border with North Korea. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Vasyl Hrytsak, Head of the Security Service of Ukraine, presents evidences of the Russian troops presence on the east of Ukraine during a press conference in Kiev. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

The Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant unit OL3 and the reactor hall in Eurajoki, western Finland. Testing of Finland's troubled EPR nuclear reactor is to begin in February 2016. (AFP/Lehtikuva/Martti Kainulainen)

A migrant boy looks through a window onboard a train for Serbia at the new transit center for migrants at the border line between Greece and Macedonia near the town of Gevgelija. (AFP/Robert Atanasovki)

A firefighter sprays water on a garbage pile that caught fire in the Lebanese capital capital Beirut. With no replacement for the country's largest landfill, the trash crisis sparked protests and calls for the government's resignation. (AFP/Joseph Eid)

Hundreds of teachers hold a protest at the Independencia square, in Uruguay. The mass protest was held to demand the government to abolish a recent decree declaring the "essentiality" of public education services, amid a struggle for an increased education budget. (AFP/Pablo Porciuncula)

Members of the NGO Rio da Paz hold a banner that reads " Who Killed the 19?" during a demonstration in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Nineteen people were killed after a wave of overnight shootings in Osasco and Barueri, in the metropolitan area of Sao Paulo, that many blame on the police. (AFP/Nelson Almeida)

The inflatable sculpture "Poulpe" (Octopus) by French artists "Les Plasticiens Volants" is displayed at La Villette as part of the exhibition 'L'air des Geants", "The Air of the Giants", in Paris, France. (AP/Francois Mori)

Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon throws to first base to complete a double play during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Miami. (AP/Wilfredo Lee)

Jamaica's Danielle Williams (4R) clears a hurdle on her way to winning the gold medal in the women's 100m hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. (AP/Andy Wong)

Lexi Thomspon tees off on the 7th hole during the second round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill in Prattville, Alabama. (AFP/Todd Warshaw)

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, with exercise rider George Alvarez up, works out at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. (AP/Hans Pennink)

A Malaysian protestor wears a scarf during the anti-government rally near Independence square in Kuala Lumpur. Protestors called for the prime minister's ouster over corruption allegations and demanded broader reforms, spurning police warnings declaring the rally illegal. (AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

Policemen take away a suspect in the August 17 Bangkok shrine bombing at a compound in a Bangkok suburb. The bomb attack, which is Thailand's worst single mass-casualty attack, killed 20 people and wounded scores more. (AFP/Christophe Archambault)

Anti-racism protesters rally in Dresden, stronghold of the anti-Islam PEGIDA movement. Activists demonstrate in solidarity with migrants, in a show of defiance against far-right extremists who have mounted protests the influx of migrants to Germany. (AFP/Robert Michael)

A Lebanese anti-government protester demonstrates against the trash crisis and government corruption, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (AP/Bilal Hussein)

A wounded Ukrainian serviceman looks on during a memorial ceremony in Kiev to mark the first anniverary of the battle of Iloviask near Donetsk. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

A man on a loader cleans garbage dumped by the overflow of a canal caused by heavy rains from Tropical Storm Erika in Port-au-Prince. Erika left at least 20 people dead when it swept over the tiny island nation of Dominica. (AFP/Hector Retamal)

Families wait to receive school supplies during the operation "Rentree pour tous" (Back to school for everyone) organized by the association "Force des mixites" which aims to offer free school supplies to underprivileged children in Aubervilliers, Paris. (AFP/Miguel Medina)

Iraqis wait to board a plane from the international airport in the city of Najaf to Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

Chelsea's Willian (L) competes for the ball with Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha during the EPL match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge stadium in London. (AP/Matt Dunham)

Jamaica's Usain Bolt crosses the finish line as Jamaica wins the men’s 4x100m relay final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. (AP/David J Phillip)

Spain’s Hector Barbera of Avintia Ducati falls from his bike during Moto GP qualifying at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, England. (AP/Rui Vieira)

Tennessee Titans safety Daimion Stafford (bottom R) trips Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West (35) during the second half of a preseason NFL game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (AP/Charlie Riedel)