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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)

South Korean presidential security adviser Kim Kwan-jin and Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo shake hands with Hwang Pyong-so, North Korea's top political officer, and Kim Yang-gon, a senior North Korean official at Panmunjom. (The South Korean Unification Ministry via AP)

Anti-North Korean activists shout slogans as they protest on the Unification Bridge that leads to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea in Paju. (AFP PHOTO/Ed Jones)

French President Francois Hollande (2nd L) awards France's top Legion d'Honneur medal to off-duty US serviceman Spencer Stone (2nd R), as US serviceman Alek Skarlatos applauds, in recognition of their bravery after they overpowered a gunman in a train attack. (AFP/POOL/MICHEL EULER)

Firefighters work to cool hotspots left from a wildfire in Chelan, Washington, as wildfires rage in the drought-stricken region. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

One of the giant panda cubs is examined by veterinarians after being born at Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, USA. (Becky Malinsky/Smithsonian's National Zoo via AP) 

Lebanese riot police fire tear gas towards protesters during clashes following a demonstration, organised by "You Stink" campaign, to protest against the ongoing country's trash crisis in the capital Beirut. (AFP PHOTO/STR)

Migrants wait while Macedonian police allow them to cross into Macedonia on the Greece-Macedonia border near to the town of Gevgelija. (AFP PHOTO/ROBERT ATANASOVSKI)

Emergency services work the scene of Aug 22 air crash on the A27 road near Shoreham in southeatern England. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (L) vies for the ball with Liverpool's James Milner during the English Premier League football match at Emirates stadium in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates winning the final of the women's 100 metres athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing, China. (AFP PHOTO/OLIVIER MORIN)

Japan’s Haruna Asami (white) competes with Argentina's Paula Pareto during the women’s gold medal match, in the -48kg category at the Judo World Championships in Astana. (AFP PHOTO/JACK GUEZ)

India's Amit Mishra (R) celebrates taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal (unseen) with his teammates during the fifth day of the second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Maria Chin Abdullah (C), chairperson of Bersih - the coalition of Malaysian NGOs and activist groups - smiles as she speaks to journalists after giving statements on the groups that staged the huge Aug 29 rally, at the police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on Sep 2, 2015. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde (L) holds a joint news conference with Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sep 1,2015. Lagarde is on a two-day visit in the country.(AP/Achmad Ibrahim)

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang delivers a speech from the upper floor of the mausoleum of late president Ho Chi Minh, founder of today's communist Vietnam, as the communist regime celebrates its 70th anniversary on Sep 2, 2015 in Hanoi. (Photo: AFP/Vietnam News Agency)

China's President Xi Jinping (C) shakes hands with veteran J.V. Vinyard during a ceremony to honor veterans of World War II and their family members at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sep 2, 2015. A total of 30 Chinese war veterans received medals from the president. (AP/Andy Wong)

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with South Korean President Park Geun-hye (L) at The Great Hall Of The People in Beijing on Sepr 2, 2015. Park is in China to attend a military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat and the end of World War II. (AFP/Lintao Zhang)

Australian Defence Minister Kevin Andrews, inspects a joint services guard of honor at the Indian Defense ministry in India on Sep 2, 2015. Andrews is on an official visit to India where he is expected to meet his counterpart Manohar Parrikar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (AP/Manish Swarup)

Stranded passengers wait at the Calais-Frethun train station in France to cross to the United Kingdom on Sep 2, 2015. Hundreds of passengers were left stranded in dark, stifling Eurostar trains after suspected migrants climbed onto the tracks near the French port of Calais. (AFP/Denis Charlet)

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-18M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Sep 2, 2015. (AP/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, returns a shot to Laura Siegemund, of Germany, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York on Sep 1, 2015. Kvitova won 6-1, 6-1. (AP/Julio Cortez)

Closer Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch in the ninth inning on his way to getting the save against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on Sep 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP)

India's Amit Mishra (L) and Virat Kohli unsuccessfully appeal for the wicket of Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews during the last day of their third test cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Sep 1, 2015. India won by 117 runs. (AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Brazil's Rafael Luz (L) controls the ball under pressure from Dominican Republic's Luis Flores (R) during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Mexico City on Sep 1, 2015. (AP/Eduardo Verdugo)

A family uses a makeshift banana raft to cross floodwaters as they try to reach safer areas at Kholabuya village, 65km from Gauhati, India. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Indian policewomen detain an activist of Socialist Unity Centre of India during a day-long nationwide strike in Kolkata, India, to protest against changes in labour laws and privatisation of Public Sector Undertaking’s (PSU). (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Nepalese people carry portraits of their loved ones who lost their lives in an earthquake during a rally held to pay tribute to them in Bhaktapur. Two powerful earthquakes in April and May devastated the Himalayan nation, killing more than 8,800 people. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Vietnamese veterans hold the portrait of the late president Ho Chi Minh as they walk past the country's revolutionary founder's mausoleum during a military parade in Hanoi. The parade was part of events to mark the 70th anniversary of independence from France. (AP Photo/Tran Van Minh.)

US Navy World War II veteran Gerry Corn holds a picture of her late husband as she attends a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Allied Forces victory over Japan in the Pacific at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. (AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM)

US President Barack Obama stands on the bow of the "Viewfinder" during a stop in Thumb Cove while touring Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska. (AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN)

Firefighters battle flames during a fire at an apartment building in the Myrha street, north of Paris, France. The blaze in the 18th district of the French capital took more than 100 firefighters to contain it. (AFP PHOTO/NORMAN GRANDJEAN)

A migrant boy holds a sign reading 'SOS help me' as he sits with other migrants in front of the Keleti (East) railway station in Budapest. Hungarian authorities face mounting anger from thousands of migrants who are unable to board trains to western European countries. (AFP/ATTILA KISBENEDEK)

Marin Cilic of Croatia returns to Evgeny Donskoy of Russia during the 2015 US Open Men's singles round two match at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New York. (AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD)

Orica GreenEdge's Colombian cyclist Esteban Chaves Rubio (L) and Giant-Alpecin's Dutch cyclist Tom Dumoulin cross the finish line during the 11th Stage of the 2015 Vuelta Espana cycling tour, a 138km route between Andorra la Vella and Cortals d'Encamp. (AFP PHOTO/JAIME REINA)

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)