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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong pose for a photo after signing a joint declaration on a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Australia and Singapore on June29, 2015 at the Istana, or Presidential Palace in Singapore.(AP/Wong Maye-E)

Pakistani police cordon off a house on the outskirts of Lahore on Jun 29, 2015, following a raid on property allegedly used by Taliban militants. Pakistani police and counter terrorism forces raided a house near the city of Lahore and killed four Taliban militants, officials said. (AFP/Rif Ali)

South Korean Marines come out from a landing craft during a landing exercise on the beach in Taean, South Korea on Jun 29, 2015. South Korean Navy and Marine held a joint landing drill on the west coast improving their military readiness to protect the Korean Peninsula. (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Civilians, army soldiers and police queue to vote in the opposition stronghold of Musaga in Bujumbura on Jun 29, 2015. Voting in Burundi's controversial elections opened despite a string of grenade attacks in polling stations. (Photo: AFP/Phil Moore)

An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier walks on the outskirts of Herat on Jun 29, 2015. At least 11 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said, as security forces face their first fighting season without NATO combat support. (Photo: AFP/Aref Karimi)

An Israeli naval battle ship sails in the Mediterranean sea back to Ashdod port in Israel on Jun 29, 2015. Israel’s navy intercepted a vessel attempting to breach a naval blockade of Gaza early Monday and was redirecting it to an Israeli port, the military and the activists said. (AP/Ariel Schalit)

Elderly people, who usually get their pensions at the end of the month, wait outside a closed bank in Athens on Jun 29, 2015 as Greece cabinets decided that Greek banks remain shut for six business days and restrictions would be imposed on cash withdrawals. (Photo: AP/Petros Giannakouris)

Pope Francis celebrates a mass where he bestowed the Pallium, a woolen shawl symbolizing their bond to the pope, to new Metropolitan Archbishops, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Jun 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Sri Lankan batsman Dimuth Karunaratne bats against Pakistan during the fifth day of their second cricket test match in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Jun 29, 2015. Sri Lanka won the match by 7 wickets. (Photo: AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

A diver holds a Greek flag as other sit on the MS Zenobia shipwreck, a Swedish built ferry that capsized and sank off the coast of the Cypriot port city of Larnaca in 1979, as they participate in a "Mass Dive" event, consisting of over 120 divers, on Jun 28, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Emily Irving-Swift)

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, leads AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Kingsford Charcoal Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Jun 28, 2015 in Sonoma, California. (Photo: Jonathan Moore/Getty/AFP)

New York Mets' Steven Matz reacts after hitting a two-run single during the sixth inning of the baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on Jun 28, 2015, in New York. (Photo: AP/Seth Wenig)

Nepalese activists burn a copy of the draft constitution during a protest demanding citizenship in the mother's name in Kathmandu. (AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA)

A supporter of India’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or Common Man's Party, is detained by policemen during a protest against Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Smriti Irani and External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

The Swiss-made solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 prepares to take off from the international airport in Nagoya, Japan, headed for Hawaii. (AFP PHOTO/SOLAR IMPULSE)

A masked Tunisian soldier stands guard on the beach at the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, where a terrorist attack took place. (AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD)

A policeman stands guard after a bomb attack that targeted Egypt's prosecutor general in the Heliopolis district of Cairo. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Policemen stand at the entrance of the Debrecen refugee camp in Debrecen, 230km from Budapest, Hungary. Police say they used tear gas to stop hundreds of refugees involved in a fight at a refugee camp in this eastern Hungarian city. (Zsolt Czegledi/MTI via AP)

A man jokes with the media after withdrawing the limit of €60 (US$67) at an ATM machine in central Athens, as Greece orders its banks to shut for one week and imposed capital controls. (AFP PHOTO/Louisa Gouliamaki)

A man working at the central fish market waits for customers in Athens, as Greece announces it will shut banks for a week and impose capital controls. (AFP PHOTO/Angelos Tzortzinis)

Sri Lankan batsman Dimuth Karunaratne bats against Pakistan during the fifth day of their second cricket Test match in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka won the match by seven wickets. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Belarus's Victoria Azarenka returns against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit during the women's singles first round match on day one of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London. (AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL)

The charred tail section of an Indonesian military C-130 Hercules aircraft is seen amid wrecked houses and a burning car following a crash in Medan. (AFP PHOTO/MUHAMMAD ZULFAN DALIMUNTHE)

Residents gather next to the crash site of a military Hercules plane in Medan, North Sumatra province, Indonesia. (AFP PHOTO/Muhammad ZULFAN DALIMUNTHE)

Relatives of victims grieve outside the Adam Malik hospital following an Indonesian Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft crash in Medan. (AFP PHOTO/ATAR)

NATO soldiers assess a wounded comrade at the site of a suicide attack on their military convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

A rainbow appears on the water sprayed from a fire engine as firemen extinguish a fire on a lumberyard at the south side of Beijing, China. The cause of the fire is under investigation and no casualties have been reported. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Journalists gather on a platform to take photos of a high-speed bullet train where a man set himself of fire, at Odawara station in Odawara, west of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Police and student protesters push each other during a demonstration against unelected soldiers who make up a quarter of parliamentary seats, in Yangon, Myanmar. (AFP PHOTO/YE AUNG THU)

People wait outside of KFC's first branch restaurant in Yangon. The fried chicken retailer, one of the world's largest restaurant chains, is the first major US fast food retailer to open in Myanmar. (AFP PHOTO/Ye Aung THU)

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands exchanges pleasantries with Filipino farmers during her visit to a pineapple farm at Silang township, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Two boys look at the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa. The explosion occurred near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital, causing dozens of casualties. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Cars and trucks are stuck in a traffic jam on a highway leading to the Channel tunnel after striking workers invaded the Eurotunnel train tracks in Calais, northern France, in a protest against job cuts. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

Luxembourg's Gilles Muller hits a return against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during the men's singles first round match on day two of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London. (AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK)

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel demonstrate during the open day of Stonecutter Island Navy Base in Hong Kong to mark the 18th anniversary of the Hong Kong handover to China in Hong Kong, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Kin Cheung)

Libyan protesters set a portrait of United Nations envoy Bernardino Leon on fire during a demonstration outside the General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli on July 1, 2015, against the UN-led negotiations to resolve the country's ongoing crisis. (Photo: AFP/Mahmud Turkia)

People walk past coffins prepared for the victims of a military plane that crashed onto a residential area on Tuesday, outside a hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Photo: AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Elderly people march demanding their entire pensions during a protest in Athens, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Pro-China supporters march with Chinese national flags during a rally to mark the 18th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)

People play football amongst lorries parked on both carriageways of the M20 in Ashford, Kent, as strike action in Calais continues on what is predicted to be the UK's hottest day of the year so far, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

Protesters hold numbers to symbolize 300000 signatures against the use of coal in fossil-fuel power stations in Germany during a demonstration by numerous ecological groups in front of the Chancellery in Berlin on July 1, 2015. (Photo: AFP/John MacDougall)

Members of the public enjoy the warm weather in central London on July 1, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Niklas Halle'n)

A decorated skull stands in front of a Hallstatt panorama photo during the press preview of the exhibition 'Salz Berg Werk - Schatzkammer der Alpen (Salt Mountain Mine – Treasury of the Alps) at the Museum for Archaeology in Chemnitz, Germany, on July 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Jens Meyer)

A USA supporter cheers for her team ahead of the semifinal football match between USA and Germany during their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on June 30, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Franck Fife)

Paraguay's forward Derlis Gonzalez (left) vies for the ball with Argentina's forward Angel Di Maria during their Copa America semifinal football match in Concepcion, Chile on June 30, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Juan Mabromata)

Chile's defender Mauricio Isla (left) and Peru's forward Paolo Guerrero jump for a header during their 2015 Copa America football championship semi-final match, in Santiago. (Photo: AFP/Pablo Porciuncula)

People line up to withdraw money from a bank machine in central Athens on Jul 3, 2015. As Greek banks and markets remain closed for the fifth day, rival campaigns scrambled to roll out their messages. (Photo: AP/Emilio Morenatti)

Japan's Emperor Akihito (R) sees Myanmar President Thein Sein (L) off at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Jul 3, 2015. The leaders of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar are in Tokyo to attend the Japan-Mekong Summit. (Photo: AFP/POOL/ Koji Sasahara)

Palestinians gather to cross the Qalandia checkpoint from the West Bank to Jerusalem for Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, hours after a Palestinian teenager was killed by Israeli soldiers on the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Jul 3, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Abbas Momani)

Protesters from the women's group Gabriela march towards the US Embassy in Manila on Jul 3, 2015, denouncing the lopsided friendship between US and Philippines ahead of the Fourth of July celebrations which is celebrated in the Philippines as US-Philippines Friendship Day. (Photo: AP/Bullit Marquez)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (L) attend a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany on Jul 3, 2015. (Photo: AP/Michael Sohn)

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott (C) meets US sailors on board the USS Blue Ridge in Sydney Harbour on Jul 3, 2015. The USS Blue Ridge is in Sydney ahead of the joint Australia-US-Japan military exercises known as the Talisman Sabre Operation which starts on Jul 5. (Photo: AFP/POOL/Tim Hunter)

A Union flag flies at half-staff on Buckingham Palace in London, to mark an official day of mourning one week since the deadly Tunisia beach attack that killed 38 people on Jul 3, 2015. (Photo: AP/Matt Dunham)

An Indian labourer takes a nap on a makeshift bed on a road divider in Chandni Chowk in the old quarters of New Delhi on Jul 3, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Prakash Singh)

South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock dives to catch a ball during a warm up T20 cricket match between Bangladesh Cricket Board XI and South Africa at The Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Narayanganj, on the outskirts of Dhaka on Jul 3, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Munir uz Zaman)

Dustin Brown of Germany returns a ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London on Jul 2, 2015. (Photo: AP/Pavel Golovkin)

Cyclists pass as team Movistar with Colombia's Nairo Quintana (C-Rear) and Spain's Alejandro Valverde (C-L) rides during a training session two days before the start of the Tour de France cycling race near Utrecht, Netherlands on Jul 2, 2015. (Photo: AP/Laurent Cipriani)

Danny Lee, of New Zealand, hits up to the ninth green during the first round of the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. on Jul 2, 2015. Lee shot a 7-under-par 63. (Photo: AP/Steve Helber)

This handout photo provided by the Solar Impulse project shows Solar Impulse 2 as it is about to land in Hawaii with André Borschberg at the controls. The First Round-the-World Solar Flight will take 500 flight hours and cover 35,000km (21,748 miles), over five months. (AFP/Solar Impulse)

Palestinians carry the body of Mohammad Kosba, a 17-year-old Palestinian who killed by Israeli soldiers after he threw stones at their patrol close to the Qalandia checkpoint, during his funeral procession from the mosque to the cemetery in the West Bank refugee camp of Qalandia. (AFP/Thomas Coex)

A labour union member shouts slogans at the police during an anti-austerity protest calling to "Vote NO" outside of the in central Athens. Greece braced for more chaos on the streets as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country's deepening financial crisis. (AP/Petros Karadjias)

Tourists observe a minute of silence in memory of those killed the previous week by a gunman in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis. Tunisia arrested eight people in connection with the massacre. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)

Richard Gasquet of France makes a return to Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon. (AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Dutch King Willem-Alexander (C) waves at people during celebrations marking 750 years of city rights in Oudewater. (AFP/ANP/Koen van Weel)

A member of the Medrano circus hoses down the circus's white tiger during hot weather in Limoges, France, as a blistering heatwave sweeps through Europe. (AFP/Pascal Lachenaud)

Singaporean president Tony Tan Keng Yam, (L), and Chinese President Xi Jinping smile as they stand at a bilateral signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AFP/POOL/Mark Schiefelbein)

Polish driver Robert Kubica and his co-driver Maciej Szczepaniak steer their Ford Fiesta RS WRC at Gorklo Special Stage during Lotos Rally Poland. (AFP/Janek Skarzynski)

Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel arrives in the pits during the first practice session at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone ahead of the British Formula One Grand Prix. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

Team Sky with Britain's Christopher Froome trains on their time-trial bicycles near Utrecht, Netherlands, ahead of the start of the three-week-long Tour de France cycling race over 3,360 kilometers or 2088 miles. (AP/Laurent Cipriani)

Richard Gasquet of France makes a return to Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon. (AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (C) lays a small cross with Jordan Scott, 10 (L)and Ary White, 11 (2nd-R) both of Australia, at a grave as he pays his respects to the war dead of both WWI and WWII at the Kranji Commonwealth War Memorial on Jun 28, 2015 in Singapore. (Photo: AP/Joseph Nair)

Cambodian Prime Minister and president of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) Hun Sen (L) speaks to Interior Minister and Vice president of CPP Sar Kheng (R) during a Cambodian People's Party (CPP) ceremony marking the 64th founding anniversary in Phnom Penh on June 28, 2015. (AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

This frame grab from video footage provided by Apple Daily from reader Miss Huang on Jun 28, 2015 shows revelers being engulfed by flames at the Formosa Fun Coast water park in Pali district, in New Taipei City, on Jun 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Apple Daily/Miss Huang)

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou shakes hands with a recuperating patient at a local hospital in Taipei on Jun 28, 2015 following a fireball at a water park that injured hundreds. Witnesses described the scene at a Taiwan water park as "hell" after a ball of fire ripped through a crowd. (AFP/CNA/POOL)

An exile Tibetan child (C) in a traditional attire joins elders to perform a dance as part of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday celebrations, in Bangalore, India on Jun 28, 2015. (Photo: AP/Aijaz Rahi)

Neighbours and relatives gather at the home of Abdul Masumbuko, a man allegedly killed when the grenade he was handling exploded in his hands, in the Jabe neighbourhood of Bujumbura on Jun 28, 2014. (Photo: AFP/Marco Longari)

Kenyan Muslim children are taught verses of Quran, Islam's holy book, by a religious teacher on the 11th day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a Madrassa (Religion School), in Nairobi, Kenya on Jun 28 2015. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy month of Ramadan. (AP/Sayyid Azim)

A man playing spinning top during a public sport campaign to promote exercise organized by the city government at Garden Expo Park in Beijing on Jun 28, 2015. The campaign is to encourage people exercise to support Beijing’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. (Photo: AP/Andy Wong)

Boxer Rodney Hernandez (L) fights Julian Pollard (R) during BKB 3, Big Knockout Boxing, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Jun 27, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The campionship fight ended with Julian Pollard as victor by unanimous decision. (Photo: Scott McDermott/Getty Images/AFP)

San Diego Padres center fielder Will Venable (R) and shortstop Alexi Amarista come up short while trying to catch a bloop-single hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb in the second inning of a baseball game on Jun 27, 2015, in San Diego. (Photo: AP/Lenny Ignelzi)

Ryan Briscoe (L) flips through the infield grass near Ryan Hunter-Reay on Jun 27, 2015, during the IndyCar auto race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. (Photo: AP/Will Lester)

In this image provided by Benoit Photo, Prize Exhibit, with Santiago Gonzalez aboard, wins the Grade III US$100,000 Senorita Stakes horse race on Jun 27, 2015, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (Photo: Benoit Photo via AP)