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A Palestinian protester stands in front of burning tyres during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kafr Qaddum in the occupied West Bank. Israeli-Palestinian talks on a lasting Gaza truce are to resume after mid-November. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is assisted by a military aide as he adjusts his hair and traditional head cap before a photo session with newly-appointed cabinet ministers after their inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta. (AP/Tatan Syuflana)

Supporters celebrate the re-election of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in the presidential election run-off along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo Brazil. Incumbent Rousseff was re-elected after a down-to-the-wire race against Aecio Neves. (AFP/Miguel Schincariol)

Far-right hooligans overturn a police van as they protest against Islamic extremism in Cologne. German riot police clashed with far-right hooligans who rallied against Islamic extremism, with authorities using water cannon and tear gas against the rock-throwing protesters. (AFP/DPA/Thilo Schmulgen)

This photo shows the lava flow front of an eruption that began on June 27, as the front remains active and continues to advance towards the northeast threatening the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. (AP/US Geological Survey)

The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) floating terminal "Independence" comes through the sea gate port of Klaipeda, Lithuania. The terminal is currently the only alternative to pipeline gas imports coming from Russia. (AFP/Petras Malukas)

Youths dressed as zombies participate in a "Zombie Walk" in central Belgrade, Serbia. Around a hundred people in masks and make up paraded in the streets of the Serbian capital on Sunday to promote a local science fiction film festival. (AP/Marko Drobnjakovic)

A purple-rumped sunbird pecks at its own image reflected off a window at an office in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. Sunbirds, who are endemic to the Indian subcontinent, are known for window-tapping probably thinking that another bird is intruding into their territory. (AFP/Ishara S Kodikara)

Marseille's defender Benjamin Mendy (L) vies with Lyon's midfielder Maxime Gonalons (R) during their French L1 football match Olympique Lyonnais (OL) vs Marseille (OM) at the Gerland Stadium in Lyon, central-eastern France. (AFP/Jeff Pachoud)

Zimbabwe's captain Brendan Taylor plays a shot during the third day of the first cricket test match against Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (AP/A M Ahad)

Roger Federer of Switzerland raises the trophy after he won his final match against David Goffin of Belgium at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa poses with her trophy after winning the LPGA Blue Bay golf Championship at the Jian Lake club in Sanya on the southern Chinese island of Hainan. (AFP)

Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma (pictured) is China's richest person with a fortune of nearly US$20 billion, as billionaires increase despite a slowdown in the country's economy, Forbes magazine said on Tuesday (Oct 28). (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images/AFP)

A supporter of Malaysian Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (C) holds a placard outside the court of appeal in Putrajaya on Oct 28, 2014. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan's supporters hold placards against Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim outside the court of appeals in Putrajaya, as the Malaysian court opened two days of hearings expected to produce a final ruling on sodomy charges against Anwar. (Photo: AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

Tents of pro-democracy protesters on an occupied highway in HK's Admiralty district. Four weeks after tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets demanding free leadership elections for the city, weary demonstrators remain encamped across several major roads. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez)

People walk past yellow ribbons for victims of the Sewol ferry disaster at city hall plaza in Seoul. South Korean divers found another body inside the sunken ferry on Oct 28, six months after it capsized and more than 100 days after the last corpse was recovered. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-je)

A mosque is surrounded by apartment buildings in Sanliurfa, southern Turkey, near the Turkey-Syria border, and the Syrian city of Kobani. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, have been under assault by Islamic State extremists since mid-September. (Photo: AP/Vadim Ghirda)

Cambodian Buddhist monks line up in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on Oct 28, 2014 as Cambodia marked the 10th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni's coronation. (Photo: AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

Participants descend a hill in a homemade cart during the XXV Car Festival in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. (Photo: AFP/Raul Arboleda)

People play mahjong while cooling off in a pool in China's Chongqing. The ancient Chinese game of mahjong became the latest extravagance to be condemned in official media, as a writer in the Communist party's mouthpiece newspaper urged government personnel to shun the pastime. (Photo: AFP)

Bill Paxton, from left, Riz Ahmed, Dan Gilroy, Rene Russo and Jake Gyllenhaal attend the New York premiere of "Nightcrawler" on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in New York. (Photo: AP/Andy Kropa/Invision)

Ted Ligety of the United States speeds down the course during the first run of an alpine men's World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria. (Photo: AP/Giovanni Auletta)

Washington Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley (56) sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo: AP/Tim Sharp)

An Orbital Sciences Corporation unmanned spacecraft explodes at Wallops Island, Virginia, six seconds after launch on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. It was the first night-time launch of an Antares rocket, said Orbital. (AFP/NASA)

A supporter of Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan covers her mouth with a banner outside the court of appeals in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia's top court began hearing opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's appeal against a sodomy conviction that would send him back to jail. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Cambodian soldiers pray during the 10th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni's coronation in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Cambodia marked the 10th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni's coronation. (AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

British activist Andy Hall (R) receives flowers from supporters as he arrives at a court in Bangkok. A Thai court dismissed a defamation charge against him in a case linked to a report he co-authored alleging severe labour abuses in Thailand's food industry. (AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)

Kurds in Turkey celebrate as a peshmerga convoy crosses the Habur border along the Turkish-Iraqi border. Kurdish peshmerga fighters were on their way, joining militias defending the Syrian border town of Kobane from the Islamic State group, after setting off from Iraq. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)

Burkina Faso opposition supporters protest in Ouagadougou against plans to let the long-serving president extend his rule beyond 30 years. Firing tear gas, security forces charged the protesters after they apparently ventured too close to the national parliament. (AFP/Issouf Sanogo)

A quote from US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr is displayed on a barricade at the pro-democracy protest site in Admiralty district of Hong Kong. A pro-Beijing lawmaker in Hong Kong faces expulsion from a Chinese government body after criticising the city's leader. (AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

People place lit candles around flowers spelling out the Spanish word "Peace," in Iguala, Mexico. Forensic experts combed a gully in southern Mexico for the remains of 43 missing students, as frustration mounted among relatives of both the disappeared and the detained. (AP/Rebecca Blackwell)

Dancers perform during the opening of the 24th International Ballet Festival at the 'Karl Marx' theater in Havana, Cuba. The International Ballet Festival of Havana is held every two years and will take place with more than 20 performances and 10 world premieres planned. (AP/Ramon Espinosa)

Jamaica's Alia Atkinson competes in a heat of the women's 100m individual medley at the Swimming World Cup short-course series in Tokyo. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Ed Davis (L) fouls Houston Rockets centre Dwight Howard during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. The Rockets won 108-90. (AP/Mark J Terrill)

Gonzalo Fdez-Castano of Spain reacts during practice at the driving range prior to the start of the BMW Shanghai Masters golf tournament at the Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai. (AFP/Goh Chai Hin)

A supporter of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim adjusts her Guy Fawkes mask outside the federal court in Putrajaya. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

This undated picture released from N Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) and his wife Ri Sol-ju (2nd R) visiting the newly built restaurant for military personnel at an undisclosed location. (AFP/KCNA via KNS Republic of Korea)

Parents and relatives of 43 missing students in Guerrero state listen during a press conference offered after a meeting with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City. (AFP/Francisco Canedo)

A man jogs near barricades at the pro-democracy camp site in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. (AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

Landslide-affected residents from Haldummula rest while sheltering at the government-run relief camp of Koslanda, Sri Lanka.  (AFP/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi)

US astronaut Terry Virts (L), European Space Agency's Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti (C) and Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (R) pose during a comprehensive exam training session at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow. (AFP/Stringer)

Tom Ford (L) and Gwyneth Paltrow arrive at the 2014 amfAR Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. (AP/Jordan Strauss/Invision)

An Indian woman creeps towards the sea during the 'Chhath Puja' festival in Mumbai. (AFP/Punit Paranjpe) 

A guard of the National Park walks along the slopes of Iztaccíhuatl mountain in the Izta-Popo National Park, Mexico. (AFP/Hector Guerrero)

Prince Charles of Wales poses during the launching of the sports programme Try Rugby Colombia. The British Royals are in Colombia in a five-day official visit. (AFP/Diana Sanchez)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (L) battles Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against in Phoenix. The Suns won 119-99. (AP/Matt York)

Oliver Wilson of England tees off at the 10th hole during the BMW Shanghai Masters golf tournament at the Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai. (Photo: AFP/Johannes Eisele)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) inspects a flight drill by the Korean People's Army (KPA) Air and Anti-Air Force at an undisclosed location. (AFP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

Residents walk along a road damaged after a landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains in Koslanda village in central Sri Lanka. (AFP/Ishara S. KODIKARA)

Israeli police detain a right-wing activist after authorities temporarily closed the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to all visitors following the shooting of a Jewish hardliner. (AFP/GALI TIBBON)

Men shout slogans in front of burning cars near Burkina Faso's Parliament in Ouagadougou. (AFP/Issouf Sanogo)

Rescuers search for trapped miners from a flooded coal mine in Pamuklu, about 400km south of Ankara, Turkey. (AFP Photo/STR)

Lazio's Luis Cavanda (L) and Hellas Verona's Juanito vie for the ball during a Serie A football match at Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy. (AP/Felice Calabro')

Pakistani batsman Azhar Ali plays a shot during the first day of the second Test cricket match between Pakistan and Australia at Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. (AFP/MARWAN NAAMANI)

Kei Nishikori of Japan return the ball against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during their third round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France. (AP/Jacques Brinon)

People place flowers in rememberance of Cpl Nathan Cirillo during a ceremony at the National War Memorial on Oct 24, 2014 in Ottawa, Canada. Two days ago, a gunman killed Cpl Cirillo, a Canadian Army soldier guarding the memorial. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images/Andrew Burton)

Students from Marysville-Pilchuck High School and community members during a vigil at the Grove Church on Oct 24, 2014 in Marysville, Washington, after a shooting at the high school left at least two dead, including the gunman, with several more wounded. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images/David Ryder)

US President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Friday, Oct 24, 2014. Pham, diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital, is free of the virus. (Photo: AP/Evan Vucci)

A newly married couple poses with a yellow umbrella for their wedding photograph at the site where pro-democracy demonstrators camp in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on Oct 25, 2014.  (Photo: AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

A general view shows pro-democracy protesters' camp site in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on Oct 25, 2014. A United Nations rights watchdog pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fell short of what was needed. (Photo: AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

Lebanese armed forces stand behind an armoured personal carrier (APC) during an assault on Islamic State gunmen's makeshift positions inside a historic area of the northern city of Tripoli on Oct 25, 2014, a day after clashes erupted there. (Photo: AFP/Ibrahim Chalhoub)

Steve Ward and Donna Workman add pumpkins to a display as work on Ric Griffith's Pumpkin House continues on Friday, Oct 24, 2014, in Kenova, West Virgina. (Photo: AP/The Herald-Dispatch, Sholten Singer)

Street entertainers dressed as movie characters pose for photos with tourists on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. (Photo: AFP/Mark Ralston)

Vernice White, Chaka Khan and Ray Parker Jr perform at the 13th annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert, presented by The Jazz Foundation of America to benefit The Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund, at The Apollo Theater on Friday, Oct 24, 2014 in New York. (Photo: AP/Mark Von Holden)

Serena Williams (Photo: AP/Mark Baker)

Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison (C) goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Lakers forward Wesley Johnson (L) and guard Jeremy Lin (R) during an NBA pre-season basketball game on Friday, Oct 24, in Las Vegas. The Kings won 93-92. (Photo: AP/John Locher)

MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain leans in for the second corner with his Yamaha during the third free practice session ahead of Sunday's Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Sepang, Malaysia, on Saturday, Oct 25. Lorenzo took third. (Photo: AP/Joshua Paul)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) inspects troops during a review ceremony at the Japan Air Self-Defense Force's Hyakuri air base at Omitama in Ibaraki prefecture. 80 military aircraft, 25 vehicles and 740 troops participated in the review. (AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI)

People herd a flock of sheep as the Syrian city of Kobane is engulfed in smoke, following airstrikes by the US-led coalition. Kobane and its surrounding areas have been under assault by the Islamic State group since mid-September. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Doctors and nurses from South Korea's National Medical Center, wearing anti-contamination suits against Ebola, participate in a drill in Seoul, South Korea. The virus has killed 4,922 people, the vast majority of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. (AP Photo/National Medical Center)

A man casts his ballot during parliamentary elections in a polling station in Volnovakha, eastern Ukraine. Voters headed to the polls to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Tunisians queue up outside a polling station in Tunis' Sukra neighbourhood cast to their vote in the country's first post-revolution parliamentary election. The election is seen as pivotal to establishing democracy in the cradle of the Arab Spring uprisings. (AFP PHOTO / FADEL SENNA)

A child in a disguise depicting Sulley from movie Monsters, Inc, participates in a Halloween costume festival in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Participants in costumes pose for pictures before the Halloween Parade in Kawasaki, suburban Tokyo. More than 100,000 visitors watched the street costume parade, which about 2,500 people participated in. (AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA)

A dog dressed as US President Teddy Roosevelt participates in the 24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York City. Thousands of spectators gather in Tompkins Square Park to watch masquerading dogs in the country’s largest Halloween Dog Parade. (AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. Clary)

Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao (C) takes a selfie as he meets Filipino fans in a public park in Hong Kong. Pacquiao is touring Hong Kong ahead of his World Boxing Organization title defence against Chris Algieri of the US, to be held in Macau on Nov 22. (AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez)

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (L) kicks the ball past Barcelona opponents during the Spanish league Clasico football match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Real Madrid won 3-1. (AFP PHOTO/ GERARD JULIEN)

Sweden's Simon Sandin drives his motorcycle through the muddy waters during the Gotland Grand National 2014 competition at the Gotland island in the Baltic sea. (AFP PHOTO /TT NEWS AGENCY/ MAJA SUSLIN)

Moto2 world champion Marc VDS Racing Team rider Esteve Rabat of Spain celebrates with his team after finishing third in the 2014 Malaysian MotoGP Moto-2 class at Sepang. (AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA)