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Junko Ishido (C) mother of Kenji Goto, speaks to reporters while her husband Yukio Ishido (L) stands beside her at their home in Tokyo. Japan said it was outraged after the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing the beheading of hostage Kenji. (AFP/KAZUHIRO NOGI)

Demonstrators stage a silent rally for Japanese hostage Kenji Goto called "Kenji, You will be alive in our memories" near the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, after the Islamic State group claimed is had beheaded a second Japanese hostage. (AFP/KAZUHIRO NOGI)

A couple read an extra edition newspaper reporting the killing of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto in Tokyo. The Islamic State group claimed in a video that it has beheaded a second Japanese hostage, drawing international condemnation. (AFP/Yoshikazu TSUNO)

A Thai soldier stands guard as forensic police officers investigate near the front of Siam Paragon shopping mall, the site of a blast in Bangkok. (AP/Sakchai Lalit)

Thousands of Hong Kong activists take part in a pro-democracy march, demanding for universal suffrage. (AP/Kin Cheung)

Ukranian military vehicles heading towards the town of Artemivsk, as fighting between government and Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine has intensified. (AP/Petr David Josek)

Flash floods caused by heavy rains have hit northwestern Greece and southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers and destroying a famous 18th-century stone bridge. (AP Photo/STR)

Snow blankets O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. The first major winter storm of the year is bearing down on the Chicago region, bringing with it blizzard conditions of heavy snow and strong winds. (AP/Nam Y. Huh)

Arsenal's Chuba Akpom (C) heads toward goal and into the waiting hands of Aston Villa's goalkeeper Brad Guzan (unseen) during the English Premier League football match at the Emirates Stadium in London. (AFP/ADRIAN DENNIS)

Southampton's Ryan Bertrand (centre left) pleads with referee Michael Oliver after being shown a red card during the English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at St Mary's, Southampton. (AP/Adam Davy, PA Wire)

England batsman Ravi Bopara drives the ball off Australian spin bowler Glenn Maxwell during the tri-series one-day cricket final at the WACA in Perth. (AFP Photo)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland (L) holds the winner's trophy with Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum after winning the final round of the 2015 Omega Dubai Desert Classic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AFP/KARIM SAHIB)

A plow is driven in Times Square following road closures on Jan 26, 2015 in New York City. New York, and much of the Northeast, is bracing for a major winter storm which is expected to bring blizzard conditions and 10 to 30 inches of snow to the area. (Photo: AFP/Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (2L) speaks with Indian child rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi (C), as his wife Sumedha Satyarth (L) and US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) look on in New Delhi on Jan 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Saul Loeb) 

Arrested members of the international drug syndicates wearing masks are escorted by police and agents of National Narcotics Agency to a ceremony to burn some of the 862kg of crystal methamphetamine by National Narcotics Agency in Tangerang, Jakarta on Jan 27, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

Demonstrators chant slogans during an anti-government protest in Lima. The Peruvian Congress repealed Monday a youth labour law that since its enactment in December, sparked mass demonstrations on the grounds that this law cuts benefits to young workers. (Photo: AFP/Eresto Benavides) 

People take part in one of several marches commemorating four months of the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa in Mexico City. The students went missing on Sep 26, in an apparent massacre by a police-backed gang that sparked nationwide protests. (Photo: AFP/Ronaldo Schemidt) 

Colombian indigenous people of the Embera Katio ethnic group mourn during the burial of four-month-old baby Eustesy, who died of unknown causes, at the cemetery of Siloe, in Cali, Colombia on Jan 26, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Luis Robayo)

A Thai Muslim family ride a train bound for southern province of Narathiwat, at Hua Lamphong Railway Station in Bangkok, Thailand, on Jan 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Sakchai Lalit)

Boys watch the sunrise on Jan 27, 2015 along the eastern coast of Singapore. According to Singapore's National Parks Board, East Coast Park attracts more than seven million visitors a year. (Photo: AP/Wong Maye-E)

Deadline's Pete Hammond, actress America Ferrera, producer Bonnie Arnold and actor Djimon Hounsou attend a screening of DreamWorks Animation's "How To Train Your Dragon 2" at Harmony Gold Theatre on Jan 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: AFP/Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers centre DeAndre Jordan (L), and guard Jamal Crawford celebrate during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Los Angeles, on Jan 26, 2015. (Photo: AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Glen Davis #0 of the Los Angeles Clippers controls a loose ball against Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on Jan 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 102-98.  (Photo: AFP/Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates winning her women's singles match against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard on day nine of the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Jan 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Manan Vatsyayana) 

Students march during a protest against the country's latest round of transport fare hikes, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Amid a marked economic downturn and high inflation, bus fares went up in Sao Paulo from 3 to 3.50 reais, and in Rio, from 3.0 to 3.40 reais. (AFP/Miguel Schincariol)

Friends and relatives of Jordanian air force pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh carry his portrait in Amman as they demand the release of an Iraqi female suicide bomber on death row in Jordan. The Islamic State group threatened to kill the pilot unless Amman frees the female militant. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)

Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency chief Bambang Soelistyo, speaks during a press conference joined by government rescue officials of AirAsia plane crash in Jakarta. Indonesia's search and rescue agency said no more bodies were found in the jet's fuselage. (AFP/Romeo Gacad)

Truck drivers block the traffic at a toll gate on the A31 motorway in Saint Avold, eastern France. This blockade was called by the national trade union organisation, the French Democratic Confederation of Labour, part of a drivers' strike to demand higher salaries. (AFP/Jean-Christophe Verhaegen)

Kashmiri Muslim villagers offer prayers near the body of Abid Ahmed Khan, a suspected local militant commander, during his funeral procession in Handora. A gunbattle between Indian government forces and suspected rebels killed two rebels and two troops in the Kashmir region. (AP/Mukhtar Khan)

Personal gear allegedly owned by the slain policemen are shown on a corn field after residents found them at the site of the encounter between police commandos and Muslim rebels in southern island of Mindanao. (AFP/Mark Navales)

Pope Francis greets soldiers as he arrives for his weekly general audience at the Paul VI hall at the Vatican. (AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)

Brazilian model Izabel Goulart (front) and other models present creations by Alexandre Vauthier during the 2015 Haute Couture Spring-Summer collection fashion show in Paris. (AFP/Francois Guillot)

The trophy for the Singapore Open golf tournament is presented in Singapore. The Singapore Open will return in late January 2016 after a three-year absence with a new title sponsor and sanctioning partner from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC). (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia makes a forehand return to Milos Raonic of Canada during their quarter-final match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (AP/Vincent Thian)

Serena Williams of the US shouts during her women's singles match against Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova on day ten of the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. (Photo: AFP/William West)

Los Angeles Lakers' Jeremy Lin (L) is pressured by Washington Wizards' Kevin Seraphin during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. (AP/Jae C Hong)

Philippine police commandos carry the flag-draped coffins of their fallen comrades from C-130 planes shortly after arriving at a military base in Manila. The Philippines mourned dozens of policemen killed in a botched anti-terror operation. (AFP/Ted Aljibe)

Relatives of one of the slain Philippine police commandos grieves in front of the flag-draped coffins, after the bodies arrived at a military base in Manila. (AFP/Ted Aljibe)

An Israeli army 155mm mobile artillery battery is stationed near the border with Lebanon in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Lebanon's Hezbollah it will pay the "full price" after missiles killed two Israeli soldiers. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)

South Korean firefighters wearing protective gear take care of a mock victim during a drill against a terrorist attack in Seoul. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said the exercise is a part of preparation to prepare the city since threats of terrorism are growing worldwide. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Chaturon Chaisang (L), who was education minister in the government ousted by the military, talks to an officer as he reports at an army base in Bangkok. Chaturon is one of two former ministers summoned by the military, which is escalating its campaign to crush dissent. (AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)

Ukrainian servicemen of the Donbass volunteer battalion take part in clean-up operations in a village in the Lysychansk district of the Lugansk region, controlled by pro-Russian separatists. Ukraine's president appealed to Russia's Vladimir Putin to rein in the separatists. (AFP/Anatoli Boiko)

Nigerian refugees prepare food and go about their daily lives at a United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) camp in Baga Sola. The refugees arrived in the camp after the attack by Boko Haram millitants in the Nigerian town of Baga. (AFP/Sia Kambou)

A model presents a creation for Viktor&Rolf during the 2015 Haute Couture Spring-Summer collection fashion show in Paris. (AFP/Francois Guillot)

Serena Williams of the US plays a shot during her women's singles semi-final match against Madison Keys of the US on day eleven of the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. (AFP/Paul Crock)

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot during the seventh and final one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. (AFP/Marty Melville)

Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, of France, skate their short dance during the European Figure Skating championships in Stockholm, Sweden. (AP/Ivan Sekretarev)

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin flips as he run up court in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. (AP/Rick Bowmer)

A Philippine police woman touches one of the flag-draped coffins as she grieves the loss of police commandos. (AFP/Ted Aljibe)

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland plays a shot during the second round of the 2015 Omega Dubai Desert Classic on January 30, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo: AFP/Karim Sahib)

The UAE team celebrate after winning their third-place play-off football match against Iraq at the AFC Asian Cup in Newcastle on January 30, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Saeed Khan)

Indian fielder Stuart Binny catches England's batsman Jos Buttler during the tri-series one-day cricket match between England and India at the WACA in Perth on January 30, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Tony Ashby)

Robert Sacre of the Los Angeles Lakers (R) is blocked by Pau Gasol of the Chicago Bulls during their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on January 29, 2015. The Lakers went on to win 123-116. (Photo: AFP/Mark Ralston)

A new generation of Chinese language apps are using tricks traditionally employed by online games to get users hooked on learning. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez)

A woman walks through the snow on January 30, 2015 in Munich, southern Germany. (Photo: AFP/DPA/Andreas Gebert)

Three French tourists have been arrested by Cambodian authorities for taking nude photos of each other at a temple in the famed Angkor Wat complex. (Photo: AFP/Christophe Archambault)

Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a shot during his men's singles semi-final match against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka on day 12 of the Australian Open in Melbourne on January 30, 2015. (Photo: AFP/William West)

A worker passes by an advertisement featuring sculptures in Shanghai on January 30, 2014. The cold winter weather is set to continue in the southern Chinese city over the coming days, according to forecasts. (Photo: AFP/Johannes Eisele)

US fast food giant McDonald's has served up a super-sized order of controversy by proposing a branch in a historic building in one of China's most frequently painted landscapes, Hangzhou's West Lake. (Photo: AFP)

Georgian army tanks take part in a military drill near the Vaziani military base near the Georgian capital Tbilisi on Jan 30, 2015. NATO Deputy Secretary-General Alexander Vershbow arrived in Tbilisi for a visit regarding Georgia's prospective integration into the alliance. (AFP/Vano Shlamov) 

A young Bulgarian masked dancer pauses before a performance on the youth competition day during the 24th International Festival of Masquerade Games "Surva" in the town of Pernik, Bulgaria. (AP/Valentina Petrova)

Supporters listen to the speech of Argentine President Cristina Kirchner in the Palmeras courtyard of the government house in Buenos Aires. (AFP/Alejandro Pagni) 

Police officers prevent demonstrators from entering the Central do Brasil train station to protest against the country's latest round of transport fare hikes in Rio de Janeiro. (AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba) 

A woman and a child walk past a mural of the 43 killed students as teachers camp in protest at the central square of Chilpancingo, Guerrero State, Mexico.  (AFP/Pedro Pardo)

Honduran National Police and Criminal Investigation agents work on site where four people were murdered in Tegucigalpa. Honduras has sharply reduced its homicide rate, one of the world's worst, from 86 to 66 per 100,000 people, President Juan Orlando Hernandez. (AFP/Orlando Sierra)

Pakistani mourners carry the coffin of a blast victim during the funeral ceremony in Shikarpur in Sindh province, some 470km north of Karachi. (AFP/Fida Hussain) 

Tourists talk to the owner of a bicycle taxi with a US flag is seen in a street of Havana. (AFP/Yamil Lage)

A man wearing a Spiderman costume walks outside the central market of Lima, Peru. The man disguised as a comic strip hero is a street vender who sells toys, such as rubber balls. (AP/Esteban Felix)

James Andrews performs at The Carver Theater in New Orleans, Louisiana. Theodore Emile "Bo" Dollis, Big Chief of the Wild Magnolias, passed away on Jan 20, 2015. (Photo: Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

Russia's Maria Sharapova serves during her women's singles final match against Serena Williams of the US on day thirteen of the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Jan 31, 2015. (AFP/William West)

New Zealand's Grant Elliott (R) with team mate Ross Taylor celebrate as they walk from the field after winning the first ODI during the first one-day international cricket match between New Zealand and Pakistan at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. (AFP/Marty Melville)

Oregon State guard Malcolm Duvivier (C) blocks the shot by Arizona guard T J McConnell during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tucson, Ariz. (AP/Rick Scuteri)

Demonstrators distribute leaflets before a march for democracy in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of people were to take to the streets of to continue pushing for democracy, in the first major rally since protesters occupied stretches of highways. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

People stage a silent rally for Japanese hostage Kenji Goto near the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denounced as "heinous and despicable" the apparent beheading of a second Japanese hostage by the Islamic State group. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

A Filipino policeman looks at flowers laid outside the gates of the Philippine National Police headquarters Camp Crame in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines, for the 44 commandos who perished in a clash with Muslim rebels in Maguindanao, southern Philippines. (AP/Aaron Favila)

Activists from the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) hold a vigil for the victims of suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Karachi. Thousands of Shiite Muslims rallied to protest the killing of 61 people in a suicide bombing at a mosque. (AFP/Rizwan Tabassum)

Vigilantes of the community of Petaquillas stand guard in Chilpancingo, Guerrero State. Human rights groups criticised Mexico's government for concluding that 43 students missing since September were killed, saying it was premature because unanswered questions remain in the case. (AFP/Pedro Pardo)

Smoke billows during an operation by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters to retake Khubbaz oil field from Islamic State (IS) group near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)

Iranian soldiers chant anti-Israeli and anti-US slogans during a ceremony marking the 36th anniversary of the return from exile of the founder of Iran's Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, at his mausoleum in a suburb of Tehran. (AFP/Atta Kenare0

A Democratic Republic of Congo football fan reacts during the African Cup of Nations quarter final football match between Congo and DR Congo in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. (AP/Themba Hadebe)

Serbia's Novak Djokovic plays a shot during his men's singles final match against Britain's Andy Murray on day fourteen of the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. (AFP/Greg Wood)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot during the final round of the 2015 Omega Dubai Desert Classic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Karim Sahib)

Australian batsman Brad Haddin plays a shot during the tri-series one-day cricket final between England and Australia at the WACA in Perth. (AFP/Tony Ashby)

San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili (R) is blocked by Los Angeles Clippers’ Jamal Crawford as he tries to shoot during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 105-85. (AP/Eric Gay)