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Search and rescue teams from Norway clearing debris through a main road to allow emergency aid access in the village of Chautara, in Sindupolchowk.  (Photo: AFP/Palani Mohan/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC))

Smoke billowing as supporters of exiled Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi continue to clash with Shiite Huthi rebels in the Khor Maksar neighbourhood of the southern Yemeni city of Aden. (Photo: AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)

Afghan police and security personnel inspect the scene of a suicide attack on a bus that was transporting employees of the attorney general's office in Kabul on May 4, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

Shiite militiamen guard a street in Tikrit, Iraq. Iraqi government forces drove the Islamic State group out of Abu Mustafa’s hometown of Tikrit over a month ago, but he has yet to return, fearing the Shiite militias that now patrol its bombed and battered streets. (Photo: AP/Khalid Mohammed)

Israeli security forces scuffle with demonstrators during a protest called by members of the Ethiopian community against alleged police brutality and institutionalised discrimination in the city of Tel Aviv, on May 03, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Jack Guez)

A man sits alongside police who stand guard close to where the Democratic Freedom Revival Party supporters attend a campaign rally in Guatemala City, Sunday, May 3, 2015.  (Photo: AP/Moises Castillo)

Japan Coast Guard Admiral Yuji Sato (2nd L) salutes during arrival honours at the Philippine Coast Guard headquarters in Manila on May 4, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Jay Directo)

Santos players celebrate with the trophy at end of the final match of the Sao Paulo State soccer league against Palmeiras in Santos, Brazil, Sunday, May 3, 2015. Santos won in a penalty shootout after tying 2-2 on aggregate. (Photo: AP/Andre Penner)

Members of the Japanese synchronised swimming team perform during the free routine final at the Japan Synchronised Swimming Championships in Tokyo on May 4, 2015. (Photo:  AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

Residents watch as a competitor goes down the steps of an alley during the Favelas Mountain Bike circuit at Turano shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 3, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba)

Tony Allen #9 of the Memphis Grizzlies goes up for a shot while Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors trails behind him during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo: AFP/Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Manabu Sakurai, a member of the Joint Disaster Relief Medical support unit of the Japanese Defence Forces smiles as he plays with Nepalese children in a tent camp in Kathmandu on May 5, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Roberto Schmidt)

US Secretary of State John Kerry, (centre left), accompanied by US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec, (left of Kerry), speaks to representatives of civil society organizations at PAWA 254 Center, an arts collective, in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (Photo: AP/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Migrants form a diner queue outside the Jules Ferry day care centre for migrant, on May 4, 2015 in the port city of Calais, northern France. Fences were installed last week at the port of Calais to prevent migrants from boarding on trucks heading to Britain. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Huguen)

Afghan farmers harvest opium sap from a poppy field in Surkh Rod District, of Nangarhar province near Jalalabad on May 5, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

 This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows damaged cars and a motorcycle after a bombing attack in the Rokn al-Deen neighborhood, Damascus, Syria, Monday, May 4, 2015.  (SANA via AP)

French President Francois Hollande (2-L) walks with Head of the Paris-based Institute of the Arab World, Jack Lang (3-L) and members of the Saudi delegation during a visit to the al-Diriyah Historical site on the outskirts Riyadh on May 5, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Pool/Christophe Ena)

Indian police officials react as anti-government protestors throw stones during clashes in the Maisuma Area of Srinagar on May 5, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

A young boy searches for salvageable materials in the embers of a burning barricade in the Bwiza neighbourhood in Bujumbura, Burundi on May 5, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Phil Moore)

Residents (bottom) carry belongings as a demolition team (top) sent in by authorities tear down housing at an informal settlers area in Manila on May 5, 2015. Shantytowns dot the Philippine capital where many of the city's poor are forced to reside. (PHOTO: AFP/Ted Aljibe)

Josh Smith #5 of the Houston Rockets battles for a loose basketball with Jamal Crawford #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers during Game One in the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 4, 2015 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.  (Photo: AFP/Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Nori Aoki #23 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by manager Bruce Bochy #15 after scoring a run against the San Diego Padres during the third inning at AT&T Park on May 4, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo: AFP/Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) steals the puck from New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) during the second period of Game 3 in the second round of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Washington. (Photo: AP/Alex Brandon)

A villager walking through destroyed houses in the village of Barpak in north central Nepal, nine days after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Himalayan nation on Apr 25. (AFP/Nicolas ASFOURI)

A villager being checked for an eye injury by French doctor Fabien Argenone from the Samu 04, in the village of Barpak in north central Nepal, after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the Himalayan nation on Apr 25. (AFP/Nicolas ASFOURI)

A Nepalese boy carrying a bag of rice out of an Indian Air Force helicopter, bringing relief food to the village of Barpak in north central Nepal, following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. (AFP/Nicolas ASFOURI)

Thai well-wishers hold portraits of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej while waiting in front of Siriraj hospital in Bangkok. Thailand's revered but ailing King made a rare public appearance, leaving the hospital where he has been convalescing for much of the past few months. (AFP/PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL)

Deaf and hearing-impaired women protest in New Delhi, India, against the government’s decision to demand that the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) be autonomous and managed by the National Association of Deaf (DAF) (AP/Tsering Topgyal)

Protesters stand at a burning barricade in the Musaga neighbourhood of Bujumbura, Burundi. Burundi's constitutional court clears President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a controversial third term, as the government offers to release protesters if days of demonstrations stopped. (AFP/PHIL MOORE)

The wreckage of a military transport aircraft destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, at the Sanaa International airport, in Yemen. (AP/Hani Mohammed)

Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova looks at the ball during the Madrid Open tournament at the Caja Magica (Magic Box) sports complex in Madrid. (AFP/PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU)

Pedestrians walk past a collapsed structure that over-looked one of the squares in the UNESCO world heritage site of Bhaktapur on the outskirts of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu on Apr 30, 2015, following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation on Apr 25. (AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

Pemba Tamang is carried on a stretcher after being rescued by Nepalese policemen and US rescue workers from a building that collapsed five days ago in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, April 30, 2015.  (AP/Niranjan Shresta)

Nepalese policemen lift their commander and celebrate after they along with US rescuers pulled out Pemba Tamang, a teenage boy from a building that collapsed five days ago in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, April 30, 2015.  (AP/Manish Swarup)

Australian national Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto (C) is escorted by a Malaysian custom official as she arrives at the Magistrate Court in Sepang on April 30, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

A model depicting the tank that crashed the gates of the former Saigon Presidential Palace is seen during a parade marking the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon (former name of Ho Chi Minh City) in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30, 2015. (AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam)

South Korean activists march with dove-shaped placard (L) reading "Keep the Peace Constitution!" during a rally denouncing Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's speech at the US Congress, near the Japanese embassy in Seoul on April 30, 2015. (AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

Demonstrators march through Times Square during a protest April 29, 2015 in New York, held in solidarity with demonstrators in Baltimore, Maryland demanding justice for an African-American man who died of severe spinal injuries sustained in police custody. (AFP/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Burundi riot police using tear gas give chase to demonstrators during clashes in Bujumbura, Burundi, Wednesday April 29, 2015.  (AP/Jerome Delay)

Ding Ning (L) and Li Xiaoxia of China serve during their women's doubles quarter-final match against Fukuhara Ai and Wakamiya Misako of Japan at the 2015 World Table Tennis Championships at the Suzhou International Expo Center in Suzhou, Jiangsu province on April 30, 2015. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)

Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez (R) hugs his captain Misbah-ul-Haq (L) after scoring a double century (200 runs) during the thrid day of the first cricket Test match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at The Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on April 30, 2015. (AFP/Munir uz Zaman)

Jordan Spieth hits out of a bunker to the second green of TPC Harding Park during round-robin play against Mikko Ilonen, of Finland, at the Match Play Championship golf tournament Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP/Eric Risberg)

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball after a team mate scored a goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Almeria at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

People gather at Copenhagen's main square in Denmark to mourn the victims of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. (Photo: Royston Chan)

Nepal Armed Force personnel unload relief aid at Charikot, in Dholka district, as the UN launches an appeal for Nepalese quake survivors in dire need of shelter, food and medical care. (AFP/PRAKASH SINGH)

Rescuers pull a 15-year-old boy alive from the rubble of Nepal's earthquake on Apr 30, five days after a disaster which killed more than 5,500 people. (AFP/MENAHEM KAHANA)

Buddhist monks salvage a statue of a Buddhist deity from a monastery around the famous Swayambhunath stupa after it was damaged by Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepa. (AP/Niranjan Shrestha)

A Nepalese man cooks a meal for his family as they sit under a shelter. The UN launches a US$415 million appeal for survivors of a massive earthquake as coordinators warn that it might take a five-day trek to deliver relief supplies to some of the worst-hit rural areas. (AFP/ROBERTO SCHMIDT)

Vietnamese military personnel wave flags during a parade celebrating the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War which is also remembered as the "Fall of Saigon," in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (AP/Dita Alangkara)

Riot police monitor protesters near a CVS pharmacy that was looted and burned by rioters after the funeral of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, who was arrested for possessing a knife on Apr 12 died a week later in the hospital while in police custody. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP)

A man spatters paint on a shutter as he uses a fire extinguisher during a protest against Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy. (AP/Antonio Calanni)

Royal fan Terry Hutt poses for pictures as he sits on a bench outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's hospital in central London. Royal watchers continue to wait outside a London hospital for the birth of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's second child. (AFP/BEN STANSALL)

Napoli's Jose Maria Callejon (L) and Empoli's Mirko Valdifiori go for the ball during their Serie A football match, in Empoli, Italy. (AP/Paolo Lazzeroni)

Switzerland's Michael Albasini of team Orica Greenedge celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the third stage, a 172.5km race between Moutier and Porrentruy at the 69th Tour de Romandie UCI ProTour cycling race, in Porrentruy, Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

Italian Fabio Fognini returns the ball to Austrian Dominic Thiem (unseen) during their second round match of the ATP tennis BMW Open tournament in Munich, southern Germany. (AFP/CHRISTOF STACHE)

Supporters of the Shiite Huthi movement brandish their weapons as they take part in a demonstration in the capital Sanaa on May 1, 2015, against the Saudi-led military "Decisive Storm" air campaign targeting Huthi rebels and their allies in Yemen.  (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)

A Nepalese woman cooks a local delicacy at her roadside shop at a bus station in Kathmandu on May 2, 2015, as people board bus to go to their home towns and villages. (AFP/Prakash Singh)

Febyanti Herewila (L), widow of executed Australian drug convict Andrew Chan, leaves in a car following the arrival of Chan's remains at the Sydney International Airport on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Saeed Khan)

Brintha Sukumaran (C), sister of executed Australian drug convict Myuran Sukumaran, leaves with family members following the arrival her brother's remains at the Sydney International Airport on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Saeed Khan)

A firefighter help in traffic in the Guadalajara - Autlan highway, Jalisco state, Mexico. More than a dozen vehicles were set on fire on May 1, 2015 across Guadalajara, Mexico's second biggest city, while a drug gang and authorities clashed in another part of Jalisco state.  (AFP/Hector Guerrero)

Riot police enforce a 10pm curfew and arrest a man on the same day that Maryland state attorney Marilyn J Mosby announced that charges would be filed against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, (AFP/Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sri Lankan traditional dancers wait to perform for US Secretary of State John Kerry as he arrives for a meeting with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera at The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Andrew Harnik/Pool)

Media teams rush to get their positions in the press pens outside the Lindo wing at St Mary's hospital in central London, on May 2, 2015 after the announcement was made by Kensington Palace that the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William's wife Kate was admitted to hospital on May 2. (AFP/Leon Neal)

Japan's Karne Hesketh (R) scores a try against Hong Kong during their Asia Rugby Championship match at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Tokyo on May 2, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Pakistan Zulfiqar Babar (R) along with teammates appeals unsuccessfully for a leg before wicket decision against unseen Bangladesh batsman Mominul Haque during the 5th day of the first cricket Test match against Pakistan at The Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Munir uz Zaman)

Swiss Stefan Kueng (BMC) celebrates after winning the fourth stage 169.8 km between La Neuveville and Fribourg at the Tour de Romandie UCI World Tour stage cycling road race on May 1, 2015 in Fribourg. (AFP/ Fabrice Coffrini)

Canadian professional basketball player of Indian origin Sim Bhullar (C), shows his court skills to Indian youth during an interaction in Mumbai on May 2, 2015. Bhullar is the first player of Indian origin to play in a team of the US National Basketball Association (NBA). (AFP/Punit Paranjpe)

Royal fans celebrate outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's hospital in central London, on May 2, 2015 following the news that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William's second child, a daughter, was born. (Photo: AFP/Leon Neal)

Britain's Prince William (right) and his son Prince George of Cambridge wave as they return to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on May 2, 2015 where his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to their second child, a baby girl. (Photo: AFP/Leon Neal)

A girl at a camp for residents displaced by the Apr 25 earthquake in central Kathmandu. (Photo: Jack Board) 

A boy lights a candle during a candle light vigil to remember the victims of last week's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 2, 2015. (Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)

US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) receives a health and happiness blessing from head monk Venerable Professor Kollupitiya Mahinda Sangharakkhita Mahathera during a visit to the Kelaniya Rajmaha Temple in Kelaniya on May 2, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Andrew Harnik/Pool)

Pope Francis (centre), flanked by clergy members, waves as he leaves after a visit to the Pontifical North American College in Rome on May 2, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)

People lay flowers during a pro-Russian meeting at Kulikove Pole Square in Odessa, southern Ukraine, on May 2, 2015 in memory of those who died in a fire at the Trade Union House a year ago. (Photo: AFP/Genya Savilov)

Palestinian paramedics carry a man wounded during clashes with Israeli forces following a protest a day ahead of the World Press Freedom Day at the main entrance of the West bank town of Bethlehem, on May 2, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Musa Al Shaer)

Protesters wave Malian flags as they march on May 2, 2015 in Bamako, during a demonstration, attended by many from the Menaka region, in support of the "liberation" of Menaka in Northern Mali, seized by pro-government militia on April 27 from seperatist rebels. (Photo: AFP/Habibou Koyate)

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani reviews an Honour Guard during the 23rd anniversary of the Mujahedeen Victory over the former Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan, at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, May 2, 2015. (Photo: AP/Allauddin Khan)

Japan's Karne Hesketh (right) scores a try against Hong Kong during their Asia Rugby Championship match at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Tokyo on May 2, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun makes a diving catch on a pop fly from San Francisco Giants' Andrew Susac during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco. (Photo: AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)