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A boat cruises past Putra Mosque, right, one of Putrajaya's iconic buildings, shrouded with haze in Putrajaya, Malaysia on Oct 12, 2015. Scientists predict the haze this year is on track to surpass 1997 levels when pollution soared to record highs. (Photo: AP/Joshua Paul)

Singapore's military and civil defense personnel prepare water bombing equipment beside the Royal Singapore Air Force chinook helicopter at the haze covered Indonesian air base in Palembang located in Sumatra island on Oct 12, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Abdul Qodir)

Hong Kong photojournalist Anthony Kwan Hok-chun (L) stands next to his lawyer at Samut Prakarn provincial court on Oct 12, 2015. He will face trial after pleading not guilty to a weapons possession charge in Thailand. (Photo: AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)

A boy rides on a horse as part of water buffalo race during the festival of Pchum Ben, or Ancestors' Day, at Vihear Sour pagoda in Kandal province, northeast of Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Oct 12, 2015. (Photo: AP/Heng Sinith)

Informal settlers eat breakfast along a street with Philippine Vice-President and now presidential candidate Jejomar Binay joining them prior to Binay's filing of certificate of candidacy for next year's presidential elections on Oct 12, 2015 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo: AP/Bullit Marquez)

An elderly Kashmiri man sits in front of a closed shop during a local strike in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on Oct 12, 2015. (Photo: AP/Mukhtar Khan)

Indian voters queue to cast their ballots at a voting centre in the village of Banbira in Samstipur district on Oct 12, 2015. The first of five phases of voting in the state assembly elections in Bihar, one of India's largest and poorest states, begins on Oct 12. (Photo: AFP/Money Sharma)

Storm clouds gather over the eastern suburbs of Sydney on Oct 12, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Peter Parks)

Martin Klizan of Slovakia hits a return to Zhang Ze of China during their men's singles first round match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on Oct 12, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Greg Baker)

West Indies Cricketers Kraigg Brathwaite (L) and Jomel Warrican take part in a practice session at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on Oct 12, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi)

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) walks off the field with wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) and wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Giants on Oct 11, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo: AP/Seth Wenig)

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Roberto Osuna (54) delivers the ball to Texas Rangers during the ninth inning in Game 3 of baseball's American League Division Series on Oct 11, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo: AP/LM Otero)

Mothers supported by Gabriela, a leftist women's group, hold placards at the gate of the Philippine Supreme Court in Manila on Oct 13, 2015, seeking a halt to a new government programme adding two years to the basic education system of the Philippines. (Photo: AFP/Jay Directo)

Funeral workers carry the casket of American Nobel laureate for chemistry Richard Heck as relatives and friends attend burial rites in suburban Quezon city, Philippines on Oct 13, 2015. Heck designed a method of building complex molecules that has helped fight cancer. (Photo: AP/Aaron Favila)

Indian social activists shouts slogans against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest after a four-year-old girl was raped and slashed with a blade before being abandoned by a railway track in New Delhi on Oct 13, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Sajjad Hussain)

China's State Councilor Yang Jiechi (L) meets with Japan's National Security Council head Shotaro Yachi in Tokyo on Oct 13, 2015. Kyodo News reported the two held talks to discuss preparations for an upcoming summit of Japan, China and South Korea. (Photo: Issei Kato/Pool via AP)

Lise Han, a former member of the cabinet of PS Senator and former Tours' Mayor Jean Germain, arrives for the trial of the Chinese Wedding case at the court in Tours on Oct 13, 2015. Jean Germain was found dead near his home after his lawyer found a "farewell letter". (Photo: AFP/Guillaume Souvant)

Pakistani rescue workers search for bodies at the site of a landslide in Karachi on Oct 13, 2015. Police say a landslide has hit three makeshift homes in a slum, killing more than a dozen people, women and children were among the dead and injured. (Photo: AP/Shakil Adil)

Israeli security forces and emergency personnel gather at the scene of a stabbing attack carried out by a Palestinian man in Raanana, Israel on Oct 13, 2015. The Palestinian stabbed and wounded a passerby before being restrained by civilians in the area, police said. (Photo: AFP/Jack Guez)

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (3rd R) his wife Sare Davutoglu (3rd L) his deputies Yalcin Akdogan (2nd R) and Cevdet Yilmaz (R) pray at the site of an explosion in Ankara on Oct 13, 2015 in Turkey's bloodiest terror attack. (Photo: Hakan Goktepe/Prime Ministry Press Service via AP, Pool)

New Zealand All Blacks wing Nehe Milner-Skudder catches the ball during a training session in Swansea on Oct 13, 2015 during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. (Photo: AFP/Gabriel Bouys)

Tommy Haas of Germany hits a return to Kevin Anderson of South Africa during his men's singles round match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai on Oct 13, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Johannes Eisele)

England's Mark Wood delivers the ball during the first day's play of the first cricket Test match between Pakistan and England at The Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Oct 13, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Marwan Naamani)

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Mark Stuart (5) checks New York Islanders right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) in the third period of an NHL hockey game on Oct 12, 2015, in New York. The Islanders won 4-2. (Photo: AP/Mark Lennihan)

Supporters of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party dance on a road near a campaign truck during an election campaign on Oct 7, 2015, in Yangon, Myanmar. (Photo: AP/Khin Maung Win)

Philippine Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jnr. (C), the son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos (front L), waves to photographers from inside his car after attending a breakfast forum in Manila on Oct 7, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe)

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (L) talking to Japan's Emperor Akihito (3rd L) as his wife Maitree Wickremesinghe (R) speaks to Japan's Empress Michiko (3rd R) during their visit to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Oct 7, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Imperial Household Agency)

Two women and a child leave a house being searched by police as four people were arrested over the terror-linked murder of a police employee after coordinated raids by more than 200 officers on properties across Sydney on Oct 7, 2015. (Photo: AFP/William West)

Carlos Ruiz, captain of the Guatemala national football team, signs autographs for evacuated children in a makeshift shelter in the town of Santa Catarina Pinula, about 15 km east of Guatemala City, on Oct 6, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Johan Ordonez)

A refugee dries his clothes around a fire after arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos on Oct 7, 2015. (Photo AP/Muhammed Muheisen)

Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during the Scott County Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner on Oct 6, 2015, in Davenport, Iowa. (Photo AP/Charlie Neibergall)

A memorial during a candlelight vigil in memory of the two children killed earlier in the day, in Savannah, Ga. on Oct 6, 2015. Police in coastal Georgia said a woman is charged with murder in the drowning deaths of her two daughters. (Photo: AP/Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News)

South Africa's Jean-Paul Duminy puts on his batting gear during a training session on the eve of the third T20 cricket match between India and South Africa at The Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Oct 7, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Dibyangshu Sarkar)

Marin Cilic of Croatia hits a return against Donald Young of the US during their first round match at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on Oct 7, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

International team player Louis Oosthuizen watches his shot on the 12th hole during a practice round ahead of the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea on Oct 7, 2015. (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) passes through Indiana Fever guard Shavonte Zellous (1) and Tamika Catchings (24) in the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals on Oct 6, 2015, in Minneapolis. (Photo AP/Jim Mone)

US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) speaks with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (R) during a meeting at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound in Beijing on Oct 8, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Pool/Mark Schiefelbein)

A tourist walks across a glass-bottomed suspension bridge in the Shinuizhai mountains in Pingjang county, Hunan province some 150 kilometers from Changsha on Oct 8, 2015. The bridge reopened two weeks ago following renovations as a glass-bottomed tourist attraction. (Photo: AFP/Johannes Eisele)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) wears an academic hood as he receives an honorary doctorate of laws from Waseda University president Kaoru Kamata (R) at the university in Tokyo on Oct 8, 2015. Erdogan is on a two-day visit to Japan. (Photo: AP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)

Pedestrians carry decorative flowers as they walk across a bridge ahead of the upcoming anniversary celebrations in Pyongyang, North Korea on Oct 8, 2015. (Photo: AP/Charles Dharapak)

Pakistani residents place flowers on the memorial at the site of the Margalla Towers to pay tribute to the victims of the 2005 earthquake on the 10th anniversary, in Islamabad on Oct 8, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Aamir Qureshi)

Peru's President Ollanta Humala (R) shakes hands with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, at the Presidential Palace in Lima, Peru on Oct 7, 2015. Jim Yong Kim is in Lima to attend the annual meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. (Photo: AP/Rodrigo Abd)

An Afghan refugee wrapped, in a thermal blanket faces the sea after he and others arrived in the night on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos on Oct 8, 2015. More than 500,000 people have arrived in the European Union this year. (Photo: AP/Muhammed Muheisen)

Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio (R) listens as House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during a new conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct 7, 2015, following the weekly House Republican conference. (Photo: AP/Evan Vucci)

Steve Johnson of the US stretches for a ball from Marin Cilic of Croatia during their second round match at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on Oct 8, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

Danny Lee of New Zealand tees off on the 2nd hole during the first round of foursome matches at the 2015 Presidents Cup at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, west of Seoul, on Oct 8, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

MotoGP rider Jack Miller, front, of Australia steers his mini electric motorcycle as he leads the pack of riders during a fan event at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit ahead of Sunday's MotoGP Japanese Motorcycle Grand Prix in Motegi, north of Tokyo on Oct 8, 2015. (Photo: AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo holds Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta as shortstop Starlin Castro  joins in the celebration after they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League wild card baseball game 4-0 on Oct 7, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (Photo: AP/Don Wright)

An umbrella group of local and foreign banks in Singapore has urged members to make "sustainable development" part of their lending requirements on Oct 9, 2015, stepping up pressure on companies linked to land-clearing fires in Indonesia. (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

Riot police stand guard as anti-Muslim protesters hold a demonstration outside the Parramatta Mosque in Sydney on Oct 9, 2015. A small number of protesters gathered outside the mosque, which was regularly attended by 15-year-old radicalised Farhad Jabar. (Photo: AFP/Peter Parks)

More than 600 U.S. and Philippine marines are taking part in this annual exercise which is aimed at increasing the armed forces capability in various bilateral maritime operations at San Antonio township in Zambales province northwest of Manila, Philippines on Oct 9, 2015. (Photo: AP/Bullit Marquez)

Engineer Rashid Ahmed, an independent member of the Jammu and Kashmir state assembly scuffles with Indian policemen with his supporters during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on Oct 9, 2015. (Photo: AP/Dar Yasin)

Selahattin Demirtas (C), leader of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democracy Party, shakes hands with supporters during a visit to a fruit and vegatable market as part of the election campaign on Oct 9, 2015 in Istanbul. Turkey holds snap elections on Nov 1, after coalition talks failed. (Photo: AFP/Ozan Kose)

A hotel worker waters a flower display for the 70th anniversary of the founding of North Korea's Workers' Party on Oct 9, 2015, ahead of celebrations on Oct 10. (Photo: AP/Wong Maye-E)

A refugee sleeping on a bench wraps himself with a thermal blanket to shelter from the morning cold at the port of Mitylene on the northeast Greek island of Lesbos, while waiting to get on board a ferry traveling to Athens on Oct 9, 2015. (Photo: AP/Muhammed Muheisen)

A group of Eritrean refugees prepare to board a plane to travel to Sweden as part of a new programme of the European Union to relocate refugees on Oct 9, 2015 at the Ciampino airport of Rome. (Photo: AFP/Andreas Solaro)

Jack Miller of Australia steers his Honda during a free practice session for MotoGP Japanese Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Motegi, north of Tokyo on Oct 9, 2015. (Photo: AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)

International team player Jason Day of Australia plays out of a bunker on the 17th hole during his four ball match at the Presidents Cup golf tournament at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, in Incheon, South Korea on Oct 9, 2015.(Photo: AP/Woohae Cho)

Kei Nishikori of Japan hits a return against Marin Cilic of Croatia during their quarter-final match at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on Oct 9, 2015. (Photo: AFP /Toru Yamanaka)

Robert Meewsen of the Netherlands serves during the FIVB Puerto Vallarta Open at Camarones Beach on Oct 8, 2015 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Photo: Miguel Tovar/Getty Images/AFP)

Philippine Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. delivers his speech as he officially announces his candidacy for vice-president in next year's presidential elections in a rally on Oct 10, 2015 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo: AP/Bullit Marquez)

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama poses for a group photo with children at a Tibetan school, his first public function after returning last week from Minnesota in the United States where he had a thorough medical checkup, in Dharmsala, India on Oct.10, 2015. (Photo: AP/Ashwini Bhatia)

Firefighters investigate the scene after a gas explosion at a restaurant in Wuhu, in China's Anhui province on Oct 10, 2015. At least 17 people were killed after the explosion ripped through a restaurant in China causing a fire, state media said. (Photo: AFP)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves at a parade in Pyongyang on Oct 10, 2015. Kim Jong Un declared that his country was ready to stand up to any threat posed by the U.S. as he spoke at a lavish military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the North's ruling party. (Photo: AP/Wong Maye-E)

Migrants arrested earlier in the week receive food distribution in Tajura on Oct 10, 2015, ahead of being transferred to a detention facility. Almost 300 migrants were arrested as they prepared to board boats for the Mediterranean crossing to Europe. (Photo: AFP/Mahmud Turkia)

A Palestinian protester flashes the sign for victory during clashes with Israeli security forces near the Nahal Oz border crossing with Israel on Oct 10, 2015. Violence between Israelis and Palestinians threatened to spiral out of control after unrest spread to Gaza. (Photo: AFP/Mahmud Hams)

A man leaves a voting cabin at a polling station as early voting takes place ahead of Sunday's presidential election in the village of Kurkovo ,48 km (30 miles) east of Minsk, Belarus on Oct 10, 2015. (Photo: AP/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Emergency services personnel prepare to transport the bodies of victims away from the site of twin explosions at the main train station in Turkey's capital Ankara on Oct 10, 2015. At least 30 people were killed and 126 were injured in the blasts. (Photo: AFP/Adem Altan)

Infiniti Red Bull Racing's Russian driver Daniil Kvyat drives his car during the qualifying session of the Russian Formula One Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom circuit on Oct 10, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

SKY Racing Team VR46 rider Romano Fenati of Italy rides his bike during the third free practice session of the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi, Tochigi prefecture on Oct 10, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia serves the ball as she plays against Timea Bacsinsky of Switzerland in their women's singles semifinal match in the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing on Oct 10, 2015. (Photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

International team player Anirban Lahiri of India plays out of a bunker on the 14th hole during his four ball match at the Presidents Cup golf tournament at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, in Incheon, South Korea on Oct 10, 2015.(Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

A worker feeds cows at a 'Gaushala' or shelter for cattle, in New Delhi, India. Increasingly, cows are becoming a tool of political parties, an electioneering code word and a rallying cry for both Hindu nationalists and their opponents. (Photo AP/Saurabh Das)

 Nepalese people crowd the roof of a public bus as the country struggles with a fuel shortage after Indian shipments went on hold, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal’s 598 members of parliament will select the nation's new prime minister on Oct 11, 2015. (Photo: AP/Niranjan Shrestha, File)

This photo taken on Oct 9, 2015 and released on October 11 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C/R) welcoming Chinese Politburo standing committee member Liu Yunshan (C/L). (Photo: Republic of Korea/AFP/KCNA via KNS)

Demonstrators hold up photos of Russian President Vladimir Putin to protest Russia's involvement in the Syrian civil war and in support of refugees and asylum seekers in Sydney on Oct 11, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Peter Parks)

Israeli policemen inspect the damaged car of a Palestinian woman after she detonated a small bomb on Oct 11, 2015, on the highway leading from the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim to Jerusalem, near the Al-Zaim checkpoint on the outskirts of East Jerusalem. (Photo: AP/Menahem Kahana)

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair waves to supporters at a rally in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on Oct 10, 2015. (Photo: Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

US President Barack Obama is greeted by Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California on Oct 10, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Brendan Smialowski)

Belarusian army soldiers leave voting cabins at a polling station during presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus on Oct 11, 2015. (Photo: AP/Dmitry Lovetsky)

United States' Zach Johnson plays from the rough on the 15th hole during his singles match against International team player Jason Day of Australia at the Presidents Cup on the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, in Incheon, South Korea on Oct 11, 2015. (Photo AP/Woohae Cho)

Competitors start the swimming portion of the Ironman World Championship triathlon on Oct 10, 2015, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. (Photo AP/Mark J. Terrill)

Cyclists crossing in front of Rome's Unknown Soldier monument as they compete in the "Gran Fondo ", a traditional cycling not competitive race in Rome on Oct 11, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)

Vasek Pospisil of Canada (L) hits a return as his partner Jack Sock of the US (R) looks on, during the men's doubles final match against Daniel Nestor of Canada and Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on Oct 11, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Goh Chai Hin)