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Residential condominiums are blanketed by haze in Singapore. (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

A protester sits next to some yellow umbrellas during a demonstration to mark the one year anniversary of " Umbrella Movement" in Hong Kong on Sep 28, 2015. The protesters voiced their opposition against Beijing's plan to restrict elections for top leader of the Chinese city. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)

Tourists struggle with winds from approaching Typhoon Dujuan in the business district of Taipei, Taiwan on Sep 28, 2015. Typhoon Dujuan picked up strength Sunday as it headed toward Taiwan, prompting warnings of strong winds and torrential rain. (Photo: AP/Chiang Ying-ying)

Indian transport workers cook in their truck as hundreds of Nepalese and Indian trucks park near the Nepal-India border at Birgunj, Kathmandu on Sep 28, 2015. Nepal imposed nationwide restrictions on vehicle use due to growing fears of a fuel shortage. (Photo: AFP/Prakash Mathema)

Tibetan exiles who have reportedly been on fast since Sep 10, 2015 attend a protest outside the United Nations' office in New Delhi, India on Sep 28, 2015 as they urged the UN to raise the issue of Tibet at its General Assembly and Human Rights Council session. (Photo: AP/Saurabh Das)

Israeli police escort a group of Jewish visitors walking at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s old city on Sep 28, 2015. New clashes broke out between Israeli police and Palestinians with further trouble feared in the week ahead as Jews celebrate the Sukkot holiday. (Photo: AFP/Thomas Coex)

Migrants and refugees queue near a registration camp after crossing the Macedonian-Greek border on Sep 28, 2015. Macedonia is a key transit country in the Balkans migration route into the EU, with thousands of asylum seekers and migrants entering the country every day. (Photo: AFP/Armend Nimani)

A so-called supermoon is seen at the end of a lunar eclipse above Bayonne, southwestern France, in the early hours on Sep 28, 2015. Supermoon, or perigee moon, is the name given when the full or new moon comes closest to the Earth making it appear bigger. (Photo: AP/Bob Edme)

South Africa's AB de Villiers catches the ball during a training session for the practice cricket match between the Indian Board President's XI and South Africa at the Palam A Ground Model Sports Complex in New Delhi on Sep 28, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Prakash Singh)

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia hits a return against Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania during their women's singles match at the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, China's Hubei province on Sep 28, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Fred Dufour)

Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell (35) loses control of the ball after crossing the goal line for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos on Sep 27, 2015, in Detroit. (Photo: AP/Paul Sancya)

Two dogs share a surfboard during the tandem division of the Unleashed Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California on Sep 27, 2015. (Photo: Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)

Buildings in the financial district are seen through a blanket of haze from the Garden by the Bay in Singapore, as a workers (L) wash a sculpture by renowned sculptor Marc Quinn of a sleeping boy depicting his infant son, Lucas. (AFP PHOTO/ROSLAN RAHMAN)

Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrators and activists gather outside the government headquarters building to mark one year since the start of mass pro-democracy rallies calling for fully free leadership elections in the semi-autonomous city. (AFP PHOTO/Philippe Lopez)

Tourists struggle with winds from approaching Typhoon Dujuan in the business district of Taipei, Taiwan. Typhoon Dujuan picks up strength as it headed toward Taiwan, prompting warnings of strong winds and torrential rain. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Trishaw riders, who support Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, take part in a campaign rally in Yangon ahead of the upcoming Nov 8 general election. (AFP PHOTO/Ye Aung THU)

Nepalese policemen guard as students affiliated with various students groups protest near the Indian Embassy against the blockade of cargo trucks along the border with India in Kathmandu. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Cuban President Raul Castro (2nd R) accompanied by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodrigueza (R) greets delegates after President Barack Obama spoke before the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

"Estelada" or pro-independence flags are waved in front of the President of Democratic Convergence of Catalonia, Artur Mas (L), and Oriol Junqueras, president of the Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya party in front of supporters in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

A Syrian refugee arrives at the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey. (AFP PHOTO/ARIS MESSINIS)

An Israeli border policeman grabs a Palestinian man during confrontations in the Old City of Jerusalem. Palestinians clash with Israeli riot police after barricading themselves in a mosque at Jerusalem's holy site. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

A Geopost drone flying in Pourrieres, southeastern France, during a presentation of a prototype of a package delivery drone. (AFP Photo)

Everton's Phil Jagielka (2L) beats West Bromwich Albion's Jonny Evans (L) to a ball from a corner during the English Premier League football match at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England. (AFP PHOTO/OLI SCARFF)

Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a shot to Barbora Strycova of Cezch Republic during the women's singles match at the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, China's Hubei province. (AFP PHOTO/FRED DUFOUR)

A fisherman walks along the bay as gantry cranes in the container terminal port (background) are barely visible in haze-choked Singapore on Sep 30, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/ Roslan Rahman)

Members of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party dance during an election campaign Wednesday, Sept 30, 2015, in Yangon, Myanmar. Banner on truck read, " to change people's live, let's vote NLD." (Photo: AP/Khin Maung Win)

A Chinese paramilitary policeman stands watch behind a barrier leading to a side road outside the Japanese Embassy in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. China is holding two Japanese men on suspicion of spying, Japanese media reported Wednesday. (Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan)

An Indian prisoner, convicted of involvement in the 2006 Mumbai train blasts, is escorted to a police van on his way to a special court in Mumbai on Sep 30, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Punit Paranjpe)

Family members of Abdul Ghani, who is reportedly missing after a crush during the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, sit at their home waiting for information in Karachi, Pakistan on Sep 29, 2015. (Photo: AP/Shakil Adil)

Palestinian men check the damage following an Israeli air strike on a Hamas police facility along the beach north of Gaza City on September 30, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Mohammed Abed)

Ukrainian jailed military officer Nadezhda Savchenko smiles in a glass cage during a court hearing in a town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis gives his weekly general audience at St Peter's square on Sep 30, 2015 at the Vatican. (Photo: AFP/Andreas Solaro)

Dynamo Kiev’s Derlis Gonzalez controls the ball in from of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Eliazer Dasa, center, and Nikola Mitrovic during a group G Champions League soccer match in Haifa, Israel on Sep 29, 2015. (Photo: AP/Ariel Schalit)

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia returns a shot to Garbine Muguruza of Spain during their women's singles match on day three of the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, in China's Hubei province on September 30, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Fred Dufour)

Rickard Rakell #67 of the Anaheim Ducks skates with the puck against the Los Angeles Kings during preseason at Staples Center on Sep 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo: Getty Images/AFP/Stephen Dunn)

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Tropeano throws during a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Sep 29, 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo: The Orange County Register/AP/Kevin Sullivan)

Philippine and US marine officials, led by US marine Brigadier General Paul Kennedy (back, L) and Philippine Major General Alexander Labutan (back R), salute during the opening ceremony of the annual Philippine-US naval exercise (PHIBLEX) in Manila on October 1, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe)

A paramilitary policeman stands guard in front of the portrait of late communist leader Mao Zedong on Tiananmen Gate in Beijing on China's National Day on Oct 1, 2015. China is marking the 66th anniversary of Mao's founding of the People's Republic of China on Oct 1, 1949. (Photo: AFP/Greg Baker)

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, center, signs the national anthem during a flag raising ceremony to celebrate China's National Day in Hong Kong on Oct 1, 2015. At left is former Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa and at right is Leung Chun-ying's wife, Regina. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)

South Korean army cadets attend the 67th Armed Forces Day at Gyeryongdae, South Korea's main compound in Gyeryong, South Korea on Oct 1, 2015. (Photo: Pool Photo/AP/Kim Hee-chul)

A Sri Lankan family takes photos at Sri Lanka's main zoo in Colombo on Oct 1, 2015. Sri Lanka is marking International Children's Day with a series of state-sponsored events to focus on eradicating child labour and the sexual abuse of children. (Photo: AFP/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi)

A burnt-out police pick-up truck stands in the street after Afghan security forces retook control of Kunduz city from the Taliban militants in northeastern Kunduz province, on Oct 1, 2015. (Photo: AFP)

On Sep 30, 2015, a Nepalese policeman tries to put off the burning effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest by Nepalese youth in Kathmandu, Nepal.  (Phpto AP/Niranjan Shrestha)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting of the German Federal Parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany on Oct 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Michael Sohn)

Los Angeles Angels' Garrett Richards sits in the dugout during a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Sep 30, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo: The Orange County Register/AP/Kyusung Gong)

Mike Leake #13 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by teammates after they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park on Sep 30, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo: Getty Images/AFP/Ezra Shaw)

French skipper Philippe Legros sails aboard the Class Imoca monohull "Maitre Coq" on Sep 30, 2015 between Port-la-Foret and Lorient, western France. (Photo: AFP/Jean-Sebastien Evrard)

South Africa's Bismarck Du Plessis holds his leg during a training session at the Gateshead International Stadium, Newcastle England on Sep 30, 2015. South Africa will play Scotland in their next rugby World Cup match on Saturday. (Photo: PA/AP/Owen Humphreys)

Serbia's Novak Djokovic, who is in Bangkok for an exhibition game against Spain's Rafael Nadal, visits the Erawan Shrine in central Bangkok, Thailand on Oct 2, 2015. Djokovic visited the shrine where a bomb exploded on Aug 17, killing 20 people and injuring more than 120. (Photo: AP/Mark Baker)

Protesters shout slogans of Hong Sok Hour a senator from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party in Phnom Penh court on Oct 2, 2015. The Cambodian court rejected the senator's request for bail and opened a trial against him on charges for comments he posted on Facebook. (Photo: AP/Heng Sinith)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his birth anniversary in New Delhi, India on Oct 2, 2015. (Photo: AP/Manish Swarup)

Members of a Syrian family stand in a street as migrants and refugees are evicted by French police from a camp at the Porte de Saint-Ouen in Paris on Oct 2, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Joel Saget)

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Oct 2, 2015 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) visiting the Jongsong Pharmaceutical General Factory. (Photo: AFP/KCNA)

An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier stands guard outside Jalalabad Airport where a US C-130 military transport plane crashed in Jalalabad on Oct 2, 2015. The Taliban claimed to have shot down a US military transport plane in a crash that killed 11 people. (Photo: AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir, speaks during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Oct 1, 2015, at U.N. headquarters. (Photo: AP/Julie Jacobson)

People pray during a candlelight vigil in Roseburg, Oregon on Oct 1, 2015, for ten people killed and seven others wounded in a shooting at Umpqua Community College in the western US state of Oregon. (Photo: AFP/Cengiz Yar Jr.)

Feng Tianwei of Singapore plays a shot against Chen Meng of China during the women's single's semi-final round of the 22nd ITTF Asian Table Tennis Championships in Pattaya on Oct 2, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)

Croatia's Ivo Karlovic serves against Australia's Nick Kyrgios during their men's singles quarter-final match of the 2015 Malaysian Open tennis tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 2, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton connects for a sacrifice fly off a pitch from Los Angeles Angels' Fernando Salas that scored Adrian Beltre in the seventh inning of a baseball game on Oct 1, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo: AP/Tony Gutierrez)

Dallas Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak (5) battles with Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) for the puck during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game on Oct 1, 2015, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo: AP/Chris O'Meara)

Motorists commute on a road shrouded in haze in Gombak on Oct 3, 2015. Malaysia, Singapore and large expanses of Indonesia have suffered for weeks from acrid smoke billowing from fires on Indonesian plantations and peatlands that are being illegally cleared by burning. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

People watch as missiles are launched from an Indonesia military ship for a rehearsal for the upcoming parade held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Indonesia Armed Forces in Cilegon, Banten province, Indonesia on Oct3, 2015. (Photo: AP/Tatan Syuflana)

Migrants walk along a highway towards the Eurotunnel site in Coquelles, France on Oct 3, 2015. Traffic through the Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France was suspended after around 100 migrants entered the French side of the tunnel complex. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Huguen)

(L-R) Frankfurt mayor Peter Feldmann, German President Joachim Gauck, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hesse state governor Volker Bouffier, walk along a street during the celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the German Unification in Frankfurt, Germany on Oct 3, 2015. (Photo: AP/Michael Probst)

Members of the non-profit organization 'Save the Elephants' demonstrate in the streets, during an anti-poaching march in Nairobi on Oct 3, 2015. 'Save The Elephants' said last year that 100,000 elephants were killed in Africa between 2010 and 2012. (Photo: AFP/Simon Maina)

Afghan security forces take a wounded civilian man to the hospital after Taliban fighter's attack, in Kunduz city, Afghanistan on Oct 3, 2015. Three staff from Doctors Without Borders were killed and 30 were missing after an explosion that may have been caused by a US airstrike. (Photo: AP/Dehsabzi)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and other top officials pray over the caskets of 104 Iranian pilgrims, killed in a stampede at the annual hajj, during a repatriation ceremony upon their arrival on Oct 3, 2015 at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport.  (Photo: AFP/Atta Kenare)

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau arrives for a French-language debate in Montreal on Oct 2, 2015. (Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Venus Williams of the US returns against Garbine Muguruza of Spain during the women's singles final at the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province on Oct 3, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Fred Defour)

Ashley Wagner of the US performs during the women's free skating at the Japan Open figure skating event in Saitama, suburb of Tokyo, on Oct 3, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

Arizona Coyotes left wing Matthias Plachta (43) shields San Jose Sharks left wing Barclay Goodrow in the third period during a preseason NHL hockey game on Oct 2, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo: AP/Rick Scuteri)

Cincinnati Reds' Tyler Holt (R) dives for second on a steal as Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer leaps to reach the throw from catcher Francisco Cervelli in the fourth inning of a baseball game on Oct 2, 2015, in Pittsburgh. Holt went to third on the throw. (Photo: AP/Keith Srakocic)

A fleet of AirAsia planes are shrouded in haze at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Malaysia on Sep 27, 2015. Wildfires caused by illegal land clearing in Indonesia's Sumatra often spread choking haze to neighboring countries such as Malaysia and Singapore. (Photo: AP/Joshua Paul)

South Korean Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo burns incense during a ceremony to mark Thanksgiving Day, at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea on Sep 27, 2015 with over 30 million people expected to join the throngs of travelers this year nationwide. (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Tourists sail boats in Pitan, a popular area in Xindian district in New Taipei City on Sep 27, 2015 as Typhoon Dujuan approaches the northeast of Taiwan. Almost 3,000 people were evacuated from outlying islands off Taiwan as it looks set to bring heavy rains and high tides. (Photo: AFP/Sam Yeh)

Voters go to the polls at a polling station in Barcelona, Spain on Sep 27, 2015 to elect regional lawmakers, with pro-secession parties saying they will push for independence within 18 months if they win a majority in the 165-seat parliament. (Photo: AP/Manu Fernandez)

A handout picture released by the official website of the Centre for Preserving and Publishing the Works of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, shows him (R) delivering a speech in Tehran on Sep27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/HO/Khamenei)

All India Anti Terrorism Front members hold a portrait of independence fighter Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh who was hung in 1931 for throwing a hand grenade in protest of British colonial rule, at the Jallian Wala Bagh in Amritsar on Sep 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Narinder Nanu)

Migrants disembark from a ferry after their arrival from the Greek island of Lesbos to the Athens' port of Piraeus on Sep 27, 2015. More than 260,000 asylum-seekers have arrived in Greece so far this year on flimsy rafts or boats from the nearby Turkish coast. (Photo: AP/Yorgos Karahalis)

Police experts examine the site of a blast outside the security service (SBU) regional building in central Odessa on Sep 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Alexey Kravtsov)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton crosses the finish line to win the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan on Sep 27, 2015. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was second and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany third. (Photo: AP/Rob Griffith)

Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania returns a ball to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during the final match of the Korea Open tennis championships in Seoul, South Korea on Sep 27, 2015. Begu won 6-3, 6-1. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

Runners start the 42nd Berlin Marathon in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany on Sep 27, 2015. Some 40,000 runners took part in the event. (Photo: AP/Michael Sohn)

Lamar Dawson #55 of the Southern California Trojans tackles Kody Kohl #83 of the Arizona State University Sun Devils during the first half at Sun Devil Stadium on Sep 26, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo: Norm Hall/Getty Images/AFP)