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Thai Muslim villagers pray for peace during a campaign against violence in Pattani on Jul 27, 2015 after more than 6,300 people have been killed in near-daily conflict pitting troops and police against rebels seeking greater autonomy for the provinces bordering Malaysia. (AFP/Tuwaedaniya Meringing)

Protesters march towards the House of Representatives to coincide with the last State-of-the-Nation-Address or SONA of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines on Jul 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Alecs Ongcal)

Indian Army personnel take position during an encounter with armed attackers at the police station in Dinanagar town, in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab state on Jul 27, 2015, in which at least five people have been killed. (Photo: AFP/Narinder Nanu)

William Speakman, a U.K. veteran of the Korean Wae (C-L) shakes hands with a South Korean war veteran after a ceremony to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement that ended the Korean War, in Seoul, South Korea on Jul 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

North Koreans pay their respects and bow in front of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung (L) and Kim Jong Il at Munsu Hill as part of celebrations for the 62nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War on Jul 27, 2015, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo: AP/Wong Maye-E)

Protesters raise clinched fists towards the Diet building during a rally in Tokyo on Jul 27, 2015 as they gathered outside parliament, opposing a set of controversial bills intended to expand Japan’s defense role at home and internationally. The placards read: "No war." (Photo: AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during discussion about new law of Japan’s military role at the Upper House plenary session in Tokyo on Jul 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Koji Sasahara)

US President Barack Obama and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (R) during a welcoming ceremony at the National Palace in Addis Ababa on Jul 27, 2015 as he begins a two-day visit to Ethiopia, the first-ever trip by a US president to Africa's second-most populous nation. (AFP/Simon Maina)

Switzerland's Sascia Krauss competes during the synchronised swimming solo free preliminary at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia on Jul 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Michael Sohn)

San Diego Padres' Justin Upton drives a single to left center against the Miami Marlins during the sixth inning in a baseball game on Jul 26, 2015, in San Diego. The Padres won the game 3-2. (Photo: AP/Don Boomer)

Race winner Britain's Chris Froome kisses the trophy as he stands on the podium at the end of the Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France on, Jul 26, 2015. (Photo: AP/Laurent Cipriani)

Russian Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat, front and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia steer cars during the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix in Budapest, Hungary on Jul 26, 2015. (Photo: AP/Darko Vojinovic)

Protesters clash with Philippine riot police as they march towards the parliament in Manila, hours before President Benigno Aquino delivers his final State of the Nation address. (AFP PHOTO/Jay DIRECTO)

Protesters gathered outside parliament, opposing a set of controversial bills intended to expand Japan’s defence role at home and internationally. The banner reads: "Stop war bills". (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Indian police take position during an encounter with armed attackers at the police station in Dinanagar town, in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab state. (AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU)

Residents cross a flooded street near an overflowing stream due to heavy rains in a suburb of Peshawar, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

Ethiopians walk past a poster of US President Barack Obama in Addis Ababa. Obama praised key African ally Ethiopia for its fight against Shebab militants in Somalia, but also challenged Addis Ababa on its democratic record. (AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINA)

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to supporters at a rally in Kenner, Louisiana, USA. (Caitlin Faw/ The Times-Picayune via AP)

A Syrian resident cries as he sits on the rubble of a house after a reported attack by Syrian government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (AFP PHOTO/AMC/ZEIN AL-RIFAI)

Syrian refugees sit in front of a derelict building in Haci Bayram neighbourhood in Ankara, Turkey. The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey is estimated to be close to two million but only about 200,000 of them live in refugee camps. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

French farmers angry over low prices are massed on the German and Spanish borders, looking for trucks carrying foreign meat and milk products. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

Migrants from Syria and Afghanistan arrive on an overcrowded dinghy from the Turkish coasts to the Greek island of Lesbos. Nearly 50,000 people have illegally entered the country this year, mostly Syrian refugees. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

Residents look at a burnt-out house in Sant Salvador de Guardiona near Igualada. A wildfire raging in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia threatens some 1.000 hectares of forest and farm land, forcing the evacuation of some 800 residents. (AFP PHOTO/JOSEP LAGO)

Team France competes in the Women's Team Technical final during the synchronised swimming competition at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan. (AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOPHE SIMON)

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) shakes hands with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after they conclude a press conference on Jul 29, 2015 at the Istana, or Presidential Palace, in Singapore. (Photo: AP/Joseph Nair)

Muhyiddin Yassin (C) waves to journalists as he arrives before a press conference at his residence in Kuala Lumpur on Jul 29, 2015, one day after he was ousted as Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister following a cabinet reshuffle. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Ahmet Bozoglan a member of China's Uighur minority, walks for his appearance at the North Jakarta District Court on terrorism charges in Jakarta, on Jul 29, 2015. He is due to be sentenced after being caught attempting to join an Islamic extremist group. (Photo: AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

Bangladesh's Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, (2nd-R) walks out of the Supreme Court during a review of a petition relating to the case of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, convicted of war crimes in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Jul 29, 2015. (AP/A.M. Ahad)

Indian school children pray during a condolence ceremony for former Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam,, in Agartala, the capital of northeastern state of Tripura on Jul 29, 2015. He died on Jul 28, at the age of 83. (Photo: AFP/Arindam Dey)

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius addresses the Francophone media at the French embassy in Tehran upon his arrival in the Iranian capital on Jul 29, 2015. Fabius's visit comes after the conclusion of a landmark deal with the U.S. over the Islamic republic's nuclear program. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)

'Kaya' (C), the first Humboldt penguin born at the Manila ocean park, prepares to receive frozen fish during her birthday celebration on Jul 29, 2015. Kaya was born on Jul 8, 2014 and is one of the main attractions of the park. (Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe)

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Jul, 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th IOC board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games. (AP/Joshua Paul)

Sri Lankan cricketer Jeffrey Vandersay delivers a ball during a practice session at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo on Jul 29, 2015. Sri Lanka and Pakistan first Twenty20 International match will be played at the stadium. (Photo: AFP/Ishara S Kodikara)

Conner Coffin cuts back on a wave at the U.S. Open of Surfing on Jul 28, 2015, in Huntington Beach, Calif. (Photo: Michael Goulding/The Orange County Register via AP) 

New York Yankees' Chris Young is congratulated by Brendan Ryan (R) after Young hit a grand slam against the Texas Rangers in the third inning of a baseball game on Jul 28, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo: AP/Tony Gutierrez)

Barcelona's Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz and Chelsea's Kenedy fight for control of the ball during the first half of an International Champions Cup soccer match in Washington on Jul 28, 2015. (Photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster)

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (R) and First Lady Ariana Widodo (L) show the photograph of an orchid named after her, Dendrobium Ariana Jokowi, at the Botanical Gardens in Singapore. Indonesia's president is on a three-day state visit to Singapore. (AFP PHOTO/ROSLAN RAHMAN)

Britain's PM David Cameron (L) is greeted with flowers upon his arrival at Hanoi's international airport Noi Bai. Cameron is expected to meet Vietnam's top leaders during his visit aimed at boosting bilateral ties. (AFP PHOTO/POOL/HOANG DINH Nam)

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon (2nd R) witnesses a signing ceremony between representatives of Chinese health companies and Scottish universities in Shanghai, China. (AP Photo)

An Indian resident moves her belongings to drier ground after flooding in a low-lying area on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, as the water levels of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers rise after seasonal monsoon rainfall. (AFP PHOTO/SANJAY KANOJIA)

Pakistani residents remove fixtures from their house that has partially collapsed due to heavy rain in Peshawar, as the nationwide death toll from July's flash floods in various parts of Pakistan rose to 81. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Israeli settlers scuffle with Israeli security forces as demolition begins on the so-called Dreinoff buildings under an Israeli High Court ruling, in the settlement of Beit El, north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. (AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA)

Migrants prepare to disembark from the Irish Military ship L.E. Niamh upon its arrival in the port of Messina. More than 1,800 migrants have been picked up in the Mediterranean and 13 bodies recovered as the exodus from north Africa by boat endures. (AFP PHOTO/GIOVANNI ISOLINO)

Officials stand near a bus from St. Jude Family Worship Centre following a crash on Interstate 70 in Greenfield, Indiana, USA. Police say the bus was travelling from northwestern Indiana when it crashed in eastbound lanes about 32 kilometres east of Indianapolis. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter via AP)

AC Milan's supporters cheer during a training session on the eve of the International Champions Cup football match between AC Milan and Real Madrid in Shanghai, China. (AFP PHOTO/JOHANNES EISELE)

Australia's Adam Voges (C) bats on the first day of the third Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England. (AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS)

Kyriakos Pontikeas of Greece (front) and Tony Azevedo of the USA (rear) challenge for the ball during the men's water polo preliminary round group B match between Greece and the USA at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Greece beat the USA by 11-10. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Juan Monaco of Argentina returns a shot to Lucas Pouille of France at the ATP tennis tournament in Hamburg, Germany. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP)

A United States Forces Korea 2nd Infantry Division soldier gets ready to take part in an air assault training session at Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea on Jul 24, 2015. About 200 U.S. soldiers took part in the 12-day course focused on combat assault operations. (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Protesters are blocked by riot police officers as they march toward the Senate building during a vote on the civil society law in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Jul 24, 2015. (Photo: AP/Heng Sinith)

Copies of Japan's Nikkei newspapers, top row, are piled at a kiosk in Yokohama, south of Tokyo on July 24, 2015. Japanese media company Nikkei Inc. is buying the Financial Times as part of an 844 million-pound (US$1.3 billion) deal with Britain's Pearson PLC. (Photo: AP/Shuji Kajiyama)

A handout picture released by the Cypriot government's Press and Information Office (PIO) on Jul 24, 2015 shows Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (L) meeting with European Union Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini at the presidential palace in the capital Nicosia. (AFP/PIO/Stavros Ioannides)

Japan's telecom Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper demonstrates working as a beauty adviser during a press preview at the Loft department store in Tokyo on Jul 24, 2015. Loft is hiring Pepper robots as beauty advisers at the cosmetic counter in its Shibuya and Yokohama shops. (AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

Chinese dissident Wuer Kaixi speaks during a press conference in Taichung on Jul 24, 2015. Wuer Kaixi, a leading dissident who fled China after pro-democracy protests were crushed in 1989, announced his bid to stand in Taiwan's 2016 parliamentary election. (Photo: AFP/Sam Yeh)

Felix Manalo, younger brother of Church leader Eduardo Manalo, speaks to reporters from the gate of his house in Manila on Jul 24, 2015, two days after he alleged in a YouTube post that their lives were in danger and that some of the ministers were being held against their will. (AFP/Noel Celis)

The Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service forces participate in a training exercise as U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter observes at the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service Academy on the Baghdad Airport Complex in Baghdad, Iraq on Jul 23, 2015. (Photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg (L) arrives at the paddock of the Hungaroring racetrack prior to the first practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix Formula One race on Jul 24, 2015 in Mogyorod. (Photo: AFP/Ferenc Isza)

Uruguay’s Juan Luzardo falls off his horse as he competes in the equestrian team jumping during the Pan Am Games in Caledon, Ontario on Jul 23, 2015. (Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada's Gordan Johnston celebrates after scoring a goal during the penalty shootout competition in the Men's Field Hockey semifinal match Brazil vs.Canada Jul 23, 2015 at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Canada won on penalty shootout 5-3 (0-0). (Photo: AFP/Eva Hambach)

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve connects for a double against the Boston Red Sox in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Jul 23, 2015, in Houston. (Photo: AP/Pat Sullivan)

People hold placards during an anti-government rally at a park beside the National Diet in Tokyo to protest against the controversial security bills which would expand the remit of the country's armed forces. (AFP/Toru Tamanaka)

Nepalese bystanders look towards the charred remains of a taxi, which was set alight during a general strike in Kathmandu. Schools and public transport were forced to shut down in a nationwide protest over government plans to bring in a new constitution. (AFP/Prakash Mathema)

Cambodian protesters confront security officials in front of the Senate building in Phnom Penh. The parliament passed a controversial law regulating NGOs despite a boycott by opposition lawmakers and street protests by activists who say it will hinder their ability to operate. (AFP/Tang Chin Sothy)

A cyclist (C) rides through floodwaters in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province, as strong storms hit central and eastern China. (AFP)

A helicopter drops water over the Wragg fire near Winters, California. The fire has grown to over 6,000 acres and is 15 per cent contained. (AFP/Josh Edelson)

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (2nd R) welcomes his Egyptian counterpart Ibrahim Mahlab (3rd R) upon his arrival for their meeting in Rome. (AFP/Tiziana Fabi)

A Palestinian protester throws stones during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

French police officers patrol with a Spanish colleague (R) at the entrance of the Versailles palace (Chateau de Versailles) in Versailles, outside Paris. (AFP/Loic Venance)

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale (L) vies for the ball with Manchester City's Fernando Reges during the International Champions Cup football match in Melbourne. (AFP/Mal Fairclough)

Matt Every plays his shot from the tenth tee during round two of the RBC Canadian Open in Oakville, Canada. (AFP/Vaughn Ridley)

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali climbs the last hill past a Italian national flag during the 138km nineteenth stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race. (AFP/Lionel Bonaventure)

Team Land Rover Bar competes during a practice day before the first event in the 35th America's Cup World Series in the Solent off the coast of Portsmouth in England. (AFP/Justin Tallis)

Mount Raung volcano emits steam and ash during sunrise as seen from Sumber Arum village in Banyuwangi, located in Indonesia's eastern Java island. Authorities are monitoring increasing activities of Mount Raung after the volcano earlier erupted in February. (AFP)

Crowds of Kenyans gather near Memorial Park in Nairobi to cheer the passing of US President Barack Obama's motorcade. Obama arrived in Kenya late on July 24, making it the first visit to the country of his father's birth, since he was elected president. (AFP/Carl de Souza)

People protest in Paris as they denounce the Suruc bomb blast, during a protest called by Kurdish unions. Violence in Turkey erupted after a suicide bombing killed 32 people in the Turkish town of Suruc, which was carried out by a 20-year old Turkish man linked to IS. (AFP/Bertrand Guay)

Nepalese army personnel collect data at a relief camp for earthquake survivors in Kathmandu. Three months on, Nepal is still reeling from the impact of the earthquake that killed over 8,800 people and flattened nearly 600,000 homes. (AFP/Prakash Mathema)

University students and members of citizens' organizations demonstrate in Tegucigalpa to demand the UN to form a commission to investigate Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez over a corruption scandal. (AFP/Orlando Sierra)

A cab driver participates in a protest against Uber in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cab drivers believe Uber represents unfair competition as its drivers and cars are not submitted to regular inspections by city officials nor pay any kind of fees to the city to exercise their profession. (AP/Luiz Lopes)

Workers of humanitarian protection organisation Red Cross build tents as makeshift homes for refugees in Eisenhuettenstadt, Germany. A jump in the number of asylum seekers - expected to top a record 450,000 in 2015 - led to lacking homes for refugees in Germany. (AFP/Bernd Settnik)

Moroccans demonstrate in front of the parliament in the Moroccan capital Rabat, to support French-Moroccan satirical journalist Ali Lmrabet who is on a hunger strike since June 24 to protest against his country authorities' refusal to renew his identity papers. (AFP/Fadel Senna)

Cincinnati Reds' Marlon Byrd (foreground L)is out at first by Colorado Rockies first baseman Ben Paulsen (10) as the sun sets during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Denver. (AP/Jack Dempsey)

Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, climbs towards Alpe d'Huez during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race with start in Modane and finish in Alpe d'Huez, France. (AP/Laurent Cipriani)

Colombia's Jhon E Rodriguez Quevedo (R) falls as he clashes with Yeisser Ramirez of the US in a men's epee team semifinals, in a fencing competition at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. (AP/Rebecca Blackwell)

Competitor Bai Long clears the bar during a high jump competition held underneath a giant video canopy at a shopping mall in Beijing. This was the first time an athletics event has been held on city streets in China, according to organizers. (AP/Mark Schiefelbein)