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Michael Chan (in white shirt), brother of Australian drug convict and death row prisoner Andrew Chan, arrives at the port in Cilacap where officials and visitors ride the ferry to Nusakambangan maximum security prison island on Apr 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Romeo Gacad)

Protesters gather at the Indonesian Embassy in the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines for another vigil asking the Indonesian government to stop the execution of convicted Filipino Mary Jane Veloso on Apr 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Bullit Marquez)

French President Francois Hollande (R) meets with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Apr 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/POOL/Francois Mori)

Lunch delivery men or 'Dabbawala' light candles on a tiffin box for the victims of Nepal's earthquake, outside a railway station in Mumbai, India on Apr 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)

A picture of Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima are fixed at the front of a cafe in Amsterdam, on Apr 27, 2015, during King's Day (Koningsdag), the celebration of the birthday of the king. (AFP/ANP/Evert Elzinga)

Rie Saito (C), a 31-year-old deaf former bar hostess, raises her hands in banzai cheers with supporters after she won the election for Tokyo's Kita ward assembly at her campaign office in Tokyo on Apr 27, 2015.(Photo: AFP/Jiji Press)

People walk past "The Eye of Shinjuku," a wall art created by Japanese sculptor Yoshiko Miyashita in 1969, near Shinjuku Station in Tokyo on Apr 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Koji Sasahara)

Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei, flanked by Malaysian Minister for Youth and Sports Khairy Jamaluddin and Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) deputy president Norza Zakaria, pose for pictures after a press conference in Putrajaya on Apr 27, 2015. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Seattle Sounders' Clint Dempsey, left, holds his nose as he gestures while celebrating scoring a goal against the Portland Timbers in the second half of an MLS soccer match on Apr 26, 2015, in Seattle. The Sounders beat the Timbers 1-0. (Photo: AP/Ted S. Warren)

I. K. Kim of South Korea aims for a putt on the first hole during the final round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic presented by CTBC at the Lake Merced Golf Club on Apr 26, 2015 in Daly City, California. (Photo: Robert Laberge/Getty Images/AFP)

New York Mets Lucas Duda (21) is safe as New York Yankees catcher John Ryan Murphy (66) loses the ball scoring on Michael Cuddyer's third-inning double in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York on, Apr 26, 2015. (Photo: AP/Kathy Willens)

Armed soldiers stand guard on a main street in Jakarta on April 14, 2015, as part of their effort to secure the 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference in Indonesia on April 22-24, 2015, which leaders from Asian and African countries are attending. (Photo: AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

An Austrian made Steyr HS 50 M1 sniper rifle on exhibits at the Interpol World Congress conference in Singapore on April 14, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

Iranians take part in a demonstration against the Saudi-led coalition’s Operation Decisive Storm against the Huthi rebels in Yemen, outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran on April 13, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Atta Kenare)

Migrants arrive at the port in the Tunisian town of Zarzis, some 50 kms west of the Libyan border, following their rescue by Tunisia's coastguard and navy after their vessel overturned off Libya, on Apr 13, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Fethi Nasri)

A Yemeni refugee arrives on Apr 13, 2015 at a refugee boarding facility run by the UN High Commission for Refugees at Obock, a small port town in Djibouti located on the northern shore of the Gulf of Tadjoura, where it opens out into the Gulf of Aden.  (Photo: AFP/Tony Karumba)

A man is detained by Federal Police after he and a group of gunmen attacked and seriously injured a traffic police officer in Acapulco, Guerrero State, Mexico, on Apr 13, 2015. Guerrero is one of Mexico's poorest and most violent states, where a lucrative drug trade has flourished. (AFP/Pedro Pardo)

Squatters who occupy an abandoned apartment building, play in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Apr 13, 2015. More than 100 squatters who had been evicted from the city port area last month invaded the building that was once owned by Brazilian businessman Eike Batista. (Photo: AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba)

Members of teh Bolivarian Militia take part in its fifth anniversary in Caracas on April 13, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Federico Parra)

Valencia's Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo (L) vies with Levante's defender Ivan Ramis during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Levante UD at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on April 13, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jose Jordan) 

Arizona Diamondbacks players celebrate after beating the San Diego Padres 8-4 in a baseball game at Petco Park April 13, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo: AFP/Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers attempts an alley-oop dunk between J.J. Hickson #7 and Gary Harris #14 of the Denver Nuggets during a 110-103 Clipper win at Staples Center on April 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: AFP/Harry How/Getty Images)

Great Britain's Sarah Davies competes in the women's 58A kg category at the European Weightlifting Championships in Tbilisi on April 13, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Vano Shlamov)

This photo released and taken on Apr 22, 2015 shows China's President Xi Jinping, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah as they attend the opening ceremony of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta. (Photo: AFP/Agus Suparto)

Wearing black shirts with yellow crosses, pro-democracy lawmakers talk to reporters after they walked out of the legislative chamber to protest against Chief Secretary Carrie Lam who unveiled the Beijing-backed election reform package’s details, in Hong Kong on Apr. 22, 2015. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)

Indian residents salvage possessions from their shattered homes in the village of Gazole, Malda District some 250kms east of Patna on Apr 22, 2015, after an overnight storm hit many states of eastern India leaving at least 33 people dead and destroyed crops and properties (Photo: AF/STR)

Rescued migrants walk along the quayside after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel Bettica as they arrive in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta on Apr 22, 2015. European governments under increasing pressure to tackle the migrant crisis ahead of the emergency summit. (Photo: AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)

A woman sits by the ship shaped monument containing messages for victims of the sunken ferry Sewol off the southern coast, in Seoul, South Korea on Apr 22, 2015. South Korea formally approved plans to salvage the ferry that sank and killed more than 300 people last year. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

The Imperial envoys leave the Yasukuni Shrine after delivering a gift from the emperor for the annual spring festival in Tokyo on Apr 22, 2015. (Photo: AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Campact activists hold a banner reading 'Europe borders kill' to protest against German government's refugee policy before the weekly cabinet meeting in front of the chancellery in Berlin on Apr 22, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Tobias Schwarz)

Pope Francis sits during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, on Apr 22, 2015. (Photo: AP/Gregorio Borgia)

French skipper Sebastien Josse poses during the launch of the new Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild on Apr 22, 2015 in Lorient, western of France. (Photo: AFP/Fred Tanneau)

Oakland Athletics second baseman Eric Sogard fields a ball hit for a single by Los Angeles Angels' Collin Cowgill during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Apr 21, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo: AP/Mark J. Terrill)

Pakistan cricketer Sami Aslam plays a shot during the third One Day International cricket match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Apr 22, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Munir uz Zaman)

Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack (R) watches as teammate Luca Sbisa (C), from Italy, checks Calgary Flames' Sam Bennett into the net during the first period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series on Apr 21, 2015, in Calgary, Alberta. (Photo: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press/AP)

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) activists from India show cruelty to animals in laboratories during a street theatre performance in New Delhi on April 23, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Prakash Singh)

Australian professional surfer Micah Lester surfs in Unstad, in the Lofoten Islands within the Arctic Circle. Surfing in the Lofoten Islands has started early in the 60's, and is possible all year long in the Atlantic waters close to 5°C at winter time and 11°C at summer time. (AFP/Olivier Morin)

Rescued migrants disembark off the Italian Guardia di Finanza vessel Denaro at the Sicilian harbour of Catania on April 23, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)

A Fiat car is displayed during the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai on Apr 23, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Wang Zhao)

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (L) and Zimbabwe counterpart Robert Mugabe (R) walk together after a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta on April 23, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Tatan Syuflana)

The beach where the first British troops fought against Ottoman forces on the Gallipoli peninsula in Canakkale.  (Photo: AFP/Ozan Kose)

This view from Puerto Varas, southern Chile, shows a high column of ash and lava spewing from the Calbuco volcano. Calbuco volcano erupted, spewing a giant funnel of ash high into the sky near the southern port city of Puerto Montt and triggering a red alert. (AFP/David Cortes Serey/Agencia Uno)

A mob armed with sticks and rocks attacked the car of Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia, damaging vehicles in her convoy and injuring at least two people.  (Photo: AFP/Mahmud Hossain Opu)

Monaco's Aymen Abdennour (L) and his teammate Andrea Raggi (R) challenge for the ball with Juventus' Carlos Tevez during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match at Louis II stadium in Monaco. (AP/Lionel Cironneau)

Pakistan's Junaid Khan (L) is bowled out by Bangladesh's Arafat Sunny as Bangladesh’s wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim (C) and Shakib Al Hasan watch during their third one-day international cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (AP/ A.M. Ahad)

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland returns the ball to Sara Errani (unseen) of Italy in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

Indian school children protect themselves from the heat as they return from school on a hot afternoon in Faridabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi on Apr 24, 2015. Temperatures in the Indian national capital continue to rise as the summer season takes hold. (Photo: AFP/Money Sharma)

Activists of opposition National Conference party shout slogans during a protest in Jammu, India on Apr 24 2015. Various political organizations protested against the shifting of proposed health care institution All India Institute of Medical Sciences from Jammu to Srinagar. (Photo: AP/Channi Anand)

Protesters gather outside the Indonesian Embassy in Manila, Philippines, to appeal on sparing the life of convicted Filipino drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso on Apr 24 2015, who were sentenced to die by firing squad for illegally trafficking drugs into Indonesia in 2010. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

An elderly woman sits in front of riot police on a road as thousands of South Korean workers march after a mass rally in Seoul on Apr 24 2015, in response to a general strike called by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions against government labour reforms. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

Migrants gather in Omonia Square in central Athens after arriving from the Greek Islands to the port of Piraeus on Apr 24 2015. European governments came under increasing pressure to tackle the Mediterranean's migrant crisis ahead of an emergency summit. (Photo: AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)

German deputies as they commemorate the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces at their house of Parliament Bundestag, Berlin on Apr 24 2015. Lawmakers drew up a compromise formulation to be debated on the term"genocide" to describe the mass killings 100 years on. (AFP/John Macdougall)

US ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro arrives with the "Convoy of Liberty" in front of the US embassy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the WWII in Prague, Czech Republic on Apr24 2015. (Photo: AP/Petr David Josek)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters as he travels on a bus through the coastal town of Eceabat in Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey, on his way to the Gallipoli centenary ceremonies on, Apr 24, 2015. (Photo: AP/Emrah Gurel)

Retired Danish midfielder and Fiorentina representative Martin Jorgensen and former Spanish goalkeeper and Sevilla representative Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo on stage after the draw for the UEFA Europa League semi-final football matches at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Apr 24 2015. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

Alexander Levy of France (R) and Li Hao-Tong of China mark their balls on the green during the second round of the Volvo China Open golf tournament in Shanghai on Apr 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Johannes Eisele)

Chicago White Sox's Jeff Samardzija, center, tussles with Kansas City Royals players during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Apr 23, 2015, in Chicago. (Photo: AP/Andrew A. Nelles)

Wayland Baptist's Benard Keter takes a victory lap after winning the men's 10,000 meters at the Drake Relays athletics meet on Apr 23, 2015, in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo: AP/Charlie Neibergall)

Former Guantanamo prison inmate Tunisian Abdul Bin Muhammad Abbas Ouerghi (2nd L) shows his Uruguayan identity card, in front of US embassy, where a group of former Guantanamo prisoners demonstrate claiming damages, in Montevideo on April 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Leo Ramire)

Nepalese people sit in an open area following an earthquake, at Lalitpur on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Apr 25, 2015. A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing massive damage in Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across neighbouring countries. (Photo: AFP/Prakash Mathema)

Indian bystanders look at a collapsed house following an earthquake, in Siliguri, on April 25, 2015. A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across neighbouring countries. (Photo: AFP/Diptendu Dutta)

The two children of Filipina drug convict Mary Jane Veloso, Mark Darren ( lower C) and Mark Daniel (C), Mary Jane's father Cesar Veloso (L), mother Celia Veloso (behind Cesar) and sister Marites Veloso (red shirt R) arrive in Cilacap to visit Nusakambangan prison on Apr 25, 2015. (Photo: AFP/(Azka) 

A large column of smoke streamed from Chile's Calbuco volcano Friday, prompting new warnings that it could erupt again after unexpectedly roaring back to life and forcing thousands to evacuate. (Photo: AFP/Chilean Air Force)

People pray at Hamza koy beach in the town of Gallipoli during an unofficial Dawn service marking the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day on April 25, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

A deltadoromeus agilis dinosaur skeleton is on display during the two-day offline meeting sponsored by Japan's video sharing website "Niconico Douga" (smiling video) in Chiba, suburban Tokyo, on April 25, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

Indian security forces patrol near a polling station in North Dum Dum area, on the outskirts of Kolkata on April 25, 2015. The voting is going on in full swing in the 91 municipal corporations election around the state. (Photo: AFP/Dibyangshu Sarkar)

Surfboats head towards the shore to commemorate the Gallipoli landing 100 years ago at Collaroy Beach in Sydney on April 25, 2015. (Photo: /AFPSaeed Khan)

Gerrit Cole #45 of the Pittsburgh Pirates walks into his dugout after coming out of the game in the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 24, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. Pittsburgh won 4-1. (Photo: AFP/Norm Hall/Getty Images)

David Howell of England tees off during the third round of the Volvo China Open golf tournament in Shanghai on April 25, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Johannes Eisele)

Movistar cycling team leader Spaniard Alejandro Valverde (C) and teammates train on April 24, 2015 near Remouchamps on Apr 24, 2015, two days before the one day race Liege-Bastogne-Liege. (Photo: AFP/Eric Feferberg)

Family members break down during the cremation of earthquake victims in Kathmandu, Nepal on Apr 26, 2015. A strong 7.8  magnitude earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday. (AP/Niranjan Shrestha)

Chinese search and rescue personnel walk with their search dogs as they prepare to head to Nepal from Beijing on Apr 26, 2015. China dispatched a 62 search and rescue team to Nepal, after being hit by a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 2000 lives. (AFP)

Plastic containers with drinking water is loaded into an Indian Air Force aircraft headed to Nepal, at an Indian Air Force base near New Delhi on Apr 26, 2015. A strong magnitude 7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday. (AP/Altaf Qadri)

Pakistani soldiers load relief supplies on Apr 26, 2015 for victims of the Nepal earthquake into a C-130 aircraft at the Chaklala military airbase in Rawalpindi. Nepal rescuers are searching for survivors of a huge quake on Apr 25 that killed nearly 2000 lives. (AFP/Inter Services Public Relations) 

Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) arrive for the 26th ASEAN Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Apr 26, 2015. (AP/Joshua Paul)

A Kazakh boy casts his mother's ballot into the box at a polling station outside Almaty, Kazakhstan on Apr 26, 2015. Voters in Kazakhstan turned out in abundance at polling stations Sunday for a presidential election. (Photo: AP/Pavel Mikheyev)

Participants with placards and banners march during the Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2015 parade in Tokyo on Apr 26, 2015. About 3,000 people took part in the annual gay parade, amid growing calls for more legal protection for the sexual minority. (Photo: AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a mass and a priests ordination ceremony on Apr 26, 2015 in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (Photo: AFP/Andreas Solaro)

Li Haotong of China hits from a bunker on the 2nd hole during the final round of the Volvo China Open in Shanghai, China on  Apr 26, 2015. (AP Photo)

Belgian racer Philippe Gilbert of BMC Racing Team is pictured prior to the start of the 101st Liege-Bastogne-Liege one-day classic cycling race on Apr 26, 2015 in Liege. (Photo: AFP/Belga/Eric Lalmand)

Wladimir Klitschko, of Ukraine, poses for fans after a heavyweight boxing match against Bryant Jennings on Apr 26, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Klitschko won the fight by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

US professional golfer Tiger Woods holds a golf clinic for Japanese guests in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on Apr 26, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)