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US President Barack Obama (L) meets with Communist Party of Vietnam General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) at the Communist Party of Vietnam's Central Office in Hanoi on May 23, 2016 and praised "strengthening ties" as the former wartime foes deepen trade links. (Photo: AFP/Jim Watson)

Iraqi pro-government forces advance towards the city of Fallujah on May 23, 2016 as part of a major assault to retake the city from Islamic State group. Iraqi forces launched a major assault to retake Fallujah, the scene of deadly battles during the US occupation. (Photo: AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

Tunisian Islamist Ennahdha Party leader Rached Ghannouchi holds a press conference on May 23, 2016 in Hammamet, Tunis. The president of Ennahdha was re-elected as the group meets for a key congress to discuss separating religious and political activities. (Photo: AFP/Mohamed Khalil)

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul on May 23, 2016. World representatives of humanitarian organisations converge and focused on how to reform a system many judge broken. (Photo: AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, left, speaks with Israel's President Reuven Rivlin at the President's residence in Jerusalem on May 23, 2016. Valls is on an official visit to the region. (Photo: AP/Sebastian Scheiner)

French Labour Minister Myriam El Khomri arrives to visit a National Association for Adult Education (AFPA) centre for adult learning in Marseille, southern France on May 23, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Bertrand Langlois)

Election posters of Alexander Van der Bellen, candidate for presidential elections and former head of the Austrian Greens (R) and Norbert Hofer, candidate for presidential elections of Austria's right-wing Freedom Party, FPOE (L) in Vienna, Austria on May 23, 2016. (Photo: AP/Ronald Zak)

Swiss Interior Minister Alain Berset (L) shakes hands with China's Margaret Chan (R) Director General of the World Health Organization after his statement, during the 69th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the UN in Geneva on May 23, 2016. (Photo: Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone/AP)

Caster Semenya from South Africa crosses the finish line to win the women's 800-meter at the International Mohammed VI track and field meeting in Rabat, Morocco on May 22, 2016. (Photo: AP/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Cullen (7) and Tampa Bay Lightning's Braydon Coburn (55) chase after a loose puck in front of goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (R) during the second period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals on May 22, 2016 in Pittsburgh. (Photo: AP/Gene J. Puskar)

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws to the Chicago Cubs during the second inning of a baseball game on May 22, 2016, in San Francisco. (Photo: AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Matt Kuchar (R) walks up the 17th fairway with his caddie during the final round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament on May 22, 2016, in Irving, Texas. Cuter finished in third place in the tournament. (Photo: AP/Tony Gutierrez)

U.S. President Barack Obama gave a speech at the National Convention Centre in Hanoi on May 24, 2016, aimed at the people of Vietnam a day after announcing the lifting of a five-decade-old arms sales embargo. (Photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster)

Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh speaks during a World Health Organization Health Dialogue on Road Safety discussion panel in Beijing on May 24, 2016. Yeoh is the Global Ambassador for the FIA Foundation's Make Roads Safe Campaign and an advocate for road safety. (Photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

A migrant carries his belongings during an evacuation operation by police forces of a makeshift migrant camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, on May 24, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Yannis Kolesidis/Pool)

Member of European parliament for the French leftist Parti de Gauche and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, Jean-Luc Melenchon, delivers a speech during a press conference to present his programme ahead of the election, on May 24, 2016, in Paris.  (Photo: AFP/Matthieu Alexandre)

Security personnel subdue a man protesting in front of Spanish acting Prime Minister and Popular Party (PP) President Mariano Rajoy during the presentation of the Spanish Congress' PP candidates for the June 26 upcoming general election in Madrid on May 24, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Javier Soriano)

Flint Wayne Harrison at the Farmington, Utah, Courthouse on May 23, 2016. Accused in a Utah kidnapping, he will remain jailed as authorities investigate if he was involved with the death of a rail line worker whose body was found in Wyoming. (Photo: AP/Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune/Pool)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) members at the union's 2016 International Convention on May 23, 2016, in Detroit. (Photo: AP/Carlos Osorio)

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and his Lithuanian counterpart Algirdas Butkevicius review a guard of honor prior to talks on May 24, 2016 in Prague. (Photo: AFP/Michal Cizek)

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker sits in the dugout after he was pulled from a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in the eighth inning of a baseball game on May 23, 2016, in Seattle. (Photo: AP/Ted S. Warren)

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane looks as Benzema and Isco duel for the ball during a training session ahead of Saturday's Champions League soccer match final between Atletico de Madrid and Real Madrid, at the Valdebebas stadium in Madrid on May 24, 2016 . (Photo: AP/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Pink jersey, Dutch Steven Kruijswijk of team Lotto NL rides during the 16th stage of the 99th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy, from Bressanone / Brixen to Andalo on May 24, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)

Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek returns the ball to Great Britain's Andy Murray during their men's first round match at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris on May 24, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez)

President Barack Obama (L) visits the Jade Emperor Pagoda with Thich Minh Thong, abbot of the Jade Emperor Pagoda (R) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

People gather along President Barack Obama's motorcade route as he travels to visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Villagers clean up volcanic ash that has accumulated on the streets in Karo district, North Sumatra province, after the eruption of Mount Sinabung. (ALBERT DAMANIK/AFP)

Pakistani demonstrators shout slogans during a protest in Multan, against a US drone strike in the southwestern province Balochistan. (SS MIRZA/AFP)

A Sri Lankan resident walks through floodwaters in the Kolonnawa suburb of Colombo after massive flooding from torrential rain struck the island, forcing them to flee their inundated homes. (ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP)

Indian bystanders and emergency personnel gather around the wreckage of an aircraft which crash landed in a field on the outskirts of New Delhi. All seven people on board survived. (CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP)

French union members burn tyres outside a petrol depot at Douchy-Les-Mines, northern France, as they protest against proposed government labour reforms. (FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP)

Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali (R) pedals at the start of the 16th stage of the Giro D'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Bressanone to Andalo, Italy. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP Photo)

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson (C) poses with boxers Xiong Chaozhong of China (2nd R) and Jose Jimenez of Colombia (2nd L) during the weighing-in ceremony of the 2016 IBF World Championship Bout at the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China in Beijing. (AP/Andy Wong)

Turkey's Ipek Soylu returns the ball to France's Virginie Razzano during their women's first round match at the Roland Garros 2016 French Tennis Open in Paris. (Eric FEFERBERG/AFP)

A Greater Flamingo rests inside a pond at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park on May 19, 2016.  MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP

China's Premier Li Keqiang, center, delivers a speech at the First World Conference on Tourism for Development at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Thursday, May 19, 2016. (Jason Lee/Pool Photo via AP)

Members of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) party distribute sweets in fronT of the party office in Chennai on May 19, 2016.  ARUN SANKAR / AFP

Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, second left, and South Korea's President Park Geun-hye, left, are greeted by South Korean children waving the two countries' flags during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 19, 2016. (Jung Yeon-je/Pool Photo via AP)

Reporters gather in front of the EgyptAir counter at Charles de Gaulle Airport outside of Paris on May 19, 2016. An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo carrying 66 people disappeared from radar early Thursday morning, the airline said. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter)

A relative of the victims of the EgyptAir flight 804 reacts as she makes a phone call at Charles de Gaulle Airport outside of Paris on May 19, 2016. Egyptian aviation officials say an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board has crashed. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

 Model Hailey Baldwin and MAGNUM spokesperson Jonathan Jones celebrating the opening of MAGNUM New York, the first U.S. storefront for MAGNUM Ice Cream. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision for MAGNUM/AP Images)

America's Pablo Aguilar, left, heads the ball under the pressure from Monterrey's Cesar Montes during a Mexican soccer league match in Mexico City on May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Christian Palma)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The Warriors won 118-91. (Thearon W. Henderson, Getty Images via AP, Pool)

New York Yankees' Aroldis Chapman, left, celebrates with catcher Brian McCann, right, after the final out of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 18, 2016, in Phoenix. The Yankees defeated the Diamondbacks 4-2. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Israeli Golani infantry soldiers take part in a training of Krav Maga, the close-combat method conceived in secrecy by the Israeli military, in the Regavim Army base, in northern Israel on April 19, 2016.MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90), of Russia, defends Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ian Cole (28) during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals on May 18, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Sri Lankan navy and army personnel evacuate residents following flooding in the Kolonnawa suburb of Colombo on May 20, 2016.  ISHARA S.KODIKARA / AFP

Rescue workers (orange suits, L) inspect a sports centre after its roof collapsed at the City University in Hong Kong on May 20, 2016.  DALE DE LA REY / AFP

Flanked by outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou, left, Taiwan's new president Tsai Ing-wen, center, arrives for the presidential inauguration ceremony at the Presidential Office on May 20, 2016, in Taipei, (Taipei Photojournalist Association, Pool Photo via AP)

A visitor takes a photo of a remote-controlled weaponized robot on display at the 8th China International Exhibition on Police Equipment in Beijing, China on May 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Shiite Houthi tribesmen hold their weapons as they chant slogans during a tribal gathering showing support for the Houthi movement, in Sanaa, Yemen on May 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Frank Berton, lawyer of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, addresses the media as he arrives at the Paris courthouse on May 20, 2016. The leading suspect in last November's Paris attacks is facing questioning Friday for the first time since his extradition. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) walks with Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski (C)prior to a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on May 20, 2016.  Virginia Mayo / POOL / AFP

A tugboat sail near cargo ships in Miraflores lake during their transit through the Panama Canal, in Panama City, Thursday, May 19, 2016. The Panama Canal expansion will be inaugurated on June 26. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Miriam Fatime Sylla (facing) of Italy spikes the ball over Quinta Steenbergen (#7) and Laura Dijkema (R/#14) of the Netherlands during the women's volleyball world final qualification for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016 in Tokyo on May 20, 2016.  TORU YAMANAKA / AFP

Kim Gi Jung (R) and Kim Sa Rang hit a return against Angga Pratama and Ricky Karanda Surwardi of Indonesia during their men's semi finals group match in the Thomas Cup badminton tournament in Kunshan, eastern China's Jiangsu Province on May 20, 2016.  JOHANNES EISELE / AFP

San Francisco Giants third baseman Matt Duffy bobbles a ground ball hit San Diego Padres' Alexei Ramirez during the second of a baseball game Thursday, May 19, 2016, in San Diego. Duffy recovered in time to get the out at first. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

The San Jose Sharks celebrate after a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Blues during Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals Thursday, May 19, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

An Indian woman walks on the parched bed of Chandola Lake with a metal pot on her head to fetch water in Ahmedabad. India is facing its worst water crisis in decades, with about 330 million people, or a quarter of the population, suffering from drought after two weak monsoons. (AFP/Sam Panthaky)

Sri Lankan residents wades through floodwaters in the Kolonnawa suburb of Colombo. The heaviest rains in a quarter of a century have pounded the island since last weekend, sparking huge landslides that have buried victims in up to 50 feet (15 metres) of mud. (AFP/Ishara S Kodikara)

A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel, in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

Buddhist monks join hands in prayer during a ceremony marking Visakha Bucha Day in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat. Visakha Bucha Day marks the birth date of the Lord Buddha, on the full-moon day of the sixth lunar month. (AFP/Madaree Tohlala)

Volunteers of the Azov Civil Corps light flares during rally at the Ukrainian Parliament against holding local elections in the occupied eastern territories of Ukraine. As part of an internationally brokered peace agreement, Ukraine must hold local elections in those regions. (AP/Efrem Lukatsky)

Dancers perform during an inauguration ceremony of Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan inaugurated Tsai as its first female president, returning the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party to power. (AP/Chiang Ying-ying)

Guests watch and listen as new Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen gives her inauguration speech in Taipei. Tsai took the oath of office at the presidential palace in Taipei after winning a landslide victory in January signalling the end of an eight-year rapprochement with China. (AFP/Isaac Lawrence)

Riders compete during the 13th stage of the 99th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy, from Palmanova and Cividale del Friuli. (AFP/Luk Benies)

Italian Valentino Rossi rides his Yamaha during the second Free Practice session ahead of the Italian motorcycling Grand Prix at the Mugello racetrack. (AFP/Giuseppe Cacace)

Emiratis sail during the Al-Gaffal traditional long-distance dhow sailing race between the island of Sir Bu Nair, near the Iranian coast, and the Gulf emirate of Dubai. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)

Denmark's Mie Oe Nielsen competes in a women's 50m backstroke heat during the European Swimming Championships at the London Aquatics Centre in London. (AP/Matt Dunham)

South Korean captain Kim Yeon-koung (R) spikes the ball over Alexandra Munoz (#6) and Mirtha Uribe (#2) of Peru during the women's volleyball world final qualification for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016 in Tokyo. (AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

Sri Lankan flood victims rest on inflatable tubes in Wellampitiya,on the outskirts of Colombo. Sri Lanka's government raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding around the island nation to 73, as soldiers continued searching for scores of people missing. (AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

A Yemeni man in traditional clothes performs on a horse during a parade in the capital Sanaa on the eve of the 26th anniversary of Yemen's 1990 reunification. Southern Yemen united with the North Yemen (Yemen Arab Republic) on May 22, 1990, to form the present-day Yemen. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)

The space shuttle external propellant tank is moved through the streets of Los Angeles. The ET-94 will be displayed with the retired space shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center. (AP/Chris Carlson)

Members of Italian far-right political movement CasaPound march with Italian flags near the Colosseum during a demonstration in Rome. (AFP/Filippo Monteforte)

Mourners carry the Iraqi flag-draped coffins of two protesters killed in the protests outside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone, during their funeral procession in Baghdad. Iraqi security forces fired tear gas as thousands of protesters stormed the Green Zone. (AP/Karim Kadim)

Graduating cadets line up during a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the US Military Academy in West Point, New York. (AP/Mike Groll)

A handout picture from Solar Impulse 2 shows shows ground crew members towing the experimental solar-powered aircraft to the runway in preparation for takeoff in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (AFP/Solar Impulse 2/REZO/Jean Revillard)

The peloton climbs the Sella pass during the 14th stage of the 99th Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy, from Farra d'Alpago to Corvara. (AFP/Luk Benies)

Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen and Norwegian co-driver Anders Synnevaag steer their Volkswagen Polo R WRC near Amarante during the third stage of the Portuguese WCR rally. (AFP/Francisco Leong)

Thai players Pannoy Piyanut (top L), Apinyapong Wilavan (top R), Kanthong Malika (bottom L) and Guedpard Pornpun dive on the court to receive the ball from South Korea during the women's volleyball world final qualification for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics 2016 in Tokyo. (AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

Queensland Reds player Hendrik Tui (R) is tackled by Harumichi Tatekawa (L) during the Super Rugby match between Queensland Reds and Sunwolves at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on May 21, 2016. (AFP/Patrick Hamilton)

Italian Valentino Rossi rides his Yamaha during the third Free Practice session on the eve of the Italian MotoGP Grand Prix at the racetrack in Mugello. (AFP/Giuseppe Cacace)