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Sri Lankan Tamils light oil lamps during a ceremony at Mullaivaukkal on the outskirts of Jaffna on May 18, 2015, in commemoration of those who died six years ago in battles between Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fighters and government troops. (Photo: AFP/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi)

An Indian Hindu devotee performs rituals in the the river Ganges on Somvati Amavasya, or no moon day, in Allahabad, India on May 18, 2015. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. (Photo: AP/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) and Turkey's European Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkir wait prior to an EU-Turkey association council at the European Council in Brussels, on May 18, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Emmanuel Dunand)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry uses a selfie stick to take a photograph with Sid Kim (L), Juweon Jonathan Kim, (2ndR), and Kenny Park (R), owners of Vatos Urban Tacos, during a stop at the restaurant in Seoul, South Korea on May 18, 2015. (Photo: AP/Saul Loeb/Pool)

Sailas Thangal, minister deputy chief of mission (3rdR) talks during the Myanmar government officials brief diplomats at Myanmar Peace Centre (MPC) in Yangon on May 18, 2015. This after pressure mounts on the country over a migrant boats crisis gripping South East Asia. (Photo: AFP/Soe Than Win)

Local workers move fresh cut sugar canes from a truck to another truck before transporting them to a main market at Prek Ambel commune's farm field in Kandal province, south of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on May 18, 2015. (Photo: AP/Heng Sinith)

A mannequin is displayed during the 41st ICMM World Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on May 18, 2015. Participants from 114 countries will attend the 41st ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine meeting from May 17-22. (Photo: AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)

Newly-appointed Malaysian opposition leader Wan Azizah (C), 62, the wife of jailed Anwar Ibrahim walks with her daughter Nurul Hana (L) as they leave after a press conference at Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur on May 18, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Brazil's Filipe Toledo celebrates after winning the World Surf League (WSL) Rio Pro championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 17, 2015. Toledo defeated Australia's Bede Durbidge and won the championship. (Photo: AP/Felipe Dana)

Japanese figure skating star Mao Asada bows before delivering a speech on "The Ice," a summer ice show's press conference in Tokyo on May 18, 2015. Asada wrote on her blog earlier about returning to the competition. (Photo: AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

Peter Sagan of Slovakia riding for Tinkoff-Saxo celebrates after winning the Amgen Tour of California cycling race 65.3 miles from Los Angeles to Pasadena on May 17, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo: AP/Damian Dovarganes)

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong can't reach a ball hit for a single by Detroit Tigers' James McCann during the ninth inning of a baseball game on May 17, 2015, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 2-1. (Photo: AP/Jeff Roberson)

Nepalese residents walk past damaged homes in the village of Ebi in Dhading district some 60km north-west of Kathmandu after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on Apr 25, 2015. (AFP/PRAKASH MATHEMA)

Team members of Medecins Sans Frontieres treat an earthquake survivor in the village of Ebi, Dhading district some of 60km north-west of Kathmandu. (AFP/PRAKASH MATHEMA)

Nepalese girls look at relief materials brought for those affected by last month’s earthquake on the outskirts of Lalitpur, Nepal. (AP/Niranjan Shrestha

An ethnic Rohingya migrant receives medical treatment at a temporary shelter in Lhok Sukon, Aceh province, Indonesia, as boats carrying nearly 600 Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar wash to shore in western Indonesia. (AP/S. Yulinnas)

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon (C) stands with the SNP's 56 new members of parliament, as they gather at Westminster for the first time since the party's sweeping gains in the General Election, in London. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)

Washington firefighters rest on the platform of the Foggy Bottom Metro Station in Washington, after emergency responders report a Metro third rail insulator has been damaged, shutting down metro service between Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn. (AP/Andrew Harnik)

A demonstrator argues with police during a protest march through the Musaga district of Bujumbura, in Burundi. The street protests were against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in power. (AP/Jerome Delay)

A woman walks in her damaged house after fighting between Macedonian police and an armed group in the town of Kumanovo. (AFP/ROBERT ATANASOVSKI)

Pakistani residents lights candles during a vigil for victims of an army helicopter crash in Lahore. (AFP/ARIF ALI)

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez (R) shields the ball from Swansea City’s Ki Sung-yueng during their English Premier League football match at the Emirates stadium in London. (AP/Alastair Grant)

Dominique Heinrich (L) of Austria and Matthias Plachta of Germany vie during the group A preliminary round match at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships at the O2 Arena in Prague. (AFP/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND)

Angelique Kerber of Germany hits a return to Alize Cornet of France during the WTA Rome Open tennis tournament at the Foro Italico in Rome. (AFP/ANDREAS SOLARO)

An Indian child dives into the water of a baoli, or a step-well, at the Nizamuddin Dargah in New Delhi on May 13, 2015. Temperatures in the Indian national capital are rising as the summer season begins. (Photo: AFP/Money Sharma)

A Nepalese person injured in Tuesday’s earthquake brought from Charikot, Dolakha District is carried on a stretcher at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, on May 13, 2015. (Photo: AP/Niranjan Shrestha)

Ethnic Rohingya men have their breakfast at a sports stadium turned into temporary shelter for migrants whose boats washed ashore on Sumatra island on Sunday, in Lhoksukon, Aceh province, Indonesia, on May 13, 2015. (Photo: AP/Binsar Bakkara)

Philippine Air Force pallbearers carry the flag-draped casket of Philippine Ambassador to Pakistan Domingo Lucenario Jr. upon arrival on May 13, 2015 via Pakistani Air Force C-130 military plane at the Villamor Air Force base at Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. (Photo: AP/Bullit Marquez)

Fire fighters carry tools back to their truck in the early hours after working at the wreckage of an Amtrak passenger train carrying more than 200 passengers from Washington, DC to New York that derailed on May 13, 2015 and killed at least five people and injured 50 others. (Photo: AFP/Mark Makela)

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to discuss threats to the alliance including Islamic State jihadists and the policies of Russia on its borders during the NATO Foreign Minister's Meeting in Antalya on May 13, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Pool/Joshua Roberts)

Britain's Prince Harry plays a game of touch rugby with children during a visit to Linton Military Camp in Linton, near Palmerston North, on May 13, 2015. Prince Harry arrived in New Zealand on May 9 for a week-long visit. (Photo: AFP/Marty Melville)

Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani, center, looks at Mitsubishi's laser radar surveillance system at a first-ever defense industry fair in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, on May 13, 2015. (Photo: AP/Eugene Hoshiko)

Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao waves to his supporters during a welcome parade in Manila on May 13, 2015. Manny Pacquiao made a low-key return to the Philippines May 13 after losing his mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather. (Photo: AFP/Noel Celis)

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit on May 12, 2015. (Photo: AP/Paul Sancya)

Hawaiian surfer Mick Fanning competes in the 2015 Oi Rio Pro World Surf League competition at Barra da Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 12, 2015. (Photo: AP/Leo Correa)

Riders make their way towards the finish of the third stage of the Tour of California cycling race on May 12, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. Toms Skujins, of Latvia and the Hincapie Racing Team, won the stage and the yellow jersey. (Photo: AP/Eric Risberg)

Januka Khanal (R) and Rojina Parajuli sit among the ruins of one of the three houses in the village of Kavre, where they live with their families and which were rendered inhabitable after a second earthquake struck Nepal in a span of three weeks.  (Photo: AFP/Roberto Schmidt)

President Barack Obama greets Deputy PM and Minister of the Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and leaders from Gulf nations as they arrive at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, May 13, 2015. (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) march during a passing out parade at the CRPF headquarters in Srinagar, on May 14, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

Protesters hold placards during a rally to call for justice for the victims of a fire that gutted a footwear factory the day before, in Manila on May 14, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jay Directo)

A group of Maoris perform for Britain's Prince Harry during his visit to Putiki Marae in Whanganui on May 14, 2015. Prince Harry arrived in New Zealand on May 9 for a week-long visit. (Photo: AFP/Marty Melville)

National Transportation Safety Board lead investigator Robert Sumwalt speaks during a press conference regarding the wreckage of the derailed Amtrak Northeast Regional Train in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 13, 2015.  (Photo AFP/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds)

American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez onstage during "American Idol" XIV Grand Finale at Dolby Theatre on May 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo: AFP/Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Cyclists ride in Pismo Beach, California, during the fourth stage of the Tour of California cycling race, from Pismo Beach to Avila Beach, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. (Photo: AP/Daniel Dreifuss/The Santa Maria Times via AP)

Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors drives past Vince Carter #15 of the Memphis Grizzlies Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 13, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo: AFP/Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Fans cheer as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after scoring during the first half of Game 5 in a second-round NBA playoff basketball series against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oakland, California, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. (Photo: AP/Ben Margot)

Washington Capitals leftwing Jason Chimera (25) races after the puck against New York Rangers defenceman Marc Staal (18) and defenceman Dan Boyle (22) during the third period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals during the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, May 13, 2015. (AP/Kathy Willens)

Boxer George Faavae celebrates his win during the B. Riley & Co. And Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation's 6th Annual "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Charity Boxing Night at The Ray Dolby Ballroom on May 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo: AFP/Mark Davis/Getty Images for Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation)

A Catholic priest blesses the coffins containing victims of the May 13 factory fire, at a funeral parlor at Valenzuela City in suburban Manila on May 15, 2015. Seventy-two people died, when the fire tore through the footwear factory. (Photo: AFP/Noel Celis)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L), talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang after a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 15, 2015. (Photo: Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool Photo via AP)

Veiled Muslim Rohingya women queue up for their meals at a temporary shelter in Aceh province, Indonesia on May 15, 2015. Several thousand refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar fleeing either poverty or persecution, are believed to be adrift on boats in the Andaman Sea. (Photo: AP/Binsar Bakkara)

Britain's Prince Harry (L) meets youngsters at the TYLA (Turn Your Life Around) Youth Development Centre in Auckland on May 15, 2015. Prince Harry arrived in New Zealand on May 9 for a week-long visit. (Photo: AFP/Pool/Lawrence Smith)

US President Barack Obama greets the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah during a summit meeting with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders at Camp David in Maryland on May 14, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Nicholas Kamm)

Leaders from Cyprus, attending a meeting as part of the peace talks on May 15, 2015 at the now defunct Nicosia international airport in the United Nations Buffer Zone. (Photo: AFP/Stavros Ioannides/ Pio)

A woman and a child look at submarines of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, om May 15, 2015. (Photo: AP/Eugene Hoshiko)

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev delivers the keynote address during the South Korea and Bulgaria business forum in Seoul, South Korea, on May 15, 2015. Rosen Plevneliev arrived in Seoul on Wednesday for three days visit and met with South Korean President Park Geun-hye. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

Indian children take part in a volleyball summer training camp in Hyderabad on May 15, 2015. Schoolchildren across India are participating in activity camps as the school summer holidays start. (Photo: AFP/Noah Seelam)

Indian youths practice the Malaysian sport Sepak Takraw during a summer training camp in Hyderabad on May 15, 2015. Schoolchildren across India are participating in activity camps as the school summer holidays start. (Photo: AFP/Noah Seelam)

Overall leader, pink jersey Spanish Alberto Contador shows the thumbs up in the start area prior to the 7th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy, cycling race between Grosseto and Fiuggi on May 15, 2015 in Grosseto. (Photo: AFP/Luk Benies)

Seattle Mariners left fielder Rickie Weeks commits a fielding error as he fails to catch a sacrifice fly hit by Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts in the ninth inning of a baseball game, on May 14, 2015, in Seattle. Brock Holt scored on the play. (Photo: AP/Ted S. Warren)

Migrants wash themselves at the shore of a new confinement area in the fishing town of Kuala Langsa in Aceh province on May 16, 2015 where hundreds of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh mostly Rohingyas are taking shelter. (Photo: AFP/Chaideer Mahyuddin)

A handout picture released by the Hezbollah press office on May 16, 2015, shows a Hezbollah fighter firing a mortar shell towards Syrian rebel areas on the Syrian side of the Qalamun hills close to the Lebanese borders. (Photo: AFP/Ho/Hezbollah Press Office)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi hold a joint press conference following their meetings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing Saturday, May 16, 2015. (Photo: Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

Ethnic Rohingya migrants sift through used clothing donated by local residence at a temporary shelter in Aceh province, Indonesia, on May 16, 2015. More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh landed in several places in Southeast Asia. (Photo: AP/Binsar Bakkara)

Britain's Prince Harry (R) looks at a picture of his late mother Princess Diana from a fan during a walkabout outside The Cloud in Auckland on May 16, 2015. Prince Harry arrived in New Zealand on May 9 for a week-long visit. (Photo: AFP/Pool/Phil Walter)

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech at the India-China Business Forum in Shanghai on May 16, 2015. Indian and Chinese firms signed 21 agreements officials said were worth a total of more than 22 billion USD. (Photo: AFP/Johannes Eisele)

Pope Francis welcomes Palestinian authority President Mahmud Abbas during a private audience on May 16, 2015 in Vatican. (Photo: AFP Pool/Alberto Pizzoli)

Protesters shout slogans next to parked buses during a day-long strike by bus operators in Punjab at a bus stand in Amritsar on May 16, 2015. Private bus operators were protesting against police cases registered they said without proper "investigation" against their staff. (Photo: AFP/Narinder Nanu)

British pilot Nigel Lamb of the Breitling Racing Team flies his airplane during a training session Master Class at the Red Bull Air Race Chiba, one of the 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Championship series, in Makuhari, Chiba prefecture on May 16, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

Participants attend a ceremony to celebrate the 1,000-day countdown to the 2018 Winter Olympics at Olympic Park in Seoul, South Korea on May 16, 2015. (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Indonesia's Bellaetrix Manupputy reacts during her match against China's Li Xuerui in their women's singles semi-final of the 2015 Sudirman Cup world badminton championships in Dongguan, south China's Guangdong province, on May 16, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Wang Zhao)

Phil Mickelson looks over his third shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., on May 15, 2015. (Photo: AP/Chuck Burton)

An Iraqi tailor makes military fatigues at a workshop on May 17, 2015, in the Khiam district of the capital Baghdad. (Photo: AFP/Sabah Arar)

Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray as a head priest displays a holy relic believed to be the hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, on Mehraj-u-Alam at the Hazratbal Shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, on May 17, 2015. (Photo: AP/Mukhtar Khan)

A Greek flag hangs above a building's balcony in Athens on May 17, 2015. Greek Prime Minister had warned foreign officials that Athens would not be able to pay the 750 million euros due this month to the International Monetary Fund, Greek newspapers said. (Photo: AFP/Angelos Tzortzinis)

People and policemen walk past children playing in a bus burned out during protests in Bujumbura on May 17, 2015. Elections due to take place in May and June could be delayed in the wake of the coup attempt against President Pierre Nkurunziza, his office said. (Photo: AFP/Carl De Souza)

Afghan security forces inspect the site of suicide attack near an international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 17, 2015. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car near Kabul's international airport wounding at least 16 civilians in an attack. (Photo: AP/Allauddin Khan)

Israeli President Ruevan Rivlin (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, (SR), greet Israelis of Ethiopian descent during a ceremony on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem commemorating Ethiopians that died during their immigration to Israel on May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Baz Ratner, Pool)

Rescuers search the area after they were alerted on the eve of the disappearance of three young men near 'calanques' or rocky inlets in Marseille, southern France on May 17, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Boris Horvat)

An ethnic Rohingya boy leans on a traffic lane separator used as a partition at a temporary shelter in Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia on May 17, 2015. Boats filled with more than 2,000 Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants have landed in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. (Photo: AP/Binsar Bakkara)

Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain hits a return to Maria Sharapova of Russia during the women's final match at the WTA Tennis Open on May 17, 2015 at the Foro Italico in Rome. (Photo: AFP/Gabiel Bouys)

Swansea City's English midfielder Nathan Dyer (L) vies with Manchester City's Serbian defender Aleksandar Kolarov (R) during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Manchester City at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on May 17, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Glyn Kirk)

Italian Moto 3 rider Romano Fenati powers his KTM during the France Motorcycle Grand Prix race at the Bugatti race track in Le Mans, western France, on May 17, 2015. (Photo: AP/David Vincent)

France's France's Steeve Barry (C) breaks through a challenge to score a try during the London Sevens rugby union semi-final match between France and Brazil, part of the IRB Sevens World Series at Twickenham Stadium in London on May 17, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Justin Tallis)