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Philippine Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) work at the scene where two suspects were shot dead following an encounter and shootout with police at a checkpoint along a highway in Manila. (AFP/Noel Celis)

Firefighters retrieve a crucifix from a church in the small town of Rio, near Amatrice, central Italy. Bulldozers pulled down overhanging ledges in Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators figure out if negligence or fraud added to the quake's high death toll. (AP/Andrew Medichini)

Members of the African National Congress (ANC) sing and chant at the funeral of their fallen comrade Xolani Ngcobo in Inchanga township west of Durban. Kwa Zulu Natal province has been th epicenter of a recent spike in political killings. (AFP/Rajesh Jantilal)

Alphorn players give a concert in Nesselwang, southern Germany, during a mass performance of 300 alphorn blowers. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa/AFP)

A competitor takes part in the World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Waen Rhydd peat bog at Llanwrtyd Wells, south Wales. Entrants must negotiate two lengths of a 60-yard trench through the peat bog in the quickest possible time without using any conventional swimming strokes. (AFP/Geoff Caddick)

Middlesbrough's Spanish defender Antonio Barragan (up) wins a header from West Bromwich Albion's English-born Scottish midfielder Matt Phillips during the EPL football match between West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough at The Hawthorns stadium in West Bromwich. (AFP/Lindsey Parnaby)

Team members cheer as Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany prepares to cross the finish line to win the Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. (AP/Olivier Matthys/Pool)

Sri Lankan cricket fans watch Tillakaratne Dilshan, foreground, from elevated positions during the third one day international cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Dambulla, Sri Lanka.The match is the final one-day international for Sri Lankan opener Dilshan. (AP/Eranga Jayawardena)


Migrants, most of them from Eritrea, jump into the water from a crowded wooden boat as they are helped by members of an NGO during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. (AP/Emilio Morenatti)

Indian troopers use shields to protect themselves during a clash with Kashmiri protesters in Srinagar. Authorities lifted a curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir after 52 days of lockdown amid deadly violence, but clashes broke out again between protesters and security forces. (AFP/Sajjad Hussain)

Yemenis inspect debris at the site of a suicide car bombing claimed by Islamic State at an army recruitment centre in the Yemeni city of Aden. The attacker drove an explosives-laden vehicle into a gathering of army recruits at a school in northern Aden, killing at least 60. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)

The burnt car used to ram raid the National Institute for Criminalistics and Criminology (INCC-NICC) overnight in Neder-Over-Heembeek. An explosion "of criminal origin" at Belgium's national criminology institute in Brussel, caused a fire and major damage but no casualties. (Thierry Roge Belga/AFP)

A police officer stands guard as passengers wait in line at Terminal 7 in Los Angeles International Airport. Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP/Ringo H W Chiu)

Performers in costume pose on the second day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. Nearly one million people are expected by the organisers to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe. (AFP/Daniel Leal-Olivas)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark hits a return to Taylor Townsend of the US during their US Open 2016 women's Singles Round 1 match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. (AFP/Kena Betancur)

New Zealand batsman Neil Wagner plays a shot during the third day of the second cricket Test match between South Africa and New Zealand at the Supersport Cricket stadium in Centurion, South Africa. (AFP/Christian Kotze)


A helicopter operated by Indonesia's National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) sprays water on a fire in Kampar, Riau province. BNPB reported findings of 138 hot spots around the country on Aug 29, 85 of them were found in Riau. (ANAS/AFP)

Kyrgyz police officers outside the gates to the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. A suspected suicide bomber crashed a car through the entrance of the embassy, detonating a bomb that killed the attacker and wounded embassy employees. (AP Photo/ Vladimir Voronin)

A refrigerator floats on top of hail in a flooded basement apartment in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as hail storm drops up to three inches of moisture. (Christian Murdock /The Gazette via AP)

Women react next to the coffin of a relative in a tent complex in Amatrice, central Italy, prior to a funeral ceremony for the victims of a recent earthquake. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP)

Residents move furniture through debris and building rubble after a building collapsed in Mogadishu's Shangani district, Somalia. (MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP)

A general view shows smoke billowing from a 25-storey building under construction in a residential and commercial district of Abu Dhabi after a fire broke out. (AFP/STRINGER)

England's Alex Hales bats watched by Pakistan wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed during the third one day international cricket match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England. (Tim Goode/PA via AP)

Louisa Chirico of United States hits a return to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia during the 2016 US Open women's singles at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in New York. (KENA BETANCUR/AFP)


Pest control staff fumigate the drainage at a housing estate in Singapore, as authorities step up anti-mosquito fumigation following Zika infections. (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP)

A Port Health Office (KKP) worker fogs against mosquitos at the International Port of Batam Centre, Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia. (Antara Foto/M N Kanwa/via REUTERS)

People demonstrate against Dilma Rousseff after she was stripped of the country's presidency by a Senate impeachment vote at the Paulista Avenue, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AFP/Miguel SCHINCARIOL)

A JetBlue plane departs for Cuba amidst water canons at Fort Lauderdale National Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Cuba and the US open their newest chapter in relations with the first regular commercial flight from America to the communist-ruled island in more than 50 years. (RHONA WISE/AFP)


Members of the public filing past former Singapore president S. R. Nathan's casket to pay their last respects at Parliament House where he is lying-in-state. (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP)

Collapsed walls are seen surrounding the ancient pagoda of Sulamani after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit Bagan. The quake struck central Myanmar, damaging nearly 200 pagodas in the famous ancient capital of Bagan (YE AUNG THU/AFP)

This aerial view shows flooding in low-lying areas on the outskirts of Allahabad. At least nine people have died in Uttar Pradesh state and another 15 in eastern Bihar over the past two days as floods hit rural areas as well as some Indian cities. (SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP)

A resident walks past destroyed buildings in Pescara del Tronto, Italy, after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region. (MARCO ZEPPETELLA/AFP)

Volunteers and Red Cross workers prepare a temporary encampment for residents of earthquake affected areas in Amatrice after a powerful earthquake rocked central Italy. (MARIO LAPORTA/AFP)

A canadair bomber plane fights against a fire in Poggio d'Oletta on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. (AFP/PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA)

West Ham United's Jonathan Calleri (L) has an attempt on goal saved by Astra Giurgiu's goalkeeper Silviu Lung during the UEFA Europa League play-off match at the London Stadium. (Nick Potts / PA via AP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) poses with Olympic synchronised swimming champions Svetlana Romashina (L) and Natalia Ishchenko (R) at a reception after presenting awards to Olympic medallists in the Kremlin in Moscow. (Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)


Rescue and emergency services personnel look at excavators used to search for victims under the rubble of a building, in the damaged central Italian village of Amatrice, after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP)

Indian residents carrying their belongings wade through flooded water in Varanasi. Some 200,000 people have moved to relief centres in Uttar Pradesh state after their homes were submerged in floods. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

A boy reacts as an Indian Air Force helicopter lands with relief supplies in a field on the outskirts of Allahabad, India. Some 200,000 residents have moved to relief centres after their homes were submerged in floods. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Two women cover their faces while walking along the promenade at Marina Bay in Singapore. (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

Soldiers and rescuers stand next to a crashed military aircraft on a rice field in the outskirts of Tuy Hoa in the central province of Phu Yen. A Vietnamese trainee pilot was killed when his fighter jet crashed into the rice field. (STR/Vietnam News Agency/AFP)

Zimbabwe opposition supporters set up a burning barricade in Harare as they clash with police during a protest march for electoral reforms. (ZINYANGE AUNTONY/AFP)

Werder goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald misses a penalty shot by Bayern's Robert Lewandowski during the German Bundesliga football match at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

South Korea's Amy Yang watches her tee shot during second round action at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open golf tournament in Priddis, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)


A man stands in front of his collapsed house in Villa San Lorenzo, near Amatrice, central Italy, where a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck. As Italians observed a day of national mourning, President Sergio Mattarella joined grieving family members for a state funeral. (AP/Antonio Calanni)

A Syrian man carries a child in the Maadi district of Aleppo after regime aircraft reportedly dropped explosive-packed barrel bombs. At least 15 civilians were reportedly killed when two bombs fell near a tent where people were receiving condolences for those killed this week. (AFP/Ammer Alhalbi)

An Indian man stands on his car that got submerged in flood waters as he waits for a boat next to his house in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Flood water levels stabilised with rains ebbing over the past four days in the state, where 200,000 people had moved to relief centres. (AP/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A competitor prepares to throw the 83.5kg "Unspunnen" stone during the first day of the Federal Alpine Wrestling Festival in Payerne, Switzerland. Over 200,000 spectators are expected over the week-end to view top Swiss wrestlers competing in the traditional ring of sand. (AFP/Valeriano Di Domenico)

The Cipotegato, a hooded man dressed as an harlequin, climbs onto the monument erected in his honour on the main square of Tarazona. People throw tomatoes at each other waiting for the passage of the Cipotegato, marking the start of the main festivities of Tarazona. (AFP/Ander Gillenea)

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane in London, on Aug 27, 2016. (AFP/Justin Tallis)

Dortmund's midfielder Shinji Kagawa (C) vies for the ball with Mainz' defender Giulio Donati (L) and Mainz' midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin (R) during the German first division Bundesliga football match of Borussia Dortmund vs FSV Mainz 05 in Dortmund, western Germany. (AFP/Patrick Stollarz)

England's Joe Root (R) plays a shot watches by Pakistan's wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed during play in the second one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Pakistan at Lord's cricket ground in London on Aug 27, 2016. (AFP/Olly Greenwood)