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A Malaysian man removes plastic flooring in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad building slightly obscured with haze in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Oct 5, 2015. Malaysia on Monday shut most schools nationwide for two days to protect children from haze. (Photo: AP/Joshua Paul)

Soldiers hold Indonesian national flags during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Indonesian National Armed Forces in Bali, Indonesia on Oct 5, 2015. (Photo: AP/Firdia Lisnawati)

The wife of a Muslim man who was shot dead reacts as Thai police officers inspect his body in the Rangae district of Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat on Oct 5, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Madaree Tohlala)

Donald Tsang, center, former leader of Hong Kong talks to reporters with his wife Selina as they leave a magistrate's court in Hong Kong on Oct 5 2015. Tsang faces misconduct charges over a luxury apartment rental in mainland China, authorities said Monday. (Photo AP/Vincent Yu)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) walks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they arrive for meetings at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Oct 5, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Roberto Schmidt)

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (3rd L) and French Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital affairs Emmanuel Macron (L) visit the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo on Oct 5, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

Refugees rush to the beach as they arrive on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos on Oct  5, 2015. (Photo: AP/Muhammed Muheisen)

Families Roseburg's Green Community Church and Lutheran Church Charities pause to pray at a memorial in front of Snyder Hall on the campus of Umpqua Community College on Oct 4, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. (Photo: Getty Images/AFP/Scott Olson)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France hits a return during his first round men's singles match against Andreas Haider-Maurer of Austria at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on Oct 5, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Greg Baker)

United States team player Rickie Fowler watches his tee shot during a practice round ahead of the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea on Oct 5, 2015. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

Khiry Robinson #29 of the New Orleans Saints runs the ball as Damien Wilson #57 of the Dallas Cowboys defends during the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Oct 4, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP)

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (L) shoots over Toronto Raptors' Patrick Patterson during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game on Oct 4, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Photograph released by The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) on Oct 6, 2015, shows a Himalayan Pit Viper at an undisclosed location in the eastern Himalayas. More than 200 species have been discovered in the fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to WWF. (Photo: AFP/WWF/Liang Zhang)

Cargo terminal area of Tokyo port on Oct 6, 2015. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed a deal to create the world's largest free trade area Oct 6 as the start of a "new century" for Asia, and expressed hope China might one day join the historic accord. (Photo AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

Bulldozers move land for a fourth day to search for victims of a fatal mudslide, amid new, smaller slides in Cambray, a neighborhood in the suburb of Santa Catarina Pinula, on the outskirts of Guatemala City on Oct 5, 2015. (Photo AP/Moises Castillo)

In this aerial photo, homes are seen under the floodwaters caused by Hurricane Joaquin in the Southern area of Long Island, Bahamas on Oct 5, 2015. Joaquin unleashed heavy flooding as it roared through sparsely populated islands in the eastern Bahamas last week. (Photo: AP/Tim Aylen)

Iraqis are seen in front of a damaged building in a reflection at the site of a car bomb attack that hit the day before a market area known as Souk al-Halaqin in Zubayr, just 10 kilometres (six miles) southwest of the oil hub of Basra on Oct 6, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)

Palestinians burn tires during Israeli military raid in the West Bank city of Nablus on Oct 6, 2015. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that he will use a "strong hand" to quell violent Palestinian protests and deadly attacks. (Photo: AP/Majdi Mohammed)

Smoke billowing from the Al-Qasr hotel in Aden's western suburbs after it was hit by a second rocket attack on Oct 6, 2015. Yemen's Prime Minister Khaled Bahah escaped unharmed after three rocket attacks killing and wounding an unknown number of people at the hotel. (Photo: AFP/Nabil Hassan)

Workers remove the Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the state Capitol in Oklahoma City on Oct 5, 2015. The removal comes after the Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision in June that the display violates a state constitutional prohibition on the use of public property. (Photo AP/Sue Ogrocki)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark hits a return shot against Wang Qiang of China during their second round women's singles match of the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, on Oct 6, 2015. (Photo: AP/Andy Wong)

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland hits a return against Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their first round match in the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on Oct 6, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

International Team player Anirban Lahiri of India hits out of a bunker at the 18th hole during a practice session ahead of the 2015 Presidents Cup at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, west of Seoul on Oct 6, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan, right, defends on Golden State Warriors' Harrison Barnes during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game on Oct 5, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (Photo: AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Supporters of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party dance on a road near a campaign truck during an election campaign on Oct 7, 2015, in Yangon, Myanmar. (Photo: AP/Khin Maung Win)

Philippine Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jnr. (C), the son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos (front L), waves to photographers from inside his car after attending a breakfast forum in Manila on Oct 7, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe)

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe (L) talking to Japan's Emperor Akihito (3rd L) as his wife Maitree Wickremesinghe (R) speaks to Japan's Empress Michiko (3rd R) during their visit to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Oct 7, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Imperial Household Agency)

Two women and a child leave a house being searched by police as four people were arrested over the terror-linked murder of a police employee after coordinated raids by more than 200 officers on properties across Sydney on Oct 7, 2015. (Photo: AFP/William West)

Carlos Ruiz, captain of the Guatemala national football team, signs autographs for evacuated children in a makeshift shelter in the town of Santa Catarina Pinula, about 15 km east of Guatemala City, on Oct 6, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Johan Ordonez)

A refugee dries his clothes around a fire after arriving on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos on Oct 7, 2015. (Photo AP/Muhammed Muheisen)

Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during the Scott County Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner on Oct 6, 2015, in Davenport, Iowa. (Photo AP/Charlie Neibergall)

A memorial during a candlelight vigil in memory of the two children killed earlier in the day, in Savannah, Ga. on Oct 6, 2015. Police in coastal Georgia said a woman is charged with murder in the drowning deaths of her two daughters. (Photo: AP/Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News)

South Africa's Jean-Paul Duminy puts on his batting gear during a training session on the eve of the third T20 cricket match between India and South Africa at The Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Oct 7, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Dibyangshu Sarkar)

Marin Cilic of Croatia hits a return against Donald Young of the US during their first round match at the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on Oct 7, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

International team player Louis Oosthuizen watches his shot on the 12th hole during a practice round ahead of the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea on Oct 7, 2015. (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) passes through Indiana Fever guard Shavonte Zellous (1) and Tamika Catchings (24) in the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball finals on Oct 6, 2015, in Minneapolis. (Photo AP/Jim Mone)

Indonesian firefighters use a hose to put out a fire in Banyuasin as new aerial footage shows smoke billowing from Indonesian forest fires. (AFP PHOTO/ABDUL QODIR)

Supporters of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party dance on a road near a campaign truck during an election campaign in Yangon. Myanmar's general elections are scheduled for Nov 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

Security officials patrol the streets as police increase the security presence in Dhaka, following the killing of two foreign nationals in Bangladesh. (AFP PHOTO/Munir uz ZAMAN)

Israeli soldiers and infiltrated members of the Israeli security forces detain a Palestinian stone thrower during clashes in Beit El, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI)

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (centre right) and his wife Samantha make their way to the conference hall before his keynote speech at the annual Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

A demonstrator hurls a missile towards police as clashes erupted at a march against government reforms and cost-cutting measures in Brussels. (AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand)

Migrants and refugees wait to enter a registration camp after crossing the Greece-Macedonia border, near Gevgelija. Macedonia is a key transit country in the Balkans migration route into the EU. (AFP PHOTO/ROBERT ATANASOVSKI)

Sympathisers leave flowers at a memorial site for victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, USA. (AP Photo via Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard)

Flood waters surround a church, as parts of the state of South Carolina are inundated after heavy rains in Summerville. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP)

International team player Louis Oosthuizen watches his shot on the 12th hole during a practice round ahead of the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Sara Errani of Italy returns a ball against Andrea Petkovic of Germany during the women's singles third round match of the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Serbia's Novak Djokovic, who is in Bangkok for an exhibition game against Spain's Rafael Nadal, visits the Erawan Shrine in central Bangkok, Thailand on Oct 2, 2015. Djokovic visited the shrine where a bomb exploded on Aug 17, killing 20 people and injuring more than 120. (Photo: AP/Mark Baker)

Protesters shout slogans of Hong Sok Hour a senator from the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party in Phnom Penh court on Oct 2, 2015. The Cambodian court rejected the senator's request for bail and opened a trial against him on charges for comments he posted on Facebook. (Photo: AP/Heng Sinith)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his birth anniversary in New Delhi, India on Oct 2, 2015. (Photo: AP/Manish Swarup)

Members of a Syrian family stand in a street as migrants and refugees are evicted by French police from a camp at the Porte de Saint-Ouen in Paris on Oct 2, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Joel Saget)

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Oct 2, 2015 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) visiting the Jongsong Pharmaceutical General Factory. (Photo: AFP/KCNA)

An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier stands guard outside Jalalabad Airport where a US C-130 military transport plane crashed in Jalalabad on Oct 2, 2015. The Taliban claimed to have shot down a US military transport plane in a crash that killed 11 people. (Photo: AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir, speaks during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Oct 1, 2015, at U.N. headquarters. (Photo: AP/Julie Jacobson)

People pray during a candlelight vigil in Roseburg, Oregon on Oct 1, 2015, for ten people killed and seven others wounded in a shooting at Umpqua Community College in the western US state of Oregon. (Photo: AFP/Cengiz Yar Jr.)

Feng Tianwei of Singapore plays a shot against Chen Meng of China during the women's single's semi-final round of the 22nd ITTF Asian Table Tennis Championships in Pattaya on Oct 2, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)

Croatia's Ivo Karlovic serves against Australia's Nick Kyrgios during their men's singles quarter-final match of the 2015 Malaysian Open tennis tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Oct 2, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton connects for a sacrifice fly off a pitch from Los Angeles Angels' Fernando Salas that scored Adrian Beltre in the seventh inning of a baseball game on Oct 1, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo: AP/Tony Gutierrez)

Dallas Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak (5) battles with Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) for the puck during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game on Oct 1, 2015, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo: AP/Chris O'Meara)

Motorists commute on a road shrouded in haze in Gombak on Oct 3, 2015. Malaysia, Singapore and large expanses of Indonesia have suffered for weeks from acrid smoke billowing from fires on Indonesian plantations and peatlands that are being illegally cleared by burning. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

People watch as missiles are launched from an Indonesia military ship for a rehearsal for the upcoming parade held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Indonesia Armed Forces in Cilegon, Banten province, Indonesia on Oct3, 2015. (Photo: AP/Tatan Syuflana)

Migrants walk along a highway towards the Eurotunnel site in Coquelles, France on Oct 3, 2015. Traffic through the Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France was suspended after around 100 migrants entered the French side of the tunnel complex. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Huguen)

(L-R) Frankfurt mayor Peter Feldmann, German President Joachim Gauck, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hesse state governor Volker Bouffier, walk along a street during the celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the German Unification in Frankfurt, Germany on Oct 3, 2015. (Photo: AP/Michael Probst)

Members of the non-profit organization 'Save the Elephants' demonstrate in the streets, during an anti-poaching march in Nairobi on Oct 3, 2015. 'Save The Elephants' said last year that 100,000 elephants were killed in Africa between 2010 and 2012. (Photo: AFP/Simon Maina)

Afghan security forces take a wounded civilian man to the hospital after Taliban fighter's attack, in Kunduz city, Afghanistan on Oct 3, 2015. Three staff from Doctors Without Borders were killed and 30 were missing after an explosion that may have been caused by a US airstrike. (Photo: AP/Dehsabzi)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and other top officials pray over the caskets of 104 Iranian pilgrims, killed in a stampede at the annual hajj, during a repatriation ceremony upon their arrival on Oct 3, 2015 at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport.  (Photo: AFP/Atta Kenare)

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau arrives for a French-language debate in Montreal on Oct 2, 2015. (Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Venus Williams of the US returns against Garbine Muguruza of Spain during the women's singles final at the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province on Oct 3, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Fred Defour)

Ashley Wagner of the US performs during the women's free skating at the Japan Open figure skating event in Saitama, suburb of Tokyo, on Oct 3, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

Arizona Coyotes left wing Matthias Plachta (43) shields San Jose Sharks left wing Barclay Goodrow in the third period during a preseason NHL hockey game on Oct 2, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo: AP/Rick Scuteri)

Cincinnati Reds' Tyler Holt (R) dives for second on a steal as Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer leaps to reach the throw from catcher Francisco Cervelli in the fourth inning of a baseball game on Oct 2, 2015, in Pittsburgh. Holt went to third on the throw. (Photo: AP/Keith Srakocic)

A fleet of AirAsia planes are shrouded in haze at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Malaysia on Sep 27, 2015. Wildfires caused by illegal land clearing in Indonesia's Sumatra often spread choking haze to neighboring countries such as Malaysia and Singapore. (Photo: AP/Joshua Paul)

South Korean Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo burns incense during a ceremony to mark Thanksgiving Day, at the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea on Sep 27, 2015 with over 30 million people expected to join the throngs of travelers this year nationwide. (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Tourists sail boats in Pitan, a popular area in Xindian district in New Taipei City on Sep 27, 2015 as Typhoon Dujuan approaches the northeast of Taiwan. Almost 3,000 people were evacuated from outlying islands off Taiwan as it looks set to bring heavy rains and high tides. (Photo: AFP/Sam Yeh)

Voters go to the polls at a polling station in Barcelona, Spain on Sep 27, 2015 to elect regional lawmakers, with pro-secession parties saying they will push for independence within 18 months if they win a majority in the 165-seat parliament. (Photo: AP/Manu Fernandez)

A handout picture released by the official website of the Centre for Preserving and Publishing the Works of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, shows him (R) delivering a speech in Tehran on Sep27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/HO/Khamenei)

All India Anti Terrorism Front members hold a portrait of independence fighter Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh who was hung in 1931 for throwing a hand grenade in protest of British colonial rule, at the Jallian Wala Bagh in Amritsar on Sep 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Narinder Nanu)

Migrants disembark from a ferry after their arrival from the Greek island of Lesbos to the Athens' port of Piraeus on Sep 27, 2015. More than 260,000 asylum-seekers have arrived in Greece so far this year on flimsy rafts or boats from the nearby Turkish coast. (Photo: AP/Yorgos Karahalis)

Police experts examine the site of a blast outside the security service (SBU) regional building in central Odessa on Sep 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Alexey Kravtsov)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton crosses the finish line to win the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan on Sep 27, 2015. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was second and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany third. (Photo: AP/Rob Griffith)

Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania returns a ball to Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during the final match of the Korea Open tennis championships in Seoul, South Korea on Sep 27, 2015. Begu won 6-3, 6-1. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

Runners start the 42nd Berlin Marathon in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany on Sep 27, 2015. Some 40,000 runners took part in the event. (Photo: AP/Michael Sohn)

Lamar Dawson #55 of the Southern California Trojans tackles Kody Kohl #83 of the Arizona State University Sun Devils during the first half at Sun Devil Stadium on Sep 26, 2015 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo: Norm Hall/Getty Images/AFP)