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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)

Rescued Rohingya migrant from Myanmar Asina Begun (centre) carries her child at the port in Langsa, an Aceh town where most of the migrants have been taken. (Photo: AFP/Romeo Gacad)

Thailand's former premier Yingluck Shinawatra receives roses from her supporters outside the Supreme Court in Bangkok on May 19, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)

Scale models of various ships are seen as visitors tour the exhibition hall during the IMDEX Asia 2015 show in Singapore on May 19, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

A Cambodian police officer (centre) examines a van damaged after an accident in Svay Rieng province on May 19, 2015. At least 16 Cambodian garment workers were killed and 22 injured when a bus crashed into the van transporting them, officials said. (Photo: AFP)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) shakes hands with Indian people in Seoul as he visits the Cheonggye stream in central Seoul on May 19, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Yonhap)

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, and Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, arrive in front of the city hall of Hamburg, northern Germany, on May 19, 2015. The Danish royal couple is on a working visit titled "Danish Living" to Germany until May 21, 2015. (Photo: AFP/DPA/Christian Charisius)

Masks featuring (left-right) French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama are seen during a protest of environmental activists in front of the Brandenburg Gate at Pariser Platz in Berlin on May 19, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Tobias Schwarz)

Smoke billows following the detonation of explosives placed by Syrian government forces inside a tunnel that was reportedly used by rebels in the government-controlled part of Aleppo on May 19, 2015. (Photo: AFP/George Ourfalian)

Firefighters remain at the area of a landslide in Salgar municipality, Antioquia department, Colombia on May 18, 2015. A massive landslide tore through a ravine in northwest Colombia on Monday before dawn, killing 48 people and injuring 37, authorities said. (Photo: AFP/Raul Arboleda)

Chelsea's English defender John Terry (3rd left) remonstrates with referee Mike Jones as he shows Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas (2nd left) the red card during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich and Chelsea in West Bromwich. (Photo: AFP/Adrian Dennis)

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers gives up a goal in the third period to Alex Killorn #17 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo: AFP/Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Right fielder Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies makes a diving catch for the first out of the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field on May 18, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Phillies defeated the Rockies 4-3. (Photo: AFP/Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (L) feeds a koala, originated from Brisbane, in its new enclosure at the Singapore Zoo while accompanied by Singapore's Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam (R) on May 20, 2015, in Singapore. (Photo: AP/Wong Maye-E)

Malaysia's Foreign Minister Anifah Aman (C) shakes hand with Thailand and Indonesia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Tanasak Patimapragorn (L), Retno Marsudi during a meeting to discuss the migrant problem at ministry of Foreign Affairs in Putrajaya Malaysia on May 20, 2015. (Photo: AP/Vincent Thian)

Rohingya migrants sit in their boat as they are towed closer to land by Acehnese fishermen, off the coast near the city of Geulumpang in Indonesia's East Aceh district of Aceh province, before being rescued on May 20, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Januar)

Cambodian men look at skulls of victims killed by the Khmer Rouge regime during the annual 'Day of Anger' against the genocidal former regime in the late 1970s at the Choeung Ek killing fields memorial in Phnom Penh on May 20, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

A Nepalese street vendor walks past the earthquake damaged UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu on May 20, 2015. Nearly 8500 people have now been confirmed dead in the disaster, more than half a million homes destroyed living huge numbers of people without shelter. (Photo: AFP/Ishara S. Kodikara)

Activist Gloria Steinem (CR) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Maguire (CL) along with other delegation visit the birthplace of North Korea's late leader Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang on May 20, 2015. (Photo: AP/Kim Kwang Hyon)

Firefighters work on the site of an accident where two trucks caught fire on E19 from Antwerp to Breda, in Brecht, on May 20, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Belga/Luc Claessen)

Commuters, reflected by windows of a train, queue for rare trains during rush hour as train drivers strike at a main railway station in Duisburg, Germany on May 20, 2015. Train drivers of the GDL Union started a strike Wednesday morning for an unlimited period. (Photo: AP/Frank Augstein)

This handout photo taken and released on May 20, 2015 shows Kim Hyungsung of South Korea hitting a shot during the Pro-Am event for the 2015 SK Telecom Open at the Sky72 Golf Club’s Ocean Course in Seoul. The tournament will take place from May 21 to 24. (Photo: AFP/ Paul Lakatos/OneAsia)

Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson (R) can't make the tag as Los Angeles Angels' Erick Aybar is safe at third during eighth inning American League baseball action in Toronto on May 19, 2015. (Photo: Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) 

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives against Jason Terry #31 of the Houston Rockets in the fourth quarter during Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 19, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP)

Chicago Blackhawks center Marcus Kruger scores the game winning goal past Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen during the third overtime period in Game 2 of the Western Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Anaheim, California on May 19, 2015. (Photo: AP/Jae C. Hong)

Nepalese police and army personnel clear rubble at the Narayan Hindu temple in Kathmandu on May 21, 2015, after multiple earthquakes struck the Himalayan nation.  (Photo: AFP/Ishara S. Kodikara)

Cathay Pacific flight attendants protest outside the airline's headquarters near the Hong Kong airport. Unionised employees of the flag carrier airline have vowed to strike in Aug 2015 if their demands over pay, legal protection and allowances are not resolved. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez)

Malaysian NGO members hold placards during a protest outside the Myanmar embassy in Kuala Lumpur on May 21, 2015, demanding Yangon end the persecution and ill-treatment of the Rohingya community which the government does not recognise officially. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Vanuatu PM Joe Natuman (3rd right) and his wife Keresi (right) look at Honda's Power Exporter Cencept 9000, an inverter for external power output (centre) connecting with Honda's electric vehicle FIT EV while visiting the Pacific Festa 2015 in Tokyo on May 21, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

A French soldier, part of Operation Sangaris, patrols Bangui la Coquette at "PK0" (point kilométrique zéro) of the capital, on May 20, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Patrick Fort)

A burnt car, left behind by Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front, is seen by their abandoned outpost on the Lebanese side of the Qalamun mountains on the border with Syria on May 20, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Joseph Eid)

Palestinian refugees from Syria's Yarmuk refugee camp sit on mattresses inside a school as they prepare for their official exams for the 9th grade in the capital Damascus, on May 20, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Youssef Karwashan)

Young novice Buddhist monks take a rest as they visit the Everland amusement park during their training programme entitled 'Children Becoming Buddhist Monks' in Yongin, south of Seoul, on May 21, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

Students watch an otter playing with a piece of driftwood while swimming in an aquarium at the Wild Reserve Singapore (WRS) zoo on May 21, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

Juventus' forward Alessandro Matri celebrates with the trophy after winning 2-1 the Italian Tim Cup final match (Coppa Italia) between Juventus and Lazio on May 20, 2015 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. (Photo: AFP/Andreas Solaro)

Center Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks on centre Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks while Hawks guard Dennis Schroder #17 looks on during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena in Atlanta. (Photo: AFP/Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run against the LA Dodgers during the seventh inning at AT&T Park on May 20, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the LA Dodgers 4-0. (Photo: AFP/Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A boat sails in front of the Sydney's Opera House in Sydney on May 22, 2015. Earlier a severe weather warning was issued for Sydney and adjoining areas with strong winds of up to 90 kilometers per hour and heavy rainfall. (Photo: AFP/Saeed Khan)

Relatives of the 72 victims killed in a fire at a footwear factory queue up to receive grocery food packs given to them by the factory owners at a barangay hall in Manila on May 22, 2015. The owners of the factory could face time in prison, a government task force said on May 16. (AFP/Noel Celis)

An ethnic Rohingya Muslim child looks at boats near a jetty at a refugee camp outside the city of Sittwe in Myanmar's Rakhine state on May 22, 2015. Malaysia ordered search and rescue missions on May 21 for thousands of boatpeople stranded at sea. (Photo: AFP/Ye Aung Thu)

The head priest of Hazratbal shrine, Mohammad Ishaq Banday, displays a relic of the Prophet Muhammad at the Hazratbal shrine on the Friday following Mehraj-u-Alam, which marks ascension day, the journey from earth to heaven of the prophet, in Srinagar on May 22, 2015. (Photo: AP/Dar Yasin)

Former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah (C) is surrounded by reporters as she leaves the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea on May 22, 2015. The upper court Friday sentenced Cho to 10 months in prison and then suspended the sentence for two years. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

Mahathir Mohamad, former Malaysian prime minister, speaks during the International Conference on "The Future of Asia" in Tokyo on May 22, 2015. (Photo: AP/Eugene Hoshiko)

German Labour and Social Minister Andrea Nahles addresses German Lower House of Parliament Bundestag on May 22, 2015 in Berlin, before deputies vote on a bargaining unit law. The law aims at tightening collective bargaining rules. (Photo: AFP/Tobias Schwarz)

French President Francois Hollande (R) talks with Chancellor of Austria Werner Faymann at the begining of the second day of the fourth European Union (EU) eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, on May 22, 2015 as Latvia holds the rotating presidency of the EU Council. (Photo: AFP/Janek Skarzynski)

This handout photo taken and released by OneAsia on May 22, 2015 shows Ryan Fox of New Zealand hitting a shot during the second round of the 2015 SK Telecom Open at the Sky72 Golf Club’s Ocean Course in Seoul. The tournament takes place from May 21 to 24. (Photo: AFP/Paul Lakatos/OneAsia)

Carlos Izquierdoz (L) of Santos vies for the ball with Carlos Fierro (L) of Guadalajara during the 2015 Mexican Clausura tournament semifinal first leg football match in Torreon on May 21, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Julio Cesar Aguilar)

Atlanta Braves' Jace Peterson scores on a Freddie Freeman base hit as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Juan Centeno handles the late throw during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Aaron Riley competes with Isaiah Bird, 6, below, during a freestyle wrestling event in Times Square on May 21, 2015, in New York. (Photo: AP/Frank Franklin II)

Ethnic Rohingya women queue up for food at a temporary shelter in Bayeun, Aceh province, Indonesia, on Saturday, May 23, 2015. (Photo: AP/Tatan Syuflana)

A Nepalese resident carries a child through a relief camp for earthquake survivors in Kathmandu on May 23, 2015. Nearly 8,500 people have now been confirmed dead in two earthquakes which destroyed more than half a million homes. (Photo: AFP/Ishara S Kodikara)

A man inspects damage caused by a bomb explosion at a mosque in Sanaa, Yemen, on Friday, May 22, 2015. (Photo: AP/Hani Mohammed)

Boats skim an oil slick on the surface of the Pacific Ocean near Refugio State Beach on May 22, 2015 in Goleta, California. (Photo: AFP/Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chief of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party Jayalalithaa Jayaram (centre) arrives for her swearing-in ceremony as the chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu in Chennai on May 23, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Seshadri Sukumar)

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (right) is greeted by Vietnamese Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh upon his arrival to attend a meeting marking the first anniversary of Vietnam's UN Peace Keeping Centre in Hanoi on May 23, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam)

Children plant rice seedlings in a paddy field on the roof garden at Roppongi Hills business, shopping and residential complex in Tokyo. Some 130 people who work or live in the complex took part in the annual event and they will harvest in September to make rice cakes. (Photo: AFP/Yoshikazu Tsung)

Singer Roy Hamilton Jr (left) and singer Shirley King, daughter of blues musician BB King, perform at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade as she hosts a celebration of the life and music of her father on May 22, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images/Ethan Miller)

This handout photo taken and released by OneAsia on May 23, 2015 shows Ryan Fox of New Zealand hitting a shot during the third round of the 2015 SK Telecom Open at the Sky72 Golf Club’s Ocean Course in Seoul. The tournament takes place from May 21 to 24. (Photo: AFP/Paul Lakatos/OneAsia)

Nick Ahmed #13 of the Arizona Diamondbacks and teammates celebrate a walk-off single in the thirteenth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field on May 22, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo: AFP/Norm Hall/Getty Images)

National Basketball Association (NBA) player Jordan Clarkson from the Los Angeles Lakers mingles with children during a basketball clinic in Manila on May 23, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Noel Celis)

Timofey Mozgov #20 of the Cleveland Cavaliers fouls Pero Antic #6 of the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo: AFP/Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

A Nepalese resident stands near broken tents after heavy winds at a relief camp for earthquake survivors in Kathmandu. Nearly 8,500 people have now been confirmed dead in two earthquakes which destroyed more than half a million homes. (AFP/Ishara S Kodikara)

Workers continue to clean oil from Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California. California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency after over 100,000 gallons of oil spilled from an abandoned pipeline spreading over about nine miles of beach within hours. (AFP/Justin Sullivan)

Rory O'Neill, known by the Drag persona Panti, celebrates with yes supporters at Dublin Castle, Ireland. Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue. (AP/Peter Morrison)

An Afghan policeman searches a passenger at a checkpoint in Kunduz. In April hundreds of militants came within six kilometres of Kunduz city just hours after the Taliban launched their annual spring offensive, the most serious threat to any provincial capital. (AFP/Shah Marai)

Migrants from sub-Saharan Africa receive water as they wait at a detention centre in the capital Tripoli, after they were arrested in various neighbourhoods of the capital before boarding boats in order to reach Europe. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)

Refugees who fled Burundi's violence and political tension wait to board a ship freighted by the UN, at Kagunga on Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania, to be taken to the port city of Kigoma. (AP/Jerome Delay)

Firefighters extinguish a fire after protesters have burnt a bus, in the Exarchia area in Athens. Tsipras' leftist government is locked in talks to obtain the remaining funds under the bailouts with the international creditors. (AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)

Firefighters try to extinguish a fire in a hotel in Schneizlreuth, southern Germany. At least five people died in the fire in the hotel in Bavaria and seven others were injured. (AFP/DPA/Ferdinand Farthofer)

Chicago White Sox's J B Shuck (20), slides into home plate safely as Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki (8), tries to apply the tag after Chicago White Sox's Geovany Soto hit a 2 RBI double during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Chicago. (AP/Paul Beaty)

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the third free practice session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco. (AP/Claude Paris)

New York Rangers right wing Martin St Louis (C) celebrates after scoring a goal during the third period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Tampa, Florida. (AP/Chris O'Meara)

RC Toulon's winger Bryan Habana (C) runs with the ball during the French Top 14 rugby union match RC Toulon vs Oyonnax at the Mayol stadium in Toulon. (AFP/Franck Pennant)