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Yemeni tribal gunmen of the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, patrol a street of the southern city of Taez during ongoing clashes with Huthi rebels on April 19, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Andel Rahman Abdallah)

Humanoid ChihiraAico (L), clad in a Japanese kimono, greets a customer at an entrance of a department store in Tokyo.  Code-named ChihiraAico is a female-looking humanoid developed by Japan's Toshiba, making her debut on April 20 as a receptionist. (Photo: AFP/Kazuhiro Nog)

Anti-War protesters make their presence felt during the dedication of the Australia ANZAC memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, New Zealand on APRIL 20, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Marty Melville)

US President Barack Obama (L), First Lady Michelle Obama (not seen) and their daughters Malia (3rd L) and Sasha (C) return from a hike at Great Falls National Park in Virginia April 19, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jim Watson)

People participate in a mass yoga class to promote physical health in Guadalajara City, on April 19, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Hector Guerrero) 

Displaced people who fled the anti-immigrant violence in Johannesburg eat on April 19, 2015 in a camp in Primrose. (Photo: AFP/Marco Longari)

Pakistani activists of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadees march in support of Saudi Arabia on the Yemen crisis in Lahore on April 19, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Arif Ali)

Displaced Sunni Iraqis, who fled the violence in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad, on Apr 19, 2015. More than 90,000 people have fled fighting between pro-government forces and the Islamic State militants in the Ramadi area of Iraq's Anbar province. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

River Plate's player Fernando Cavenaghi eyes the ball during their Argentina First Division football match against Banfield at Antonio Liberti stadium in Buenos Aires, on April 19, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Alejandro Pagni)

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads the field in a restart during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo: AFP/Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

T.J. Brodie #7 of the Calgary Flames battles for the puck against Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks in Game Three of the Western Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 19, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.   (AFP/Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Aron Baynes #16 of the San Antonio Spurs fights for the ball with Matt Barnes #22 and Chris Paul #3 of the LA Clippers during Game One of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center in LA, California. The Clippers won 107-92. (AFP/Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Armed soldiers stand guard on a main street in Jakarta on April 14, 2015, as part of their effort to secure the 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference in Indonesia on April 22-24, 2015, which leaders from Asian and African countries are attending. (Photo: AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

An Austrian made Steyr HS 50 M1 sniper rifle on exhibits at the Interpol World Congress conference in Singapore on April 14, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

Iranians take part in a demonstration against the Saudi-led coalition’s Operation Decisive Storm against the Huthi rebels in Yemen, outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran on April 13, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Atta Kenare)

Migrants arrive at the port in the Tunisian town of Zarzis, some 50 kms west of the Libyan border, following their rescue by Tunisia's coastguard and navy after their vessel overturned off Libya, on Apr 13, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Fethi Nasri)

A Yemeni refugee arrives on Apr 13, 2015 at a refugee boarding facility run by the UN High Commission for Refugees at Obock, a small port town in Djibouti located on the northern shore of the Gulf of Tadjoura, where it opens out into the Gulf of Aden.  (Photo: AFP/Tony Karumba)

A man is detained by Federal Police after he and a group of gunmen attacked and seriously injured a traffic police officer in Acapulco, Guerrero State, Mexico, on Apr 13, 2015. Guerrero is one of Mexico's poorest and most violent states, where a lucrative drug trade has flourished. (AFP/Pedro Pardo)

Squatters who occupy an abandoned apartment building, play in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Apr 13, 2015. More than 100 squatters who had been evicted from the city port area last month invaded the building that was once owned by Brazilian businessman Eike Batista. (Photo: AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba)

Members of teh Bolivarian Militia take part in its fifth anniversary in Caracas on April 13, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Federico Parra)

Valencia's Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo (L) vies with Levante's defender Ivan Ramis during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Levante UD at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on April 13, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jose Jordan) 

Arizona Diamondbacks players celebrate after beating the San Diego Padres 8-4 in a baseball game at Petco Park April 13, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo: AFP/Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers attempts an alley-oop dunk between J.J. Hickson #7 and Gary Harris #14 of the Denver Nuggets during a 110-103 Clipper win at Staples Center on April 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: AFP/Harry How/Getty Images)

Great Britain's Sarah Davies competes in the women's 58A kg category at the European Weightlifting Championships in Tbilisi on April 13, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Vano Shlamov)

A tourist checks her phone after taking pictures of the Marina Bay Sands, a popular tourist spot in Singapore on Apr 21, 2015. The city-state's government announced earlier in the year, new plans for its global marketing campaign to boost tourism numbers in 2015. (Photo: AP/Wong Maye-E)

Heather Mack carries her baby as she arrives at the District Court before her trial in Bali on Apr 21, 2015. Prosecutors want jail sentences of 18 years for her boyfriend Tommy Schaefe and 15 years for Mack if they are found guilty of murdering Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62. (Photo: AP/Firdia Lisnawati)

Members of an eco-waste coalition lead environmentalists, some dressed as zombies, in a march to the presidential Malacanang Palace in Manila on Apr 21, 2015 a day before Earth Day on Apr 22. (Photo: AFP / Jay Directo)

Heavy seas are whipped up by strong winds at Bondi Beach in Sydney on Apr 21, 2015. Three people died as Sydney and surrounding areas were lashed by wild weather with trees felled, power cuts hitting thousands of homes and sand drifts sweeping inland off the iconic beach. (Photo: AFP/ Peter Parks)

Central Japan Railway's seven-car maglev -- short for "magnetic levitation" -- train returns to the station after setting a new world speed record in a test run near Mount Fuji, clocking more than 600 kilometres (373 miles) an hour on Apr 21, 2015. (Photo: AFP / Jiji Press)

Palestinian fishermen offload crates of fish at the port of Gaza City on Apr 21, 2015. (Photo: AFP / Mohammed Abed)

An image grab taken from an AFP video shows armed militiamen loyal to Yemen's fugitive President Abderabbo Mansour Hadi firing from a tank during clashes with Shiite Huthi rebels in the southern Yemeni city of Taez on Apr 20, 2015. (Photo: AFP/ Salah Mohammed)

Golden State Warriors' Andrew Bogut (12) dunks next to New Orleans Pelicans' Dante Cunningham (44) during the second half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series on Apr 20, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 97-87. (Photo: AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Seattle Mariners' Seth Smith tries to check his swing but can't as he strikes out to end the the baseball game against the Houston Astros in the ninth inning on Apr 20, 2015, in Seattle. The Astros won 7-5. (Photo: AP/Elaine Thompson)

Commemorative stamps of Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao are displayed at post office in Manila on Apr 21, 2015. Pacquiao's face is on shirts, dolls, stamps and his life story is playing in movie and millions are getting ready as the hero's "fight of the century" nears. (Photo: AFP/Jay Directo)

Pittsburgh Penguins' Steve Downie (23) and New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello (36) collide during the second period of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game in Pittsburgh on Apr 20, 2015.(Photo: AP/Gene J. Puskar)

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) activists from India show cruelty to animals in laboratories during a street theatre performance in New Delhi on April 23, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Prakash Singh)

Australian professional surfer Micah Lester surfs in Unstad, in the Lofoten Islands within the Arctic Circle. Surfing in the Lofoten Islands has started early in the 60's, and is possible all year long in the Atlantic waters close to 5°C at winter time and 11°C at summer time. (AFP/Olivier Morin)

Rescued migrants disembark off the Italian Guardia di Finanza vessel Denaro at the Sicilian harbour of Catania on April 23, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)

A Fiat car is displayed during the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai on Apr 23, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Wang Zhao)

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (L) and Zimbabwe counterpart Robert Mugabe (R) walk together after a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta on April 23, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Tatan Syuflana)

The beach where the first British troops fought against Ottoman forces on the Gallipoli peninsula in Canakkale.  (Photo: AFP/Ozan Kose)

This view from Puerto Varas, southern Chile, shows a high column of ash and lava spewing from the Calbuco volcano. Calbuco volcano erupted, spewing a giant funnel of ash high into the sky near the southern port city of Puerto Montt and triggering a red alert. (AFP/David Cortes Serey/Agencia Uno)

A mob armed with sticks and rocks attacked the car of Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia, damaging vehicles in her convoy and injuring at least two people.  (Photo: AFP/Mahmud Hossain Opu)

Monaco's Aymen Abdennour (L) and his teammate Andrea Raggi (R) challenge for the ball with Juventus' Carlos Tevez during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match at Louis II stadium in Monaco. (AP/Lionel Cironneau)

Pakistan's Junaid Khan (L) is bowled out by Bangladesh's Arafat Sunny as Bangladesh’s wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim (C) and Shakib Al Hasan watch during their third one-day international cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (AP/ A.M. Ahad)

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland returns the ball to Sara Errani (unseen) of Italy in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

Indian school children protect themselves from the heat as they return from school on a hot afternoon in Faridabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi on Apr 24, 2015. Temperatures in the Indian national capital continue to rise as the summer season takes hold. (Photo: AFP/Money Sharma)

Activists of opposition National Conference party shout slogans during a protest in Jammu, India on Apr 24 2015. Various political organizations protested against the shifting of proposed health care institution All India Institute of Medical Sciences from Jammu to Srinagar. (Photo: AP/Channi Anand)

Protesters gather outside the Indonesian Embassy in Manila, Philippines, to appeal on sparing the life of convicted Filipino drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso on Apr 24 2015, who were sentenced to die by firing squad for illegally trafficking drugs into Indonesia in 2010. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

An elderly woman sits in front of riot police on a road as thousands of South Korean workers march after a mass rally in Seoul on Apr 24 2015, in response to a general strike called by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions against government labour reforms. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

Migrants gather in Omonia Square in central Athens after arriving from the Greek Islands to the port of Piraeus on Apr 24 2015. European governments came under increasing pressure to tackle the Mediterranean's migrant crisis ahead of an emergency summit. (Photo: AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)

German deputies as they commemorate the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces at their house of Parliament Bundestag, Berlin on Apr 24 2015. Lawmakers drew up a compromise formulation to be debated on the term"genocide" to describe the mass killings 100 years on. (AFP/John Macdougall)

US ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro arrives with the "Convoy of Liberty" in front of the US embassy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the WWII in Prague, Czech Republic on Apr24 2015. (Photo: AP/Petr David Josek)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters as he travels on a bus through the coastal town of Eceabat in Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey, on his way to the Gallipoli centenary ceremonies on, Apr 24, 2015. (Photo: AP/Emrah Gurel)

Retired Danish midfielder and Fiorentina representative Martin Jorgensen and former Spanish goalkeeper and Sevilla representative Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo on stage after the draw for the UEFA Europa League semi-final football matches at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Apr 24 2015. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

Alexander Levy of France (R) and Li Hao-Tong of China mark their balls on the green during the second round of the Volvo China Open golf tournament in Shanghai on Apr 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Johannes Eisele)

Chicago White Sox's Jeff Samardzija, center, tussles with Kansas City Royals players during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Apr 23, 2015, in Chicago. (Photo: AP/Andrew A. Nelles)

Wayland Baptist's Benard Keter takes a victory lap after winning the men's 10,000 meters at the Drake Relays athletics meet on Apr 23, 2015, in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo: AP/Charlie Neibergall)

People lay flowers at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial in Yerevan, as part of the Armenian genocide centenary commemoration. Armenians marked the centenary of the massacre of up to 1.5 million of their kin by Ottoman forces. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) attend a commemoration ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Gallipoli at the Turkish Canakkale Martyrs' Memorial (Mehmetcik Abidesi. (AFP/Adem Altan)

An Egyptian youth carries a lit flare as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood gather in the El-Mataria neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, to protest the 20-year sentence for ousted president Mohammed Morsi and verdicts against other prominent figures of the Brotherhood. (AP/Belal Darder)

A Bangladeshi relative of a victim cries in front of a monument erected in memory of the victims of Rana Plaza building collapse on its second anniversary in Savar, near Dhaka. Bangladesh suffered its worst industrial disaster when Rana Plaza collapsed killing 1,127 people. (AP/A M Ahad)

Special Forces soldiers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states take part in joint military exercises in the Shamshi gorge, some 100km of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

An armed militiaman loyal to Yemen's fugitive President Abderabbo Mansour Hadi keeps position during reported clashes with Huthi rebels in the port city of Aden's Dar Saad suburb. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)

A Palestinian protester waves the national flag during clashes with Israeli soldiers following a demonstration against Palestinian land confiscation to expand the nearby Jewish Hallamish settlement in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, located near Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)

View of the Calbuco volcano from La Ensenada, Chile. Southern Chile remained on alert for another eruption from the Calbuco volcano after it burst into life in spectacular, fiery fashion for the first time in half a century, forcing 5,000 people to evacuate. (AFP/Martin Bernetti)

French driver Sebastien Ogier steers his Volkswagen Polo R WRC with his compatriot co-driver Julien Ingrassia during the SS2 of the WRC Argentina 2015 near Agua de Oro, Cordoba, Argentina. (AFP/Diego Lima)

Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Italy's Sara Errani during their quarterfinal match at the Porsche Grand Prix tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany. (AP/DPA/Marijan Murat)

Bangladesh cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim is dismissed by Pakistan cricketer Wahab Riaz during their T20 match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. (AFP/Munir uz Zaman)

Ryo Ishikawa of Japan takes his third shot on the seventh hole during round two of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP)

Detained Indian fishermen look out from a police lock-up facility at a police station in Karachi, Pakistan. A Pakistani police officer said the country’s Maritime Security Agency has arrested over 45 Indian fishermen for violating its waters in the Arabian Sea. (AP/Fareed Khan)

Riot police spray South Korean protesters with a water cannon in front of the Gwanghwamun, the main gate to the Gyeongbok Palace, during a rally to commemorate the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster in Seoul. (AFP/Jung Yeon-je)

Kashmiri protesters throw stones towards an Indian police van during an anti-India demonstration in Narbal in the outskirts of Srinagar after police killed a 16-year-old male student, as a separatist strike shut down the Himalayan region on a second day of violent clashes. (AFP/Rouf Bhat)

People gather around a playground during a march in Calais, northern France, in homage to a nine-year-old girl who was killed a day before. A Polish man has confessed to raping and killing Chloe, after brazenly snatching her from a French playground within view of her mother. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)

People attend a demonstration against austerity driven politics and free trade agreements in Brussels. (AFP/Belga/Nicolas Maeterlinck)

Nepali porter Milan Rai, 14, rests as he makes his way up a rocky path above the town of Namche Bazar on his way to make a delivery to a hotel in a nearby town. Rai, who ferries goods between towns for a living, said he makes around 3,000 Nepalese Rupees (US$30) a month. (AFP/Roberto Schmidt)

Tulips blossom in front of a giant wheel at the State Horticultural Show in Landau, southern Germany, on Apr 18, 2015. The State Horticultural Show runs from Apr 17 to Oct 18, 2015. (AFP/DPA/Arne Dedert)

Egyptian runners warm up before they participate in Cairo's annual Half Marathon in the Heliopolis district in Cairo, Egypt. Runners take advantage of Cairo's empty streets during the Muslim holy day of Friday, when traffic is sparse. (AP/Amr Nabil)

The elite runners start the Boston Marathon 5k race in Boston. The 119th Boston Marathon will be run on Monday. (AP/Michael Dwyer)

Riders take the start during the 38th Le Mans 24-hours endurance race in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six teams will compete on Apr 18 and 19 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. (AFP/Jean-Sebastien Evrard)

Gael Monfils of France leaves the court after losing against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their semi-final tennis match at the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series Tournament, in Monaco.

Gracie Gold of the US performs during the free skating in the women's singles event at the ISU World Team Trophy figure skating competition in Tokyo. (AFP/Toru Yamanake)