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Local Malaysian women watch preparations for the re-burial of remains believed to be those of ethnic Rohingya found at human-trafficking camps in the country's north, at Kampung Tualang some 16km east of Alor Setar on Jun 22, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

Nancy Yuliana, the lawyer of Serge Atlaoui, a French national on death row, talks to judges during a hearing at the State Administrative Court in Jakarta, Indonesia on Jun 22, 2015. The administrative court denied the final appeal of Atlaoui facing execution for drug offenses. (AP/Achmad Ibrahim)

South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se is surrounded by journalists after a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo on Jun 22, 2015.  (Photo: Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)

South Korean protesters rally to demand break up diplomatic relations between South Korea and Japan in front of Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Jun 22, 2015. Letters on a banner read: "We oppose Abe's government! Break up diplomatic relations between South Korea and Japan!" (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Fire and smoke rises at the site of a suicide attack during clashes with Taliban fighters in front of the Parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan on Jun 22, 2015. The Taliban launched a complex attack with a suicide car bomber striking at the entrance and gunmen battling police. (AP/Massoud Hossaini)

An Israeli soldier checks the cannon of a tank during a military exercise in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near the border with Syria on Jun 22, 2015. (Photo: AP/Ariel Schalit)

Pope Francis arrives at the Valdese church in Turin on Jun 22, 2015. The pontiff is on a two days visit in Turin to venerate the Holy Shroud, believed by some Christians to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth, as part of his first pastoral trip to northern Italy. (Photo: AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)

A woman holding a candle takes part in a remembrance ceremony at the WWII memorial in Stavropol early on Jun 22, 2015 as Russia marks the 74th anniversary of the invasion, where three million Nazi German troops invaded the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). (Photo: AFP/Danil Semyonov)

Jordan Spieth of the United States walks with the trophy after winning the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on Jun 21, 2015 in University Place, Washington. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images/AFP)

USA's Aaron Russell spikes against Iran's Mir Saeid Marouflakrani (4) Mohammad Mousavi Eraghi (6) and Mojtaba Mirzajanpour (12) during their Men's Volleyball World League match at the Azadi (Freedom) Stadium in Tehran, Iran on Jun 21, 2015. Iran defeated the United States 3-0. (AP/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) poses with photos of his father and former Japanese Foreign Minister Shintaro Abe visiting South Korea in July 1984, presented to him by South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (L) at the start of their meeting in Tokyo. (Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP)

South Korean police officers, wearing masks as a precaution against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), patrol as protesters stage a rally marking the 50th anniversary of the normalisation between South Korea and Japan in front of Japanese Embassy in Seoul. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Afghan lawmakers leave the main hall after a suicide attack in front of the main gate of parliament, during clashes with Taliban fighters in Kabul. (Dr Naqibullah Faiq via AP)

A woman leaves flowers on a memorial in front of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church after a mass shooting at the church killed nine people. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP)

Communist supporters holding a banner depicting Joseph Stalin gather in central Simferopol to mark the 74th anniversary of the 1941 Nazi Germany invasion of the Soviet Union. (AFP PHOTO/MAX VETROV)

Turkish police officers arrest protesters in front of the Education Ministry in Ankara, as students demonstrate against the complex exams system. (AFP PHOTO/ADEM ALTAN)

A man rides his bicycle under heavy rain in the neighbourhood of Koumassi, in Abidjan. The high rain fall this month has killed at least 16 people in Abidjan. (AFP PHOTO/SIA KAMBOU)

Law enforcement officers walk along a road as the search continues for two escaped prisoners from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, in Owls Head, New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team skippered by British Ian Walker arrives in Gothenburg at the end of Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Lorient (France) to Gothenburg (Sweden) to win the overall race in west Sweden. (AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND)

Athletes attend a training session in the men's archery individual competition at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova returns the ball to Britain's Harriet Dart during the women's International tennis at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

Georgia's Maiko Gogoladze competes in the women's long jump at the athletics event of the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. (AFP PHOTO/KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh leave for Bellevue Palace in Berlin on Jun 24, 2015, is in Germany for a three-day visit, including meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a visit at the former Nazi camp Bergen-Belsen. (AFP/Robert Michael)

Iran's First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri (C-L) and education minister Ali Asghar Fani (C-R) attend a parliament session to impeach Fani in Tehran on Jun 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Behrouz Mehri) 

Palestinians hold their national flag as they ride boats during a rally to show support for activists aboard a flotilla of boats who are soon to set sail for Gaza in a fresh bid to break Israel's blockade of the territory, at the seaport of Gaza City on Jun 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Mahmud Hams)

Indonesian bomb-squad police escort four Turks as they arrive to attend a trial at North Jakarta court on Jun 24, 2015. The four Turkish nationals were arrested in Sulawesi island and are suspected to be linked to the jihadist Islamic State group, police spokesman said. (Photo: AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

Workers from the Lands Department remove protesters' belongings outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Jun 24, 2015. Hong Kong authorities clear out a protest camp outside the city's government headquarters and legislature complex. (Photo: AP/Kin Cheung)

A corn vendor heats up the grill to roast corn at el-Moez Street in historical Fatimid Cairo, Egypt, early hours on Jun 24, 2015. Muslims around the world are marking the month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar during which devotees fast from dawn till dusk. (Photo: AP/Amr Nabil)

A senior nun pays tribute as others gather for a mass prayer ceremony near the casket of Sister Nirmala Joshi, 81, at the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India on Jun 24, 2015. The Indian nun who replaced Mother Teresa as head of the Missionaries of Charity died on Jun 23. (Photo: APBikas Das)

A foreign delegate photographs damaged buildings at the Basantapur Durbar Square heritage site in Kathmandu, Nepal on Jun 24, 2015. Delegates representing some 53 nations will attend the International Donors’ Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction on Jun 25. (Photo: AP/Niranjan Shrestha)

Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma plays a shot during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match between Bangladesh and India at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Jun 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Munir uz Zaman)

Ireland's Katie Taylor (R) lands a punch on Sweden's Ida Lundblad during their women's light (57-60kg) boxing quarterfinal bout at the 2015 European Games in Baku on Jun 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Tobias Schwarz)

San Diego Padres' Alexi Amarista hits an RBI single off San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Hunter Strickland in the 11th inning of their baseball game on Jun 23, 2015, in San Francisco. (Photo: AP/Eric Risberg)

San Diego Padres' Alexi Amarista hits an RBI single off San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Hunter Strickland in the 11th inning of their baseball game Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

This NASA handout photo taken by astronaut Scott Kelly currently on a one-year mission to the International Space Station, shows an aurora seen from the ISS. (AFP/Handout/NASA/Scoot Kelly)

Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters wave their movement's flag as they parade in the northeastern Syrian town of Qamishli after returning from battling Islamic State (IS) group militants in Tal Abyad on the border with Turkey. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)

Afghan women wait with a child to get food from distribution scheme held during Ramadan in Herat. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious during the holy month, which ends with the Eid holiday. (AFP/Aref Karimi

A Russian WWII veteran takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin wall in Moscow. Russian veterans laid flowers at tomb of Unknown Soldier to mark the 70th anniversary of the Moscow parade that celebrated victory over Nazi Germany. (AP/Ivan Sekretarev)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiles as a little robot waves to the her during a reception at the 'Technische Universitaet' (Technical University) in Berlin, Germany. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip are on an official visit to Germany. (AP/Michael Sohn/Pool)

People pay their last respect near the body of Sister Nirmala Joshi on its way to Mother House in Kolkata. Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Teresa as head of her Missionaries of Charity in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, died at the age of 81 . (AFP/Dibyangshu Sarkar)

An Indonesian farmer stands at a farm where she works as Sinabung spews volcanic ash in Karo, North Sumatra. More than 1,200 Indonesian villagers were evacuated from their homes close to a rumbling volcano on Sumatra island, an official said. (AFP/Sutanta Aditya)

A reveller jumps over a bonfire during the night of San Juan in Alcobendas near Madrid, Spain. This celebration takes place during the shortest night of the year in almost all cities and towns of Spain. (AP/Andres Kudacki)

Bulgaria's Todor Aleksiev (top) jumps to return the ball during the men's quarter-final volleyball match Turkey vs Bulgaria at the 2015 European Games in Baku. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

In this underwater picture athletes dive during the men's 1500m freestyle event at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. (AP/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov returns the ball during his men's singles exhibition match against France's Richard Gasquet at The Hurlingham Tennis Classic tournament at the Hurlingham Club in London. (AFP/Adrian Dennis)

France's Nacer Bouhanni (R) of Cofidis celebrates as he crosses the finish-line to win the 68th edition of the Halle-Ingooigem cycling race, UCI 1-1 race of 198.8km from Halle to Ingooigem. (AFP/BELGA/David Stockman)

An unidentified South Korean war veteran wears a mask as a precaution against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) during a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in Seoul. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

A thermal camera monitor shows the body temperature of South Korean army soldiers as a precaution against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) during a ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in Seoul. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

South Korean conservative activists shout slogans as they hold defaced images of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a rally against the North to mark the 65th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, in Seoul. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) walks to cast her vote for constitution amendments during a regular session at the Union Parliament in Naypyitaw. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Pakistani youths cool themselves from a leaking water pipeline during a heatwave in Karachi, as the death toll from the heatwave rose to 800 on Jun 25, 2015. (AFP PHOTO/RIZWAN TABASSUM)

Nepal’s PM Sushil Koirala (C), Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat (L) and Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Panday observe one-minute silence during the International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction in Kathmandu, following an earthquake. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

French Taxi drivers burn tyres as they protest in the southern city of Marseille, demonstrating against UberPOP, a popular taxi app that is facing fierce opposition from traditional cabs. (AFP PHOTO/ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT)

Migrants queue to receive their daily food distribution in a makeshift camp known as the "jungle", in Calais, northern France. Migrants from Sudan, Eritrea and elsewhere are camped by the thousand in the port city of Calais trying to reach Britain. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic returns the ball during her women's singles quarter-final match against Britain's Johanna Konta at the WTA Eastbourne International tennis tournament in Eastbourne, southern England. Bencic won the match 2-6, 6-0, 6-3. (AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK)

Russia's Sofia Abramovich competes in the 2015 Monaco International Horse Jumping competition as part of the Global Champions Tour in Monaco. (AFP PHOTO/VALERY HACHE)

Portugal's Telma Monteiro (white) competes with France's Automne Pavia (blue) during the women's -57kg judo contest semi-final match of the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. (AFP PHOTO/JACK GUEZ)

Austria's Rene Pranz (R) fences against Russia's Dmitry Zherebchenko during the men's foil individual table of 16 match at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. (AFP PHOTO/KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV)

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a meeting of her National League for Democracy Party's first Central Executive Committee at Royal Rose restaurant in Yangon, Myanmar on Jun 20, 2015. (Photo: AP/Khin Maung Win)

People pray in front of the monument commemorating those who died in the battle of Okinawa during World War II at the Peace Memorial Park in Itoman, Okinawa, on Jun 20, 2015. Japan will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the battle of Okinawa. (Photo: AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

The world's smallest toy helicopter "Pico-Falcon" is demonstrated at the International Tokyo Toy Show in Tokyo on Jun 20, 2015. The 59-mm-long helicopter can fly about four minutes. (Photo: AP/Koji Sasahara)

Chairman of Moro Islamic Liberation Front Murad Ebrahim (R) is greeted by general chairman of the high level seminar on Peace building, National Reconciliation and Democratization in Asia, Yasushi Akashi in the seminar at the United Nations University in Tokyo, Jun 20, 2015. (AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

Dominique Reynie (C), head of the right-wing Republicans party list for the Midi-Pyrenees and Languedoc-Roussillon in the upcoming regional elections, answers journalists' questions in Toulouse, on Jun 20, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Remy Gabalda)

US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and her daughters Malia (R) and Sasha visit the US pavillon of the Venice Biennale venue on Jun 20, 2015 in Venice. (Photo: AFP/Andreas Solaro)

A camp is set up by migrants, at the Franco-Italian border in Ventimiglia, Italy on Jun 20, 2015. European Union nations failed to bridge differences over an emergency plan to share the burden of the thousands of refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea on Jun 16. (Photo: AP/Thibault Camus)

A handout picture taken on Jun 20, 2015 in Kiev and released by Ukrainian presidential press service shows Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) welcoming United States Senator John McCain prior to talks. (Photo: AFP/Presidential Press-Service/Mykola Lazarenko)

Participants compete in a dragon boat race in Hong Kong on Jun 20, 2015. The race is part of celebrations marking the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, held throughout Hong Kong. (Photo: AP/Kin Cheung)

Pakistan cricketer Zulfiqar Babar raises his bat to the crowd after scoring a half-century as teammate Asad Shafiq (2R) looks on during the fourth day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium on Jun 20, 2015. (AFP/Ishara S. Kodikara)

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the third practice session prior to the Formula One Grand Prix, at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, southern Austria on Jun 20, 2015. (Photo: AP/Darko Bandic)

Brazil's Alef (L) fights for the ball with Serbia's Stefan Ilic (R) during the FIFA Under-20 World Cup football final match between Brazil and Serbia in Auckland on Jun 20, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Michael Bradley)

A woman wearing a mask takes part in the International Yoga Day event in Seoul on Jun 21, 2014. Meanwhile South Korea reported three new cases of MERS as health authorities remained vigilant about the spread of the virus, which appeared to have slowed in recent days. (Photo: AFP/Ed Jones)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sits on a mat as he performs yoga along with thousands of Indians on Rajpath, in New Delhi, India on June 21, 2015, as millions of yoga enthusiasts take part in a mass yoga program to mark the first International Yoga Day. (Photo: AP/Saurabh Das)

Thousands of participants performing yoga on yellow mattresses are pictured from the first floor of the Eiffel Tower at an event to celebrate the International Yoga Day in Paris, France on Jun 21, 2015 as they mark the first International Yoga Day throughout the world. (Photo: AP/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Afghans and foreigners perform yoga during the first International Yoga Day, at the Indian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on Jun 21, 2015 as they mark the first International Yoga Day throughout the world. (Photo: AP/Massoud Hossaini)

Malaysians participate in a yoga exercise during the International Day of Yoga festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Jun 21, 2015. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for the adoption of Jun 21 as the official date for the International Day of Yoga. (Photo: AP/Joshua Paul)

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a ceremony to mark her 70th birthday anniversary organized by members of her National League for Democracy Party at Royal Rose restaurant in Yangon, Myanmar on Jun 21, 2015. (Photo: AP/Khin Maung Win)

Pope Francis (R) sits next to bishop Cesare Nosiglia in Turin's Piazza Reale during his meeting with workers on Jun 21, 2015, to venerate the Holy Shroud and to meet prisoners, young people and the sick in his first opastoral trip to northern Italy. (Photo: AFP/Marco Bertorello)

Indonesian Muslim women offer prayers during the month of Ramadan at the Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta on Jun 21, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world celebrate the month with fast from dawn to dusk and conduct night prayers. (Photo: AFP/Adek Berry)

Sri Lankan cricketer Dimuth Karunaratne plays a shot during the final day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on Jun 21, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Ishara S. Kodikara)

Shawn Porter, left, throws a punch at Adrien Broner during their welterweight boxing bout on Jun 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. Porter won by unanimous decision in the 12-ound bout. (Photo: AP/David Becker)

Russian's gymnasts Dukhik Dzhanazian (L) and Denis Solovev compete in the mixed pair all-around final of the acrobatic gymnastics event at the 2015 European Games in Baku on Jun 21, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jack Guez)

Sixty-six surfers react as they set a Guinness World Record for most riders on a board, as they stand on the 1,100 pound, 42-foot board in Huntington Beach, California on Jun 20, 2015. (Photo: Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)