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Visitors pray as Thai dancers perform at the Erawan Shrine at Rajprasong intersection, the scene of last week's bombing, in Bangkok, Thailand on Aug 24, 2015, one week after last Monday's bombing at the capital's revered Erawan Shrine. (Photo: AP/Charles Dharapak)

Residents and motorists make their way through a flooded street due to heavy rains brought about by Typhoon Goni in Candon City, Philippines on Aug 24, 2015. A weakened typhoon was heading towards the southern Japanese island of Okinawa after leaving at least 14 dead in the Philippines. (Photo: AFP)

Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers at a temple on the Least Day Of Sawan Somvar in Allahabad, India on Aug 24, 2015. (Photo: AP/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

South Korean army ride on a truck in Paju, south of the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas, South Korea on Aug 24, 2015. Marathon negotiations by senior officials from the Koreas stretched into a third day as the rivals tried to pull back from the brink. (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

US military personnel gather at the scene of a blast at the US Army Sagami General Depot in the city of Sagamihara, Tokyo on Aug 24, 2015. A blast ripped through a warehouse at a US military post sending sparks shooting into the sky but there were no reports of injuries. (Photo: AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

French President Francois Hollande (L) welcomes Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel (R) on Aug 24, 2015 prior to a reception at the Elysee Palace in Paris, in honor of the three young Americans and a British man after they overpowered the train attacker. (Photo: AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard)

An Afghan migrant family walk through a railways near the town of Preservo on Aug 24, 2015. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will hold talks in Berlin to give a fresh impetus to the EU's response in dealing with the situation. (Photo: AFP/Armend Nimani)

Waste management workers piling garbage a day after a violent protests against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon on Aug 24, 2015. Organizers that have captivated the Lebanese capital postponed demonstrations after a night of violent clashes with police. (Photo: AP/Bilal Hussein)

India's Umesh Yadav, center, celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews with his team mates during the fifth day of the second test cricket match between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Aug 24, 2015. (Photo: AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Japan's judoka Haruna Asami (white) competes with Maryna Cherniak from Ukraine during the women’s qualification match, in the -48 kg category at the the IJF Judo World Championship in Astana on Aug 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Vasily Maximov)

Lydia Ko of New Zealand, kisses the trophy after winning the Canadian Pacific Women's Open golf tournament at Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, British Columbia on Aug 23, 2015. (Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Nicholas Lucena of the USA sets the Mikasa as Philip Dalhausser looks on during the 2015 ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball at the TrueCar Course at Alamitos Beach on Au 23, 2015 in Long Beach, California. (Photo: Robert Laberge/Getty Images/AFP)

South Korean presidential security adviser Kim Kwan-jin and Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo shake hands with Hwang Pyong-so, North Korea's top political officer, and Kim Yang-gon, a senior North Korean official at Panmunjom. (The South Korean Unification Ministry via AP)

Anti-North Korean activists shout slogans as they protest on the Unification Bridge that leads to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea in Paju. (AFP PHOTO/Ed Jones)

French President Francois Hollande (2nd L) awards France's top Legion d'Honneur medal to off-duty US serviceman Spencer Stone (2nd R), as US serviceman Alek Skarlatos applauds, in recognition of their bravery after they overpowered a gunman in a train attack. (AFP/POOL/MICHEL EULER)

Firefighters work to cool hotspots left from a wildfire in Chelan, Washington, as wildfires rage in the drought-stricken region. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

One of the giant panda cubs is examined by veterinarians after being born at Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, USA. (Becky Malinsky/Smithsonian's National Zoo via AP) 

Lebanese riot police fire tear gas towards protesters during clashes following a demonstration, organised by "You Stink" campaign, to protest against the ongoing country's trash crisis in the capital Beirut. (AFP PHOTO/STR)

Migrants wait while Macedonian police allow them to cross into Macedonia on the Greece-Macedonia border near to the town of Gevgelija. (AFP PHOTO/ROBERT ATANASOVSKI)

Emergency services work the scene of Aug 22 air crash on the A27 road near Shoreham in southeatern England. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (L) vies for the ball with Liverpool's James Milner during the English Premier League football match at Emirates stadium in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates winning the final of the women's 100 metres athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing, China. (AFP PHOTO/OLIVIER MORIN)

Japan’s Haruna Asami (white) competes with Argentina's Paula Pareto during the women’s gold medal match, in the -48kg category at the Judo World Championships in Astana. (AFP PHOTO/JACK GUEZ)

India's Amit Mishra (R) celebrates taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal (unseen) with his teammates during the fifth day of the second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Passengers wait for the resumption of service for the Shinkansen bullet train at the Hakata station in Fukuoka, Japan's southern island of Kyushu. Typhoon Goni lands in southwestern Japan, hitting transportation and electricity. (AFP PHOTO/JIJI PRESS)

A visitor reads messages on ribbons wishing for the reunification of the two Koreas at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, which separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Local residents standing on Bassac river bridge watch a fire in a squatter community at Tonle Bassac river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. An official says about 36 families lost their homes at the river bank in Phnom Penh's Chbar Ampov district. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

A currency trader calculates Malaysian ringgit notes at a currency exchange store in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Malaysian ringgit continues its free fall on Aug 25, 2015, hitting a 17-year low. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

Clashes were reported in parts of the city of Ahmadabad, India, after tens of thousands of members of the Gujarat’s Patel community held a rally demanding affirmative action for better access to education and employment. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

The demolished 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra. The UN cultural agency UNESCO calls the destruction of the temple by the Islamic State militants a war crime. (Islamic State social media account via AP)

Migrants near the southern Serbian village of Miratovac travel on foot from Macedonia to Presevo in Serbia. At least 2,000 more migrants flooded overnight into Serbia in a desperate journey to try and go on to Hungary. (AFP PHOTO/ARMEND NIMANI)

Lava flows out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano, one of the world's most active volcanoes, as it erupts on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean. (AFP PHOTO/RICHARD BOUHET)

Valencia's French midfielder Sofiane Feghouli (L) vies with Monaco's French midfielder Jeremy Toulalan (R) during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. (AFP PHOTO/JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET)

Japan’s Misato Nakamura (blue) competes with Romania’s Andreea Chitu during the women’s gold medal match, in the -52kg category at the Judo World Championships in Astana. (AFP PHOTO/JACK GUEZ)

Australia's Dani Samuels competes in the final of the women's discus throw athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing, China. (AFP PHOTO/FRANCK FIFE)

France's Kafetien Gomis competes in the final of the men's long jump athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing, China. (AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS)

Filipino-Chinese tycoon and owner of flag carrier Philippine Airlines Lucio Tan (R) smiles next to his wife Carmen (C) and daughter-in-law Julie Tan (L) at a restaurant in Manila on Aug 27, 2015. Tan is listed by Forbes magazine as the fourth richest man in the Philippine. (Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe)

Student protesters Joshua Wong (L) and Nathan Law (C) talk to the media outside the Wanchai police station in Hong Kong on Aug 27, 2015. The students reported to police for investigation into their participation in the 2014 pro-democracy Occupy movement. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez)

A Chinese investor walks past a display of the Shanghai Composite Index at a brokerage in Beijing on Aug 27, 2015. China's key stock market index surged 5.3 percent, its biggest gain in eight weeks, as markets across Asia rose following Wall Street's rebound. (Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan)

Visitors to Tiananmen Square walk past decorations set up ahead of the Sept 3 massive military parade commemorating the end of World War II in Beijing on Aug 27, 2015. China says the parade is about marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender. (Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan)

Indian Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi (C) greets saffron farmers at a rally in Pampore on Aug 27,2015. The Congress leader, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, addressed an audience of saffron growers. (Photo: AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

Balloons of the installation "Heartbeat" are seen at Covent Garden Market in London on Aug 27, 2015. "Heartbeat" is French artist Charles Petillon’s first public art installation and his first ever live work outside of France, uniting modern art with world-class architecture. (AP/Frank Augstein)

Ukrainian scouts patrol a neutral zone to survey the position of pro-Russian rebels in the Lugansk region on Aug 27, 2015. Ties between the EU and Russia remain at their lowest ebb over the conflict in Ukraine, ahead of a series of key talks. (Photo: AFP/Anatoli Stepanov)

Refugees walk through a field after crossing from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke on Aug 27, 2015. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary. (Photo: AP/Darko Bandic)

Sri Lanka's Dushmantha Chameera delivers a ball during a practice session ahead of their third test cricket match against India in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Aug 27, 2015. The third test cricket match begins Friday, Aug 28. (Photo: AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Belarus's Aliaksandr Stsiashenka (white) fights against Portugal's Carlos Luz during the men’s qualification match, in the -81kg category at the the IJF Judo World Championship in Astana, on Aug 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jack Guez)

United States' Brianna Rollins, left, and Britain's Cindy Ofili compete in a round one heat of the women’s 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing on Aug 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Kin Cheung)

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Bo Schultz works against the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning of a baseball game on Aug 26, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. The Blue Jays won 12-4. (Photo: AP/Tony Gutierrez)

Commuters move past vehicles burned during clashes in Ahmadabad, India. Authorities have imposed curfew in the city after mobs attacked police with stones and sticks and burned vehicles. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

A refugee girl moves under barbed wire as she crosses from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren corrals the supply of fresh fruit that arrived on the Kounotori 5 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5). Visiting cargo ships often carry a small cache of fresh food for crew members aboard the International Space Station. (AFP PHOTO/NASA)

A woman prepares to throw waste on a pile of garbage in the area of Jal al-Dib in the northern outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut. A trash crisis began in Lebanon after the government failed to find a replacement for the country's largest landfill. (AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID)

Firefighters battle a structure fire in Santa Clara, California, USA. The fire was started after a driver struck a gas line and subsequently fled the scene. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

A firefighter sprays a hot spot on a downed tree along the Trail of Cedars across the river from Newhalem, Washington, as smoky conditions ground helicopters and airplanes that had been fighting the fires. (Mark Mulligan/The Herald via AP)

Don Neiffer, chief veterinarian at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, speaks about the death of one of the new panda cubs during a news conference at the zoo in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A woman cries as she delivers flowers to WDBJ7's Digital Broadcast Centre after hearing news of a fatal shooting involving a television reporter and a cameraman in Roanoke, Virginia, USA. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Jamaica's Nickel Ashmeade, South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana, Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Britain's Zharnel Hughes compete in the final of the men's 200 metres athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing, China. (AFP PHOTO/OLIVIER MORIN)

Ireland's wicketkeeper Niall O'Brien (L) reacts as Australia's captain Steve Smith plays a shot during the one day international (ODI) cricket match between Ireland and Australia at Stormont Cricket Club in Belfast. (AFP PHOTO/PAUL FAITH)

Brazil’s Victor Penalber (white) competes with Georgia’s Avtandili Tchrikishvili during the men’s bronze medal match, in the -81kg category at the Judo World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. (AFP PHOTO/JACK GUEZ)

Phil Mickelson of the United States hits a pitch shot on the 15th hole during the first round of The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey, USA. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images/AFP)

A raging forest fire engulfs Mount Merbabu, as seen from the Magelang district in central Java island. Recent news reports have indicated a prolonged dry season has triggered massive fires in many areas of the country over the past few weeks and harvest failures due to drought. (AFP/Suryo Wibowo)

A Nepalese boy flies a kite near earthquake-damaged houses in Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Twin earthquakes which struck the Himalayan nation in April and May, killed more than 8,800 people, leaving thousands in need of food, clean water and shelter. (AFP/Prakash Mathema)

An Indian woman watches from an army boat as she along with others is transported to safer areas from flood affected Jaraguri village, west of Gauhati, India. (AP/Anupam Nath)

A road surrounded by burned land and leading to the charred remains of a property is shown in Livermore, California. Wildfires rampaged across the drought-choked West as authorities scrambled for resources to beat back the flames. (AP/Jeff Chiu)

Student's desks sit in the street outside Zorilla High School, placed there by striking high school teachers in Montevideo, Uruguay. Teachers unions are on strike before the nation's budget is presented on Aug 31. Teachers are demanding raises and more funding for education. (AP/Matilde Campodonico)

An Israeli soldier stands on top of a tank stationed in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, after rockets fired from Syria in northern Israel. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)

A photo taken from Quito shows the Cotopaxi volcano spewing ash. The biggest risk is from an eruption melting the mountain's snowcap and triggering massive melt-water floods and lahar mudflows that could sweep through nearby towns. (AFP/Rodrigo Buendia)

Russian aerobatic group Strizhi (Swifts) performs on MIG-29 jet fighters on rehearsal day for the MAKS-2015, the International Aviation and Space Show, in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

England’s Joe Root tries to play a shot off the bowling of Australia’s Mitchell Johnson on the second day of the fifth Ashes Test match between England and Australia, at the Oval cricket ground in London. (AP/Tim Ireland)

St Louis Cardinals' Tommy Pham (L) scores past San Francisco Giants catcher Andrew Susac during the seventh inning of a baseball game in St Louis. (AP/Jeff Roberson)

Davis Love III lines up his birdie putt on the 17th green during the second round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. (AFP/Kevin C Cox)

Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, practices for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. (AFP/Brian Lawdermilk)

Iranian security forces stand guard outside the British embassy during Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond's visit on Aug 23, 2015 in the capital Tehran. Hammond reopened his country's embassy in a long-awaited step signalling better relations four years. (Photo: AFP/Atta Kenara)

Indian police clash with supporters of the hardline faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Confrence (APHC) during a protest following the house arrest of APHC leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Srinagar on Aug 23, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

Macedonian police let migrants cross the border near a train station in Idomeni, northern Greece on Aug 23, 2015. Macedonian police let small groups of migrants cross the border as many still continue to arrive from Greece at the border with Macedonia. (Photo: AP/Darko Vojinovic)

French member of the European parliament and Left Party (Front de Gauche, FG) President Jean-Luc Melenchon gestures as he speaks to journalists before meeting with the former Greek finance minister in Paris on Aug 23, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Thomas Samson)

A South Korean army soldier walks as his colleague soldiers stand guard on Unification Bridge, near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea on Aug 23, 2015. The first high-level talks in nearly a year between South and North Korea were adjourned. (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

A Nepalese vendor sits in front of shuttered shops during a strike called by the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) demanding secularism in the new constitution, in Kathmandu on Aug 23, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Prakash Mathema)

Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam speaks during a press conference on Aug 23, 2015 at the Grand Serail, Beirut, a day after clashes erupted between Lebanese security forces and demonstrators calling for a solution to weeks of uncollected rubbish. (Photo: AFP/Anwar Amro)

Frankfurt's defender Bastian Oczipka and Augsburg's midfielder Alexander Esswein (L) vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match Eintracht Frankfurt v FC Augsburg, on Aug 22, 2015 in Frankfurt/Main. (Photo: AFP/Daniel Roland)

India's Ajinkya Rahane plays a shot during the fourth day's play of the second test cricket match between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Aug 23, 2015. (Photo: AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Nadine Visser of the Netherlands competes in women's javelin throw heptathlon at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing on Aug 23, 2015. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts during a semifinal match against Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament on Aug 22, 2015, in Mason, Ohio. Williams defeated Svitolina 6-4, 6-3. (Photo: AP/John Minchillo)