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  • TODAY 29 Dec  
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A relative of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8501 weeps as she waits for the latest news on the missing jetliner at a crisis centre set up by local authority at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. (AP/Trisnadi)

A boy looks on as he swims in floodwaters in Kota Bahru. Malaysia pledged more funds to help over 160,000 people hit by the country's worst flooding in decades, as forecasters warned of fresh rain hampering efforts to relieve thousands left stranded by the waters. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

NATO-led ISAF soldiers attend a ceremony marking the end of ISAF's combat mission in Afghanistan at ISAF headquarters in Kabul. NATO formally ended its war in Afghanistan after 13 years of conflict that have left the country in the grip of worsening insurgent violence. (AFP/Shah Marai)

Tourists heading to ski resorts prepare to spend the night in an emergency accommodation centre after being stuck on the road due to heavy snowfalls in Albertville. (AFP/Jean-Pierre Clatot)

Young boys clash with Turkish police (not pictured) in the town of Cizre, south-eastern Turkey. Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu warned of government action against any further violence in the southeast after deaths from fresh clashes between two rival Kurdish groups. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)

Protesters clash with riot police in front of a bookstore in Athens during a demonstration against the government's decision to allow shops to open for more than two Sundays a year. (AFP/Angelos Tzortzinis)

Women wearing traditional Alsacian hats and holding alsacian red and white flags demonstrate against territorial reform in Muespach, France. (AFP/Sebastien Bozon)

People prepare themselves before a Santa Claus Race in Skopje. A few hundred people costumed as Santa Claus participated in a race ahead of New Year through the streets of Skopje. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

Southampton defend a lofted ball into their area during the EPL match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England. (AFP/Glyn Kirk)

New Jersey Devils' Eric Gelinas (22) checks New York Rangers' Chris Kreider (20) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in New York. (AP/Frank Franklin II)

Orlando Magic's Victor Oladipo (5) drives past Charlotte Hornets' Al Jefferson (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, North Carolina. (AP/Chuck Burton)

Penn State wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (R) breaks away from Boston College defensive back Isaac Yiadom during the second half of the Pinstripe Bowl NCAA college football game in New York. (AP/Bill Kostroun)

Guns and gloves of India's Air Force soldiers lie on a road during rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India. India marks Republic Day on Jan 26 with military parades across the country. (AP/Tsering Topgyal)

A protester participates in a demonstration against police violence in Grand Central Station in New York City. The demonstration was held in response to the deaths of police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos who were killed on a Brooklyn street corner. (AFP/Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

A youth passes a car damaged by a bomb explosion outside a house belonging to a Shiite Houthi man in Sanaa Yemen. Houthi rebels in September seized control of the capital, Sanaa, and are allied with loyalists of former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh. (AP/Hani Mohammed)

Undocumented Indonesian workers walk on the tarmac towards an Indonesian military C-130 aircraft at Subang Air Force base in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia deported nearly 500 undocumented Indonesian workers as part of a push to clamp down on illegal labour. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Kashmiri polling officials count the votes on an electronic voting machine check inside the counting centre in Srinagar, India. Counting for all the 87 assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir state began on Tuesday. (AP/Mukhtar Khan)

Taiwan navy sailors and officers wave as Taiwan made patrol guard corvette Tuo Jiang sets sail during the handover ceremony at Suao port in Yilan county, northeast of Taiwan. (AP/Chiang Ying-ying)

A baby lion named Dominjun (C) and a baby tiger named Jangbori (L) wear Santa Claus hats during a Christmas event at the Everland amusement park in Yongin, south of Seoul. Everland, South Korea's largest amusement park, organised the event to mark the 100th day of the cats' birth. (AFP/Jung Yeon-je)

A Palestinian man dressed up as Santa Claus distributes Christmas trees along the wall of Jerusalem's Old City as Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the holy day. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)

Choristers rehearse during a photocall in St Paul's Cathedral in central London. It is estimated that on 23, 24 and 25 December alone, more than 10,000 people will come through the doors of St Paul's for Christmas services. (AFP/BEN Stansall)

Digital images are projected for on the cathedral of Nantes, western France. The show, called illumi'Nantes, is inspired by the work of French painter Alain Thomas, native of Nantes and considered to be the leader of the so-called "primitive naive" painting. (AFP/Jean-Sebastien Evrard)

France's Jean-Baptiste Grange competes in the Men's Slalom event during the FIS Ski World Cup in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. (AFP/Olivier Morin)

Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis (R) shoots against San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili during the first half an NBA basketball game in San Antonio. San Antonio won 125-118. (AP/Darren Abate)

A Palestinian protester dressed in a Santa Claus costume argues with members of the Israeli security forces during a demonstration demanding for free movement for the Palestinians during the Christmas period near a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. (AFP/Musa Al-Shaer)

Afghan children collect material to burn for warmth as winter sets in on the outskirts of Herat. Afghans are busy preparing for winter, as high unemployment and the high cost of living have increased the vulnerability to the weather for large sections of the population. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

Nepalese activists participate in a human chain demanding equal citizenship rights in the new constitution in Kathmandu. Nepal's parliament is proposing to bar all single parents from passing on their citizenship to their children in a new national constitution. (AFP/Prakash Mathema)

Activists protest against attacks on villagers by militants, at Biswanath Chariali in the Sonitpur district of northeastern Assam state. At least 56 people died in a series of militant attacks in Assam, as rebels intensified a long-running separatist campaign in the tea-growing state. (AFP)

Anti-NYPD protesters march through Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Despite calls from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to curb protests until after the funerals of slain NYPD officers, demonstrators took to the streets to exercise their first amendment rights. (AFP/Getty Images/Michael Graae)

Members of the Libyan army stand on a tank as heavy black smoke rises from the city's port in the background after a fire broke out at a car tyre disposal plant during clashes against militants in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. (AFP/Abdullah Doma)

Indian commuters make their way in dense fog, over a railroad crossing in Amritsar. Heavy fog has disrupted road, rail and air traffic across northern India. (AFP/Narinder Nanu)

Members of Indonesian Police bomb squad search for suspicious materials in order to prevent terror attacks prior to the Christmas Eve mass at the Messiah Cathedral (Katedral Mesias) in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP/Achmad Ibrahim)

A man wearing a Santa Claus costume waves from his sleigh as he carried over the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris in Paris. (AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard)

A young Indian girl, dressed as an angel, poses in front of the illuminated Golak Nath church in Jalandhar. Despite Christians forming a little over two per cent of the billion plus population in India, Christmas is celebrated with fanfare and zeal throughout the country. (AFP/Shammi Mehra)

Volunteers clad in Santa Claus costumes throw their hats in the air as they gather to deliver gifts for the poor in downtown Seoul, South Korea. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (L) combines with forward Paul Pierce (R) to defend Chicago Bulls guard Aaron Brooks during the second half of an NBA basketball in Washington. The Bulls won 99-91. (AP/Alex Brandon)

Demonstrators participate in a "die-in" protest outside the Mobil On-The-Run gas and convenience store in Berkeley, Missouri. In the latest incident to fuel mounting tensions over a spate of police killings, a black teenager was shot dead by a white officer in Berkeley. (Photo: AFP/Michael B Thomas)

Anti-government protesters perform a voodoo ceremony in Port-au-Prince on Dec 24, 2014, prior to a march calling for Haitian President Michel Martelly's resignation. (Photo: AFP/Hector Retamal)

Pro-Ukrainian activists scuffle with police as they try to enter to the Kharkiv city council session on Dec 24, 2014. A new round of talks aimed at ending a protracted Moscow-backed separatist uprising in eastern Ukraine got underway in the Belarussian capital Minsk. (Photo: AFP/Sergey Bobok) 

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) attending a photo session with the participants in the second meeting of the Korean People's Army (KPA) logistic personnel at an undisclosed place in North Korea. (Photo: AFP/KCNA via KNS) 

A woman pushes a stroller across a road during a heavy snowfall in Moscow on Dec 25, 2014. The temperatures in Moscow reached -8°C (18°F). (Photo: AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Friends and relatives of Mu'ath Safi al-Kaseasbeh, a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group, gather in the town of Aey near Al Karak in southern Jordan. (Photo: AP/Raad Adayleh)

US President Barack Obama and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak play golf at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Dec 24, 2014. (Photo: AFP/Nicholas Kamm)

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal (C) carries a statuette of baby Jesus during a Christmas midnight mass at the Church of the Nativity believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank biblical town of Bethlehem. (Photo: AFP/Pool/Ammar Awad) 

Assyrian Christians from Iraq, Syria and Lebanon attend a Christmas mass at Saint Georges church in an eastern Beirut suburb on Dec 25, 2014. (Photo: AFP/Anwar Amro)

Pakistani minority Christians attend a Christmas mass at the Fatima Church in Islamabad on Dec 25, 2014. Christians around the world are celebrating Christmas Day, a holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. (Photo: AFP/Aaamir Qureshi)

Iraqi children look at a Nativity scene displayed in a tent erected in the grounds of the Mar Elia Chaldean Catholic Church where Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, have erected tents, in Arbil, Iraq. (Photo: AFP/Safin Hamed)

Golden State Warriors guard Leandro Barbosa (C) of Brazil, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Lakers centre Robert Sacre (L) and forward Carlos Boozer defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 115-105. (Photo: AP/Mark J Terrill) 

A family ride on a boat through floodwaters in Pengkalan Chepa, near Kota Bharu on Dec 26, 2014. Malaysia's worst flooding in decades forced more than 100,000 people to flee. (Photo: AFP)

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to people gathered outside after attending the British royal family's traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England on Dec 25, 2014. (Photo: AP/Matt Dunham)

Thai children throw roses into the sea near the Ban Nam Khem tsunami memorial park as the 10th anniversary of the 2004 tsunami is remembered in Phang-nga province on Dec 26, 2014.  (Photo: AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul) 

Survivors and family members of victims of the Dec 26, 2004 tsunami pray at a mass grave in Banda Aceh, northern Sumatra. (Photo: AFP/Chaideer Mahyuddin)

Sri Lankan railway employees place flags on a train compartment that was swept away during the 2004 tsunami and later retrieved and restored, as the Ocean Queen Express prepares to set off from the Colombo Fort railway station in Colombo. (Photo: AFP/Ishara S Kodikara)

An Afghan refugee boy runs past elderly men after being caught in a sandstorm in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on Friday, Dec 26, 2014. ((Photo: AP/Muhammed Muheisen)

Movie goers wait in line for the 4pm showing of Sony Pictures' The Interview at the Plaza Theatre on Christmas Day in Atlanta, Georgia. Sony hackers have been releasing stolen information and threatened attacks on theatres that screen the film. (Photo: AFP/Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)

Students and some relatives of the 43 missing students hold a demonstration at the Normal Rural of Ayotzinapa, in Guerrero State, Mexico on Dec 25, 2014. (Photo: AFP/Pablo Spencer)

Phil Blackwood (C), a New Zealand bar manager, is pictured in the back of a vehicle surrounded by the media as he attends a court hearing in Yangon on Dec 26, 2014. Blackwood is accused of insulting religion by using an image of Buddha to promote a cheap drinks night. (Photo: AFP/Ye Aung Thu)

Members of the winter and ice swimming club 'Seehunde Berlin' (Berlin Seals), wearing Christmas themed hats, attend the annual Christmas swim at the chilly Oranke Lake in Berlin. (Photo: AP/Markus Schreiber)

Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the basketball during a game against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center on Dec 25, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo: AFP/Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

A television helicopter flies between yachts competing in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race as they leave Sydney harbour. (Photo: AFP/Peter Parks)

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (2nd L) signs autographs on a photo book after an annual New Year reception at the Kremlin in Moscow. (AFP/RIA-Novosti/Pool/Alexei Druzhinin)

An injured hippo lies on the ground after it jumped from a truck in Miaoli county. Taiwanese authorities said the owner of a hippo that got injured after jumping from a truck while being transported to a farm will be fined for violating animal protection laws. (AFP/Ashley Kuan)

Two boys look on as their friends play in floodwaters in Pengkalan Chepa, near Kota Bharu. Rescue teams struggled to reach inundated areas of northeast Malaysia as victims accused the government of being slow to provide assistance after the country's worst flooding in decades. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Houses submerged in floodwaters in Pengkalan Chepa, near Kota Bharu. Malaysia's worst flooding in decades forced more than 130,000 people to flee their homes. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Local residents use a boat to cross the flooded streets in Pengkalan Chepa, near Kota Bharu. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

New Year decorations are displayed at the Nakamise shopping alley approaching Sensoji temple in Tokyo's Asakusa area. Japan has started to prepare for the New Year's break, one of the biggest holidays of the calendar in the country. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

People hold signs during a protest demanding justice in the case of the 43 missing students, at the Reforma Avenue in Mexico City. (AFP/Alredo Estrella)

Ukrainian prisoners and militants of the self-proclaimed "People's Republic of Donetsk" stand prior to a prisoner exchange between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Yasinovataya, near Donetsk. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)

Mourners visit a makeshift memorial near the site where NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Dec 22, 2014. (AP/John Minchillo)

A woman cross country skis amid fresh snow past a residential neighbourhood in Boulder, Colorado. Parts of Colorado's mountains and plains are getting more snow, but the Christmas storm is tapering off in the Denver area. (AP/Brennan Linsley)

Spectators watch during day two of the first International Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Park Oval in Christchurch. (AFP/Marty Melville)

Jerami Grant (C) of the Philadelphia 76ers looks to pass the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers during a game at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. (AFP/Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)

An unidentifed relative (L) of a passenger on board AirAsia flight QZ8501 bound for Singapore is surrounded by the media as she leaves the holding area at Changi Airport in Singapore. An AirAsia plane with 162 people on board went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore. (AFP/Roslan Rahman)

An official from Indonesia's national search and rescue agency in Medan, North Sumatra points at his computer screen to the position where AirAsia flight QZ8501 went missing off the waters of Indonesia. (AFP/Sutanta Aditya)

A relative of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8501 weeps as she waits for the latest news on the missing jet at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. The AirAsia plane with 162 people on board lost contact with ground control while flying over the Java Sea. (AP/Trisnadi)

Local residents manoeuvre through floodwaters in Kota Bharu. Malaysia pledged more funds to help over 160,000 people hit by the country's worst flooding in decades, as forecasters warned fresh rain could hamper efforts to relieve thousands left stranded by the waters. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Defendant are seen behind bars during the retrial of Alaa Abdel Fattah and 24 others in the courtroom in Cairo. The defendants were sentenced to 15 years in prison for holding an unlicensed protest outside the Shura council in objection to the military trials of civilians. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)

Indian Sikh devotees dressed as Sikh holy men or Punj Pyara pose at The Golden Temple in Amritsar. Sikhs are celebrating the 350th birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh. (AFP/Narinder Nanu)

A double-decker bus travels over Standedge between snow-covered fields at dusk near the village of Diggle, northern England. Overnight flurries left parts of Britain blanketed in snow on Dec 27, causing power shortages and delays at airports. (AFP/Oli Scarff)

A Greek presidential guard performs a ceremonial march in front of the parliament building in Athens. A crucial vote in Parliament will determine whether Greece will have a new President of the Republic or will have to go to early elections for another Parliament to elect one. (AP/Kostas Tsironis)

A baby mountain gorilla is pictured in the Sabyinyo Mountains of Rwanda. Rwanda hosted more than a million visitors between 2006-13, generating from the national parks alone US$75m in tourism revenue; 85% of this is from trekkers who come to see some of the country's 500 gorillas. (AFP/ Ivan Lieman)

Sri Lanka's Tharindu Kaushai makes a run during day three of the first International Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Park Oval in Christchurch. (AFP/Marty Melville)

Australian yacht Wild Oats XI takes line honours in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race in Hobart. Supermaxi Wild Oats XI won its eighth line honours in the Sydney to Hobart race to become the most successful yacht in the history of the competition. (AFP/Daniel Forster/Rolex)

Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague looks to pass the ball as Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton lands on him during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Milwaukee. The Hawks won 90-85. (AP/Morry Gash)