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A Palestinian protester stands in front of burning tyres during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kafr Qaddum in the occupied West Bank. Israeli-Palestinian talks on a lasting Gaza truce are to resume after mid-November. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is assisted by a military aide as he adjusts his hair and traditional head cap before a photo session with newly-appointed cabinet ministers after their inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta. (AP/Tatan Syuflana)

Supporters celebrate the re-election of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in the presidential election run-off along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo Brazil. Incumbent Rousseff was re-elected after a down-to-the-wire race against Aecio Neves. (AFP/Miguel Schincariol)

Far-right hooligans overturn a police van as they protest against Islamic extremism in Cologne. German riot police clashed with far-right hooligans who rallied against Islamic extremism, with authorities using water cannon and tear gas against the rock-throwing protesters. (AFP/DPA/Thilo Schmulgen)

This photo shows the lava flow front of an eruption that began on June 27, as the front remains active and continues to advance towards the northeast threatening the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. (AP/US Geological Survey)

The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) floating terminal "Independence" comes through the sea gate port of Klaipeda, Lithuania. The terminal is currently the only alternative to pipeline gas imports coming from Russia. (AFP/Petras Malukas)

Youths dressed as zombies participate in a "Zombie Walk" in central Belgrade, Serbia. Around a hundred people in masks and make up paraded in the streets of the Serbian capital on Sunday to promote a local science fiction film festival. (AP/Marko Drobnjakovic)

A purple-rumped sunbird pecks at its own image reflected off a window at an office in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. Sunbirds, who are endemic to the Indian subcontinent, are known for window-tapping probably thinking that another bird is intruding into their territory. (AFP/Ishara S Kodikara)

Marseille's defender Benjamin Mendy (L) vies with Lyon's midfielder Maxime Gonalons (R) during their French L1 football match Olympique Lyonnais (OL) vs Marseille (OM) at the Gerland Stadium in Lyon, central-eastern France. (AFP/Jeff Pachoud)

Zimbabwe's captain Brendan Taylor plays a shot during the third day of the first cricket test match against Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (AP/A M Ahad)

Roger Federer of Switzerland raises the trophy after he won his final match against David Goffin of Belgium at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa poses with her trophy after winning the LPGA Blue Bay golf Championship at the Jian Lake club in Sanya on the southern Chinese island of Hainan. (AFP)

Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma (pictured) is China's richest person with a fortune of nearly US$20 billion, as billionaires increase despite a slowdown in the country's economy, Forbes magazine said on Tuesday (Oct 28). (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images/AFP)

A supporter of Malaysian Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (C) holds a placard outside the court of appeal in Putrajaya on Oct 28, 2014. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan's supporters hold placards against Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim outside the court of appeals in Putrajaya, as the Malaysian court opened two days of hearings expected to produce a final ruling on sodomy charges against Anwar. (Photo: AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

Tents of pro-democracy protesters on an occupied highway in HK's Admiralty district. Four weeks after tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets demanding free leadership elections for the city, weary demonstrators remain encamped across several major roads. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez)

People walk past yellow ribbons for victims of the Sewol ferry disaster at city hall plaza in Seoul. South Korean divers found another body inside the sunken ferry on Oct 28, six months after it capsized and more than 100 days after the last corpse was recovered. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-je)

A mosque is surrounded by apartment buildings in Sanliurfa, southern Turkey, near the Turkey-Syria border, and the Syrian city of Kobani. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, have been under assault by Islamic State extremists since mid-September. (Photo: AP/Vadim Ghirda)

Cambodian Buddhist monks line up in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on Oct 28, 2014 as Cambodia marked the 10th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni's coronation. (Photo: AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

Participants descend a hill in a homemade cart during the XXV Car Festival in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. (Photo: AFP/Raul Arboleda)

People play mahjong while cooling off in a pool in China's Chongqing. The ancient Chinese game of mahjong became the latest extravagance to be condemned in official media, as a writer in the Communist party's mouthpiece newspaper urged government personnel to shun the pastime. (Photo: AFP)

Bill Paxton, from left, Riz Ahmed, Dan Gilroy, Rene Russo and Jake Gyllenhaal attend the New York premiere of "Nightcrawler" on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in New York. (Photo: AP/Andy Kropa/Invision)

Ted Ligety of the United States speeds down the course during the first run of an alpine men's World Cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria. (Photo: AP/Giovanni Auletta)

Washington Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley (56) sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo: AP/Tim Sharp)

An Orbital Sciences Corporation unmanned spacecraft explodes at Wallops Island, Virginia, six seconds after launch on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. It was the first night-time launch of an Antares rocket, said Orbital. (AFP/NASA)

A supporter of Mohamad Saiful Bukhari Azlan covers her mouth with a banner outside the court of appeals in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia's top court began hearing opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's appeal against a sodomy conviction that would send him back to jail. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Cambodian soldiers pray during the 10th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni's coronation in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Cambodia marked the 10th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni's coronation. (AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

British activist Andy Hall (R) receives flowers from supporters as he arrives at a court in Bangkok. A Thai court dismissed a defamation charge against him in a case linked to a report he co-authored alleging severe labour abuses in Thailand's food industry. (AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)

Kurds in Turkey celebrate as a peshmerga convoy crosses the Habur border along the Turkish-Iraqi border. Kurdish peshmerga fighters were on their way, joining militias defending the Syrian border town of Kobane from the Islamic State group, after setting off from Iraq. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)

Burkina Faso opposition supporters protest in Ouagadougou against plans to let the long-serving president extend his rule beyond 30 years. Firing tear gas, security forces charged the protesters after they apparently ventured too close to the national parliament. (AFP/Issouf Sanogo)

A quote from US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr is displayed on a barricade at the pro-democracy protest site in Admiralty district of Hong Kong. A pro-Beijing lawmaker in Hong Kong faces expulsion from a Chinese government body after criticising the city's leader. (AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

People place lit candles around flowers spelling out the Spanish word "Peace," in Iguala, Mexico. Forensic experts combed a gully in southern Mexico for the remains of 43 missing students, as frustration mounted among relatives of both the disappeared and the detained. (AP/Rebecca Blackwell)

Dancers perform during the opening of the 24th International Ballet Festival at the 'Karl Marx' theater in Havana, Cuba. The International Ballet Festival of Havana is held every two years and will take place with more than 20 performances and 10 world premieres planned. (AP/Ramon Espinosa)

Jamaica's Alia Atkinson competes in a heat of the women's 100m individual medley at the Swimming World Cup short-course series in Tokyo. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Ed Davis (L) fouls Houston Rockets centre Dwight Howard during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. The Rockets won 108-90. (AP/Mark J Terrill)

Gonzalo Fdez-Castano of Spain reacts during practice at the driving range prior to the start of the BMW Shanghai Masters golf tournament at the Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai. (AFP/Goh Chai Hin)

A supporter of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim adjusts her Guy Fawkes mask outside the federal court in Putrajaya. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

This undated picture released from N Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (R) and his wife Ri Sol-ju (2nd R) visiting the newly built restaurant for military personnel at an undisclosed location. (AFP/KCNA via KNS Republic of Korea)

Parents and relatives of 43 missing students in Guerrero state listen during a press conference offered after a meeting with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City. (AFP/Francisco Canedo)

A man jogs near barricades at the pro-democracy camp site in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. (AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

Landslide-affected residents from Haldummula rest while sheltering at the government-run relief camp of Koslanda, Sri Lanka.  (AFP/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi)

US astronaut Terry Virts (L), European Space Agency's Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti (C) and Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (R) pose during a comprehensive exam training session at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Center in Star City, outside Moscow. (AFP/Stringer)

Tom Ford (L) and Gwyneth Paltrow arrive at the 2014 amfAR Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. (AP/Jordan Strauss/Invision)

An Indian woman creeps towards the sea during the 'Chhath Puja' festival in Mumbai. (AFP/Punit Paranjpe) 

A guard of the National Park walks along the slopes of Iztaccíhuatl mountain in the Izta-Popo National Park, Mexico. (AFP/Hector Guerrero)

Prince Charles of Wales poses during the launching of the sports programme Try Rugby Colombia. The British Royals are in Colombia in a five-day official visit. (AFP/Diana Sanchez)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (L) battles Phoenix Suns guard Eric Bledsoe for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against in Phoenix. The Suns won 119-99. (AP/Matt York)

Oliver Wilson of England tees off at the 10th hole during the BMW Shanghai Masters golf tournament at the Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai. (Photo: AFP/Johannes Eisele)

People stand in front of smoke rising from the Burkina Faso's Parliament, where demonstrators set cars on fire parked in a courtyard of the Parliament in Ouagadougou. (AFP/Issouf Sanogo) 

Israeli border policemen prevent Palestinians from entering the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem. (AFP/Menahem Kahana)

Libyan military soldiers run to take cover during clashes with Islamic militias in Benghazi, Libya. (AP/Mohammed el-Sheikhy)

A lion is seen from inside a cage on a vehicle at the Safari Lion Zoo in Rancagua, Chile. The Safari Park Zoo is the only park in Latin America where tourists can see from a short distance six lions in a two-hectares open area. (AFP/Martin Bernetti) 

A farmer sets a symbolic fire ablaze during a peaceful demonstration themed "Fire in the countryside" in Guingamp, western France to create awareness for French agriculture. (AFP/Fred Tanneau) 

Belarus fishermen catch fish at the Volma fish farm in the village of Ozerny outside Minsk. The farm of Volma annually delivers some 1,000 tonnes of the fresh fish to Belarus customers. (AFP/Sergey Balay)

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (C) leaves the Federal courthouse to offer Friday prayers in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur. (AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

Tourists gather on a jetty around the Merlion next to the financial business district in Singapore. (AFP/Roslan Rahman)

A farmer looks after her family's cows on the flank of a dyke in the northern province of Bac Ninh. In Vietnam, farmers raise cows for meat and for working in fields. (AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam)

Actor Dustin Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman arrive for the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (AFP/Robyn Beck)

France's Gael Monfils reacts during the third round match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tennis tournament at the Bercy Palais-Omnisport (POPB) in Paris. (AFP/Miguel Medina)

New Orleans Saints' Mark Ingram (C) runs into the end zone for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, North Carolina. (AP/Bob Leverone)

Sri Lankan military personnel use poles and hoes during a search operation at the site of a landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains in Koslanda village. 38 people were killed or missing, according to the official toll. (AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI)

Wreckage lies near the site where a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket, SpaceShipTwo, exploded and crashed in Mojave, California. The explosion killed a pilot on board and seriously injured another while scattering wreckage in Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Pro-democracy protesters clean up an occupied area outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district in Hong Kong. The demonstrators have blocked the city's main thoroughfares for more than a month to demand civil nomination for chief executive candidates. (AP/Vincent Yu)

Unionised civil servants at a rally to oppose the government's bid to overhaul the public pension system in Seoul, South Korea. President Park Geun-hye had called for parliamentary endorsement of a bill to reform the pension system to reduce the growing pension deficit. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Burkinese celebrate after President Blaise Compaore announced that he was stepping down in Ouagadougou. The second in command of the presidential guard, Isaac Zida, said he had taken power after Compaore reportedly fled the capital. (AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO)

The mascots of Hello Kitty (L) and Dear Daniel (R) at the Hello Kitty Run in Singapore. About 17,000 participants joined the fun run to mark the Sanrio character's 40th birthday. (Photo: Pink Apple)

A Hello Kitty mascot and a guest hug at Sanrio Puroland theme park in Tokyo, Japan. Fans around the world celebrated the 40th anniversary of the cartoon character. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

A display of carved Halloween pumpkins is at Granary Square in London, United Kingdom. Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties and carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns. (AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL)

A boy (L) collects burnt-out candles for recycling as thousands of residents arrive to visit the graves of their dead relatives at a cemetery in Manila. Millions across the Philippines packed into cemeteries to pay respects to the dead in an annual tradition. (AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE)

Participants wearing plastic bubble balls enjoy a three-on-three game of bubble soccer at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, Japan. The museum offers vistors a chance to experience the new Norwegian-born sport. (AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO)

Pakistani bowler Zulfiqar Babar (C) celebrates with his teammates after bowling out Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell (R) during the third day of the second test cricket match at Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. (AFP PHOTO/ MARWAN NAAMANI)

Britain's Andy Murray returns the ball to Serbia's Novak Djokovic during a quarter-final match at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tennis tournament at the Bercy Palais-Omnisport (POPB) in Paris. (AFP/Miguel Medina)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) inspects troops during a review ceremony at the Japan Air Self-Defense Force's Hyakuri air base at Omitama in Ibaraki prefecture. 80 military aircraft, 25 vehicles and 740 troops participated in the review. (AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI)

People herd a flock of sheep as the Syrian city of Kobane is engulfed in smoke, following airstrikes by the US-led coalition. Kobane and its surrounding areas have been under assault by the Islamic State group since mid-September. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Doctors and nurses from South Korea's National Medical Center, wearing anti-contamination suits against Ebola, participate in a drill in Seoul, South Korea. The virus has killed 4,922 people, the vast majority of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. (AP Photo/National Medical Center)

A man casts his ballot during parliamentary elections in a polling station in Volnovakha, eastern Ukraine. Voters headed to the polls to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Tunisians queue up outside a polling station in Tunis' Sukra neighbourhood cast to their vote in the country's first post-revolution parliamentary election. The election is seen as pivotal to establishing democracy in the cradle of the Arab Spring uprisings. (AFP PHOTO / FADEL SENNA)

A child in a disguise depicting Sulley from movie Monsters, Inc, participates in a Halloween costume festival in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Participants in costumes pose for pictures before the Halloween Parade in Kawasaki, suburban Tokyo. More than 100,000 visitors watched the street costume parade, which about 2,500 people participated in. (AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA)

A dog dressed as US President Teddy Roosevelt participates in the 24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York City. Thousands of spectators gather in Tompkins Square Park to watch masquerading dogs in the country’s largest Halloween Dog Parade. (AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. Clary)

Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao (C) takes a selfie as he meets Filipino fans in a public park in Hong Kong. Pacquiao is touring Hong Kong ahead of his World Boxing Organization title defence against Chris Algieri of the US, to be held in Macau on Nov 22. (AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez)

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (L) kicks the ball past Barcelona opponents during the Spanish league Clasico football match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Real Madrid won 3-1. (AFP PHOTO/ GERARD JULIEN)

Sweden's Simon Sandin drives his motorcycle through the muddy waters during the Gotland Grand National 2014 competition at the Gotland island in the Baltic sea. (AFP PHOTO /TT NEWS AGENCY/ MAJA SUSLIN)

Moto2 world champion Marc VDS Racing Team rider Esteve Rabat of Spain celebrates with his team after finishing third in the 2014 Malaysian MotoGP Moto-2 class at Sepang. (AFP PHOTO/ MANAN VATSYAYANA)