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This picture shows North Korea's rocket launch of earth observation satellite Kwangmyong 4. North Korea said it had successfully put a satellite into orbit, with a rocket launch widely condemned as a ballistic missile test for a weapons delivery system. (AFP/North Korean TV via Yonhap)

Mount Bromo spews volcanic materials into the air as seen from Ngadisari, East Java, Indonesia. Bromo is one of about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, an archipelago prone to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes because of its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire". (AP/Trisnadi)

A rescue worker brings down a victim from the collapsed Wei Kuan complex building in Tainan, southern Taiwan, following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake. Rescuers raced to free more than 120 people buried under the rubble of an apartment complex felled by an earthquake. (AFP/Sam Yeh)

A supporter of hunger striking Palestinian prisoner Mohammed al-Qiq holds a portrait as he demonstrates in solidarity with him outside the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) offices in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)

Ethnic Malaysian-Chinese devotees arrive at the Thean Hou temple decorated with red lanterns in Kuala Lumpur on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year. The Chinese New Year will mark the start of the Year of the Monkey on Feb 8. (AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

Dragon dancers perform for business establishments on the eve of Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in Manila's Chinatown district in the Philippines. Chinese New Year comes on Feb 8, marking the Year of Monkey on the Chinese zodiac. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

People hold flyers depicting the face of Napoli's French defender Kalidou Koulibaly before the Italian Serie A football match SSC Napoli vs Carpi FC at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, in solidarity with the player victim of racists slogans from Lazio's fans. (AFP/Carlo Hermann)

Inter Milan's defender from Brazil Alex Telles (R) fights for the ball with Hellas Verona's forward from Italy Giampaolo Pazzini during the Italian Serie A football match Verona vs Inter Milan at the Bentegodi Stadium in Verona. (AFP/Giuseppe Cacace)

Barcelona's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (L) vies with Levante's defender Tono Garcia during the Spanish league football match Levante UD vs FC Barcelona at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia. (AFP/Jose Jordan)

Romania's Monica Niculescu returns the ball to Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova (unseen) during the FedCup World Cup tennis match at "Sala Polivalenta Cluj-Napoca" hall in Cluj-Napoca city. (AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot during the final round of the 2016 Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai on Feb 7, 2016. (AFP/Karim Sahib)

Viktoria Rebensburg from Germany, former Austrian skier Nicole Hosp, Lara Gut from Switzerland and Lindsey Vonn from USA take a photo during the winner ceremony of the Ladies Super G competition race at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (AFP/Christof Stache)

Two rescue workers stand next to the remains of the Wei-Kuan complex which collapsed in the 6.4-magnitude earthquake in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan. (AFP PHOTO/Sam Yeh)

A 40-year-old man (C), identified by local media as Lee Tsung-tian, is checked by medical personnel after being rescued from the rubble at the Wei-Kuan complex which collapsed in the 6.4-magnitude earthquake, in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan. (AFP PHOTO/Sam Yeh)

Rioters set fires on streets in Mongkok district of Hong Kong as they clash with police overnight and into the early hours in a crowded area of Kowloon. The unrest started when local authorities tried to prevent street food sellers from operating on Monday night. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (centre in front row) takes her seat after standing along with other lawmakers for the arrival of Speaker of Union Parliament during the inauguration session of Union Parliament in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

North Koreans gather at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to celebrate a satellite launch. People in Pyongyang danced and watched fireworks the day after the rocket launch that has been strongly condemned by many countries around the world. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

South Korean residents in Japan protest in front of the headquarters of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, in Tokyo, denouncing the missile launch by North Korea. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

A Cambodian woman smiles as she holds sugar cane in front of a lion dance at a temple as people mark the start of the Lunar New Year in Kandal province. (AFP PHOTO/TANG CHHIN SOTHY)

A protester walks past shopping trolleys and tractors as he and others block a road near Saintes, western France, during a demonstration by farmers against the purchase price of their products by supermarkets. (AFP Photo)

Macedonian soldiers build a second border fence to prevent illegal crossings by migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near Gevgelija. (AFP Photo)

A pedestrian walks in a snowstorm in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, USA. Coastal communities in Massachusetts are bracing for possible coastal flooding as a potent winter storm moves into the region. (Peter Pereira/Standard Times via AP) 

Macx Davies of Canada shoots during the team mixed relay at the IBU biathlon World Cup in Canmore, Alberta. (Mike Ridewood/The Canadian Press via AP)

France's Benoit Paire returns the ball to Ivan Dodig of Croatia during the first round of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. (AFP Photo)

Myanmar army officials inspect the wreckage of a military passenger plane which crashed in a field near the airport in Naypyidaw on Feb 10, 2016. Four Myanmar military personnel were killed and one was seriously injured after the small air force propeller plane crashed, officials said. (Photo: AFP)

Thai correctional officers escort Artur Segarra Princep (C) leaving the Criminal Court for 1st detention in Bangkok, Thailand on Feb 10, 2016. Princep who is the prime suspect in the gruesome murder of a fellow Spaniard is in Thai custody after being arrested in Cambodia. (Photo: AP/Sakchai Lalit)

Roman catholic faithful have their religious ornaments blessed by a bishop (R) during the observance of Ash Wednesday at a church ground in Manila on Feb 10, 2016. The 40-day period of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, with Catholics around the world observing the season. (Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe)

A visitor looks at a map of the Korean peninsula at the exhibition hall of the unification observatory in South Korea on Feb 10, 2016. South Korea says it will suspend the operations at a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to the North's recent rocket launch. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

Rescue workers using excavators continue to search the rubble of a collapsed building complex in Tainan, Taiwan on Feb 10, 2016. The Tainan District Prosecutors Office said in a statement that they have approved the detention of three construction company executives. (Photo: AP/Annie Ho)

An excavator breaks open the remains of apartments during the search and rescue operation at the Wei-Kuan complex which collapsed in the 6.4-magnitude earthquake, in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan on Feb 10, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Anthony Wallace)

Rescue workers stand in front of two trains that collided head-on near Bad Aibling, Germany on Feb 10, 2016. Eleven people have been killed and dozens were injured. (Photo: AP/Matthias Schrader)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during her primary night gathering at Southern New Hampshire University on Feb 9, 2016 in Hooksett, New Hampshire, United States.(Photo: Darren McCollester/Getty Images/AFP)

Dimension Data team leader Britain's Mark Cavendish (L) rides in the pack in the Pearl Corniche district in Doha during the second stage of the 2016 Tour of Qatar cycling race, starting and finishing at the Qatar University on Feb 9, 2016. (Photo: AFP)

Vancouver Canucks left wing Sven Baertschi (F) passes the puck to Vancouver Canucks center Bo Horvat (L) as Colorado Avalanche center Andreas Martinsen and goalie Semyon Varlamov defend in the third period of an NHL hockey game on Feb 9, 2016 in Denver, United States. (Photo: AP/David Zalubowski)

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives on Ty Lawson #3 of the Houston Rockets at ORACLE Arena on Feb 9, 2016 in Oakland, California, United States. (Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP)

Mauro Bogado of Argentina's Huracan kicks the ball past William Diaz of Venezuela's Caracas FC during their Copa Libertadores soccer match in Caracas, Venezuela Feb 9, 2016. (Photo: AP/Fernando Llano)

Supporters try to prevent suspects from having their pictures taken as they leave court on bail in Hong Kong on Feb 11, 2016. Several dozen people appeared in a Hong Kong court to face rioting charges following a violent clash between protesters and police. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)

A South Korean man shouts slogans during an anti-North Korea rally in Seoul, South Korea on Feb 11, 2016. Large white trucks streamed across the world's most armed border as South Korean workers began shutting down a jointly run industrial park in North Korea. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

Rescue team member stands by as heavy excavation machinery digs through the rubble of a collapsed building in Taiwan on Feb 11, 2016. Tainan District Prosecutors Office said they have approved the detention of three construction company of the Weiguan Golden Dragon building. (Photo: AP/Johnson Lai)

Visitors hang small written wishes on wooden votive tablets at Yushima Tenjin shrine in Tokyo on Feb 11, 2016. Every year many students and their parents come to the shrine to pray for success at exam time as the annual school entrance examination season started. (Photo: AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse's second son Yoshitha Rajapakse (2nd L) is taken away to further remand after a magistrate in the Colombo suburb of Kaduwela denied him bail on Feb 11, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Ishara S. Kodikara)

Indian paramilitary soldiers ask a Kashmiri Muslim man to turn back at a temporary check post during a curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on Feb 11, 2016. Authorities have imposed curfew on movement of people after separatist leaders called for a strike in New Delhi. (Photo: AP/Dar Yasin)

Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (C) during a visit to Raj Ghat, the memorial to the father of the Indian nation Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi on Feb 11, 2016. The crown prince is on three-day state visit to India until Feb 12. (Photo: AFP/Money Sharma)

French police work near the wreckage of a school minibus after it crashed into a truck near Rochefort on Feb 11, 2016, killing at least six children, police said, a day after another road accident involving a school bus left two youngsters dead. (Photo: AFP)

Devaugntah Williams #0 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders goes to the basket against Georges Niang #31 and Abdel Nader #2 of the Iowa State Cyclones during the game on Feb 10, 2016 at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech defeated Iowa State 85-82. (Photo: John Weast/Getty Images/AFP)

 Nishikori of Japan returns a shot to Ryan Harrison of the United States during their singles match on Day 3 of the Memphis Openat the Racquet Club of Memphis on Feb 10, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. (Photo: Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP)

New York Rangers Henrik Lundqvist (30) lies on the puck in the goal crease with Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist (72) looking for a rebound during the first period the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh on Feb 10, 2016. The Rangers won 3-0. (Photo: AP/Gene J. Puskar)

Lyon's French defender Jeremy Morel challenges with Paris Saint-Germain's French defender Serge Aurier during the French Cup football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Lyon (OL) on Feb 10, 2016 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. (Photo: AFP)

A member of a rescue team stands by as heavy excavation machinery continues to dig through the rubble of a collapsed building complex in Tainan, Taiwan, following an earthquake. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)

Objects believed to be debris from a North Korean rocket are displayed on a South Korean navy ship at the Second Fleet Command of Navy in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul. The objects were recovered from waters some 105km off Ochung Island in the Yellow Sea. (AFP PHOTO/YONHAP)

Anti-North Korean activists burn placards showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as they protest the latest nuclear test and rocket launch by Pyongyang, in Seoul. (AFP PHOTO/Ed Jones)

A vehicle leaving the Kaesong joint industrial zone is inspected at a customs checkpoint at the CIQ immigration centre near the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea, in Paju. South Korea suspended operations at the Kaesong industrial complex in North Korea. (AFP/Ed Jones)

Several dozen people appear in a Hong Kong court to face rioting charges following a violent clash earlier this week between protesters and police sparked by a clampdown on holiday street food vendors. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Taxi drivers block Whitehall as they demonstrate in central London. Up to 5,000 taxi drivers protested in central London over threats to passenger safety and deregulation. (AFP Photo)

The wreckage of a school bus after it crashed into a truck in Rochefort  in the western Charente-Maritime region, France, killing at least six children. (AFP Photo)

Migrants arrive from the eastern Greek islands by ferry at the Athens' port of Piraeus. The International Organisation for Migration announced that 409 people have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

At least 30 people died in a prison riot as riot police and relatives of inmates gather in the northern city of Monterrey in Mexico. (AFP PHOTO/FRANCISCO COBOS)

Belinda Bencic of Switzerland returns the ball to Annika Beck of Germany during the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy 2016 tennis tournament match in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Japan's Chisaki Maeda in action at the Hafjell Olympic Slope where the alpine skiing competition will take place before the Winter Youth Olympic Games, in Lillehammer, Norway. (Arnt Folvik/ IOC via AP)

Brazil's Elian Sabra Rocha in action at The Kristins Hall one day ahead of the start of the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. (Thomas Lovelock / IOC via AP)

A man fumigates against the Aedes Aegypti mosquitos as a vector of the dengue and Zika viruses in Jakarta on Feb 6, 2016. Indonesia officially confirmed a case of the Zika virus dating back to last year but said it was prepared to handle any outbreak of the disease. (Photo: AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

Filipino youths and children take part in a dance exercise in Manila, Philippines on Feb 6, 2016, to draw attention to sexual abuse of women and children as part of the "One Billion Rising" campaign against such abuse. (Photo: AFP/Jay Directo)

This video frame grab taken and provided by CTI TV on Feb 6, 2016 shows an aerial view of the site of a 16-storey apartment complex full of families who had gathered for Lunar New Year celebrations, collapsed following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Taiwan. (Photo: AFP/CTI TV)

Rescue workers carry a woman on a strecher from a collapsed building after an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan on Feb 6, 2016. The powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn on Saturday, collapsing a high-rise residential complex. (Photo: AP/Wally Santana)

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is in Amsterdam ahead of EU foreign ministers meeting on Feb 6, 2016. The EU finally reached agreement on how to finance €3 billion deal to aid Syrian refugees in Turkey in exchange for Ankara's help in stemming the flow of migrants. (Photo: AFP)

Members of the African Students Association hold placards during a protest in Hyderabad on Feb 6, 2016 in support of Tanzanian nationals assaulted by a local mob in Bangalore. Indian authorities have suspended two policemen and made four more arrests over a mob attack. (Photo: AFP/Noah Seelam)

Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for an audience to the Padre Pio Prayer Groups, on Feb 6, 2016 in Vatican. Pio was revered during his lifetime (1887-1968) and his popularity has continued to grow since his death, particularly in Italy. (Photo: AFP)

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the Verizon Wireless Center during the 2016 McIntyre Shaheen 100 Club Celebration on Feb 5, 2016, in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. (Photo: AP/John Minchillo)

Britain’s Chris Froome of Team Sky (4th R) and Peter Kennaugh (2nd R) follow teammates up a climb during stage three of the 2016 Herald Sun Tour cycling race from Traralgon to Inverloch in Victoria on Feb 6, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Mal Fairclough)

South African batsman Hashim Amla is bowled by England's bowler Reece Topley (not in picture) during the second One Day International match between England and South Africa at St. George's park on Feb 6, 2016 in Port Elizabeth. (Photo: AFP)

Allan Fa'alava'au of Australia (R) passes the ball to Henry Hutchison as he is tackled by Nathan Hirayama of Canada during the World Rugby Sevens Series in Sydney, Australia on Feb 6, 2016.(Photo: AP/Rob Griffith)

Switzerland's Nils Mani crosses the finish line during a men's World Cup downhill race, also a test event for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre in Jeongseon, South Korea on Feb 6, 2016. (Photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

Chinese New Year decorations are on display for sale at a store in Hong Kong on Feb 7, 2016. Chinese will celebrate the Lunar New Year on Feb. 8 this year which marks the Year of Monkey on the Chinese zodiac. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)

Visitors watch the North Korean side at the observation post in Paju, South Korea on Feb 7, 2016. For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through the clear blue sky. (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

South Korean Navy members participate in training at a navy base in Changwon on Feb 7, 2016. North Korea said it had successfully put a satellite into orbit, with a rocket launch widely condemned as a ballistic missile test for a weapons delivery system to strike the US mainland. (Photo: AFP/Yonhap)

This picture was released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Feb 7 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un signing a document regarding the rocket launch of the earth observation satellite Kwangmyong 4 at an undisclosed location in North Korea. (Photo: AFP/KCNA via KNS) 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (podium) delivers a speech at an annual gathering in Tokyo on Feb 7, 2016. Abe spoke to demand the return of a Russia-controlled island chain claimed by Japan. (Photo: AFP/Jiji Press)

Emergency rescuers continue to search for the missing in a collapsed building from an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan on Feb 7, 2016. Rescuers found signs of live within the remains of the high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful and shallow earthquake. (Photo: AP/Wally Santana)

A Chinese paramilitary guard walks next to the North Korean Embassy in Beijing on Feb 7, 2016. North Korea hailed an "epochal event" but its latest long-range rocket launch prompted international anger and plans for talks on a missile defence system for the peninsula. (Photo: AFP/Fred Dufor)

A Secret Service agent stands guard as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a "Get Out the Vote" event at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States on Feb 6, 2016. (Photo: AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

Kurt Baker of New Zealand (C) is tackled by James Stannard (2nd-R) and Lewis Holland of Australia (L) as his teammate Sonny Bill Williams (R) looks on in the Cup final in the Sydney Sevens rugby union tournament in Sydney on Feb 7, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Peter Parks)

Danny Willett of England plays a shot in the final round of the 2016 Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai on Feb 7, 2016. (Photo: AFP)

Spectators wave South Korean flags as South Korea's Kim Hyeon-tae crosses the finish line during a men's World Cup super-G race, also a test event for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre in Jeongseon, South Korea on Feb 7, 2016. (Photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

Colorado Avalanche center Carl Soderberg, of Sweden, picks up the puck as Winnipeg Jets defenseman Mark Stuart pursues in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Feb 6, 2016, in Denver. (Photo: AP/David Zalubowski)