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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)

Zookeepers capture a colleague dressed as a zebra (bottom) during a simulated exercise in the event of an animal escape at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Japan. About 150 zookeepers participated in the annual drill. (AFP PHOTO/KAZUHIRO NOGI)

Passengers queue up to enter Guangzhou railway station in Guangzhou, in southern China's Guangdong province, ahead of the Lunar New Year. (AFP Photo)

Employees of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) protesting privatisation plans gather around injured colleagues who were hit by bullets during a protest near Karachi International Airport. (AFP PHOTO/RIZWAN TABASSUM)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by her husband and former President Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea Clinton, speaks at her caucus night rally at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (C) arrives for a court appearance in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Cosby was arrested and charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in January 2004. (Clem Murray/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

French farmers destroy vegetables and packets of rice in front of a supermarket in Salon-de-Provence, during a demonstration called by the Departmental Federation of Farmers Unions (FDSEA) to protest against falling prices of their agricultural products. (AFP Photo)

A Palestinian woman holding a child sits next to items salvaged from the remains of her home after it was demolished by Israeli bulldozers in a disputed military zone in the area of Musafir Jenbah, south of the West Bank town of Hebron. (AFP Photo)

Men wait to disembark from an Italian Coast Guard vessel, following a rescue operation of migrants and refugees at sea, in the port of Messina, Sicily. Over 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children have disappeared in Europe, the EU police agency Europol said. (AFP/GIOVANNI ISOLINO)

The cargo ship "Modern Express" is towed as it drifts off the coast of France. Rescuers successfully diverted the ship threatening to run aground in southwestern France after five days adrift, and tow it toward the Spanish port of Bilbao. (Loic Bernardin/Prefecture Maritime Atlantique via AP)

Liverpool’s Adam Lallana (C) is tackled by Leicester’s Christian Fuchs (R) during the English Premier League football match at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose (R) attempts to block a shot from Norwich City's Dieumerci Mbokani during their English Premier League football match at Carrow Road, Norwich, England. (Chris Radburn/PA via AP) 

Scott Dixon of New Zealand poses with a new paint design on his race car during an IndyCar news conference at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, USA. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Malaysian ethnic Chinese women check out Lunar New Year decorations at a store in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Feb 4, 2016. The Lunar New Year which falls on Feb 8 this year marks the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar. (Photo: AP/Joshua Paul)

Indonesian bomb squad police clear the area as they examine a suspicious box which turned out to contain a cake on a main road sidewalk in Jakarta on Feb 4, 2016. Indonesian extremist groups received international financing from Australia and Syria. (Photo: AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

A Cambodian woman holds a baby as a health official uses an aspirator to collect mosquitoes in effects to stem any outbreak of the Zika virus in Phnom Penh on Feb 4, 2016 as Cambodia health officials monitors the Zika virus although the country has not seen any cases. (Photo: AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

Parliament members stand as lower house speaker arrives for a regular session of parliament on Feb 4, 2016, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. (Photo: AP/Aung Shine Oo)

Protesters march towards the US Embassy in commemoration of the 117th anniversary of the Philippine-American war on Feb 4, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The protesters are demanding the abolition of the EDCA as the Court's decision upholding its constitutionality. (Photo: AP/Bullit Marquez)

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (front L) waves as he arrives with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong (front R) for their meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Feb 4,2016. (Photo: AFP/Pool)

People hold up placards at a protest outside an immigration office in Sydney on Feb 4, 2016, as Australian church leaders said they would offer sanctuary to asylum-seeker adults and children set to be deported to a remote Pacific camp after a court ruling. (Photo: AFP/William West)

A woman passes a bridge over the closed train station of Athens during a 24-hour general strike on Feb 4, 2016. Services across the country have ground to a halt as Greeks walk off the job in a massive general strike that cancelled flights, ferries and public transport. (Photo: AP/Kostas Tsironis)

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (R) shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Feb 3, 2016, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 108-102. (Photo: AP/Mark J. Terrill)

Switzerland's Carlo Janka collides with a gate while skiing during the first training session for a World Cup downhill event, also a test event for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, at the Jeongseon Alpine Center in Jeongseon, South Korea on Feb 4, 2016. (Photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

Martin Kaymer of Germany plays his third shot during the first round of the 2016 Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club on Feb 4, 2016 in Dubai. (Photo: Karim Sahib/AFP)

Lorient's French goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte eyes the ball during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Lorient on Feb 3, 2016 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. (Photo: Franck Fife/AFP)

Foreign tourists walk past debris washed up on a dirty Kuta beach near Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Feb 5, 2016. Kuta, the most popular beach on Bali island, has been inundated by debris washed ashore by waves. (Photo: AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)

Firefighters work at the site of a fire at a ten-storey building in Bangkok on Feb 5, 2016. One woman died in the fire which ravaged the entire building. (Photo: AFP/Christophe Archambault)

A Thai vendor waits for customers as he sells Chinese New Year decorations in Bangkok, Thailand on Feb 5, 2016. Chinese New Year falls on Feb 8 this year, marking the start of the Year of Monkey. (Photo: AP/Sakchai Lalit)

Activists wearing monkey masks display placards during a rally against Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea, ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year of the monkey at the Chinese consulate in Manila on Feb 5, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Jay Directo)

U.S. Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson, center, talks to Chief of Navy of Australia Timothy Barrett, left, during the International Fleet Review in Vishakapatnam, India on Feb 5, 2016. (Photo: AP/Saurabh Das)

A book featuring Chinese President Xi Jinping and other officials on the cover, is showed at the entrance of the Causeway Bay Bookstore which is known for gossipy titles about Chinese political scandals that are popular with visiting tourists from the mainland on Feb 5, 2016. (Photo: AP/Kin Cheung)

A patient from the Nise de Silveira mental health institute dances in costume during the institute's carnival parade, called in Portuguese: "Loucura Suburbana," or Suburban Madness, in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Feb 4, 2016. (Photo: AP/Silvia Izquierdo)

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton poses for a photo with supporter Juanita Cherry of Washington DC at a debate watching party on Feb 4, 2016 in Durham, New Hampshire. (Photo: Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images/AFP)

Germany's Andreas Sander skis during the second training session for a World Cup downhill event, also a test event for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, at the Jeongseon Alpine Center in Jeongseon, South Korea on Feb 5, 2016. (Photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

Australia’s Jack Bobridge of Trek-Segafredo competes during stage two of the 2016 Herald Sun Tour cycling race, Yarra Glen to Moe, in Victoria on Feb 5, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Mal Fairclough)

Columbus Blue Jackets' Rene Bourque, left, checks Vancouver Canucks' Jared McCann during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Feb 4, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Photo: Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans takes a shot during the second half of a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Smoothie King Center on Feb 4, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Los Angeles defeated New Orleans 99-96. (Photo: Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP)

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)