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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)

Indonesia President Joko Widodo and his wife Iriana are greeted by villagers during their visit at a temporary shelter for people affected by the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Karo, North Sumatra. (AP/Binsar Bakkara)

Residents walk past a damaged building at the site of a landslide caused by heavy monsoon rains in Koslanda village in central Sri Lanka. (AFP/Ishara S. KODIKARA)

Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni (C) looks on as residents offer prayers during the 10th anniversary of his coronation in Phnom Penh. (AFP Photo/STR)

Office workers walk past protesters' camps in the occupied areas outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty. (AP/Kin Cheung)

An Afghan soldier walks past opium and narcotics set on fire during a drug-burning ceremony on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP/Massoud Hossaini)

Syrian residents stand at the site of a car bomb explosion in the al-Zahra’a neighbourhood in Homs. (AFP Photo/STR)

Turkish soldiers march past visitors during Turkish Republic Day celebrations, marking the 91st anniversary of its foundation, the Ataturk Mausoleum, also known as Anitkabir, in Ankara. (AFP/ADEM ALTAN)

Lava flow spreading through a fence marking a property boundary above the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. (AP/US Geological Survey)

Manchester City's David Silva (R) is brought down by Newcastle's Ryan Taylor during the English League Cup football match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England. (AP/Jon Super)

Japan's Rie Kanetou competes in the women's 200m breaststroke final at the Swimming World Cup short-course series in Tokyo. (AFP/KAZUHIRO NOGI)

Britain's Andy Murray returns the ball to France's Julien Benneteau during the second round match of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tennis tournament at the Bercy Palais-Omnisport (POPB) in Paris, France. (AFP/MIGUEL MEDINA)

Clever's Pittarich mask and packaging. Japanese small-sized mask maker Clever donated 10,000 highly functioning masks to Ebola-hit African countries and is now receiving calls from New York, which has confirmed the first Ebola case in the city. (Photo: AFP/Clever)

People look at books in a library on a street in France's Bel Air district in the city of Rennes. (Photo: AFP/Georges Gobet)

Russia's Maria Sharapova (pictured) crashes out of the WTA Finals in Singapore after she lost the second set of her final group match against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska on Oct 24. (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)  

NGM Forward Racing Aleix Espargaro of Spain (R) and Cardion AB Motor-racing rider Karel Abraham of Czech Republic (L) take a corner during the second practice session of the Malaysian Grand Prix MotoGP motorcycling race at the Sepang International Circuit on Oct 24. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Pedestrians enter the Bedford Avenue L Subway station in the Williamsburg neighbourhood of Brooklyn that was visited by Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who tested positive for the Ebola virus, on Oct 23. (Photo: AP/John Minchillo)

Swedish minesweeper HMS Kullen (L) and a guard boat in Namdo Bay, Sweden, hunting for a suspected foreign vessel in the Stockholm archipelago. Sweden said it appeared that at least one foreign vessel had likely operated in waters near its capital in recent days. (AP/TT News Agency/ Fredrik Sandberg)

Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete (L) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang before a meeting in Beijing. China and 20 other countries moved forward towards setting up an Asian infrastructure lender seen as a counterweight to Western-backed international development banks. (Photo: AFP/Pool)

Visitors watch a rebuilt synagogue ceiling during an exhibition in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. The Museum of the History of Polish Jews will be officially opened on Oct 28, 2014. (Photo: AFP/Janek Skarzynski)

Singapore's President Tony Tan Keng Yam (L) and his wife Mrs Mary Tan pose for a photo after being presented with a keepsake by Peter Lord (2nd L) and David Sproxton (R), co-founders of Aardman Animations, at their head office in Bristol on Oct 23. (AFP/Adrian Dennis)

YouTube screengrab shows an axe-wielding man. The man, said to have "extremist leanings", attacked police officers in New York with a hatchet on Thursday (Oct 24), injuring two before being shot dead, police and a monitoring group said.

Slovakia's rider Peter Sagan of Cannondale (front R) writes "fast" in Chinese character with a huge brush during a calligraphy performance event, ahead of the Saitama criterium races. Cyclists will compete at criterium races in Saitama, suburban Tokyo on Oct 25. (Photo: AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

Besiktas' Colombian defender Pedro Franco (front) vies with Partizan Belgrade's forward Petar Skuletic during the UEFA Europa League Group C match between FK Partizan and Besiktas JK in Belgrade on Oct 23. (Photo: AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

People place flowers in rememberance of Cpl Nathan Cirillo during a ceremony at the National War Memorial on Oct 24, 2014 in Ottawa, Canada. Two days ago, a gunman killed Cpl Cirillo, a Canadian Army soldier guarding the memorial. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images/Andrew Burton)

Students from Marysville-Pilchuck High School and community members during a vigil at the Grove Church on Oct 24, 2014 in Marysville, Washington, after a shooting at the high school left at least two dead, including the gunman, with several more wounded. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images/David Ryder)

US President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Friday, Oct 24, 2014. Pham, diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital, is free of the virus. (Photo: AP/Evan Vucci)

A newly married couple poses with a yellow umbrella for their wedding photograph at the site where pro-democracy demonstrators camp in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on Oct 25, 2014.  (Photo: AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

A general view shows pro-democracy protesters' camp site in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on Oct 25, 2014. A United Nations rights watchdog pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fell short of what was needed. (Photo: AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

Lebanese armed forces stand behind an armoured personal carrier (APC) during an assault on Islamic State gunmen's makeshift positions inside a historic area of the northern city of Tripoli on Oct 25, 2014, a day after clashes erupted there. (Photo: AFP/Ibrahim Chalhoub)

Steve Ward and Donna Workman add pumpkins to a display as work on Ric Griffith's Pumpkin House continues on Friday, Oct 24, 2014, in Kenova, West Virgina. (Photo: AP/The Herald-Dispatch, Sholten Singer)

Street entertainers dressed as movie characters pose for photos with tourists on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. (Photo: AFP/Mark Ralston)

Vernice White, Chaka Khan and Ray Parker Jr perform at the 13th annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert, presented by The Jazz Foundation of America to benefit The Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund, at The Apollo Theater on Friday, Oct 24, 2014 in New York. (Photo: AP/Mark Von Holden)

Serena Williams (Photo: AP/Mark Baker)

Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison (C) goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Lakers forward Wesley Johnson (L) and guard Jeremy Lin (R) during an NBA pre-season basketball game on Friday, Oct 24, in Las Vegas. The Kings won 93-92. (Photo: AP/John Locher)

MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain leans in for the second corner with his Yamaha during the third free practice session ahead of Sunday's Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Sepang, Malaysia, on Saturday, Oct 25. Lorenzo took third. (Photo: AP/Joshua Paul)

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)