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Philippine Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) work at the scene where two suspects were shot dead following an encounter and shootout with police at a checkpoint along a highway in Manila. (AFP/Noel Celis)

Firefighters retrieve a crucifix from a church in the small town of Rio, near Amatrice, central Italy. Bulldozers pulled down overhanging ledges in Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators figure out if negligence or fraud added to the quake's high death toll. (AP/Andrew Medichini)

Members of the African National Congress (ANC) sing and chant at the funeral of their fallen comrade Xolani Ngcobo in Inchanga township west of Durban. Kwa Zulu Natal province has been th epicenter of a recent spike in political killings. (AFP/Rajesh Jantilal)

Alphorn players give a concert in Nesselwang, southern Germany, during a mass performance of 300 alphorn blowers. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa/AFP)

A competitor takes part in the World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Waen Rhydd peat bog at Llanwrtyd Wells, south Wales. Entrants must negotiate two lengths of a 60-yard trench through the peat bog in the quickest possible time without using any conventional swimming strokes. (AFP/Geoff Caddick)

Middlesbrough's Spanish defender Antonio Barragan (up) wins a header from West Bromwich Albion's English-born Scottish midfielder Matt Phillips during the EPL football match between West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough at The Hawthorns stadium in West Bromwich. (AFP/Lindsey Parnaby)

Team members cheer as Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany prepares to cross the finish line to win the Formula One Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. (AP/Olivier Matthys/Pool)

Sri Lankan cricket fans watch Tillakaratne Dilshan, foreground, from elevated positions during the third one day international cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Dambulla, Sri Lanka.The match is the final one-day international for Sri Lankan opener Dilshan. (AP/Eranga Jayawardena)


Migrants, most of them from Eritrea, jump into the water from a crowded wooden boat as they are helped by members of an NGO during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya. (AP/Emilio Morenatti)

Indian troopers use shields to protect themselves during a clash with Kashmiri protesters in Srinagar. Authorities lifted a curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir after 52 days of lockdown amid deadly violence, but clashes broke out again between protesters and security forces. (AFP/Sajjad Hussain)

Yemenis inspect debris at the site of a suicide car bombing claimed by Islamic State at an army recruitment centre in the Yemeni city of Aden. The attacker drove an explosives-laden vehicle into a gathering of army recruits at a school in northern Aden, killing at least 60. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)

The burnt car used to ram raid the National Institute for Criminalistics and Criminology (INCC-NICC) overnight in Neder-Over-Heembeek. An explosion "of criminal origin" at Belgium's national criminology institute in Brussel, caused a fire and major damage but no casualties. (Thierry Roge Belga/AFP)

A police officer stands guard as passengers wait in line at Terminal 7 in Los Angeles International Airport. Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP/Ringo H W Chiu)

Performers in costume pose on the second day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London. Nearly one million people are expected by the organisers to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe. (AFP/Daniel Leal-Olivas)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark hits a return to Taylor Townsend of the US during their US Open 2016 women's Singles Round 1 match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. (AFP/Kena Betancur)

New Zealand batsman Neil Wagner plays a shot during the third day of the second cricket Test match between South Africa and New Zealand at the Supersport Cricket stadium in Centurion, South Africa. (AFP/Christian Kotze)


Members of India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) ride in an inflatable boat on a flooded street at Dashashwamedh ghat in Varanasi as floods from monsoon rains hit parts of the country. (SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP)

Witnesses wait for their turn in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, to testify in the continuing Senate probe on the rising number of extra-judicial killings related to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's "War on Drugs". (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

An Indian policeman, who spent two months swallowing knives, had 40 of them surgically removed. The father of two underwent a successful five-hour operation to remove the knives from his stomach in the northern city of Amritsar after complaining of severe abdomen pain.  (HO/AFP)

President Barack Obama and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tour Castle Place, a flood-damaged area of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

A mosquito control inspector sprays a chemical mist into a storm drain in Miami Beach, Florida. The Florida Department of Health is allocating another US$5 million in funding to Miami-Dade County for Zika preparedness and mosquito control. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

French protesting farmers gather in front of dairy giant Lactalis headquarters in Laval, western France, as they struggle to compete with cheaper countries in Europe's single market. A glut of milk and diving dairy prices are forcing French farms to sell below cost. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

A Canadair aircraft hoses down a fire that broke out in the Monte Mario hill area in Rome, Italy. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)

OSCE members monitor territory near a house destroyed by shelling in Solodke village, eastern Ukraine. The leaders of Russia, Germany and France have raised the alarm about a recent uptick in fighting in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)


An Indian Air Force official drops relief materials to people affected by floods in Allahabad, India. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A photo of an ancient pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar, after it was hit by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake. The quake damaged many pagodas in the ancient city. (SOE MOE AUNG/AFP)

A forensics unit inspects the site of a deadly bomb blast from previous night outside of a hotel in the southern province of Pattani, Thailand. (TUWAEDANIYA MERINGING/AFP)

Rescue and emergency services personnel carry a survivor on a stretcher during search and rescue operations in Amatric after a powerful earthquake rocked central Italy. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP)

Volunteers work to move rubble and debris during search and rescue operations in Amatrice after a powerful earthquake rocked central Italy. (AFP/FILIPPO MONTEFORTE)

Manchester City's Fabian Delph (2nd L) scores his side's first goal against Steaua Bucharest during their Champions League play-off, second Leg match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England. (Nigel French / PA via AP)

Fulham's Luca De La Torre (L) and Middlesbrough's Daniel Ayala battle for the ball during the English League Cup second round football match at Craven Cottage, London. (John Walton/PA via AP)

Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed waits to sweep the ball during the One Day International against England at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, England. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)


Members of the public filing past former Singapore president S. R. Nathan's casket to pay their last respects at Parliament House where he is lying-in-state. (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP)

Collapsed walls are seen surrounding the ancient pagoda of Sulamani after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit Bagan. The quake struck central Myanmar, damaging nearly 200 pagodas in the famous ancient capital of Bagan (YE AUNG THU/AFP)

This aerial view shows flooding in low-lying areas on the outskirts of Allahabad. At least nine people have died in Uttar Pradesh state and another 15 in eastern Bihar over the past two days as floods hit rural areas as well as some Indian cities. (SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP)

A resident walks past destroyed buildings in Pescara del Tronto, Italy, after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region. (MARCO ZEPPETELLA/AFP)

Volunteers and Red Cross workers prepare a temporary encampment for residents of earthquake affected areas in Amatrice after a powerful earthquake rocked central Italy. (MARIO LAPORTA/AFP)

A canadair bomber plane fights against a fire in Poggio d'Oletta on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. (AFP/PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA)

West Ham United's Jonathan Calleri (L) has an attempt on goal saved by Astra Giurgiu's goalkeeper Silviu Lung during the UEFA Europa League play-off match at the London Stadium. (Nick Potts / PA via AP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) poses with Olympic synchronised swimming champions Svetlana Romashina (L) and Natalia Ishchenko (R) at a reception after presenting awards to Olympic medallists in the Kremlin in Moscow. (Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)


Rescue and emergency services personnel look at excavators used to search for victims under the rubble of a building, in the damaged central Italian village of Amatrice, after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP)

Indian residents carrying their belongings wade through flooded water in Varanasi. Some 200,000 people have moved to relief centres in Uttar Pradesh state after their homes were submerged in floods. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

A boy reacts as an Indian Air Force helicopter lands with relief supplies in a field on the outskirts of Allahabad, India. Some 200,000 residents have moved to relief centres after their homes were submerged in floods. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Two women cover their faces while walking along the promenade at Marina Bay in Singapore. (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

Soldiers and rescuers stand next to a crashed military aircraft on a rice field in the outskirts of Tuy Hoa in the central province of Phu Yen. A Vietnamese trainee pilot was killed when his fighter jet crashed into the rice field. (STR/Vietnam News Agency/AFP)

Zimbabwe opposition supporters set up a burning barricade in Harare as they clash with police during a protest march for electoral reforms. (ZINYANGE AUNTONY/AFP)

Werder goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald misses a penalty shot by Bayern's Robert Lewandowski during the German Bundesliga football match at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

South Korea's Amy Yang watches her tee shot during second round action at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open golf tournament in Priddis, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)


A man stands in front of his collapsed house in Villa San Lorenzo, near Amatrice, central Italy, where a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck. As Italians observed a day of national mourning, President Sergio Mattarella joined grieving family members for a state funeral. (AP/Antonio Calanni)

A Syrian man carries a child in the Maadi district of Aleppo after regime aircraft reportedly dropped explosive-packed barrel bombs. At least 15 civilians were reportedly killed when two bombs fell near a tent where people were receiving condolences for those killed this week. (AFP/Ammer Alhalbi)

An Indian man stands on his car that got submerged in flood waters as he waits for a boat next to his house in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Flood water levels stabilised with rains ebbing over the past four days in the state, where 200,000 people had moved to relief centres. (AP/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A competitor prepares to throw the 83.5kg "Unspunnen" stone during the first day of the Federal Alpine Wrestling Festival in Payerne, Switzerland. Over 200,000 spectators are expected over the week-end to view top Swiss wrestlers competing in the traditional ring of sand. (AFP/Valeriano Di Domenico)

The Cipotegato, a hooded man dressed as an harlequin, climbs onto the monument erected in his honour on the main square of Tarazona. People throw tomatoes at each other waiting for the passage of the Cipotegato, marking the start of the main festivities of Tarazona. (AFP/Ander Gillenea)

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane in London, on Aug 27, 2016. (AFP/Justin Tallis)

Dortmund's midfielder Shinji Kagawa (C) vies for the ball with Mainz' defender Giulio Donati (L) and Mainz' midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin (R) during the German first division Bundesliga football match of Borussia Dortmund vs FSV Mainz 05 in Dortmund, western Germany. (AFP/Patrick Stollarz)

England's Joe Root (R) plays a shot watches by Pakistan's wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed during play in the second one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Pakistan at Lord's cricket ground in London on Aug 27, 2016. (AFP/Olly Greenwood)