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Search and rescue teams from Norway clearing debris through a main road to allow emergency aid access in the village of Chautara, in Sindupolchowk.  (Photo: AFP/Palani Mohan/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC))

Smoke billowing as supporters of exiled Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi continue to clash with Shiite Huthi rebels in the Khor Maksar neighbourhood of the southern Yemeni city of Aden. (Photo: AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)

Afghan police and security personnel inspect the scene of a suicide attack on a bus that was transporting employees of the attorney general's office in Kabul on May 4, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

Shiite militiamen guard a street in Tikrit, Iraq. Iraqi government forces drove the Islamic State group out of Abu Mustafa’s hometown of Tikrit over a month ago, but he has yet to return, fearing the Shiite militias that now patrol its bombed and battered streets. (Photo: AP/Khalid Mohammed)

Israeli security forces scuffle with demonstrators during a protest called by members of the Ethiopian community against alleged police brutality and institutionalised discrimination in the city of Tel Aviv, on May 03, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Jack Guez)

A man sits alongside police who stand guard close to where the Democratic Freedom Revival Party supporters attend a campaign rally in Guatemala City, Sunday, May 3, 2015.  (Photo: AP/Moises Castillo)

Japan Coast Guard Admiral Yuji Sato (2nd L) salutes during arrival honours at the Philippine Coast Guard headquarters in Manila on May 4, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Jay Directo)

Santos players celebrate with the trophy at end of the final match of the Sao Paulo State soccer league against Palmeiras in Santos, Brazil, Sunday, May 3, 2015. Santos won in a penalty shootout after tying 2-2 on aggregate. (Photo: AP/Andre Penner)

Members of the Japanese synchronised swimming team perform during the free routine final at the Japan Synchronised Swimming Championships in Tokyo on May 4, 2015. (Photo:  AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

Residents watch as a competitor goes down the steps of an alley during the Favelas Mountain Bike circuit at Turano shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 3, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba)

Tony Allen #9 of the Memphis Grizzlies goes up for a shot while Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors trails behind him during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the NBA Playoffs on May 3, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo: AFP/Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

An elderly woman watches as she sits inside a residents makeshift area in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Apr 28, 2015. Many people have camped outdoors in the chilly night cold since Saturday’s massive earthquake that shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu valley. (AP/Bernat Armangue)

A protester displays a placard that reads "death row is a murder and death penalty is not justice" during an anti-death penalty rally in front of the palace in Jakarta on Apr 28, 2015 ahead of the eight foreigner's imminent execution by firing squad at the Nusakambangan prison. (AFP/ Bay Ismoyo) 

British Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, Nick Clegg, prepares to address delegates on the economy at a press conference in London, on Apr 28, 2015, ahead of a general election in Britain on May 7, 2015. (AFP/Justin Tallis)

The heads of tuna on a cart are carried by a fish dealer after the day's auction at Tsukiji Wholesale Market in Tokyo Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015. (AP/Shuji Kajiyama)

Hadi Awang, president of opposition Pan-Malaysia Islamic party (PAS), gestures during a lecture at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore on Apr 28, 2015. The lecture is titled “Hudud for All: Implementing Islamic Criminal Law in Malaysia”. (AFP/Roslan Rahman)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, shakes hands with Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani before a meeting in New Delhi, India, on Apr 28, 2015. Ghani is on a three-day visit to India. (AP/Saurabh Das)

Police stand guard Monday, Apr 27, 2015, after rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers. (Photo: AP/Matt Rourke)

A South Korean activist burns a poster showing a picture of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe depicted as former German chancellor Adolf Hitler during a protest denouncing a visit by Abe to the US, outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul on Apr 28, 2015. (AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

An AirAsia Philippines Airbus A320 passenger plane with the livery of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao taxis upon arrival from Cebu city Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

Kenta MAtsudaira of Japan returns a ball during his men's singles match against Jonathan Groth of Denmark at the 2015 World Table Tennis Championships at the Suzhou International Expo Center in Suzhou, Jiangsu province on Apr 28, 2015. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)

Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez (3R) celebrates with teammates after the dsimissal of Bangladesh cricketer Imrul Kayes during the first day of the first cricket Test match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at The Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Apr 28, 2015. (AFP/Munir uz Zaman)

Houston Astros' Jed Lowrie is safe at home as he sails over San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, Apr 27, 2015, in San Diego. Lowrie scored on a base hit by Colby Rasmus. (AP/Lenny Ignelzi) 

A Nepalese woman looks out from a bus leaving Kathmandu, Nepal, on Apr 29, 2015. Thousands of people are lining up at bus stations in Kathmandu where the government is providing free transportation for people hoping to travel to their hometowns and villages.(Photo: AP/Bernat Amangue)

Photographs of executed drug convicts displayed at the hospital morgue in Jakarta on Apr 29, 2015. Indonesia staunchly defended its execution of seven foreigners as a vital front of its "war" on drugs as testimony emerged of how they went singing to their deaths. (Photo: AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

Pope Francis salutes the crowd at the end of his open-air weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on Apr 29, 2015 at the Vatican. (Photo: AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)

Demonstrators protest in Bujumbura, Burundi, on Apr 29, 2015. Anti-government street demonstrations continued for a fourth day after six people died in protests against the move by President Pierre Nkurunziza to seek a third term. (Photo: AP/Jerome Delay)

"Tory Secret Plan" cupcakes are seen at a Labour Party election event in central London on Apr 29, 2015. Britain goes to the polls on May 7 to elect a new parliament. (Photo: AFP/Leon Neal)

Syrian migrants receive meals from a volunteer-run social kitchen on Apr 29, 2015 in Athens. Since Greece bolstered controls along its land border with Turkey, illegal migrants have turned to the maritime route between Turkey and the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. (Photo: AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)

United Arab Emirates officials examine confiscated elephant tusks before they are crushed, to send a message against poaching in Dubai, on Apr 29, 2015. Dubai is a key crossroads for the trade because of extensive air and sea links to Africa, Asia, Europe and the Mideast. (Photo: AP/Kamran Jebreili)

A young woman dives through the water of the Annabad public open air pool in Hanover, central Germany, during the season's opening on Apr 29, 2015. (Photo: AFP/DPA/Julian Stratenschulte)

Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez plays a shot during the second day of the first Test match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at The Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Apr 29, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Munir uz Zaman)

Matsudaira Kenta (L) and Niwa Koki of Japan return a ball during their men's double match against Tiago Apolonia and Joao Monteiro of Portugal at the 2015 World Table Tennis Championships at the Suzhou International Expo Center in Jiangsu province on Apr 29, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Johannes Eisele)

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (L) speaks at a press conference in Sydney on Apr 29, 2015, as Australia Olympic Commette President John Coates looks on. (Photo: AFP/Saeed Khan)

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) puts up a shot during the first half of Game 5 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks, on Apr 28, 2015, in Houston. (Photo: AP/David J. Phillip)

Pedestrians walk past a collapsed structure that over-looked one of the squares in the UNESCO world heritage site of Bhaktapur on the outskirts of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu on Apr 30, 2015, following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation on Apr 25. (AFP/Nicolas Asfouri)

Pemba Tamang is carried on a stretcher after being rescued by Nepalese policemen and US rescue workers from a building that collapsed five days ago in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, April 30, 2015.  (AP/Niranjan Shresta)

Nepalese policemen lift their commander and celebrate after they along with US rescuers pulled out Pemba Tamang, a teenage boy from a building that collapsed five days ago in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, April 30, 2015.  (AP/Manish Swarup)

Australian national Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto (C) is escorted by a Malaysian custom official as she arrives at the Magistrate Court in Sepang on April 30, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

A model depicting the tank that crashed the gates of the former Saigon Presidential Palace is seen during a parade marking the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon (former name of Ho Chi Minh City) in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30, 2015. (AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam)

South Korean activists march with dove-shaped placard (L) reading "Keep the Peace Constitution!" during a rally denouncing Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's speech at the US Congress, near the Japanese embassy in Seoul on April 30, 2015. (AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

Demonstrators march through Times Square during a protest April 29, 2015 in New York, held in solidarity with demonstrators in Baltimore, Maryland demanding justice for an African-American man who died of severe spinal injuries sustained in police custody. (AFP/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Burundi riot police using tear gas give chase to demonstrators during clashes in Bujumbura, Burundi, Wednesday April 29, 2015.  (AP/Jerome Delay)

Ding Ning (L) and Li Xiaoxia of China serve during their women's doubles quarter-final match against Fukuhara Ai and Wakamiya Misako of Japan at the 2015 World Table Tennis Championships at the Suzhou International Expo Center in Suzhou, Jiangsu province on April 30, 2015. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)

Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez (R) hugs his captain Misbah-ul-Haq (L) after scoring a double century (200 runs) during the thrid day of the first cricket Test match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at The Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on April 30, 2015. (AFP/Munir uz Zaman)

Jordan Spieth hits out of a bunker to the second green of TPC Harding Park during round-robin play against Mikko Ilonen, of Finland, at the Match Play Championship golf tournament Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP/Eric Risberg)

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball after a team mate scored a goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Almeria at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

People gather at Copenhagen's main square in Denmark to mourn the victims of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. (Photo: Royston Chan)

Nepal Armed Force personnel unload relief aid at Charikot, in Dholka district, as the UN launches an appeal for Nepalese quake survivors in dire need of shelter, food and medical care. (AFP/PRAKASH SINGH)

Rescuers pull a 15-year-old boy alive from the rubble of Nepal's earthquake on Apr 30, five days after a disaster which killed more than 5,500 people. (AFP/MENAHEM KAHANA)

Buddhist monks salvage a statue of a Buddhist deity from a monastery around the famous Swayambhunath stupa after it was damaged by Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepa. (AP/Niranjan Shrestha)

A Nepalese man cooks a meal for his family as they sit under a shelter. The UN launches a US$415 million appeal for survivors of a massive earthquake as coordinators warn that it might take a five-day trek to deliver relief supplies to some of the worst-hit rural areas. (AFP/ROBERTO SCHMIDT)

Vietnamese military personnel wave flags during a parade celebrating the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War which is also remembered as the "Fall of Saigon," in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. (AP/Dita Alangkara)

Riot police monitor protesters near a CVS pharmacy that was looted and burned by rioters after the funeral of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, who was arrested for possessing a knife on Apr 12 died a week later in the hospital while in police custody. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP)

A man spatters paint on a shutter as he uses a fire extinguisher during a protest against Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy. (AP/Antonio Calanni)

Royal fan Terry Hutt poses for pictures as he sits on a bench outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's hospital in central London. Royal watchers continue to wait outside a London hospital for the birth of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's second child. (AFP/BEN STANSALL)

Napoli's Jose Maria Callejon (L) and Empoli's Mirko Valdifiori go for the ball during their Serie A football match, in Empoli, Italy. (AP/Paolo Lazzeroni)

Switzerland's Michael Albasini of team Orica Greenedge celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the third stage, a 172.5km race between Moutier and Porrentruy at the 69th Tour de Romandie UCI ProTour cycling race, in Porrentruy, Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

Italian Fabio Fognini returns the ball to Austrian Dominic Thiem (unseen) during their second round match of the ATP tennis BMW Open tournament in Munich, southern Germany. (AFP/CHRISTOF STACHE)

Supporters of the Shiite Huthi movement brandish their weapons as they take part in a demonstration in the capital Sanaa on May 1, 2015, against the Saudi-led military "Decisive Storm" air campaign targeting Huthi rebels and their allies in Yemen.  (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)

A Nepalese woman cooks a local delicacy at her roadside shop at a bus station in Kathmandu on May 2, 2015, as people board bus to go to their home towns and villages. (AFP/Prakash Singh)

Febyanti Herewila (L), widow of executed Australian drug convict Andrew Chan, leaves in a car following the arrival of Chan's remains at the Sydney International Airport on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Saeed Khan)

Brintha Sukumaran (C), sister of executed Australian drug convict Myuran Sukumaran, leaves with family members following the arrival her brother's remains at the Sydney International Airport on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Saeed Khan)

A firefighter help in traffic in the Guadalajara - Autlan highway, Jalisco state, Mexico. More than a dozen vehicles were set on fire on May 1, 2015 across Guadalajara, Mexico's second biggest city, while a drug gang and authorities clashed in another part of Jalisco state.  (AFP/Hector Guerrero)

Riot police enforce a 10pm curfew and arrest a man on the same day that Maryland state attorney Marilyn J Mosby announced that charges would be filed against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, (AFP/Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sri Lankan traditional dancers wait to perform for US Secretary of State John Kerry as he arrives for a meeting with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera at The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Andrew Harnik/Pool)

Media teams rush to get their positions in the press pens outside the Lindo wing at St Mary's hospital in central London, on May 2, 2015 after the announcement was made by Kensington Palace that the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William's wife Kate was admitted to hospital on May 2. (AFP/Leon Neal)

Japan's Karne Hesketh (R) scores a try against Hong Kong during their Asia Rugby Championship match at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Tokyo on May 2, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI

Pakistan Zulfiqar Babar (R) along with teammates appeals unsuccessfully for a leg before wicket decision against unseen Bangladesh batsman Mominul Haque during the 5th day of the first cricket Test match against Pakistan at The Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on May 2, 2015. (AFP/Munir uz Zaman)

Swiss Stefan Kueng (BMC) celebrates after winning the fourth stage 169.8 km between La Neuveville and Fribourg at the Tour de Romandie UCI World Tour stage cycling road race on May 1, 2015 in Fribourg. (AFP/ Fabrice Coffrini)

Canadian professional basketball player of Indian origin Sim Bhullar (C), shows his court skills to Indian youth during an interaction in Mumbai on May 2, 2015. Bhullar is the first player of Indian origin to play in a team of the US National Basketball Association (NBA). (AFP/Punit Paranjpe)

Royal fans celebrate outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's hospital in central London, on May 2, 2015 following the news that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William's second child, a daughter, was born. (Photo: AFP/Leon Neal)

Britain's Prince William (right) and his son Prince George of Cambridge wave as they return to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on May 2, 2015 where his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to their second child, a baby girl. (Photo: AFP/Leon Neal)

A girl at a camp for residents displaced by the Apr 25 earthquake in central Kathmandu. (Photo: Jack Board) 

A boy lights a candle during a candle light vigil to remember the victims of last week's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 2, 2015. (Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)

US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) receives a health and happiness blessing from head monk Venerable Professor Kollupitiya Mahinda Sangharakkhita Mahathera during a visit to the Kelaniya Rajmaha Temple in Kelaniya on May 2, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Andrew Harnik/Pool)

Pope Francis (centre), flanked by clergy members, waves as he leaves after a visit to the Pontifical North American College in Rome on May 2, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)

People lay flowers during a pro-Russian meeting at Kulikove Pole Square in Odessa, southern Ukraine, on May 2, 2015 in memory of those who died in a fire at the Trade Union House a year ago. (Photo: AFP/Genya Savilov)

Palestinian paramedics carry a man wounded during clashes with Israeli forces following a protest a day ahead of the World Press Freedom Day at the main entrance of the West bank town of Bethlehem, on May 2, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Musa Al Shaer)

Protesters wave Malian flags as they march on May 2, 2015 in Bamako, during a demonstration, attended by many from the Menaka region, in support of the "liberation" of Menaka in Northern Mali, seized by pro-government militia on April 27 from seperatist rebels. (Photo: AFP/Habibou Koyate)

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani reviews an Honour Guard during the 23rd anniversary of the Mujahedeen Victory over the former Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan, at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, May 2, 2015. (Photo: AP/Allauddin Khan)

Japan's Karne Hesketh (right) scores a try against Hong Kong during their Asia Rugby Championship match at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Tokyo on May 2, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun makes a diving catch on a pop fly from San Francisco Giants' Andrew Susac during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco. (Photo: AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)