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Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli lays a wreath at the base of what remains of the landmark Dharahara Tower on the first anniversary of the 2015 Nepal earthquake in Kathmandu. (PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP)

Attendees are silhouetted near Toyota Motor Corp.'s concept car FCV Plus during a press conference ahead of the Auto China 2016 exhibition in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Democratic presidential candidate US Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks during a rally at Roger Williams Park in Providence, Rhode Island. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP)

Solar Impulse 2 flies over San Francisco. The solar-powered airplane, which is attempting to circumnavigate the globe to promote clean energy and the spirit of innovation, arrived from Hawaii after a three-day journey across the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Turkish anti-riot police use water cannon to disperse people who gathered after a rocket hit a mosque in Kilis. Two rockets fired into Turkey from an area of Syria controlled by the Islamic State group hit the border town, leaving 16 people injured. (YASIN AKGUL/AFP)

Forces loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemeni president patrol a street in the southern city of Lahj during an operation to drive Al-Qaeda fighters out of the southern provinces. (SALEH AL-OBEIDI/AFP)

Residents look around at a rubble dump for things to salvage, in Pedernales, Ecuador. Nearly 650 people are now known to have died in a strong earthquake that hit Ecuador one week ago, as the death toll jumped higher. (Juan Cevallos/AFP)

Parents and relatives of the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa's teachers school attend the reading of the final report from the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) in Mexico City. (YURI CORTEZ/AFP)

Leicester's Leonardo Ulloa celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match against Swansea City at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie (R) shoots while Watford's Craig Cathcart attempts a block during the English FA Cup semi-final football match at Wembley stadium in London. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Spain's Rafael Nadal poses with the trophy after winning the Barcelona Open tennis tournament in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya wins the men's race in the 2016 London Marathon. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

South Korean university students cover their fellow student wearing a mask depicting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a cage in Seoul during a rally denouncing North Korea's recent threat for war and human rights situations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Thai bomb squad members inspect the site of a motorcycle bomb attack which injured 13 people in Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat. (MADAREE TOHLALA/AFP)

Australian soldiers march during the ANZAC parade to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings in Sydney. Thousands attended dawn services and parades in Australia to mark Anzac's storming of beaches on the Gallipoli Peninsula, now Turkey, in an ill-fated World War I battle. (AFP Photo)

A customised version of a Karlmann King is displayed at the Beijing Auto Show in Beijing. Global carmakers gather in Beijing to show off their wares as competition intensifies and growth slows in the world's biggest auto market. (WANG ZHAO/AFP)

US President Barack Obama looks through a virtual reality device at the booth of German automation company ifm electronic as he tours with the German chancellor at the Hanover industrial Fair in Hanover, central Germany. (Jim Watson/AFP)

Iraqi security forces and emergency personnel gather at the site of a suicide bombing in the Baghdad Jadida area. The blast ripped through shops in eastern Baghdad, killing at least seven people. (HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP)

A resident walks amid the debris of a destroyed car and buildings after a devastating earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

French rescue workers intervene on the site of a road accident between two trucks and six other vehicles near Les Mureaux on the A13 motorway heading towards Paris, which caused at least two seriously injured. (AFP PHOTO/ERIC FEFERBERG)

Queen Rania of Jordan is greeted by refugees and migrants during her visit to Kara Tepe municipality camp in the Greek island of Lesbos. (Office of Her Majesty Press Department via AP)

West Bromwich Albion’s Craig Gardner (centre right) takes a direct free kick during their English Premier League football match against Tottenham Hotspur and at White Hart Lane in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Verona's Giampaolo Pazzini scores on a penalty kick past Milan's goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma during a Serie A match between Hellas Verona and Ac Milan, at the Bentegodi Stadium, in Verona, Italy. (Filippo Venezia/ANSA via AP)

Japanese designer Asao Tokolo (R) holds the new official logos of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (L) and the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games with Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee Chairperson Ryohei Miyata after a press conference in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Cambodian men use a net to catch fish in a nearly dried pond at a village in Kandal province on Apr 27, 2016. The country is currently experiencing the worst drought in four decades. (Photo: AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

Scores of Taiwanese fishermen protested outside Japan’s representative office in Taiwan to demand an apology over the seizure of one of their fishing boats by the Japanese coast guard on Apr 27, 2016. (Photo: AP/Chiang Ying-ying)

Pakistan Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz attends a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on Apr 27, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Iori Sagisawa/Pool)

An Indian Paramilitary soldier stands guard in Srinagar on Apr 27, 2016. Government forces imposed vehicle traffic restrictions after separatists in the Kashmir Valley called for mass funeral prayers for JKLF founder, Amanullah Khan, 86, who died on Tuesday. (Photo: AP/Mukhtar Khan)

A young Samaritan worshipper attends a Passover ceremony at Mount Gerizim early on Apr 27, 2016. The Samaritans practice a religion that is based on four principles of faith, one God, one Prophet, the belief in the Torah and one holy place. (Photos: AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

Members of the Israeli emergency services wheel a Palestinian man into an ambulance after two Palestinians were shot at the Qalandia checkpoint as they approached Israeli security forces carrying a knife, police said, on Apr 27, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)

A Lufthansa employee waits for customers when German ver.di union went on a warning strike at German airports in Munich, Germany on Apr 27, 2016. (Photo: AP/Matthias Schrader)

Greek police officers distribute flyers to migrants at a makeshift camp in the northern border point of Idomeni, Greece on April 27, 2016, asking them to leave the camps and use other facilities. (Photo: AP/Gregorio Borgia)

FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference in Seoul on Apr 27, 2016 after meetings with FIFA Partners Hyundai Motor Group and Korea Football Association (KFA) ahead of the country hosting next year's FIFA U-20 World Cup. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

Zhang Lianwei of China smiling during the Pro-Am event ahead of the Volvo China Open golf tournament at the Topwin Golf and Country Club in Beijing on Apr 27, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Paul Lakatos/OneAsia)

Seattle Mariners share congratulations after the team defeated the Houston Astros 11-1 in a baseball game on Apr 26, 2016, in Seattle. (Photo: AP/Elaine Thompson)

Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha drives between Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder and guard Marcus Smart during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoffs first-round series on April 26, 2016, in Atlanta. Atlanta won 110-83. (Photo: AP/John Bazemore)

People sit as they use their smartphones and a Breo massage helmet during the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) at the National Convention Centre in Beijing on Apr 28, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Nicholas Asfouri)

Members of the United Nations Command (UNC) honour guards pay tribute in front of caskets and boxes containing remains of UNC and South Korean soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, during a joint repatriation ceremony at Knight Field in Seoul on Apr 28, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Jeon Heon-Kyun/Pool)

The launch pad after a Russian Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218 satellites took off at the new Vostochny cosmodrome on Apr 28, 2016, outside the city of Uglegorsk. (Photo: AFP/Krill Kudryavtsev/Pool)

Yemeni loyalist forces and onlookers gather at the scene of a suicide attack in the base of the Saudi-backed government on Apr 28, 2016 in Aden when loyalists seized the city of Mukalla and the nearby airport and oil facilities from Al-Qaeda, ending their occupation. (Photo: AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, center, speaks during a session of the national assembly at the parliament in Vienna, Austria on Apr 28, 2016. (Photo: AP/Ronald Zak)

The old power plant of Volkswagen is pictured in the morning light, prior to the company's annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany on Apr 28, 2016. (Photo: AP/Markus Schreiber)

A man walks toward the high-security prison of Fleury-Merogis where Salah Abdeslam, the suspect in the Paris attacks, is held outside Paris on Apr 28, 2016. (Photo: AP/Thibault Camus)

Current Austin High School assistant principal Nancy Love is led to the El Paso County Jail on Apr 27, 2016, after surrendering to the FBI in connection with the El Paso Independent School District cheating scandal in Texas. (Photo: AP/Ruben R. Ramirez/The El Paso Times) 

Lee Sangsu of Korea serves the ball to Zhang Jike of China during their men's singles table tennis qualifying match in the ITTF Nakheel Table Tennis Asian Cup, on Apr 28, 2016 in Dubai. (Photo: AFP/Marwan Naamani)

Lee Soomin of South Korea plays a shot during the first round of the Volvo China Open golf tournament in Beijing on Apr 28, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Wang Zhao)

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Justin Miller fields the throw and puts out Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte at first base after he hit a ground ball in the seventh inning of a baseball game on Apr 27, 2016, in Denver. Pittsburgh won 9-8. (Photo: AP/David Zalubowski)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, top, blocks a shot by Anaheim Ducks center Rickard Rakell during the third period of Game 7 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series in Anaheim on Apr 27, 2016. The Predators won 2-1. (Photo: AP/Chris Carlson)

Front-running presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte answers questions from the media following his meeting with some politicians who shifted political support to his camp on Apr 29, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo: AP/Bullit Marquez)

Pro-Taiwan and China unification activists chant slogans outside the Japan Exchange Association in Taipei on Apr 29, 2016. Taiwan summoned Japan's representative to protest its seizure of one of the island's fishing boats in an area where Tokyo claims exclusive rights. (Photo: AFP/Sam Yeh)

US human rights activist Suzanne Scholte (R) and South Korean activists release a balloon carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets at a field near the Demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas in the border city of Paju on Apr 29, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shakes hands after a joint press conference held at the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing, China on Apr 29, 2016. (Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan)

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C) visits the metallurgic factory SLN with French Overseas Territories minister George Pau-Langevin in Noumea on Apr 29, 2016. Valls said France would be willing to loan 200 millions euros to save the SLN factory. (Phto: AFP/Theo Rouby)

A man walks on the rail tracks of a train station turned into a makeshift camp crowded by migrants, at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni on Apr 29, 2016. Many migrants remain at the Greek border hoping it will reopen, allowing them to move into central Europe. (Photo: AP/Gregorio Borgia)

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi speaks during a meeting with French National Assembly's President at the Carthage Palace in the capital Tunis on Apr 29, 2016. Caluade Bartolone is on a two day official visit to Tunisia. (Photo: AFP/Fethi Belaid)

US Vice President Joe Biden (C) is flanked by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi (R) as he arrives to deliver his speech at a congress on the progress of regenerative medicine and its cultural impact, being held in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican on Apr 29, 2016. (Photo: AP/Andrew Medichini)

Liu Shiwen of China returns the ball to Ito Mima of Japan during their women's singles quarter final table tennis match in the ITTF Nakheel Table Tennis Asian Cup on Apr 29, 2016 in Dubai.  (Photo: AFP/Marwan Naamani)

Chiefs' Seta Tamanivalu (C) is tackled by the Sharks' Paul Jordaan (R) during the Super Rugby match between the Waikato Chiefs of New Zealand and Coastal Sharks of South Africa at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth on Apr 29, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Michael Bradley)

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) misses on a shot on Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) during the third period of Game 1 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal series on Apr 28, 2016, in Washington, United States. (Photo: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) drives against Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas during the third quarter in Game 6 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series on Apr 28, 2016, in Boston, United States. The Hawks won 104-92 to win the series 4-2. (Photo: AP/Elise Amendola)

A referee puts an ogre mask to make a baby, who is held by a college sumo wrestler, cry to win in the Naki Sumo, or crying baby contest at Sensoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo. The babies participated in the annual traditional ritual performed as a prayer for healthy growth of them. (AP/Eugene Hoshiko)

Syrians evacuate an injured man amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Qatarji, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Fresh bombardment severely damaged a local clinic. (AFP/Ameer Alhalbi)

French police stand facing protesters and migrants who have occupied a high school in Paris during a demonstration to call for better living conditions. The administrative court will consider a request for the immediate evacuation of the migrants from the Jean Jaures high school. (AFP/Miguel Medina)

An Iranian woman casts her ballot to vote in the 2nd round of parliamentary elections in the town of Robat Karim. Iranians started voting in 2nd round elections for almost a quarter of parliament's seats, the latest political showdown between reformists and conservatives. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

A Kashmiri masked Muslim protester jumps in the air to avoid stones thrown at him by Indian police during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Government forces fired tear gas and pellet guns to stop rock-throwing Kashmiri youths after Friday prayers. (AP/Dar Yasin)

A former circus lion peers from inside a cage transporting it to South Africa, at the port of Callao, Peru. Thirty-three lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are heading back to their homeland to live out the rest of their lives in a private sanctuary in South Africa. (AP/Martin Mejia)

Pakistani youths cool off in a stream during hot weather on the outskirts of Islamabad. Pakistan's Meteorological Department has forecast hot and dry weather in most parts of the country with the highest temperatures recorded at 41 degrees Celsius in the southern Sindh province. (AFP/Aamir Qureshi)

An Orthodox Christian nun holds a cross as she wait to walk along the Via Dolorosa towards the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City. (AP/Oded Balilty)

Scuderia Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen steers his car during the first practice session of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom circuit. (AFP/Yuri Kadobnov)

Marcel Brache (L) from Western Force attempts to break a tackle during the Super Rugby match between Australia’s Western Force and South Africa’s Bulls in Perth. (AFP/Greg Wood)

Lee Zion of Korea returns the ball to Batra Manika of India during their women's singles quarter final table tennis match in the ITTF Nakheel Table Tennis Asian Cup, in Dubai. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)

Michelle Wie watches her tee shot on the second hole during the second round of the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP)

Buddhist monks offer prayers to mark first anniversary of the 2015 Nepal earthquake in Kathmandu on Apr 24, 2016. Nepal held services remembering thousands of people killed in a devastating earthquake, as authorities vow to expedite long-delayed reconstruction projects. (Photo: AFP/Prakash Mathema)

This picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on Apr 24, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during the inspection of an underwater test-fire of a strategic submarine ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea on Apr 23, 2016. (Photo: AFP/KCNA)

A man watches a television news channel in Seoul showing footage of a North Korean missile launch on Apr 24, 2016. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hailed a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test as an "eye-opening success", state media said. (Photo: AFP/STF)

The candidate of the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) Norbert Hofer drops his ballot at the polling station at the first round of Austrian President elections on Apr 24, 2016 in Pinkafeld, some 120 kilometers south of Vienna. (Photo: AFP/Dieter Nagl)

A woman finds her name on a list of voters at a polling station in Serbia on Apr 24, 2016. Serbs are voting in a snap parliamentary election that will test Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic’s proclaimed bid to lead the Balkan country toward European Union integration. (Photo: AP/Darko Vojinovic)

Young worshipers pose with a banner showing a portrait of Pope Francis before a holy mass as part of the Youth Jubilee on Apr 24, 2016 at St Peter's square in Vatican. (Photo: AFP/Gabriel Bouys)

A man recovers cables to recycle, amid de debris of a destroyed building one week after the devastating earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador on Apr 23, 2016. The earthquake damage has added to the already heavy economic hardships being felt in this OPEC nation. (Photo: AP/Rodrigo Abd)

Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz hugs his wife Heidi during a rally on Apr 23, 2016, at the Boone County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, Indiana, United States. (Photo: J. Kyle Keener/The Pharos-Tribune via AP) 

McWilliams Arroyo punches Roman Gonzalez losing in a unanimous 12 round decision during a WBC flyweight title fight at The Forum on Apr 23, 2016 in Inglewood, California, United States. (Photo: AFP/Harry How/Getty Images)

Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers loses control of the ball as Mason Plumlee #24 of the Portland Trail Blazers defend in the fourth quarter of Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at the Moda Center on Apr 23, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo: AFP/Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Andrew Shaw (65) reacts after scoring against St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott (1) during Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the St. Louis Blues on Apr 23, 2016, in Chicago. (Photo: Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/AP)

Gracie Gold, of the United States, glides past the bench during her free skate on Apr 23, 2016, during the Team Challenge figure skating event in Spokane, Washington, United States. (Photo: Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review via AP)