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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong pose for a photo after signing a joint declaration on a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Australia and Singapore on June29, 2015 at the Istana, or Presidential Palace in Singapore.(AP/Wong Maye-E)

Pakistani police cordon off a house on the outskirts of Lahore on Jun 29, 2015, following a raid on property allegedly used by Taliban militants. Pakistani police and counter terrorism forces raided a house near the city of Lahore and killed four Taliban militants, officials said. (AFP/Rif Ali)

South Korean Marines come out from a landing craft during a landing exercise on the beach in Taean, South Korea on Jun 29, 2015. South Korean Navy and Marine held a joint landing drill on the west coast improving their military readiness to protect the Korean Peninsula. (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Civilians, army soldiers and police queue to vote in the opposition stronghold of Musaga in Bujumbura on Jun 29, 2015. Voting in Burundi's controversial elections opened despite a string of grenade attacks in polling stations. (Photo: AFP/Phil Moore)

An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier walks on the outskirts of Herat on Jun 29, 2015. At least 11 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban ambush in western Afghanistan, officials said, as security forces face their first fighting season without NATO combat support. (Photo: AFP/Aref Karimi)

An Israeli naval battle ship sails in the Mediterranean sea back to Ashdod port in Israel on Jun 29, 2015. Israel’s navy intercepted a vessel attempting to breach a naval blockade of Gaza early Monday and was redirecting it to an Israeli port, the military and the activists said. (AP/Ariel Schalit)

Elderly people, who usually get their pensions at the end of the month, wait outside a closed bank in Athens on Jun 29, 2015 as Greece cabinets decided that Greek banks remain shut for six business days and restrictions would be imposed on cash withdrawals. (Photo: AP/Petros Giannakouris)

Pope Francis celebrates a mass where he bestowed the Pallium, a woolen shawl symbolizing their bond to the pope, to new Metropolitan Archbishops, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Jun 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Sri Lankan batsman Dimuth Karunaratne bats against Pakistan during the fifth day of their second cricket test match in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Jun 29, 2015. Sri Lanka won the match by 7 wickets. (Photo: AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

A diver holds a Greek flag as other sit on the MS Zenobia shipwreck, a Swedish built ferry that capsized and sank off the coast of the Cypriot port city of Larnaca in 1979, as they participate in a "Mass Dive" event, consisting of over 120 divers, on Jun 28, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Emily Irving-Swift)

Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, leads AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Kingsford Charcoal Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on Jun 28, 2015 in Sonoma, California. (Photo: Jonathan Moore/Getty/AFP)

New York Mets' Steven Matz reacts after hitting a two-run single during the sixth inning of the baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on Jun 28, 2015, in New York. (Photo: AP/Seth Wenig)

Nepalese activists burn a copy of the draft constitution during a protest demanding citizenship in the mother's name in Kathmandu. (AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA)

A supporter of India’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or Common Man's Party, is detained by policemen during a protest against Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Smriti Irani and External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

The Swiss-made solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 prepares to take off from the international airport in Nagoya, Japan, headed for Hawaii. (AFP PHOTO/SOLAR IMPULSE)

A masked Tunisian soldier stands guard on the beach at the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis, where a terrorist attack took place. (AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD)

A policeman stands guard after a bomb attack that targeted Egypt's prosecutor general in the Heliopolis district of Cairo. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Policemen stand at the entrance of the Debrecen refugee camp in Debrecen, 230km from Budapest, Hungary. Police say they used tear gas to stop hundreds of refugees involved in a fight at a refugee camp in this eastern Hungarian city. (Zsolt Czegledi/MTI via AP)

A man jokes with the media after withdrawing the limit of €60 (US$67) at an ATM machine in central Athens, as Greece orders its banks to shut for one week and imposed capital controls. (AFP PHOTO/Louisa Gouliamaki)

A man working at the central fish market waits for customers in Athens, as Greece announces it will shut banks for a week and impose capital controls. (AFP PHOTO/Angelos Tzortzinis)

Sri Lankan batsman Dimuth Karunaratne bats against Pakistan during the fifth day of their second cricket Test match in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka won the match by seven wickets. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Belarus's Victoria Azarenka returns against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit during the women's singles first round match on day one of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London. (AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL)

The charred tail section of an Indonesian military C-130 Hercules aircraft is seen amid wrecked houses and a burning car following a crash in Medan. (AFP PHOTO/MUHAMMAD ZULFAN DALIMUNTHE)

Residents gather next to the crash site of a military Hercules plane in Medan, North Sumatra province, Indonesia. (AFP PHOTO/Muhammad ZULFAN DALIMUNTHE)

Relatives of victims grieve outside the Adam Malik hospital following an Indonesian Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft crash in Medan. (AFP PHOTO/ATAR)

NATO soldiers assess a wounded comrade at the site of a suicide attack on their military convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

A rainbow appears on the water sprayed from a fire engine as firemen extinguish a fire on a lumberyard at the south side of Beijing, China. The cause of the fire is under investigation and no casualties have been reported. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Journalists gather on a platform to take photos of a high-speed bullet train where a man set himself of fire, at Odawara station in Odawara, west of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Police and student protesters push each other during a demonstration against unelected soldiers who make up a quarter of parliamentary seats, in Yangon, Myanmar. (AFP PHOTO/YE AUNG THU)

People wait outside of KFC's first branch restaurant in Yangon. The fried chicken retailer, one of the world's largest restaurant chains, is the first major US fast food retailer to open in Myanmar. (AFP PHOTO/Ye Aung THU)

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands exchanges pleasantries with Filipino farmers during her visit to a pineapple farm at Silang township, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Two boys look at the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa. The explosion occurred near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital, causing dozens of casualties. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Cars and trucks are stuck in a traffic jam on a highway leading to the Channel tunnel after striking workers invaded the Eurotunnel train tracks in Calais, northern France, in a protest against job cuts. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

Luxembourg's Gilles Muller hits a return against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during the men's singles first round match on day two of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London. (AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK)

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel demonstrate during the open day of Stonecutter Island Navy Base in Hong Kong to mark the 18th anniversary of the Hong Kong handover to China in Hong Kong, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Kin Cheung)

Libyan protesters set a portrait of United Nations envoy Bernardino Leon on fire during a demonstration outside the General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli on July 1, 2015, against the UN-led negotiations to resolve the country's ongoing crisis. (Photo: AFP/Mahmud Turkia)

People walk past coffins prepared for the victims of a military plane that crashed onto a residential area on Tuesday, outside a hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Photo: AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Elderly people march demanding their entire pensions during a protest in Athens, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Pro-China supporters march with Chinese national flags during a rally to mark the 18th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)

People play football amongst lorries parked on both carriageways of the M20 in Ashford, Kent, as strike action in Calais continues on what is predicted to be the UK's hottest day of the year so far, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

Protesters hold numbers to symbolize 300000 signatures against the use of coal in fossil-fuel power stations in Germany during a demonstration by numerous ecological groups in front of the Chancellery in Berlin on July 1, 2015. (Photo: AFP/John MacDougall)

Members of the public enjoy the warm weather in central London on July 1, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Niklas Halle'n)

A decorated skull stands in front of a Hallstatt panorama photo during the press preview of the exhibition 'Salz Berg Werk - Schatzkammer der Alpen (Salt Mountain Mine – Treasury of the Alps) at the Museum for Archaeology in Chemnitz, Germany, on July 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Jens Meyer)

A USA supporter cheers for her team ahead of the semifinal football match between USA and Germany during their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on June 30, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Franck Fife)

Paraguay's forward Derlis Gonzalez (left) vies for the ball with Argentina's forward Angel Di Maria during their Copa America semifinal football match in Concepcion, Chile on June 30, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Juan Mabromata)

Chile's defender Mauricio Isla (left) and Peru's forward Paolo Guerrero jump for a header during their 2015 Copa America football championship semi-final match, in Santiago. (Photo: AFP/Pablo Porciuncula)

Indonesian Muslim men pray during Friday prayer at a market in Jakarta, Indonesia on Jun 26, 2015. During Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (Photo: AP/Achmad Ibrahim)

Indian school students hold placards during an event to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Kolkata on Jun 26, 2015. International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987. (AFP/Dibyangshu Sarkar)

Piles of seized drugs burn after being set on fire during a ceremony to mark the UN's "International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking" in Yangon on Jun 26, 2015. Officials from both Thailand and Myanmar were to torch tonnes of seized narcotics. (Photo: AFP/Ye Aung Thu)

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi answers questions during a European Union summit at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on Jun 26, 2015. (Photo: AFP/John Thys)

Thai officials check packs of confiscated narcotics before destroying them marking the UN's International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking in Ayutthaya province on Jun 26, 2015. More than 9,000 kg of confiscated narcotics with an estimated value of US$588 million. (AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is cheered by children waving British flags as she walks across the Pariser Platz near Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate on Jun 26, 2015 on her way to leave Berlin. British Queen Elizabeth II ends her three-day visit to Germany. (Photo: AFP/Pool/John Macdougall)

Supporters hold up the party flag as Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza addresses a crowd during the official start of the 2015 electoral campaign by the The National Council for the Defense of Democracy–Forces for the Defense of Democracy party in Bujumbura on Jun 26, 2015. (AFP/Landry Nshimiye)

Andrea Iannoner of Italy powers his Ducati during the free practice of the Dutch MotoGP Grand Prix, in Assen, northern Netherlands on Jun 25, 2015. (Photo: AP/Vincent Jannink)

Palestinian men walk past a section of Israel's separation barrier to cross the Qalandia checkpoint on their way to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem on the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Jun 26, 2015.(AP/Majdi Mohammed)

A windmill is decorated with yellow banners as notice of the Tour de France in Montfoort, on Jun 25, 2015. The second stage of the cycling race comes along this city as the Grand Depart of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race will start off on Jul 4, 2015 in Utrecht. (AFP/ANP/Bas Czerwinski)

Sri Lankan cricketer Kaushal Silva (L) runs between wickets during the second day of the second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on Jun 26, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi)

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros runs to first base after hitting a double in the eighth inning of their game against the New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park on Jun 25, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP)

Mount Sinabung spews hot molten lava from its crater in this photo taken using long exposure in Perteguhan, North Sumatra, Indonesia on Jun 27, 2015. The volcano has spewed hot lava almost daily since its alert status was raised early this month to the highest level. (Photo: AP/Binsar Bakkara)

A Sri Lankan vendor displays newspapers for sale at a stall in Colombo on Jun 27, 2015. Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena ordered the immediate dismissal of parliament, clearing the way for a snap election 10 months ahead of schedule. (Photo: AFP/Ishara S. Kodikara)

Guests prepare for the start of the Coronation Taumafa Kava ceremony for King Tupou VI of Tonga in Nuku'alofa on Jun 27, 2015. Tonga mark the celebration of the upcoming coronation with an ancient ceremony involving the mildly narcotic drink kava. (Photo: AFP/Pesi Fonua/Matangi Tonga)

Nepalese people release balloons in memory of those who died in the Apr 25 and May 12 earthquakes, at a damaged area of Durbar Square in Kathmandu on Jun 27, 2015. Nepalese citizens released over 8,800 balloons honoring the victims of the devastating earthquake two months ago. (AFP/ Prakash Mathema)

A Chinese policeman points with his handheld radio as another policeman escorts a demonstrator onto a bus outside the municipal government headquarters in Shanghai on Jun 27, 2015. Authorities are trying to prevent protest by deploying heavy police force and hauling away demonstrators. (Photo: AP)

A girl tags colorful strips of paper messages to bamboo branch at Zojoji temple during the celebration of Tanabata in Tokyo on Jun 27, 2015. According to legend, deities Orihime (Vega) and her lover Hikoboshi (Altair), separated by Milky Way allowed to meet only once a year Jul 7. (AP/Koji Sasahara)

A man grabs the barrel of the weapon from a Burundi policeman during a scuffle with residents angered by a search operation in the of the Cibitoke neighbourhood of Bujumbura on Jun 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Marco Longari)

Tourists comfort each other after the mass shooting in the resort town of Sousse on Jun 26, 2015. At least 3 people, including foreigners, were killed at a Tunisian beach resort packed with holidaymakers, in the North African country's worst attack in recent history. (Photo: AFP/Fethi Belaid)

Pakistan cricketer Ahmed Shehzad (L) plays a shot as Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal and teammate Angelo Mathews look on during the third day of the second Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the P. Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on Jun 27, 2015. (AFP/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi)

San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey swings and misses during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Jun 26, 2015, in San Francisco. Rockies catcher Nick Hundley is at right. (Photo: AP/George Nikitin)

Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska in action during her victory over Sloane Stephens of the United States during day seven of the international women's tournament at Eastbourne, England on Jun 26, 2015. (Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA via AP) 

Carmelita Jeter is helped up by Jeneba Tarmoh and Tianna Bartoletta after an injury in the Women's 100 Meter Dash Final during day two of the 2015 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field on Jun 26, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP)

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (C) lays a small cross with Jordan Scott, 10 (L)and Ary White, 11 (2nd-R) both of Australia, at a grave as he pays his respects to the war dead of both WWI and WWII at the Kranji Commonwealth War Memorial on Jun 28, 2015 in Singapore. (Photo: AP/Joseph Nair)

Cambodian Prime Minister and president of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) Hun Sen (L) speaks to Interior Minister and Vice president of CPP Sar Kheng (R) during a Cambodian People's Party (CPP) ceremony marking the 64th founding anniversary in Phnom Penh on June 28, 2015. (AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

This frame grab from video footage provided by Apple Daily from reader Miss Huang on Jun 28, 2015 shows revelers being engulfed by flames at the Formosa Fun Coast water park in Pali district, in New Taipei City, on Jun 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Apple Daily/Miss Huang)

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou shakes hands with a recuperating patient at a local hospital in Taipei on Jun 28, 2015 following a fireball at a water park that injured hundreds. Witnesses described the scene at a Taiwan water park as "hell" after a ball of fire ripped through a crowd. (AFP/CNA/POOL)

An exile Tibetan child (C) in a traditional attire joins elders to perform a dance as part of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday celebrations, in Bangalore, India on Jun 28, 2015. (Photo: AP/Aijaz Rahi)

Neighbours and relatives gather at the home of Abdul Masumbuko, a man allegedly killed when the grenade he was handling exploded in his hands, in the Jabe neighbourhood of Bujumbura on Jun 28, 2014. (Photo: AFP/Marco Longari)

Kenyan Muslim children are taught verses of Quran, Islam's holy book, by a religious teacher on the 11th day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at a Madrassa (Religion School), in Nairobi, Kenya on Jun 28 2015. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy month of Ramadan. (AP/Sayyid Azim)

A man playing spinning top during a public sport campaign to promote exercise organized by the city government at Garden Expo Park in Beijing on Jun 28, 2015. The campaign is to encourage people exercise to support Beijing’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. (Photo: AP/Andy Wong)

Boxer Rodney Hernandez (L) fights Julian Pollard (R) during BKB 3, Big Knockout Boxing, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Jun 27, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The campionship fight ended with Julian Pollard as victor by unanimous decision. (Photo: Scott McDermott/Getty Images/AFP)

San Diego Padres center fielder Will Venable (R) and shortstop Alexi Amarista come up short while trying to catch a bloop-single hit by Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb in the second inning of a baseball game on Jun 27, 2015, in San Diego. (Photo: AP/Lenny Ignelzi)

Ryan Briscoe (L) flips through the infield grass near Ryan Hunter-Reay on Jun 27, 2015, during the IndyCar auto race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. (Photo: AP/Will Lester)

In this image provided by Benoit Photo, Prize Exhibit, with Santiago Gonzalez aboard, wins the Grade III US$100,000 Senorita Stakes horse race on Jun 27, 2015, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (Photo: Benoit Photo via AP)