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Visitors pray as Thai dancers perform at the Erawan Shrine at Rajprasong intersection, the scene of last week's bombing, in Bangkok, Thailand on Aug 24, 2015, one week after last Monday's bombing at the capital's revered Erawan Shrine. (Photo: AP/Charles Dharapak)

Residents and motorists make their way through a flooded street due to heavy rains brought about by Typhoon Goni in Candon City, Philippines on Aug 24, 2015. A weakened typhoon was heading towards the southern Japanese island of Okinawa after leaving at least 14 dead in the Philippines. (Photo: AFP)

Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers at a temple on the Least Day Of Sawan Somvar in Allahabad, India on Aug 24, 2015. (Photo: AP/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

South Korean army ride on a truck in Paju, south of the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas, South Korea on Aug 24, 2015. Marathon negotiations by senior officials from the Koreas stretched into a third day as the rivals tried to pull back from the brink. (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

US military personnel gather at the scene of a blast at the US Army Sagami General Depot in the city of Sagamihara, Tokyo on Aug 24, 2015. A blast ripped through a warehouse at a US military post sending sparks shooting into the sky but there were no reports of injuries. (Photo: AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

French President Francois Hollande (L) welcomes Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel (R) on Aug 24, 2015 prior to a reception at the Elysee Palace in Paris, in honor of the three young Americans and a British man after they overpowered the train attacker. (Photo: AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard)

An Afghan migrant family walk through a railways near the town of Preservo on Aug 24, 2015. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will hold talks in Berlin to give a fresh impetus to the EU's response in dealing with the situation. (Photo: AFP/Armend Nimani)

Waste management workers piling garbage a day after a violent protests against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon on Aug 24, 2015. Organizers that have captivated the Lebanese capital postponed demonstrations after a night of violent clashes with police. (Photo: AP/Bilal Hussein)

India's Umesh Yadav, center, celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews with his team mates during the fifth day of the second test cricket match between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Aug 24, 2015. (Photo: AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Japan's judoka Haruna Asami (white) competes with Maryna Cherniak from Ukraine during the women’s qualification match, in the -48 kg category at the the IJF Judo World Championship in Astana on Aug 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Vasily Maximov)

Lydia Ko of New Zealand, kisses the trophy after winning the Canadian Pacific Women's Open golf tournament at Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, British Columbia on Aug 23, 2015. (Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Nicholas Lucena of the USA sets the Mikasa as Philip Dalhausser looks on during the 2015 ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball at the TrueCar Course at Alamitos Beach on Au 23, 2015 in Long Beach, California. (Photo: Robert Laberge/Getty Images/AFP)

South Korean presidential security adviser Kim Kwan-jin and Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo shake hands with Hwang Pyong-so, North Korea's top political officer, and Kim Yang-gon, a senior North Korean official at Panmunjom. (The South Korean Unification Ministry via AP)

Anti-North Korean activists shout slogans as they protest on the Unification Bridge that leads to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea in Paju. (AFP PHOTO/Ed Jones)

French President Francois Hollande (2nd L) awards France's top Legion d'Honneur medal to off-duty US serviceman Spencer Stone (2nd R), as US serviceman Alek Skarlatos applauds, in recognition of their bravery after they overpowered a gunman in a train attack. (AFP/POOL/MICHEL EULER)

Firefighters work to cool hotspots left from a wildfire in Chelan, Washington, as wildfires rage in the drought-stricken region. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

One of the giant panda cubs is examined by veterinarians after being born at Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, USA. (Becky Malinsky/Smithsonian's National Zoo via AP) 

Lebanese riot police fire tear gas towards protesters during clashes following a demonstration, organised by "You Stink" campaign, to protest against the ongoing country's trash crisis in the capital Beirut. (AFP PHOTO/STR)

Migrants wait while Macedonian police allow them to cross into Macedonia on the Greece-Macedonia border near to the town of Gevgelija. (AFP PHOTO/ROBERT ATANASOVSKI)

Emergency services work the scene of Aug 22 air crash on the A27 road near Shoreham in southeatern England. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud (L) vies for the ball with Liverpool's James Milner during the English Premier League football match at Emirates stadium in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates winning the final of the women's 100 metres athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing, China. (AFP PHOTO/OLIVIER MORIN)

Japan’s Haruna Asami (white) competes with Argentina's Paula Pareto during the women’s gold medal match, in the -48kg category at the Judo World Championships in Astana. (AFP PHOTO/JACK GUEZ)

India's Amit Mishra (R) celebrates taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal (unseen) with his teammates during the fifth day of the second Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Passengers wait for the resumption of service for the Shinkansen bullet train at the Hakata station in Fukuoka, Japan's southern island of Kyushu. Typhoon Goni lands in southwestern Japan, hitting transportation and electricity. (AFP PHOTO/JIJI PRESS)

A visitor reads messages on ribbons wishing for the reunification of the two Koreas at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, which separates the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Local residents standing on Bassac river bridge watch a fire in a squatter community at Tonle Bassac river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. An official says about 36 families lost their homes at the river bank in Phnom Penh's Chbar Ampov district. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

A currency trader calculates Malaysian ringgit notes at a currency exchange store in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Malaysian ringgit continues its free fall on Aug 25, 2015, hitting a 17-year low. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

Clashes were reported in parts of the city of Ahmadabad, India, after tens of thousands of members of the Gujarat’s Patel community held a rally demanding affirmative action for better access to education and employment. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

The demolished 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra. The UN cultural agency UNESCO calls the destruction of the temple by the Islamic State militants a war crime. (Islamic State social media account via AP)

Migrants near the southern Serbian village of Miratovac travel on foot from Macedonia to Presevo in Serbia. At least 2,000 more migrants flooded overnight into Serbia in a desperate journey to try and go on to Hungary. (AFP PHOTO/ARMEND NIMANI)

Lava flows out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano, one of the world's most active volcanoes, as it erupts on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean. (AFP PHOTO/RICHARD BOUHET)

Valencia's French midfielder Sofiane Feghouli (L) vies with Monaco's French midfielder Jeremy Toulalan (R) during the UEFA Champions League playoff football match at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. (AFP PHOTO/JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET)

Japan’s Misato Nakamura (blue) competes with Romania’s Andreea Chitu during the women’s gold medal match, in the -52kg category at the Judo World Championships in Astana. (AFP PHOTO/JACK GUEZ)

Australia's Dani Samuels competes in the final of the women's discus throw athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing, China. (AFP PHOTO/FRANCK FIFE)

France's Kafetien Gomis competes in the final of the men's long jump athletics event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing, China. (AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS)

Filipino-Chinese tycoon and owner of flag carrier Philippine Airlines Lucio Tan (R) smiles next to his wife Carmen (C) and daughter-in-law Julie Tan (L) at a restaurant in Manila on Aug 27, 2015. Tan is listed by Forbes magazine as the fourth richest man in the Philippine. (Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe)

Student protesters Joshua Wong (L) and Nathan Law (C) talk to the media outside the Wanchai police station in Hong Kong on Aug 27, 2015. The students reported to police for investigation into their participation in the 2014 pro-democracy Occupy movement. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez)

A Chinese investor walks past a display of the Shanghai Composite Index at a brokerage in Beijing. (Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan)

Visitors to Tiananmen Square walk past decorations set up ahead of the Sept 3 massive military parade commemorating the end of World War II in Beijing on Aug 27, 2015. China says the parade is about marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender. (Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan)

Indian Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi (C) greets saffron farmers at a rally in Pampore on Aug 27,2015. The Congress leader, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, addressed an audience of saffron growers. (Photo: AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

Balloons of the installation "Heartbeat" are seen at Covent Garden Market in London on Aug 27, 2015. "Heartbeat" is French artist Charles Petillon’s first public art installation and his first ever live work outside of France, uniting modern art with world-class architecture. (AP/Frank Augstein)

Ukrainian scouts patrol a neutral zone to survey the position of pro-Russian rebels in the Lugansk region on Aug 27, 2015. Ties between the EU and Russia remain at their lowest ebb over the conflict in Ukraine, ahead of a series of key talks. (Photo: AFP/Anatoli Stepanov)

Refugees walk through a field after crossing from Serbia to Hungary, in Roszke on Aug 27, 2015. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary. (Photo: AP/Darko Bandic)

Sri Lanka's Dushmantha Chameera delivers a ball during a practice session ahead of their third test cricket match against India in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Aug 27, 2015. The third test cricket match begins Friday, Aug 28. (Photo: AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Belarus's Aliaksandr Stsiashenka (white) fights against Portugal's Carlos Luz during the men’s qualification match, in the -81kg category at the the IJF Judo World Championship in Astana, on Aug 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jack Guez)

United States' Brianna Rollins, left, and Britain's Cindy Ofili compete in a round one heat of the women’s 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing on Aug 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Kin Cheung)

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Bo Schultz works against the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning of a baseball game on Aug 26, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. The Blue Jays won 12-4. (Photo: AP/Tony Gutierrez)

A Royal Malaysian policewoman (C) adjusts her helmet during the rehearsals for the upcoming National Day celebrations at the Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur on Aug 28, 2015. Malaysia will celebrate its 58th National Day on Aug 31. (Photo: AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha (3rd L) bows in front of the colours as Philippine President Benigno Aquino (L) looks on as they review an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony in the Malacanang Palace grounds in Manila on Aug 28, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe)

Giang Son, deputy head of the president's office, speaks during a press conference to announce the presidential amnesty decision in Hanoi on Aug 28, 2015. Vietnam said it will free more than 18,200 prisoners to mark its Sep 2 independence day celebrations. (Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam)

U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice (L) takes part in talks with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (R) at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Aug 28, 2015. (Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan, Pool)

An injured Indian civilian of cross border firing arrives at the Government Medical College hospital in Jammu, India on Aug 28, 2015. Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire overnight in the divided region of Kashmir. (Photo: AP/Channi Anand)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures as he makes his opening remarks during the World Assembly for Women conference in Tokyo on Aug 28, 2015. Japan kicked off the conference, as Abe moves to boost the role of females in the world's third largest economy. (Photo: AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Aug 28, 2015 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) attending an enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK). (Photo: AFP/KCNA via KNS)

Syrian refugees run after entering Hungary from Serbia through a barbed wire fence on Aug 28, 2015. Hungary deployed police reinforcements to rein in an unrelenting flow of migrants across its porous border, but refugee activists said the effort appeared futile in a nation. (Photo: AP/Darko Bandic)

India's Cheteshwar Pujara plays a shot against Sri Lanka on the day one of their third test cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Aug 28, 2015. (Photo: AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Japan's Keisuke Ushiro competes in the men’s shot put decathlon at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing on Aug 28, 2015. (Photo: AP/Kin Cheung)

Sweden's Marcus Nyman (blue) fights against Mongolia's Otgonbaatar Lkhagvasuren during their men’s qualification bout, in the -90 kg category at the the IJF Judo World Championship in Astana, on Aug 28, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Vasily Maximov)

Thomaz Bellucci, of Brazil, returns a shot from Malek Jaziri, of Tunisia, during a quarterfinal in the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Aug 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Chuck Burton)

South Korean army's Surion helicopter fires flare shells during the South Korea-US joint military live-fire drills at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea, near the border with North Korea. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Vasyl Hrytsak, Head of the Security Service of Ukraine, presents evidences of the Russian troops presence on the east of Ukraine during a press conference in Kiev. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

The Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant unit OL3 and the reactor hall in Eurajoki, western Finland. Testing of Finland's troubled EPR nuclear reactor is to begin in February 2016. (AFP/Lehtikuva/Martti Kainulainen)

A migrant boy looks through a window onboard a train for Serbia at the new transit center for migrants at the border line between Greece and Macedonia near the town of Gevgelija. (AFP/Robert Atanasovki)

A firefighter sprays water on a garbage pile that caught fire in the Lebanese capital capital Beirut. With no replacement for the country's largest landfill, the trash crisis sparked protests and calls for the government's resignation. (AFP/Joseph Eid)

Hundreds of teachers hold a protest at the Independencia square, in Uruguay. The mass protest was held to demand the government to abolish a recent decree declaring the "essentiality" of public education services, amid a struggle for an increased education budget. (AFP/Pablo Porciuncula)

Members of the NGO Rio da Paz hold a banner that reads " Who Killed the 19?" during a demonstration in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Nineteen people were killed after a wave of overnight shootings in Osasco and Barueri, in the metropolitan area of Sao Paulo, that many blame on the police. (AFP/Nelson Almeida)

The inflatable sculpture "Poulpe" (Octopus) by French artists "Les Plasticiens Volants" is displayed at La Villette as part of the exhibition 'L'air des Geants", "The Air of the Giants", in Paris, France. (AP/Francois Mori)

Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon throws to first base to complete a double play during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Miami. (AP/Wilfredo Lee)

Jamaica's Danielle Williams (4R) clears a hurdle on her way to winning the gold medal in the women's 100m hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. (AP/Andy Wong)

Lexi Thomspon tees off on the 7th hole during the second round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill in Prattville, Alabama. (AFP/Todd Warshaw)

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, with exercise rider George Alvarez up, works out at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. (AP/Hans Pennink)

Iranian security forces stand guard outside the British embassy during Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond's visit on Aug 23, 2015 in the capital Tehran. Hammond reopened his country's embassy in a long-awaited step signalling better relations four years. (Photo: AFP/Atta Kenara)

Indian police clash with supporters of the hardline faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Confrence (APHC) during a protest following the house arrest of APHC leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Srinagar on Aug 23, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

Macedonian police let migrants cross the border near a train station in Idomeni, northern Greece on Aug 23, 2015. Macedonian police let small groups of migrants cross the border as many still continue to arrive from Greece at the border with Macedonia. (Photo: AP/Darko Vojinovic)

French member of the European parliament and Left Party (Front de Gauche, FG) President Jean-Luc Melenchon gestures as he speaks to journalists before meeting with the former Greek finance minister in Paris on Aug 23, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Thomas Samson)

A South Korean army soldier walks as his colleague soldiers stand guard on Unification Bridge, near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea on Aug 23, 2015. The first high-level talks in nearly a year between South and North Korea were adjourned. (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

A Nepalese vendor sits in front of shuttered shops during a strike called by the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) demanding secularism in the new constitution, in Kathmandu on Aug 23, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Prakash Mathema)

Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam speaks during a press conference on Aug 23, 2015 at the Grand Serail, Beirut, a day after clashes erupted between Lebanese security forces and demonstrators calling for a solution to weeks of uncollected rubbish. (Photo: AFP/Anwar Amro)

Frankfurt's defender Bastian Oczipka and Augsburg's midfielder Alexander Esswein (L) vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match Eintracht Frankfurt v FC Augsburg, on Aug 22, 2015 in Frankfurt/Main. (Photo: AFP/Daniel Roland)

India's Ajinkya Rahane plays a shot during the fourth day's play of the second test cricket match between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Aug 23, 2015. (Photo: AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Nadine Visser of the Netherlands competes in women's javelin throw heptathlon at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing on Aug 23, 2015. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts during a semifinal match against Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament on Aug 22, 2015, in Mason, Ohio. Williams defeated Svitolina 6-4, 6-3. (Photo: AP/John Minchillo)