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The International Space Station (ISS) crew of Alexander Gerst of Germany (L), Maxim Surayev of Russia (C) and Reid Wiseman of the US rest after landing in a remote area near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan. (AFP/Pool/Shamil Zhumatov)

Members of Front Pembela Islam (FPI) or Islamic Defenders Front march towards Jakarta parliament building during a protest in Jakarta. (AFP/Adek Berry)

Members of a Thai bomb squad unit inspect the site of a roadside bomb blast triggered by suspected separatist militants in Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat. (AFP/ Madaree Tohlala)

US President Barack Obama (C) smiles during a meeting with leaders from the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the US embassy in Beijing. Top leaders and ministers of the 21-member APEC grouping are meeting in Beijing from November 7 to 11. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

Colombian Nasa native guards escort seven alleged FARC members accused of murdering two leaders of their tribe, during a trial conducted by the tribe's leading authorities in Toribio, department of Cauca, Colombia. (AFP/Luis Robaya)

British banker Rurik Jutting, charged with the grisly murders of two women, smiles as he sits in a prison van leaving the eastern court in Hong Kong. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

Members of a Chinese guard of honour prepare for the arrival of US President Barack Obama ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit at the airport in Beijing, China. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

Israeli riot police officers clash with Israeli Arabs during a protest over the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Arab Israeli who appeared in video footage to be retreating from police, in the Arab village of Kfar Kana, northern Israel.  (AP/Ariel Schalit)

A crowd invades the Interlagos race track after the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany won the Brazilian GP, closing in on his Mercedes teammate in the Formula One title race. (AP/Felipe Dana)

French skipper Loick Peyron celebrates in Pointe-à-Pitre after winning the Route du Rhum sailing race in record time. Peyron led the solo race between Saint-Malo to Pointe-a-Pitre, in the French West Indies. (AFP/Nicolas Derne)

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (L) drives past Phoenix Suns forward Anthony Tolliver (C) and guard Isaiah Thomas in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, in Phoenix. (AFP/Rick Scuteri)

The three Motorcycle World Champions pose for a selfie after the Valencia Motorcycle GP, the last race of the season, at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Cheste near Valencia. (L to R) Esteve Rabat of Spain, Marc Marquez of Spain and Alex Marquez of Spain. (AP/Alberto Saiz)

Participants stand with their hands placed on a car during day 4 of the Subaru Challenge at the Ngee Ann City Plaza in Singapore on Nov 11, 2014. (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

Relatives of victims attend a memorial ceremony on Nov 10, 2014 in Amsterdam, for the 298 people who died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine in July 2014. (Photo: AFP/Frank Van Beek)

Thai Muslim students hold Thai national flags as they parade during an anti-violence campaign in Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat on Nov 11, 2014.  (Photo: AFP/Madaree Tohlala)

US President Barack Obama (C), Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (R) and Canadian Minister of Trade Ed Fast (L) join other world leaders during a tree planting ceremony at Friendship Lawn, Yanqi Lake for the APEC Summit in Beijing. (Photo: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Farmers collect grain near the Nay Pi Taw International Airport. Myanmar faces scrutiny this week over fears its reforms have hit the buffers as US President Obama joins global leaders in the city, with the country's transition towards democracy entering a pivotal phase. (Photo: AFP/Ye Aung Thu)

Cambodian security guards arrest a land rights activist from Boeung Kak lakeside community during a protest in front of Phnom Penh municipal court. (Photo:  AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

Students, peasants and other Mexicans confront the riot police during a protest against the suspected massacre of 43 missing Mexican students, in the proximity of Acapulco's airport, in Mexico's Guerrero State. (Photo: AFP/Pedro Pardo)

Paramedics treat an Israeli soldier after he was stabbed in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo: AP/Israel Ben Ami) 

Australian veterans and soldiers observe a minutes silence at the Cenotaph national war memorial to pay tribute to the Commonwealth war dead on Armistice Day in Sydney. Armistice Day on Nov 11 is the anniversary of the 1918 signing of the peace that ended fighting in WWI. (Photo: AFP/Peter Parks)

A column of tanks drive from a rebel-territory to Donetsk near the town of Shakhtarsk, eastern Ukraine. New unidentified armoured columns rumbled toward the pro-Moscow rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine as fears grew of a return to all-out fighting in the region. (Photo: AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

A visitor takes a picture of the near completed ceramic poppy art installation by artist Paul Cummins entitled "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" in the dry moat of the Tower of London in London. (Photo: AP/Matt Dunham)

Utah Jazz centre Enes Kanter (R) blocks the shot of Indiana Pacers forward Luis Scola during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis. The Pacers defeated the Jazz 97-86. ((Photo: AP/Michael Conroy) 

South Korean armoured army vehicles cross a floating bridge on the Nam Han River during an annual military exercise in Yeoju, South Korea. The drill is part of the annual "Hokuk Exercise" that the South Korean military launched on Nov 10 to bolster its defence posture. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

A man checks his mobile phone as he sits on a sofa at an encampment of pro-democracy protesters in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong. Hong Kong bailiffs and police are planning to take action at pro-democracy protest sites in the city as pressure grows on demonstrators to leave. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

Masked teachers detain a police officer during clashes in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero state, Mexico. Supporters of 43 missing college students have kept up the protests that have blocked major highways and set government buildings ablaze in recent weeks. (AP/Alejandrino Gonzalez)

US President Barack Obama (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping drink a toast at a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Obama is on a state visit after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. (AP/POOL/Greg Baker)

A right-wing nationalist protester is hit by a police water cannon during a far-right annual march that coincides with Poland's National Independence Day in Warsaw. Poland's National Independence Day commemorates the anniversary of the Restoration of a Polish State in 1918. (AFP/Janek Skarzynski)

Members of the Syrian Civil Defence run to an area hit by an alleged air strike by Syrian government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Syria's government has responded with "constructive interest" to a UN proposal to suspend fighting in Aleppo, a UN envoy said. (AFP/Zein Al-Rifai)

Girls from the Pacific island nation of Tonga take part in a traditional dance after arriving in Sydney, Australia. Traditional Pacific island canoes sailed into Sydney Harbour after a vast journey across the ocean, bringing an urgent message to the world about climate change. (AFP/Peter Parks)

A US Flag flies over war veterans' tombstones at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California. The US celebrated Veterans Day in honour of those who have served in the nation's military. (AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

An Indian fisherman rows his boat towards his fishing nets on a misty morning on the outskirts of Sivasagar district, in eastern Assam state. Temperatures country-wide are slowly dropping as winter is setting in. (AFP/Luit Chalifa)

Pakistani batsman Younis Khan hits a shot during the fourth day of the first Test match against New Zealand at the Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. (AFP/Aamir Qureshi)

Sacramento Kings' Ben McLemore (L) goes up for a shot in front of Dallas Mavericks' Al-Farouq Aminu in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas. (AP/Tony Gutierrez)

French skipper Francis Joyon crosses the finish line on his Ultime class multihull "Idec Sport" to come in 6th during the 10th edition of the Route du Rhum sailing race in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, in the French West Indies. (AFP/ Nicolas Derne)

Australians bury their heads in the sands of iconic Bondi Beach to send a message to Prime Minister Tony Abbott about the dangers of climate change. (Photo: AFP/350.org/Tim Cole)

A visitor poses for photos in front of a "Brisbane" artwork along the Brisbane River bank on Nov 13, 2014, ahead of the G20 Summit. Brisbane will host the G20 Leadership Summit from Nov 15-16. (Photo: AFP/Peter Parks)

A model of the landing module "Philae" is pictured at the ESA/ESOC (European Space Agency /European Space Operation Center) in Darmstadt. (Photo: AFP/Daniel Roland)

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (L) and Indonesia's President Joko Widodo arrive for the ASEAN-US Summit at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw on Nov 13, 2014. (Photo:  AFP/Mandel Ngan)

Image released by the US Geological Survey shows the house which was recently destroyed by lava (just below centre) in Pahoa, Hawaii. Lava bypassed the garage, which still stands (centre). Lava briefly entered the fish pond next to the house, before continuing downslope. (Photo: AFP/Handout/USGS)

A model poses next to missiles from the "Beijing Symbol of Power Technology Development Company", on display at the Airshow China 2014 in Zhuhai, in southern China's Guangdong province. The 10th Airshow China takes place from Nov 11-16. (Photo: AFP/Johannes Eisele)

Pro-democracy protesters hold a public debate in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong, more than a month after tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the streets demanding free leadership elections for the semi-autonomous Chinese city. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez)

Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Sergeant Al Lerner warns Arnold Abbott (L), a 90-year-old chef, that he will be cited for feeding the homeless in violation of a recently passed city law in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo: AFP/Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A firefighter is seen in front of vehicles set ablaze by protesters in Mexico's Chilpancingo, Guerrero State. Demonstrators, angry over the disappearance of 43 students, set fire to the Guerrero state congress in a new protest over the presumed massacre. (Photo: AFP/Pedro Pardo)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Ronnie Price (R) commits a flagrant-2 foul on New Orleans Pelicans guard Austin Rivers (25) as he drives to the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans. Price was ejected from the game, which the Pelicans won 109-102. (Photo: AP/Gerald Herbert)

Narcotics police escort alleged drug suspects in Indonesia's Tangerang, Banten province on Nov 12, 2014. The Indonesian national narcotics agency seized more than eight tonnes of marijuana in raids last month. (Photo: AP/Tatan Syuflana )

Entertainer and Navy veteran Bill Cosby (C) gestures as he listens to remarks during a Veterans Day ceremony  at the The All Wars Memorial to Coloured Soldiers and Sailors in Philadelphia. (Photo: AP/Matt Rourke)

US President Barack Obama embraces Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a press conference at her residence. Obama began talks with Suu Kyi, in a show of support for the opposition leader as the nation turns towards elections next year. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

A handout picture released by the Moroccan Royal Palace shows, Prince Moulay Rachid (L) and his wife Oum Keltoum Boufares, 27, posing with King Mohammed VI (C) during their wedding in Rabat. (AFP/HO/Moroccan Royal Palace)

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed by Australia's Attorney-General George Brandis (R) upon his arrival in Brisbane for the G20 Summit. Australia hosts the leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies for the G20 summit in Brisbane on Nov 15-16. (AFP/Patrick Hamilton/G20 Australia)

This November 13, 2014 image released by the US Geological Survey shows the inflation from the Kīlauea volcano which can occur within the core of a pāhoehoe flow, a tumulus, or domed hill, in Pahoa, Hawaii. (AFP/Handout/USGS)

Cambodian people shout slogans during a protest to demand the release of land rights activists in front of the National Assembly building in Phnom Penh.  (AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

This picture taken shows soldiers of the PLA attending a training session in Heihe, northeast China's Heilongjiang province. China has steadily increased its defence budget for years, with funding projected to rise more than 12 per cent to US$132 billion in 2014. (AFP)

Protesters dressed as world leaders in fibreglass heads and dressed in lifesaver uniforms highlighting the need to halve global inequality, pose on the banks of the Brisbane River ahead of the G20 Summit in Brisbane. (AFP/Peter Parks)

Palestinians carry a 100m long Palestinian flag during a rally in the West Bank city of Nablus, on the 10th anniversary to commemorate the death of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and to mark the Palestinian declaration of independence. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (C) is greeted with a traditional Maori welcome during an official welcoming ceremony at Government House in Auckland, New Zealand. (AFP/David Rowland) 

US actress Uma Thurman gives autographs as she arrives for the Bambi awards in Berlin. The Bambis are the main German media awards. (AFP/DPA /Jens Kalaene/Germany Out)

Demonstrators hold an Argentine flag as they head to Plaza de Mayo during a protest against the government of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP/Natacha Pisarenko)

Uruguay's Nicolas Lodeiro (L), fights for the ball with Costa Rica’s Yeltsin Tejeda during a friendly football match in Montevideo, Uruguay. (AP/Matilde Campodonico)

Armenian and Karabakh armed forces hold joint military exercises at a training ground near the town of Tigranakert in the unrecognized Republic of Karabakh. (AFP/Karen Minasyan)

Thousands of Yemenis from the south perform Friday prayers following a demonstration demanding for separation from the north in the southern city of Aden. Thousands rallied for independence in the main southern city of Aden waving the flags of the former South Yemen. (AFP)

Costumed pro-environment protesters stage a rally in Brisbane, Australia. Protesters staged rallies to coincide with the G20 event, on everything from inequality to corporate tax evasion to Aboriginal rights. (AP/Dean Saffron)

Protesters carry clocks to show time is running out during an Ebola protest event in Brisbane, Australia. Several protests have been organised in connection with the G20 summit. (AFP/Greg Wood)

Residents and tourists push a whale to try to return it to the ocean from Popoyo beach in Rivas, Nicaragua. They were unable to help the beached whale. (AP/Esteban Felix)

Palestinian youths practice their Parkour skills over the ruins of houses, which were destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants in the Gaza Strip, in Khan Yunis' Khuzaa neighbourhood in the southern Gaza Strip near the Israeli border. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)

The solar car of the Chilean team Esus competes during the second stage of the Atacama Solar Challenge, a solar car race in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, in Calama, 1500km north of Santiago. Twenty teams from five countries are participating in the five-day 1200km race. (AFP/Martin Bernetti)

An Afghan shop owner carries a water container as he attempts to extinguish a raging fire at the central market of Mazar-i-Sharif. More than 200 shops were destroyed with no casualties reported as a fire swept through a clothes market in the northern Afghan city. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

 Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the ATP World No 1 Award trophy after it was presented to him following his Group A singles match win against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych on day six of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London. (AFP/Glyn Kirk)

British rally driver Elfyn Evans and his British co-driver Daniel Barritt in their Ford Fiesta RS WRC compete in the Hafren Sweet Lamb special stage of the 2014 Wales GB Rally in the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship, in Newtown, Wales. (AFP/Geoff Caddick)

South Korea's Rebeka Kim and Kirill Minov perform during their short ice dance at the ISU Grand Prix Figure skating Rostelekom Cup in Moscow, Russia. (AFP/Yuri Kabobnov)

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (C) drives to the basket against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston. (AP/Charles Krupa)

A general view shows balloons fly over Independence Monument during a ceremony marking Independence Day in Phnom Penh. Cambodia is celebrating the 61th anniversary of its independence from France. (AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

Palestinian youths, one holding a national flag, appear through a hole they broke in the controversial Israeli separation wall in the West Bank village of Bir Nabala between Jerusalem and Ramallah as celebrations mark 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. (AFP/Abbas Momani)

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter uses a scope to measure the distance during fighting against Islamic State (IS) group in the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane. US-led air strikes hit militant positions in the north and east of Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. (AFP/Ahmed Deeb)

Iraqis stand in the aftermath of a car bomb explosion that targeted the mostly Shiite Sadr City district of northeast Baghdad. A wave of car bombs struck Shiite-majority areas of Baghdad the previous day killing at least 33 people, security and medical officials said. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

A firefighter puts out a burning vehicle set on fire by rural college students, outside the Governor's Palace in Guerrero's state capital, Chilpancingo, Mexico. Suspects in the disappearance of the 43 college students have confessed to murdering the youths at a landfill. (AP/Alejandrino Gonzalez)

Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders attends a ceremony at Kharkiv airport, as five coffins containing remains of victims of flight MH17 are to be transported to Eindhoven, Netherlands. (AFP/ANP/Evert-Jan Daniels)

A great egret flies over Cocibolca Lake also known as Lake Nicaragua, in Granada, Nicaragua. The Cocibolca Foundation, a local conservation group, organised this weekend a two-day international bird festival to promote Nicaragua as a birdwatching destination. (AP/Esteban Felix)

A biker performs in an acrobatic jump with a motorbike, at the EICMA exhibition motorcycling fair in Milan, Italy. (AP/Luca Bruno)

Sergey Kovalev of Russia (L) fights Bernard Hopkins of the US fights during their IBF, WBA and WBO light heavyweight title bout at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Kovalev defeated Hopkins. (AFP/Jewel Samad)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (L) grabs a rebound against Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta. (AP/John Amis)

Pakistani cricketer Ahmed Shahzad (R) plays a shot as New Zealand wicketkeeper B J Watling looks on during the first day of the first Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. (AFP/Aamir Qureshi)

Australia's cycling team competes during the UCI Cycling track World Cup Men's team Pursuit final in Guadalajara, Mexico. (AFP/Hector Guerrero)