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Police push back a pro-democracy activist, seen holding a toy tank, after she taunted pro-China demonstrators gathered to counter-protest a pro-democracy rally ahead of the anniversary of the Jun 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, in Hong Kong. (TENGKU BAHAR/AFP)

Philippines' President-elect Rodrigo Duterte (L) shakes hands with boxing icon and newly-elected Senator Manny Pacquiao at a meeting in Davao in southern island of Mindanao. (MANMAN DEJETO/AFP)

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (C) join activists in Ruislip, northwest London, to support the pro-Europe campaign called 'Irish4Europe' and raise awareness that Irish citizens living in the UK can vote in the EU referendum on Jun 23, 2016. (DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP)

A resident, who lives near the Brazos River, leaves her flooded home in Richmond, Texas. (Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Rescue teams investigate the site of a fire in the village of Litochky. Seventeen people died when a makeshift home for elderly people outside the Ukrainian capital Kiev caught fire in the early hours of May 29. (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP)

South African policemen prevent ruling party African National Congress members to approach opposition radical leftist party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) during an official local election campaign launch at the Esikhawini Shopping Centre in south of Durban. (RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP)

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies distributes gifts to children in Pedernales, Ecuador. Ecuador is attempting to rebuild after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed some 700 people on Apr 16, 2016. (RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain sprays champagne as he celebrates after winning the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

The car of Renault driver Jolyon Palmer of Britain is removed from the circuit after crashing during the Formula One Grand Prix at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne is bowled by England's Moeen Ali during day three of the second Test match at the Emirates Riverside, in Chester-Le-Street, England. (Owen Humphreys / PA via AP) 

Japan's Kei Nishikori serves the ball in his fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against France's Richard Gasquet at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Milda Valciukaite and Donata Vistartaite from Lithuania compete at the Women's Double Sculls Final race at the Rowing World Cup on Lake Rotsee in Lucerne, Switzerland. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)

South Korea's president Park Geun-hye receives a salute from the Kenyan Air Force commander at the Nairobi State House in Kenya on May 31, 2016. Park arrived in Kenya for a two-day state visit during which she is expected to discuss business and trade opportunities. (Photo: AP/Sayyid Abdul Azim)

Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe (L) meets with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 31, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Kim Kyung-Hoon/POOL)

Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev (R) shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Astana, Kazakstan on May 31, 2016. President Putin meets in Astana with the leaders of other former Soviet states that are members of the Eurasian Economic Union. (Photo: Alexei Druzhinin/Pool/AP)

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko attends a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine on May 31, 2016. Savchenko appeared for her first session at the Ukrainian parliament as a lawmaker in former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's party. (Photo: AP/Efrem Lukatsky)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, on May 31, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Dan Balilty/POOL)

Defendant Kevin Dahlgren (C) charged with quadruple murder is escorted to the courtroom for his trial on May 31, 2016 in Brno, Czech Republic. The US-citizen is accused of killing four of his relatives in the Czech Republic and then trying to incinerate their bodies. (Photo: AFP/Radek Mica)

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo (L) poses with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during their meeting on May 31, 2016 in Warsaw. In a few weeks, Poland will hosts a NATO summit. (Photo: AFP/Janek Skarzynski)

A labour union member takes a photo with his mobile phone of a pile of tyres set ablaze at a filtering roadblock close to the entrance of the Total refinery of Donges, western France, on May 31, 2016, to protest against the government's planned labour law reforms. (Photo: AFP/Loic Venance)

Hungarian national team player Peter Gulacsi attends a training session of Hungarian national football team in Leogang, Austria on May 31, 2016, as part of the team's preparation for the upcoming Euro 2016 European football championships in France. (Photo: AFP/EXPA/JFK/APA)

This handout photo taken on May 31, 2016 shows Bethany Hamilton of the US before her semi-final at the Fiji Women's Pro at Tavarua. The one-armed surfer sealed third place in the Fiji Women's Pro after beating some of the world's best to make the semi-finals. (Photo: AFP/Ed Sloane/World Surf League)

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (C-R) drives past Oklahoma City Thunder's Steven Adams (L) during the second half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals  on May 30, 2016, in Oakland, California, United States. Golden State won 96-88. (Photo: AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Pittsburgh Penguins' Nick Bonino (L) watches his game-winning goal land in the net behind San Jose Sharks' Paul Martin (7) and goalie Martin Jones (31) during Game 1 in the Stanley Cup final series on May 30, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (Photo: AP/Keith Srakocic)

Thai troops stand by for the arrival of Myanmar chief General Min Aung Hlang in Bangkok on May 25, 2016. The Burmese general is on a three day visit to Thailand and is scheduled to meet senior officials including Thailand's military ruler General Prayuth Chan-Ocha. (Photo: AFP/Lillian Suwanrumpha)

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to Vietnamese young people during the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall meeting at the GEM Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on May 25, 2016. (Photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster)

People hold a banner at the streets to catch a glimpse of US President Barack Obama on his way to the airport at the end of two-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership. (Photo: AFP/Christophe Archambault)

Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman of China's Taiwan Affairs Office speaks at a press conference in Beijing on May 25, 2016. Taiwan's new independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen tread carefully around the thorny issue of relations with China in her inaugural address. (Photo: AP/Andy Wong)

An Afghan newspaper on May 25, 2016 headlines pictures of the former leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor who was killed in a U.S. drone strike. The Afghan Taliban has confirmed its new leader is Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada, one of two Mansour's deputies. (Photo: AP/Rahmat Gul)

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsirpas waits for the arrival of the Cypriot President at the Maximos Mansion in Athens on May 25, 2016. Greece has won an essential batch of bailout funds from international creditors following agreement among the eurozone finance ministers. (AP/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Pope Francis greets the audience as he arrives for his weekly general audience at St Peter's square on May 25, 2016 in Vatican. (Photo: AFP/Filippo Monteforte)

French Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault (L) poses with UN Special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, following talks on Syria on May 25, 2016 at the Foreign Affairs ministry in Paris. (Photo: AFP/Matthieu Alexandre)

Taiwan's Su-Wei Hsieh returns the ball to Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium on May 25, 2016 in Paris. (Photo: AP/Christophe Ena)

Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors shoots against Enes Kanter #11 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half in game four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 24, 2016 in Oklahoma. (Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP)

Eugenio Suarez #7 of the Cincinnati Reds puts the tag on Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after he was caught in a rundown between home and third base during the sixth inning of the baseball game at Dodger Stadium May 24, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP)

Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust (17) scores against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) of Russia during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals on May 24, 2016 in Tampa, Florida, United States. The Penguins defeated the Lightning 5-2. (Photo: AP/Brian Blanco)

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) in Ise city, Mie prefecture, in Japan ahead of the G7 summit. (STR/JAPAN POOL/AFP)

Mount Sinabung volcano spews volcanic ash into the air as seen from the Karo district in North Sumatra province. Indonesian rescuers search for survivors after the volcano erupted, killing seven people and leaving others fighting life-threatening burns. (GATHA GINTING/AFP)

Pakistani Sunni Muslim supporters of hard line pro-Taliban party Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Nazaryati (JUI-N) march during a protest in Quetta against a US drone strike in Pakistan's southwestern province Balochistan which killed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour. (BANARAS KHAN/AFP)

At least seven migrants have drowned after an overcrowded boat they were sailing on overturned off the Libyan coast. The Italian navy said 500 people had been pulled to safety and seven bodies recovered, but rescue operations were continuing and the death toll could rise. (STR/AFP MARINA MILITARE)

Riot police prepare to intervene to disperse refinery worker staging a blockade at an oil depot in Douchy-Les-Mines to protest against the government's proposed labour reforms. (FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP)

Steel workers wave banners as they take part in a protest march through central London. Britain's business minister Sajid Javid met Tata Steel bosses in Mumbai ahead of a crunch board meeting expected to discuss potential buyers for its loss-making UK assets. (LEON NEAL/AFP)

Sydney FC's Matthew Jurman (C) scores a goal against Shandong Luneng Taishan FC of China during their AFC Champions League football match in Sydney, Australia. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Yosuke Kashiwagi of Japan's Urawa Reds (R) is tackled by South Korea's FC Seoul Osmar Barba Ibanez during the second leg of their Asian Champions League Round of 16 football match at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Britain's Andy Murray returns in his second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against France’s Mathias Bourgue at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

World leaders take part in a tree-planting ceremony on the grounds at Ise-Jingu Shrine in the city of Ise in Mie prefecture, Japan, on the first day of the G7 leaders summit. (STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP)

A group of school children wait for the G-7 leaders to arrive for their tour of the Ise Jingu shrine in Ise, Japan. (Doug Mills/Pool Photo via AP)

Men wearing masks of US President Barack Obama (R) and Japanese Prime Minister Sinzo Abe (L) shout before a demonstration denouncing the Group of Seven (G7) summit in nearby Ise, in the city of Tsu, Mie prefecture. (AFP PHOTO/TORU YAMANAKA)

Indian rescue personnel walk through the site of an explosion and fire that destroyed a chemical plant in Mumbai, killing three workers and injuring up to 35 others. (AFP Photo)

Riot police officers clash with protesters during a demonstration held as part of nationwide labour actions in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands in an open top car during the Review of the Royal Artillery at Larkhill camp, England, as part of the Artillery's 300th anniversary. (Richard Pohle/Pool via AP)

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (R) presents the Hero of Ukraine award to Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko in Kiev. The 35-year-old army helicopter pilot returned home to a hero's welcome after nearly two years in a Russian prison. (GENYA SAVILOV/AFP)

Iraqi government forces advance near al-Sejar village, north-east of Fallujah, as they take part in a major assault to retake the city from the Islamic State (IS) group. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP)

Hundreds of families in Somalia have been forced out of their homes following flash floods in Beledweyne, north of Mogadishu, after torrential rains hit the area. The heavy rains led to the bursting of River Shabelle which caused massive floods in residential areas. (MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP)

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of Netherlands steers his car during the second free practice at the Monaco racetrack in Monaco. The Formula one race will be held on May 29. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Brazil's Teliana Pereira backhands to Serena Williams of the US during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

China's Wu Ashun plays a shot during the first round of the PGA Championship at Wentworth golf club, Virginia Water, England. (John Walton/PA via AP)

Syrian migrants arrive at Subang Air Force base in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur on May 28, 2016. Malaysia received 68 Syrian refugees including 31 children out of a total of 3,000 it hopes to allow into the predominantly Muslim country with hundreds more expected soon. (Photo: AFP/STR)

Men who violated the 10pm liquor ban, seen drinking on public places, are temporarily detained and made to do 40 push-ups at a police headquarters in Manila on May 28, 2016. A police station in Manila implemeted Oplan "RODY," or Rid the streets Of Drinkers and Youths. (Photo: AFP/Noel Celis)

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani (R) delivers a speech during the opening session of the new parliament in Tehran on May 28, 2016. Iranian parliamentarians met in Tehran for the first time since elections finished in April. (Photo: AFP/Atta Kenare)

Former chief minister of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir and member of the main state opposition party the National Conference (NC) Farooq Abdullah (L) gestures as he arrives for a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar on May 28, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Narinder Nanu)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) and Laos' Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (L) shake hands prior to their meeting in Nagoya, in central Japan on May 28, 2016. Sisoulith is in Japan to attend the G-7 Ise-Shima summit outreach session. (Photo: AFP/Eugene Hoshiko/POOL)

South Korean activists shout during 2016 Women Walk for Korean Peace at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, in Paju, South Korea on May 28, 2016. North Korea threatened to fire at South Korean warships if they cross a disputed western sea border. (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

President Barack Obama arrives on Air Force One, in Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, United States on May 27, 2016, en route to Washington as he returns for a weeklong trip to Vietnam and Japan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Police move in to remove anti-Trump protesters during a protest rally outside Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's event in San Diego, California, United States on May 27, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Mark Ralston)

Michael Clarke of the Kowloon Cantons plays a shot against Hung Hom JD Jaguars during the Hong Kong T20 Blitz cricket tournament in Hong Kong on May 28, 2016. Michael Clarke said his body felt 15 years younger after a spell away from cricket as he prepared for a comeback.  (Photo: AFP/Tengku Bahar)

Japan's wing Ataata Moeakiola (R) scores a try past Hong Kong's flanker Matthew Lamming (L) during their Asia Rugby Championship match at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Tokyo on May 28, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

Minnesota Twins' Byung Ho Park reacts after being hit by a pitch from Seattle Mariners starter Felix Hernandez during the second inning of a baseball game on May 27, 2016, in Seattle, United States. (Photo: AP/Elaine Thompson)

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) gets fouled by Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals on May 27, 2016, in Toronto, United States. The Cavaliers won 113-87. (Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pro-China demonstrators hold placards in a counter-protest against a pro-democracy rally ahead of the anniversary of the Jun 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, in Hong Kong on May 29, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Tengku Bahar)

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) speaks as Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in Canberra on May 29, 2016. Australia will go to the poles on Jul 2, 2016 to elect a new prime minister after the Governor-General was asked to dissolve both houses of Parliament. (Photo: AP/Tracey Nearmy/Pool)

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and President of Slovenia Borut Pahor arrive at Bosnia and Herzegovina's National Assembly, during a welcoming ceremony in Sarajevo on May 29, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Elvis Barukcic)

Turkey's new Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (3rd L) and his ministers raise their hands during a vote of confidence for his cabinet at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey on May 29, 2016. The parliament approved the new government. (Photo: AP)

French President Francois Hollande (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pay their respects at a German cemetery in Consenvoye, France on May 29, 2016, during a remembrance ceremony to mark the centenary of the battle of Verdun. (Photo: AFP/POOL/Jean-Christophe Verhaegen)

People cool themselves off to beat the heat in Kenjhar Lake, Pakistan on May 29 2016. Keenjhar Lake is the second largest fresh water lake and a popular tourist resort. A large number of people visit it daily from Karachi and other cities to enjoy picnic and swimming. (Photo: AP/Shakil Adil)

Pope Francis leads a mass on the occasion of the Jubilee of Deacons on May 29, 2016 in Vatican. (Photo: AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)

Iran's re-elected Parliament speaker Ali Larijani speaks following the announcement of the result in Tehran on May 29, 2016. Larijani, a moderate conservative, retained the speakership of Iran's parliament despite major gains for reformists in February elections. (Photo: AFP/Atta Kenare)

Switzerland’s Christian Baumann performs during the Men’s Pommel Horse competition of the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2016 in Bern, Switzerland on May 29, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

US Jeremy Taiwo competes during the 110 metres on May 29, 2016 hurdles during the 42nd Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis. (Photo: AFP/APA/Dietmar Stiplovsek)

Spain's Garbine Muguruza returns the ball to Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova during their fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium on May 29, 2016 in Paris. (Photo: AP/Alastair Grant)

Richard Chambers and Will Fletcher, from right, from Great Britain compete at the Lightweight Men's Double Sculls Final race at the Rowing World Cup on Lake Rotsee in Lucerne, Switzerland on May 29, 2016. (Photo: Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)