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Firefighting boats work to extinguish a fire aboard the tanker Burgos about seven nautical miles off the coast of the port city of Boca del Rio, Mexico. (AP Photo/Ilse Huesca)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a rally in Roanoke, Virginia. Trump faces Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in the first of three debates. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The world's largest radio telescope - the 500-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) - is seen on its first day of operation in Pingtang, in southwestern China's Guizhou province. (STR/AFP Photo)

Charlotte police released footage of the shooting death of a black man during an encounter with officers in the state of North Carolina, after days of protests demanding the videos be made public. (Diedra Laird/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

West Ham's Ashley Fletcher (L) and Simone Zaza (2nd L) try to score a shot that was cleared off the line during the English Premier League football match against Southampton at The London Stadium in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

France's Alexander Levy edged Ross Fisher in a tense play-off to secure the European Open title at Bad Griesbach in Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele crosses the finish to win the 43th Berlin Marathon in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia (R) and runner-up Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark shake hands during the awards ceremony after the men's singles final at the Japan Open badminton tournament in Tokyo. (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP)


Members of the Civil Defence group and residents inspect damaged buildings after airstrikes hit the Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood in Aleppo. Syria's Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages. (Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets via AP)

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (C) before the signing of the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in Cartagena. (AFP/Luis Acosta)

People wait in the hall for the presidential debate between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Police investigate a car that was shot during a shooting along Wesleyan at Law Street in Houston that left nine people injured and the alleged shooter dead. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Parents, relatives and friends take part in a protest in Mexico City to commemorate the second anniversary of the Ayotzinapa teachers school's students disappearance. The students disappeared after they were attacked by local police in the city of Iguala on Sep 26, 2014. (ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP)

Watford's goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes (R) watches the ball bounce through the Watford defence from the head of Jeff Hendrick (not seen) for Burnley's first goal during the English Premier League football match in Burnley, north west England. (OLI SCARFF/AFP)

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark hits a return during her match against Samantha Stosur of Australia at the WTA Wuhan Open in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province. (GREG BAKER/AFP)

Laura Dougherty, a member and resident at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Golf Club in Orlando, Florida, lays flowers at a makeshift memorial across from the 18th hole, honouring the golf legend. Palmer died on Sunday in Pittsburgh. He was 87. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)


A woman struggles with her umbrella against powerful gusts of wind generated by Typhoon Megi across the the island in Taipei, Taiwan, as schools and offices were closed. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (R) shakes hands with Republican nominee Donald Trump after the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. (Timothy A. CLARY/AFP)

Firefighters douse flames as they approach the Casa Loma fire station in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Loma Prieta, California. The Loma Prieta fire has charred more than 405 hectares and burned multiple structures in the area. (Josh Edelson/AFP)

Porto's Otavio (C) vies with Leicester City's Marc Albrighton (L) and Christian Fuchs during the UEFA Champions League group G football match at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England. (Adrian DENNIS/AFP)

CSKA Moscow's Carlos Strandberg (L) vies for the ball with Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld during the Champions League football match at the CSKA arena in Moscow. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP)

Rescuers carry a victim after air strikes by government helicopters on the rebel-held Aleppo neighbourhood of Mashhad, Syria. The Syrian army took control of a rebel-held district after days of heavy air strikes. (Syrian Civil Defence White Helmets via AP)

Angelique Kerber of Germany hits a return while playing against Kristina Mladenovic of France during the WTA Wuhan Open in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Kerber won the second round match 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, 6-4. (Chinatopix via AP)

Europe's Thomas Pieters hits from a bunker on the second hole during a practice round for the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, USA. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


Rescuers evacuate residents through floodwaters brought by Typhoon Megi in Ningde, eastern China's Fujian province. The typhoon smashed into the Chinese mainland, killing one person, after leaving a trail of destruction and four people dead in Taiwan. (STR/AFP PHOTO)

Rescuers evacuate children through floodwaters brought by Typhoon Megi in Ningde, eastern China's Fujian province. (STR/AFP PHOTO)

Members of a joint investigation team present the preliminary results of the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP)

Activists hold yellow umbrellas - a symbol of the pro-democracy movement - in front of the government headquarters in Hong Kong, as they observe three minutes of silence to mark the second anniversary of the pro-democracy 'Umbrella Revolution'. (Anthony WALLACE/AFP)

Basel's Eder Balanta (L) challenges Arsenal's Theo Walcott during the Champions League group A football match at the Emirates stadium in London. Arsenal won 2-0. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (R) tries to score as Atletico Madrid's Stefan Savic stops him during the Champions League group D football match in Madrid. Atletico won 1-0. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Simona Halep of Romania hits a return shot against Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan during the WTA Wuhan Open in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Halep reached the quarter-finals despite being knocked dizzy and forced to retire from a doubles match a day earlier. (Chinatopix via AP)

Bangladesh's Mahmudullah (L) plays a shot as Afghanistan's wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad (C) watches during the second one-day international cricket match in Dhaka. Leg spinner Rashid Khan took 3-35 as Afghanistan dismissed Bangladesh for a modest 208 runs. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)


A commuter train barrelled into the New Jersey rail station during morning rush hour, killing one person and injuring 108. The train came to a halt in a covered area between the station's indoor waiting area and the platform. (Twitter User @Cephster via AP)

A woman is wheeled away from the Hoboken Terminal train station on a stretcher after a New Jersey Transit commuter train from New York barrelled into the station during morning rush hour. (AP Photo/Karen Matthews)

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel stand guard at the India-Pakistan Wagah Border, about 35km from Amritsar. Indian commandos carry out a series of lightning strikes along the Kashmiri border, killing two Pakistani soldiers. (NARINDER NANU/AFP)

People line up to pay respect to former Israeli president Shimon Peres at the Knesset plaza in Jerusalem. Peres died early Wednesday from complications from a stroke. He was 93. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Mechanics push a car of McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain at the pit lane at the Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, ahead of Sunday's Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Manchester United's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C) celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League group A football match against Zorya Luhansk at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north-west England. (PAUL ELLIS/AFP)

Schalke's Benedikt Hoewedes (C) scores an acrobatic goal against Salzburg during the Europa League in Gelsenkirchen, Germany . (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama meets Olympic gold medal gymnast Simone Biles and Paralympic closing ceremony flag bearer Army veteran Josh Brunais at the White House in Washington, DC. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)


US President Barack Obama touches the coffin of former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres after speaking during his funeral at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl national cemetery. (AFP/Abir Sultan/Pool)

A school girl runs in front of students from St. Paul's University, a Roman Catholic school, as they come out from their campus to protest the killings being perpetrated in the unrelenting "War on Drugs" campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila, Philippines. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

Pope Francis (C) releases a dove as a symbol of peace during a meeting with Chaldean community at the Catholic Church of St Simon Bar Sabbae in Tbilisi. Pope Francis set off for Georgia and Azerbaijan on what Vatican officials billed as a mission to promote peace. (AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)

A woman from Witwatersrand University holds a small placard during a demonstration in support of the free education movement and against violence on campus in Johannesburg. (AFP/Marco Longari)

Children enjoy mechanical robot rides at a park in Beijing. China's decision to change its one child policy and allow all married couples to have two children is expected to contribute to the country's long term economic growth and provide future relief for its greying population. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane plays a shot on the first day of the second cricket test match against New Zealand, in Kolkata, India. (AP/Saurabh Das)

France's Sylvain Chavanel competes in the men's individual pursuit event of the French track cycling championships in Bordeaux, southwestern France. (AFP/Nicolas Tucat)

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton drives his car during the first free practice session of the Formula One Malaysia Grand Prix in Sepang. (AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)


A participant waves the Union Jack flag in front of French anti-riot police during a march organised by human rights activists in support of migrants and refugees in the so-called 'Jungle' camp in the French northern port city of Calais. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)

Visitors gather on Tiananmen Square during National Day in Beijing. China celebrates its National Day to mark the 67th anniversary of the People's Republi of China. (AFP/Fred Dufour)

Pope Francis watches a dance's performance during a meeting in the Camillian fathers centre, in Tbilisi, Georgia. The pontiff is travelling to Georgia and Azerbaijan for a three-day visit. (AP/Alessandra Tarantino)

A Marine Rafale fighter jet is catapulted from the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle on the Mediterranean Sea as part of Operation Arromanches III. (AFP/Eric Feferberg)

Farmers and their cattle on a float make their way over the Koenigs lake during the so-called "Almabtrieb", the return from the mountain pastures,n a valley near Schoenau village, in the German Alps, southern Germany. (AFP/Christof Stache)

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic kisses the trophy after winning the WTA Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan, in China's Hubei province. Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova overpowered Dominika Cibulkova 6-1, 6-1 to win the Wuhan Open, her first title of the season. (AFP/Greg Baker)

Scuderia Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel rejoins the track, after slipping off the track, whilst Sauber F1 Team's Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson goes into the pit lane during the third practice session of the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang. (AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

West Ham United's English defender Sam Byram (L) heads the ball early in the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Middlesbrough at The London Stadium, in east London. (AFP/Glyn Kirk)