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People mourn at a memorial of candles and flowers in front of the Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping centre in Munich, southern Germany, where an 18-year-old German-Iranian student went on a shooting spree. (AFP/Christof Stache)

Vietnamese protesters hold their national flags, anti-China placards and a banner that reads: "We oppose China because they escalate tensions on the waters of the South China Sea" during a rally against China near the Chinese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Activists from the Jamaat e Islami Pakistan organisation march during a protest against killings in Indian-administered Kashmir in Islamabad. India accused Pakistan of "supporting terrorism" after it held a day of solidarity with Kashmir following deadly violence in the region. (AFP/Farooq Naeem)

Afghan men dig graves for victims of a twin suicide attack, in Kabul. Kabul was plunged into mourning after the deadliest attack for 15 years killed 80 people and left hundreds maimed, reigniting concern that the Islamic State group was seeking to expand its foothold in Afghanistan. (AFP/Shah Marai)

An Indian vegetable seller wades through floodwaters in Siliguri. Continuous rainfall has caused flooding and landslides in parts of Siliguri and surrounding areas, affecting road travel and daily life. (AFP/Diptendu Dutta)

Satellite dishes and receivers being piled before being destroyed during a ceremony in Tehran. Iran destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers as part of a widespread crackdown against the illegal devices that authorities say are morally damaging. (AFP/Hossein Zohrevand/Tasnim News)

Mourners march along the decorated vehicle loaded with the body of prominent Cambodian political analyst Kem Ley during a funeral procession in Phnom Penh. The leading government critic whowas fatally shot in an attack that raised suspicion of a political conspiracy. (AP/Heng Sinith)

People surround dancers as they perform on stilts in honor of Saint Mary Magdalene in a street for the traditional ''Danza de Los Zancos'' (Los Zancos Dance), in the small town of Anguiano, northern Spain. (AP/Alvaro Barrientos)

Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William watch the America's Cup World Series Race from a boat on the Solent, in Portsmouth, England. The royal couple visited the home of the British competitors for the America's Cup before observing the ongoing competition. (AP/Tim Ireland, Pool)

Sky teammates Geraint Thomas, and Ian Stannard, joke around with a bottle of beer as Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, watches during the 21st stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 113km (70.2 miles) with start in Chantilly and finish in Paris. (AP/Christophe Ena)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leads ahead of Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany during the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring racetrack near Budapest, Hungary. (AP/Luca Bruno)

England's Jonathan Bairstow (R) watches on as Pakistan's captain Misbah-ul-Haq (L) plays a shot on the third day of the second Test cricket match between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, northwest England. (AFP/Oli Scarff)


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Police officers and rescue workers are seen in a facility for the disabled, where at least 19 people were killed and as many as 20 wounded by a knife-wielding man, in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. (Kyodo/via REUTERS)

A police officer is seen outside a facility for the disabled, following an attack by a knife-wielding man, in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. (Kyodo/via REUTERS)

Former president and now Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo smiles during the opening session of the Philippine Congress where President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first state of the nation address at the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city north of Manila. (AP/Aaron Favila)

Fans manoeuvre their smartphones as they play "Pokemon Go" in Hong Kong. Pokemon fans participated in the creatures hunting as the app was released to both iPhone and Android users. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

A Pakistani health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Karachi. A five-day campaign is underway for 865,000 children in Sindh and Balochistan provinces during the campaign. Polio remains endemic in Pakistan after the Taliban banned vaccinations. (AP/Shakil Adil)

People mourn in front of candles and flowers near the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, southern Germany, where an 18-year-old German-Iranian student run amok. (CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP)

Technicians prepare the Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered plane, at Cairo's International Airport in Egypt before it takes off for Abu Dhabi on the final leg of its world tour with Swiss Bertrand Piccard behind the controls. (JEAN REVILLARD/REZO/Solar Impulse 2/AFP)

Firefighters battle flames in Placerita Canyon at the Sand Fire in Santa Clarita, California. Triple-digit temperatures and dry conditions are fuelling the wildfire, which has burned across at least 32,000 acres so far and is only 10% contained. (David McNew/Getty Images/AFP)

Syrian civil defence volunteers carry a young boy after they dug him out from under the rubble of buildings destroyed following reported air strikes on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Mashhad in the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/THAER MOHAMMED)

Britain's Christopher Froome (C), wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, wins the Tour de France 2016 as he crosses the finish line on the Champs-Elysees avenue with his teammates at the end of the 113km 21st and last stage of the 103rd edition of the cycling race. (AFP/LIONEL BONAVENTURE)

Pakistan's Asad Shafiq plays a shot on the fourth day of the second Test cricket match between England and Pakistan at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, northwest England. (AFP/JON SUPER)

Thomas Pieters of Belgium hits from a bunker on the 15th hole during a practice round prior to the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images/AFP)


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A young boy cycles past scores of three-wheelers during a strike in New Delhi, India. The strike was called to urge the government to stop app-based services like Uber and Ola from plying in the national capital. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

Police officers guard the main gate to the Tsukui Yamayuri En care centre where a knife-wielding man went on a rampage in the city of Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, some 50km west of Tokyo. At least 19 people were killed at the care centre for the mentally disabled. (TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP)

Ministers pose for a group photo during the East Asia Foreign Ministers' meeting on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) annual ministerial meeting, being held in Vientiane, Laos. (HOANG DINH NAM/AFP)

Hillary Clinton has become the first woman in history to win the White House nomination of a major US political party, securing the backing of a majority of Democrats. (AFP/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Former Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to delegates before speaking during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Supporters for former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders rally during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Bertrand Piccard (R) and Andre Borschberg (L), pilots of the solar powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft, are greeted upon arrival at Al Batin Airport in Abu Dabi to complete its world tour flight in the United Arab Emirates. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP)

A hillside erupts in flame as a wildfire burns in Placerita Canyon in Santa Clarita, California, USA. The smoky fire tore through drought-ravaged brush that hadn't burned in decades amid a sweltering heat wave. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

A helicopter drops water on a wildfire burning in Artana, near Castellon, eastern Spain. The wildfire, still active on more than 1,000 hectares in the region of Valencia (eastern Spain), hit a natural park. (JOSE JORDAN/AFP)

Somalia soldiers pass near the wreckage of a car bomb outside the UN's office in Mogadishu. At least 13 people were killed on July 26 in twin bombings near UN and African Union buildings adjoining Mogadishu's airport. (MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP)

Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews (R) dives as he attempts to field a ball hit by Australia's captain Steven Smith (L) and wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal (C) look on during the first day of their opening Test match at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele.  (LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP)

Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak wipes her face during a break in play as she faces Sara Errani of Italy during the second round of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)


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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (centre R) shakes hands with newly-appointed Security Minister Wiranto (C) during an inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta. (ADEK BERRY/AFP)

Murder suspect Satoshi Uematsu (L) sits in a police vehicle as he returns to the Tsukui police station in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture. The suspect admitted killing 19 people at a centre for the mentally disabled. (STR/JIJI PRESS/AFP)

Indian children wade through water on a submerged road in the flood-affected Murkata village in Morigoan district, some 70km from Guwahati, in India’s northeastern state of Assam. Floods in Assam have affected some 1.25 million people as the annual monsoon continues. (Biju BORO/AFP)

Indians sit inside an auto rickshaw and play 'Pokemon Go' in Mumbai, India. 'Pokemon Go', the highly addictive online game, has landed in India and thousands are out searching for pokemon characters as the mania spreads. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Demonstrators square off during a rally outside City Hall in Philadelphia on the third day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pope Francis arrives in a popemobile for a welcoming ceremony at Wawel castle in Krakow. The pope heads to Poland for an international Catholic Youth Festival with a mission to encourage openness to migrants. (JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP)

A woman stands in front of the Saint-Etienne du Rouvray church in France where people laid flowers and candles after a priest was killed on Jul 26 during a hostage-taking claimed by Islamic State group. (CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP)

Police officers lock arms, forming a human chain to block an opposition protest march in Caracas, Venezuela. The protesters are demanding electoral officials go forth with the presidential recall vote. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Residents gather at the site of a bomb attack in Syria's northeastern city of Qamishli. A massive bomb blast claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 44 people and wounded dozens in the Kurdish-majority Syrian city. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP)

Fans wave Brazilian and South Korean flags as they welcome South Korean Olympic athletes at Rio de Janeiro International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

A police officer patrols inside Rio de Janeiro International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ahead of the Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Australian cricketer Adam Voges (R) plays a shot in front of Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal (L) during day two of the first Test cricket match in Pallekele, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)


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Members of Indonesian Women Coalition hold up placards during a protest against the execution of Merry Utami who is on death row, at the Wijayapura port in Cilacap. (ROHMAT SYARIF/AFP)

Local residents pray for the 1976 Tangshan earthquake victims at the Tangshan Earthquake Ruins Memorial Park in Tangshan, north China's Hebei Province. The quake kills more than 200,000 people. (Chinatopix via AP)

A flood affected family moves on a boat past partially submerged houses in Majuli, a river island east of Gauhati, northeastern Assam state, India. Heavy rains and floods have forced around 1.2 million to leave their water-logged homes. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

US President Barack Obama (L) is joined by US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) after his address at the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP)

Flowers and candles are displayed at a makeshift memorial in front of the Saint Etienne church where Priest Jacques Hamel was killed on Jul 26 in a hostage taking in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

High school students attack a police water canon during a protest for education reform in Santiago, Chile. The protesters' demands include free access to school for all ages, including university level. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Pope Francis is helped onto his feet after falling on the stairs during a mass at the Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa, Poland. Pope Francis visits Poland for an international Catholic youth festival with a mission to encourage openness to migrants. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP)

A soldier sprays another with water as part of an exercise drill, simulating their reaction to a chemical attack outside the National Stadium, which will host 2016 Summer Olympics football matches in Brasilia, Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Borussia Dortmund's Emre Mor (R) controls the ball during the 2016 International Champions Cup football match between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province. City beat Dortmund 6-5 on penalties. (WANG ZHAO/AFP)

Aberdeen's Adam Rooney wins the ball during the build up to an equalising goal, during their Europa League, third-round qualifying round football match against Maribor at the Pittodrie Stadium in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Ian Rutherford / PA via AP)

Jack Sock of the USA plays a shot against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland during the Rogers Cup at the Aviva Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP)

Justin Rose of England hits a shot from a greenside bunker on the fourth hole during the first round of the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images/AFP)


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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) is joined by her husband former US President Bill Clinton at a rally in Philadelphia, a day after she accepts the Democratic Party's nomination for president. (Platt/Getty Images/AFP)

Balloons come down on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (R) and running mate Tim Kaine (L) at the end of the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (SAUL LOEB/AFP)

US Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump holds two babies after his Town Hall address at the Gallogly Events Centre in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (AFP/Jason Connolly)

Indonesian police carry a coffin of death row prisoner Nigerians Seck Osmanu upon arrival at a funeral home in Jakarta. Indonesia executed four people convicted of drug crimes on Jul 29. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

A woman cries while demonstrating with relatives of passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

A car navigates its way through a flooded street after heavy rainfall in Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Pope Francis prays at the International Monument to the Victims of the Birkenau Nazi death camp in Brzezinka as part of his visit to the World Youth Days (WYD). (HO/AFP OSSERVATORE ROMANO/AFP)

This image released by Save The Children shows a maternity hospital it supports in an opposition-held Idlib in northern Syria after it was bombed, with casualties reported. (Save The Children via AP)

Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva (L) attempts to catch the ball off a shot played by Australia's Steve Smith (R) as wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal (C) watches on day four of the first Test cricket match in Pallekele, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Belgian driver Thierry Neuville and Belgian co-driver Nicolas Gilsoul compete in their Hyundai New- i20 WRC during the second day of the FIA World Rally Championship on the Jukojarvi special stage, in Jyvaskyla, Finland. (Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva via AP)

Jimmy Walker of the United States plays his shot from the 13th tee during the second round of the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images/AFP)

Britian's archer Patrick Huston trains at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, just days ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (AFP/DOUGLAS MAGNO)


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Pro-Scottish independence supporters pose for a picture at a rally in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland, to call for Scottish independence from the UK. (AFP/Andy Buchanan)

Indian municipal cooperation workers set up a motor to pump water from a flooded subway below National Highway 8 in Gurgaon. (AFP/STR)

Priests take part at a mass held by Pope Francis at the Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Krakow-Lagiewniki as part of the Catholic World Youth Days. Pope Francis is in Poland for an international Catholic youth festival with a mission to encourage openness to migrants. (AFP/Filippo Monteforte)

Adama's sister, Assa gestures in front of a French anti riot policeman as demonstrators take part in a march to protest at the death of Adama Traore in front of the Gare du Nord train station, in Paris. Adama Traore died eleven days ago during his arrest. (AFP/Dominique Faget)

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a ceremony at a Russian chapel in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. Slovenia, which has joined sanctions against Russia, has been very careful to portray Putin's visit as strictly informal and not against the EU policies. (AP /Darko Vojinovic)

An Iraqi shepherd takes care of his sheep on the outskirts of the holy city of Najaf. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

An artist sculpts a bust of a soldier in the sand to honour the Lebanse army ahead of Army day celebrations, in the capital Beirut. (AFP/Anwar Amro)

Kite enthusiasts participate in the St Annes Kite Festival on the seafront in Lytham St Annes, north west England. (AFP/Oli Scarff)

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg is pictured during the third practice session of the Formula One German Grand Prix at the Hockenheim circuit. (AFP/Sascha Schuermann)

Lions' Andries Coetzee (L) jumps with the ball past Highlanders' Waisake Naholo during the Super XV rugby semi-final match between Lions and Highlanders at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. (AFP/Stringer)

Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic competes against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during quarter final action at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada. (AFP/Kevin van Paasen)

South Korea's Lee Mi-rim watches her drive from the fourth tee on the third day of the 2016 Women's British Open Golf Championships at Woburn Golf Club in central England. (AFP/Glyn Kirk)