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Chinese family members of passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 pray at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans. (AP/Vincent Thian)

Metropolitan D.C. police remove a pro-Palestine demonstrator, led by Code Pink, from inside the Washington Convention Centre where the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference is being held in Washington. (AP/Cliff Owen)

Yemeni airport, security and transportation officials greet a plane from the Iranian private airline Mahan Air after it lands at the international airport in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP/Hani Mohammed)

Chelsea's John Terry (3rd R) turns to celebrate after scoring the opening goal of the English League Cup Final football match against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in north London. (AFP/GLYN KIRK)

Philippe Coutinho (L) scores Liverpool's second goal during the English Premier League football match against Manchester City at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north west England. (AFP/OLI SCARFF)

Sweden's Johan Olsson (L) competes in the men's 50km Cross Country mass start race of the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden. (AFP/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND)

Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel (L) and Williams Martini Racing's Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas drive their cars during the fourth and last segment of Formula One pre-season tests at the Circuit de Catalunya, in Montmelo on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain. (AFP/QUIQUE GARCIA)

Shiite Houthi men gather near a car damaged by an explosion that targeted a house of a Shiite Houthi member near a military academy in Sanaa, Yemen on Feb 23, 2015. (Photo: AP/Hani Mohammed)

Supporters of the anti-Islamic Pegida (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident) attend a rally of that group in Dresden, eastern Germany, on Feb 23, 2015. (Photo: AFP/DPA /Arno Burgi)

Mother of Egyptian Moustafa Yousri shouts against the court after her son was sentenced among 21 people, including prominent activists, to prison terms over an unauthorised street protest in 2013, at a Cairo court, Egypt on Feb 23, 2015. (Photo: AP/Amr Nabil) 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) talks to employees during her visit to the Siemens electronics manufacturing plant in Amberg, Germany on Feb 23, 2015. (Photo: AP/Michael Probst)

Egyptians queue up with their belongings as they wait to enter Tunisia, via the Libyan side of the Ras Djir border crossing, on Feb 23, 2015 for a flight evacuating them back to Cairo. (Photo: AFP/Mahmud Turkia)

Former US President Bill Clinton (C) tours the Lime Nursery and Grafting Project in Mirebalais, in the central plateau of Haiti, on Feb 23, 2015. Clinton visits Clinton Foundation projects that are supporting the development and growth of Haitian businesses. (Photo: AFP/Hector Retamal)

Acrobatic pilots perform at the Australian International Airshow at the Avalon Airfield in the city of Lara, southwest of Melbourne on Feb 24, 2015. Some 180,000 patrons were expected through the gates over the duration of the event. (Photo: AFP/Paul Crock)

Picture released by Noticias Argentinas showing the wildfires consuming the forest in the Andes Mountains near Cholila, in the Argentine province of Chubut, about 25km from Los Alerces National Park, on Feb 23, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/NA/Pablo Wegrzyn)

Ice builds up along Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois. The city is struggling through the third coldest February on record. (Photo: AFP/Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Movistar Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo of Spain takes a corner during the second day of the second round of pre-season MotoGP winter testing at the Sepang circuit outside Kuala Lumpur on Feb 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings gets the puck past goalie John Gibson #36 of the Anaheim Ducks but cant score on his shootout goal attempt as the puck hits the post at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The Ducks won 4-3 in a shootout. (Photo: AFP/Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

West Indies Chris Gayle (C) and teammate Marlon Samuels (R) celebrate at the end of their innings with Zimbabwe's Craig Ervine (L) during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between the West Indies and Zimbabwe at The Manuka Oval in Canberra on Feb 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Peter Parks)

Members of the Philippine police and Armed Forces of the Philippines join the 29th anniversary celebration of the revolt known as People Power revolution at the People's Power Monument in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. (AP/Aaron Favila)

A French navy Rafale fighter jet takes off from the aircraft craft carrier Charles de Gaulle operating in the Gulf. A dozen French fighter jets roared off towards Iraq as part of the campaign against the Islamic State (IS) militant group. (AFP/Patrick Baz)

A man sits on a 2S1 Gvozdika (122-mm self-propelled howitzer) as a convoy of pro-Russian forces takes a break as they move from the frontline near the eastern Ukrainian city of Starobeshevo in Donetsk region. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)

An Indian vote shows her ink marked finger after casting her vote for Municipal Councils elections at a polling booth in the village of Jandiala Guru, some 20km from Amritsar. (AFP/Narinder Nanu)

Indian passengers stand and hang onto a train as it departs from a station on the outskirts of New Delhi. Indian Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu is scheduled to present the railway budget to parliament on Feb 26. (AFP/Money Sharma)

A boat makes its way through ice on the East River in New York. A wide swath of the country is experiencing record-breaking temperatures while other areas are expecting more winter precipitation. (AP/Seth Wenig)

A South Korean graduate checks her smartphone during a graduation ceremony at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

People carry the coffin of former cycling World Champion Claude Criquielion during his funeral ceremony at the Saint-Martin church in Deux-Acren. Belgium's former world cycling champion Claude Criquielion died on Feb 18 aged 58 following a severe stroke. (Photo: AFP/Belga/Nicolas Maeterlinck)

Ireland wicket-keeper Gary Wilson (L) looks on as United Arab Emirates (UAE) batsman Shaiman Anwar plays a shot during their 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match at the Gabba cricket stadium in Brisbane. (AFP/Indranil Mukherjee)

CWM LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow of Britain takes a curve during the third and final day of MotoGP test races at the Sepang circuit outside Kuala Lumpur. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Spanish tennis player David Ferrer returns the ball to Igor Sijsling of Netherlands during the Mexico ATP tournament in Acapulco, Guerrero State. (AFP/Pedro Pardo)

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (C) tries controlling the ball next to Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Cleveland defeated the Pistons 102-93. (AP/Carlos Osorio)

Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado is hounded by the press during a march of protest for the death of a student occured during a demonstration in the state of Tachira on the eve, in Caracas, on Feb 25, 2015. (AFP/Federico Parra)

View of flooded streets following heavy rains in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Feb 25, 2015. (AFP/Miguel Schincariol)

Haitian protesters carry a placard in front of the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic during a march in Port-au-Prince on Feb 25, 2015, calling for the end of what they said was anti-Haitian sentiment in the Dominican Republic. (AFP/Hector Retamal)

German Human Rights Commissioner Christoph Strässer looks at school chairs of the 43 missing students during a meeting at the Rural school of Ayotzinapa, in Tixtla community, Guerrero State, Mexico on Feb 25, 2015.  (AFP/Jesus Guerrero)

French actress Marion Cotillard (C) leaves after a ceremony with French President Francois Hollande in Manila on Feb 26, 2015.  (AFP/Alain Jocard)

Visitors pose with exhibits displayed at a "love museum" in Seoul. South Korea's Constitutional Court on Feb 26 struck down a 60-year-old statute outlawing adultery under which violators faced up to two years in prison. (AFP/Ed Jones)

Laos President Choummaly Sayasone (centre L) and his wife Keosaychay Sayasone (centre R) walk past a band and honour guard as they pay their respects to a statue of late former king Norodom Sihanouk during their visit in Phnom Penh on Feb 26, 2015. (AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy) 

An Afghan policeman adjusts his weapon as he stands at the scene of a suicide attack on a Turkish diplomatic vehicle in front of the Iranian embassy in Kabul on Feb 26, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

Janne Korpi of Finland competes during qualifying for the FIS Snowboard World Cup 2015 Men's Slopestyle during the US Grand Prix at Park City Mountain on Feb 25, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (AFP/Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara (R) plays a shot as Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim (L) looks on during the Pool A 2015 Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Feb 26, 2015. (AFP/Mal Fairclough)

Zach Randolph (C) of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots and makes a full-court shot right before halftime of their game against Ray McCallum #3 and the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena on Feb 25, 2015 in Sacramento, California. (AFP/Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jiri Sekac #46 of the Anaheim Ducks in action against the Ottawa Senators at Honda Center on Feb 25, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (AFP/Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Acrobatic pilots perform on the first public day of the Australian International Airshow at the Avalon Airfield near Lara southwest of Melbourne on Feb 27, 2015. Some 180,000 patrons were expected through the gates over three public days of the event. (AFP/Paul Crock)

Members of the Homeless Workers Movement take part in a protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil against the rationing of water in the outskirts of the city. The supply of water to many cities in the state of Sao Paulo has been hampered by the worst drought of the area in recent years. (AFP/Nelson Almeida)

Students are arrested by police during a protest in Mexico City, as they demand justice and clarification for the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa.  (AFP/Alfredo Estrella)

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (C) and Lewis Moeau, a government official, watch a Maori warrior (R) perform during a welcome ceremony at Government House in Auckland on Feb 27, 2015. Abbott is in New Zealand for a two day official visit. (AFP/Michael Bradley)

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers training in the snow in Heihe, northeast China's Heilongjiang province. China's military training this year will focus on "improving fighting capacity" to win "local wars", the defence ministry said. (Photo: AFP)

Former Indonesian domestic helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih (C) reacts as she speaks to the press in front of the District Court following the sentencing of her former employer Law Wan-tung in Hong Kong on Feb 27, 2015. (AFP/Anthony Wallace)

French President Francois Hollande (2nd R) looks at a fishing net during a visit to the seaport in Guiuan, Eastern Samar province on Feb 27, 2015. Hollande visited a remote Philippine town devastated by one of the world's strongest typhoons. (AFP/Ted Aljibe)

Catapult operators take a rest on the deck of the aircaft carrier Charles de Gaulle operating in the Gulf. French warplanes carried out their first strikes on February 25, 2015 since the warship joined the fight against jihadists in Iraq. (AFP/Patrick Baz)

Andre Iguodala (C) of the Golden State Warriors looks for a pass while under pressure from LeBron James (R) of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena on Feb 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Warriors 110-99. (AFP/Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Austrian Stefan Kraft soars during the first round of the men Ski Jumping competition at the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun, Sweden. (AFP/Christof Stache)

Cyclists of the team LottoNL-Jumbo ride their bicycles during a track reconnaissance in Brakel, ahead of the 'Omloop Het Nieuwsblad', the first cycling race of the season in Belgium to be held on Feb 28. (AFP/Belga/Yorick Jansens)

Brugge's Boli Bolingoli Mbombo celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League Club Brugge KV vs Aalborg BK football match in Brugge. Club Brugge won the match 3-1.  (AFP/Belga/Bruno Fahy)

Indonesian police commandos secure 'mock prisoners' during a simulation exercise in Danpasar in preparation for the transfer of two Australian drug smugglers on death row. (AFP)

Bangladeshi secular activists take part in a torch-lit protest against the killing of US blogger of Bangladeshi origin and founder of the Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog site, Avijit Roy, who was hacked to death by unidentified assailants, in Dhaka. (AFP/Munir uz Zaman)

People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters drive at sunset on the outskirts of Tal Hamis after they retook parts of the town following six days of clashes with Islamic State group extremists in Syria's Hasakeh province. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)

Survivors wait to receive food donations near the site of an avalanche in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, Afghanistan. The death toll from severe weather that caused avalanches and flooding has jumped to over 200 people, and the number is expected to climb. (AP/Rahmat Gul)

Ukrainian servicemen sit atop armored vehicles with canons in tow and Ukrainian flags, on a road in the village of Fedorivka, Ukraine. Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist forces have begun drawing back heavy weapons in compliance with a cease-fire deal agreed in Belarus. (AP/Evgeniy Maloletka)

A young boy carries his dog as he walks along a flooded street, in Tudela, northern Spain. Heavy rain has lead to widespread flooding in northern Spain over the past few days, especially in Navarra province. (AP/Alvaro Barrientos)

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) soldiers record details at the wreckage of a car bomb in the Wardhigley District south of Mogadishu. The bomb killed one person and injured another. (AFP/Mohamed Abdiwahab)

Hindu men from the village of Nandgaon throw coloured powder at each other as they play holi at the Ladali or Radha temple before taking out a procession for the Lathmar Holi festival at the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, India. (AP/Saurabh Das)

Croatia's Borna Coric retruns the ball to Switzerland's Roger Federer during their ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships semi final match in Dubai. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off on the second hole during the first round of The Honda Classic on the Champions Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (AFP/David Cannon)

Wilson Morelo of Colombia's Independiente Santa Fe, lies on the pitch next to the corner flag as teammates celebrate his third goal against Chile's Colo Colo during a Copa Libertadores Group 1 soccer match in Bogota, Colombia. (AP/Fernando Vergara)

France's Adrien Backscheider competes in the men's 4x10 km cross-country relay at the 2015 FIS Nordic Skiing World Championships in Falun, Sweden. (AFP/Jonathan Nackstrand)

Volunteer Shiite fighters who support the Iraqi government forces in the combat against the Islamic State (IS) group fire a cannon in the village of Awaynat near the city of Tikrit. Government forces have failed several times to wrest back Tikrit since losing it to IS. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro take part in a ceremony commemorating the 26th anniversary of El Caracazo in Caracas. Maduro announced he was implementing a mandatory visa system for all US citizens visiting the country, as a way to "control" US interference. (AFP/Federico Parra)

A Chinese family member of a passenger on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, cries after praying at a temple in Kuala Lumpur Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans. (AP/Vincent Thian)

Small screens show South Korean President Park Geun-hye as participants listen to her speech during a ceremony to celebrate the March First Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, in Seoul, South Korea. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Britain's Prince William (C) is greeted by Japanese well-wishers as he visits a hill top in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture to look over significant land clearance after the Mar 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster. (AFP/Pool/Kazuhiro Nogi)

A damaged Ukrainian army tank is immobilised in a wrecked petrol station outside the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve in Donetsk region. The price of petrol has doubled in the past two weeks as the Ukrainian currency has taken a plunge. (Photo: AFP/John Macdougall)

Bangladeshi mourners pay their last respects to US blogger of Bangladeshi origin and founder of the Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog site Avijit Roy in Dhaka after he was hacked to death by unidentified assailants in the Bangladeshi capital. (Photo: AFP/Munir uz Zaman)

Competitors run through an underpass during Hong Kong's first inner city ultra marathon. Hundreds of runners competed in Hong Kong's first inner city ultra marathon on Mar 1 despite a repetitive two-kilometre course which has been criticised as simply too boring. (AFP/Anthony Wallace)

Zimbabwe's Sikandar Raza avoids a bouncer as he bats during the Pool B Cricket World Cup match against Pakistan in Brisbane, Australia. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Anna Nordqvist of Sweden plays a shot during the final round of the Honda LPGA Thailand 2015 golf tournament in Pattaya. (AFP/Pornchai Kiitwongsakul)

Spanish tennis player David Ferrer wears a traditional Mexican mariachi hat while holding the winning trophy after defeating Japan's tennis player Kei Nishikori during their Mexico ATP Open men's single final tennis match in Acapulco, Guerrero state. (AFP/Pedro Pardo)

World champion Carl Frampton (L) lands a punch on Chris Avalos of the US during their IBF super bantamweight world boxing title fight at the Odyssey arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (AP/Peter Morrison)