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The Villarrica volcano emits a plume of smoke and gases near Pucon, Chile. The ongoing activity of the volcano is causing alarm among neighbours and local authorities who fear a major eruption. (AP/ Claudio Santana)

A Yemeni boy stands next to burnt trucks following a reported airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in the Hays District of the province of Hodeidah, west of the capital Sanaa. (AFP/Abdulrahaman Abdullah)

A Pakistani citizen evacuated from Yemen greets a relative as she leaves the Benazir International Airport in Islamabad. Pakistan will hold a special session of parliament on Apr 6 to debate whether to join the Saudi-led coalition against anti-government rebels in Yemen. (AFP/Farooq Naeem)

Britain's Prince Harry braves the rain to shake hands with onlookers after laying a wreath at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Harry arrived in Canberra ahead of a one-month attachment with the Australian Army, as he moves towards his retirement from the British military. (AFP/Mark Graham)

Moroccan rescue workers carry a rescued Spanish caver to a clinic in Ouarzazate. Only one of three Spanish cavers trapped at the bottom of a deep ravine in Morocco's High Atlas mountains was extracted alive after a complicated rescue operation, officials said. (AFP/Fadel Senna)

Indonesian lawyer Leonard Aritonang, representing Australian drug smugglers on death row Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, speaks to journalists after the Jakarta State Administrative Court rejected their appeals against the president’s decision to reject their pleas for clemency. (AFP/Romeo Gacad)

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (R) and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung review an honour guard in Hanoi, Vietnam. Medvedev is on a two-day visit to the country. (AP/Tran Van Minh)

Parishioners carry a statue of Jesus Christ during the "Risen Christ" procession during Holy Week celebrations in Ayacucho, Peru. (AP/Sebastian Castañeda)

Brittany Lincicome of the USA plays her shot during the final round of the ANA Inspiration on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. (AFP/David Cannon/Getty Images)

Philadelphia 76ers forward Jerami Grant (L) wraps his arm beneath the hands of New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas in the second half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Knicks defeated the Sixers 101-91. (AP/Kathy Willens)

Laurin Mincy (R) of the Maryland Terrapins drives against Gabby Williams of the Connecticut Huskies in the second half during the NCAA Women's Final Four Semifinal at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. (AFP/Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Singapore badminton players (L-R) Chen Jiayuan, Derek Wong, coach Liu Qing Dong, Vanessa Neo, Shinta Mulia Sari and Danny Bawa Chrisnanta pose for a team group photo after a press conference ahead of the Singapore Open. The Singapore Open starts Apr 7 to 12. (AFP/Roslan Rahman)

Indian students hold placards as they participate in an anti-drugs awareness march organised by the Joshi Foundation in Amritsar on Apr 7, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Narinder Nanu)

A view taken in the early morning, shows a memorial for the victims of the Mar 24 Germanwings Airbus A320 crash in the village of Le Vernet, southeastern France that killed all 150 people on board. (Photo: AFP/Jean Christophe Magnenet)

A picture released by the Cypriot government's Press and Information Office shows Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades meeting with Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus, Norwegian Espen Barth Eide at the presidential palace in Nicosia. (Photo: AFP/Pio/Stavros Ioannides)

People pray at a monument for those killed during the Apr 7, 2010 uprising in Ala-Too Square in the Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek during a commemorative ceremony to mark the 5th anniversary of the event. (Photo: AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Margaret Chan (C) visits the Rungis international market in Rungis, outside Paris, to mark the World Health Day 2015 on food safety. (Photo: AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) welcomes his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi (L) during a meeting in Moscow. (Photo: AFP/Alexander Nemenov)

Firefighters battle a blaze after an explosion at a plant producing paraxylene - a chemical commonly known as PX - in Zhangzhou, eastern China's Fujian province. Authorities said fourteen people were injured in an explosion at a controversial chemical plant. (Photo: AFP)

Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force sailors fire a gun salute during a memorial service for the ship's 3,000 crew on the 70th anniversary of Yamato's sinking during World War II, before a monument at Kure in Hiroshima. (Photo: AFP/Jiji Press)

Myanmar student protesters and activists arrive in a police truck for a court hearing in Letpadan. They arrived at the court for a hearing after they were arrested in a police crackdown on a student-led protest that sparked international alarm. (Photo: AFP/Soe Than Win)

Heather Mack holds her baby inside a holding cell before her trial at Denpasar court on Bali island. Indonesian prosecutors have recommended a 15 year prison sentence for Mack, for the murder of her mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase. (Photo: AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)

Cate Campbell competes in the second 100m freestyle semi-final event at Australia's world championship trials in Sydney. (Photo: AFP/Peter Parks) 

World number one badminton player Chen Long of China (L) and compatriot two-time women's singles champion Wang Yihan attend a press conference for the Singapore Open tournament in Singapore. (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

A woman stands alongside crosses at Freedom-Corner in Uhuru Park in Nairobi during a candlelight vigil for the victims of an attack claimed by Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents on a university campus in Kenya's northern town of Garissa, in which 148 people were killed. (AFP/Tony Karumba)

A woman lays flowers where Boris Nemtsov, Russian opposition leader and critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down near the Kremlin in Moscow. Nemtsov supporters gathered to commemorate 40 days since his death, a special day in the Orthodox Christian tradition. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) takes part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin Wall in Moscow. (AFP/Pool/Ivan Sekretarev)

Members of the Unified Workers' Central clash with the police during a demonstration in support of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, in front of the National Congress in Brasilia. Support for Rousseff has slumped in recent weeks to leave her with a 19 per cent approval rating. (AFP/Evaristo Sa)

Protesters rally in front on the Indonesian Embassy in suburban Manila, calling on Indonesian President Joko Widodo to save the life of convicted drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso. Her family insisted that an international drug syndicate framed the single mother of two young boys. (AFP/Jay Directo)

Demonstrators lie on the street in front of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in Los Angeles, California. The 'Remember Me' march was organised in downtown Los Angeles for people who have been killed by law enforcement. (AFP/Ringo Chiu/Getty Images)

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (C) takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Essebsi started on Apr 7 a two-day visit to France. (AFP/Bertrand Guay)

A tourist takes pictures amidst soap bubbles from a mist blowing machine at Universal Studios, a popular tourist destination in Sentosa, Singapore. The government announced new plans for its global marketing campaign to tap on the country's year-long 50th birthday celebration. (AP/Wong Maye-E)

People walk under cherry blossom trees near the national assembly in Seoul. The spring season has arrived in South Korea drawing tens of thousands of visitors into the mountains and flower gardens around Seoul to see the cherry blossoms. (AFP/Jung Yeon-je)

Austin Rivers (L) of the Los Angeles Clippers drives on Robert Sacre of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 105-100 Laker win at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (AFP/Harry How/Getty Images)

Ivan Gonzalez of Paraguay’s Guarani does a back kick during a Copa Libertadores football game against Argentina’s Racing Club in Asuncion, Paraguay. Guarani defeated Racing 2-0. (AP/Jorge Saenz)

Queens Park Rangers' English-born Scottish midfielder Matt Phillips (2nd L) scores the opening goal past Aston Villa's US goalkeeper Brad Guzan during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England. (AFP/Glyn Kirk)

Schoolgirls walk past a burning garbage dump in Mumbai, India. Air pollution kills millions of people every year, including more than 627,000 in India, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO puts 13 Indian cities in the world's 20 most polluted. (Photo: AP/Rafiq Maqbool)

Bhutan Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay signs the visitor's book as Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Mangala Samaraweera looks on during a welcome ceremony of his three-day official visit at the Bandaranaike International airport in Katunayake. (Photo: AFP/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi)

Sandra Suh, holds the hand of an unidentified woman as they walk from the arrival gate of Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing. North Korea has deported the American woman who frequently visited the country. (Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan)

A handout picture released by the official website of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shows him speaking during a ceremony marking the National day of Nuclear Technology in Tehran. (Photo: AFP/HO/Iranian Presidency)

A worker attaches the name tag of a Buddhist who made a donation to a lantern for the upcoming celebrations for Buddha's birthday on May 25 at Jogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea. The letters on lanterns read: "A gentle and easy death." (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Thai police and officials cut counterfeit goods during the annual destruction of intellectual property goods in Pathum Thani province, suburb of Bangkok. They destroyed 130 tonnes of counterfeit and pirated goods worth 3,767 million baht (US$117.7 million). (Photo: AFP/Pornchai)

Heather Mack of the US carries her baby as she arrives for her trial at a Denpasar court on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. Indonesian prosecutors have recommended a 15 year prison sentence for Mack, for the murder of her mother. (Photo: AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)

Aung San Suu Kyi, chairman of the National League for Democracy and lower house parliament member arrives prior to a parliament session in Nay Pyi Taw where Myanmar's President Thein Sein held rare talks on Apr 8 with influential allies and rivals. (Photo: AFP/Soe Than Win)

Jack Nicklaus of the United States waits on a tee during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo: AFP/Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Brazilian Cruzeiro's player Alisson (L) vies for the ball with Venezuelan Mineros' player Zamir Valoyes (R) during their 2015 Libertadores Cup football match at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo: AFP/Douglas Magno)

Lafayette 'Fat' Lever (2L) Denver Nuggets alum poses with his family as he is honored during half time against the Los Angeles Lakers at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo: AFP/Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Rickie Weeks #25 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after striking out in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. The Angels defeated the Mariners 5-3. (Photo: AFP/Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Orphaned, injured and disabled Syrian children attend a party organized by a non-governmental organisation, Douma Society, and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus on Apr 9, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Abd Doumany)

People march during a rally for peace in tribute to the victims of 50 years of conflict in Colombia, in Bogota, on Apr 9, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Eitan Abramovich)

Around 2,500 fifth-grade students from across Los Angeles County take part in a Guinness World Record attempt for largest Ribbon Dance by simultaneously performing a choreographed dance routine on Apr 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: AFP/Frederic J Brown)

US President Barack Obama arrives in Panama City on Apr 9, 2015 for a summit of leaders from the Americas, where thawing ties with Cuba top the agenda.  (Photo: AFP/Raul Arboleda)

Crews work to clean debris on the IL-72 after a tornado came through the town earlier in the day on Apr 9, 2015 in Fairdale, Illinois. Seven people were injured and one person was killed when tornadoes and thunderstorms passed through the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. (AFP/Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Residents attempt to save melon-headed whales beached on the shore of Hokota city, northeast of Tokyo. More than 130 melon-headed whales - a member of the dolphin family usually found in the deep ocean - were stranded on the coast about 100 kms northeast of Tokyo. (Photo: AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

A Sudanese woman rides a donkey, carrying wood, inside the Zam Zam camp for Internally Displaced People (IDP), North Darfur. (Photo: AFP/Ashraf Shazly)

Family members of Philippine domestic worker on death row Mary Jane Veloso, (from L-R) father Cesar Veloso, 59, sons Mark Daniel Candelaria, 12, Mark Darren Candelaria, 8 and mother Celia Veloso, 55, rally near the Malacanang Presidential palace in Manila on Apr 10, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Jay Directo)

Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat posts up Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls during a game at American Airlines Arena on April 9, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo: AFP/Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Cody Asche #25 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a single in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park on April 9, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Red Sox won 6-2. (Photo: AFP/Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Brazilian Atletico Mineiro and Colombian Santa Fe players argue with referees during their Libertadores Cup match, at Independencia Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on April 9, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Douglas Magno)

Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel drives his car during the first practice session of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Apr 10, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Johannes Eisele)

Leaders of the Americas (background) watch performers during the opening ceremony of the VII Americas Summit in Panama City on April 10, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Rodrigo Arangua)

Tributes to victims of the Sewol ferry disaster are displayed in their classroom at Danwon high school in Ansan, south of Seoul on April 11, 2015. (AFP/Ed Jones)

A convention attendee looks at a rifle made by Springfield Armory at the 2015 NRA Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee on April 10, 2015. The annual NRA meeting and exhibit, expected to draw over 70,000 people, runs till April 12. (AFP/Karen Bleier)

French animal trainer Remi Flachaire leads a show during the inauguration of Tiger World, a new attraction of Amneville zoo, on April 10, 2015. (AFP/Jean-Christophe Verhaegen)

Topless demonstrators with PETA who are wearing body paint protest against Canada's annual seal hunt outside the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, April 10, 2015.  (AFP/Saul Loeb)

Supporters of the Shiite Huthi movement take part in a demonstration in Sanaa on April 10, 2015 against the Saudi-led military "Decisive Storm" air campaign targeting Huthi rebels and their allies in Yemen. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)

Israeli security forces hold a position during clashes with Palestinian protesters, near the Ofer Israeli military prison, located near the West Bank village of Beitunia, after a march by Palestinians to protest the building of Israeli settlements on Palestinian occupied land. (AFP/Abbas Momani)

Arabian Oryx walk at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Umm Al-Zamool, some 290 kms south of Abu Dhabi near the Saudi Arabia-UAE border, on April 10, 2015. (AFP/Karim Sahib)

McClure, driver of the #24 Hefty Easy Grip Cups Toyota, and Brandon Gdovic, driver of the #55 WindStax Chevrolet, lead a pack of cars during the NASCAR XFINITY Series O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 10, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (AFP/Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Fernando Meneses (L) and Jesus Paganoni (C) of Veracruz vies for the ball with Jorge Zarate of Morelia during their Mexican Clausura tournament football match at the Luis Pirata Fuente stadium on April 10, 2015 in Veracruz. (AFP/Carlos Solis)

Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets fails to catch this ball in the eighth inning that resulted in a double by Chris Johnson #23 of the Atlanta Braves during the Braves home opener at Turner Field on April 10, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (AFP/Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Noh Seung-Yul of South Korea hits a shot on the 2nd hole during Round 2 of the 79th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2015, in Augusta, Georgia. (AFP/Don Emmert)

The north front of the US Capitol is closed and a parameter created with police tape, in Washington DC. Police say the US Capitol is on lockdown as a precaution after shots were fired in what appears to be an attempted suicide. (Photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster)

Pope Francis leads a mass for Armenian Catholics marking 100 years since the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire at St Peter's basilica in Vatican. (Photo: AFP/Andreas Solaro)

A picture provided by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) shows Saudi Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz bin Abdullah meeting with French Foreign Affairs minister Laurent Fabius upon his arrival to the Saudi capital, Riyadh. (Photo: AFP/SPA/HO)

A porter ascends towards Everest Base Camp with Mount Everest seen in the background at Gorakshep, Nepal. Mountaineers are returning to Everest as the climbing industry recovers from last year's deadly disaster on the world's highest peak. (Photo: AP/Tashi Sherpa)

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspecting the construction site of Terminal 2 building of Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang. (Photo: AFP/KCNA)

Photo of boys playing soccer in Omdurman, Sudan. Voters head to the polls for elections that begin on Monday with nearly 13 million Sudanese people to elect the head of state and 450-member council in 11,000 polling centers. (Photo: AP/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Street children sleep on a discarded mattress on a center island near a road crossing in Manila. The world marks International Day for Street Children on April 12 to campaign for the rights of impoverished children. (Photo: AFP/Jay Directo)

Members of the human statue street performer group named "Tokyo Hack" get shoppers' attention as they march in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district. The main street in Ginza shuts traffic and opens for shoppers during the day on Sundays. (Photo: AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain waves with his trophy on the podium after winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China. (Photo: AP/Toru Takahashi)

Mark Korir of Kenya gestures after winning the 39th Paris Marathon in Paris. Mark Korir, 30, of Kenya won his first International marathon, finishing the 39th Paris Marathon with a time of 2 hours, 05 minutes and 48 seconds. (Photo: AFP/Stephane De Sakutin)

Memphis Grizzlies' Beno Udrih dribbles between the legs as Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul (L) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. (Photo: AP/Danny Moloshok)

Astana Pro Team Dutch cyclist Lars Boom (C) waits for the start of the 113th edition of the Paris-Roubaix Paris-Roubaix one-day classic cycling race at the starting point in Compiègne. (Photo: AFP/Lionek Bonaventure)