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|HONG KONG , Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- The heads of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's law enforcement departments Friday strongly condemned the violent acts that took place in the Mong Kok riot earlier this week.
In a joint statement, Hong Kong's Commissioner of Customs & Excise Roy Tang, Director of Immigration Chan Kwok-ki, Director of Fire Services Lai Man-hin, Commissioner of Correctional Services Yau Chi-chiu and Acting Controller of the Government Flying Service Trevor Marshall also expressed full support to the police.
They expressed deep concern that in blatant defiance of the law, the mobs damaged public property , set fires in multiple locations and constantly attacked police officers and journalists at the scene.
"Such reprehensible behavior went far beyond what can be accepted by Hong Kong society and we do not agree with people putting up excuses for the savage acts in an attempt to shift attention," the statement said.
They also showed full support and appreciation to Commissioner of Police Stephen Lo and the force for their efforts and contributions in upholding the rule of law and stability in Hong Kong.
As in the past, the disciplinary forces will stand united and continue to contribute to Hong Kong's law and order and stability, the statement added.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong's Government Disciplined Services General Union also issued a statement, condemning the rioters' violent act to attack and obstruct public servants to perform duties.
The union said all members of the disciplinary forces will remain at their post and to enforce the law impartially.
PARIS , Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- France will not take in more than 30,000 asylum seekers over the coming two years, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said.
In an interview with the state-run France 2 TV channel, Valls said: "France has proposed to welcome 30,000 refugees. It won't be more."
He said France cannot welcome in Europe all those who are fleeing Syria, noting that five million Syrians have been already displaced to Jordan , Turkey, Libya in refugee camps.
According to Valls, it's necessary to implement "hotspots" in Greece and Italy which are struggling to cope with thousands of migrants seeking to cross into Germany, Europe's most prosperous state.
On Wednesday, European leaders meeting in Brussels promised to devote 1 billion euros (1.116 billion U.S. dollars) to Syrian refugees that stay in neighboring Arab countries.
They also decided to implement by November centers to register new arrivals in order to help asylum seekers to be relocated across the European bloc and to send home economic migrants.
Despite objection by several eastern European countries, interior ministers of the European bloc's 28 states on Tuesday agreed to distribute 120 ,000 refugees across the EU.
In a recent report on migration outlook, the Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said more than one million people are seeking refuge in Europe this year with up to 450,000 expected to obtain the status of a humanitarian migrant and eventually settle down in the continent.
More than 330,000 migrants arrived by sea in Europe in the first eight months of 2015, including 210,000 in Greece and 120 ,000 in Italy, it added. (1 euro = 1.116 U.S. dollars)
Angela Merkel said Thursday in her government statement in Berlin.
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YANGON, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar prominent traditional boxers will fight against Muay Thai champions in Yangon this month, sports circle said Monday.
Myanmar boxer Tun Tun Min will meet New Zealander Daniel Kerr Jamez while Myanmar's Soe Lin Oo with Nigi Sorum , who is famous in Muay Thai World, on Oct.11.
The match named "Who is the Best" is organized by Myanmar Traditional Boxing Federation.
American minimalist composer Philip Glass's new opera "The Trial", based on the Franz Kafka novel, begins with a waltz that is really the start of a "dance of death" for the main character, Josef K.
The latest of the prolific Glass's "pocket operas" for small ensembles had its premiere on Saturday night at the intimate Linbury Studio Theatre in the basement of London's Royal Opera House in a production by Music Theatre Wales.
The production features eight versatile singers, who with the exception of K , sung by the excellent British baritone Johnny Herford who is on stage almost all the time, play a variety of roles. The band consists of 12 instrumentalists.
The same group had a success several years ago with a previous Glass adaptation of Kafka's "In the Penal Colony", so neither the composer nor the troupe are newcomers to the dark works of the Czech master of paranoia.
The program notes point out that when Kafka gave his first reading of the book a century ago, those who heard him were "all helpless with laughter".
The Keystone Cops-like demeanor of the two official-looking black-coated intruders, Franz and Willem, who begin the opera by telling banker Josef K. in his bedroom that he is under arrest - and then eat h.