Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 8

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MOSCOW/KIEV -- Ukraine and Russia conducted an exchange of detainees on Saturday in a step towards easing tensions in east Ukraine's Donbass region and the thawing of bilateral ties.

Planes from the two countries brought the freed inmates to Moscow and Kiev respectively. In the 35-for-35 format, Ukraine received 24 sailors, film director Oleg Sentsov, journalist Roman Sushchenko and 9 others. (Russia-Ukraine-Detainees Swap)

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ATHENS -- Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday pledged "growth for all", outlining his government's economic policy for the next 12 months, which includes tax cuts and reforms to support development in the post-bailout era.

"Currently we not only have a vision, but also the plan for a better Greece," he said, addressing the opening ceremony at the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), Greece's largest annual trade fair held in the northern port city. (Greece-Thessaloniki-TIF)

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities arrested 70 armed people in the southern state of Guerrero, the Ministry of Security and Civilian Protection said on Saturday.

The arrests took place on Friday afternoon after authorities spotted a convoy comprised of 15 vehicles in a highway near La Union city, in the region of Costa Grande, Guerrero, the Ministry said in a statement. (Mexico-Arrests)

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LONDON -- New guidance was issued on Saturday by health chiefs in Britain to encourage people over 50s and pregnant ladies to undertake more physical activity.

The UK Department of Health and Social Care revised guidelines, emphasizing the importance of building strength and balance for adults, and include recommendations for pregnant women, new mothers and disabled people. (UK-Health-Exercise) Enditem

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