Xinhua world news summary at 0800 GMT, Oct. 5

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TRIPOLI -- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday that 165 illegal migrants have been voluntarily deported from Libya to Nigeria.

"Our team yesterday assisted 165 stranded Nigerian migrants in Libya, mostly women and children, to return to their homeland by a charter flight departing from Sebha airport (southern Libya)," the IOM said in a statement. (Libya-Migrants-Deportation)

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HONG KONG -- Violence and vandalism spread to various areas of Hong Kong on Friday and escalated to an "unprecedented and outrageous" level, the Hong Kong police said Saturday, as Hong Kong's railway operator MTR announced continued suspension of all of its services.

At a press briefing early on Saturday, Senior Superintendent of Police Public Relations Branch Yu Hoi-kwan said unlawful assemblies with some violent acts started at noon Friday in Central district on Hong Kong Island and spread to 14 out of 18 districts during a short period of time in the evening, with the rioters hurling petrol bombs, committing arson, blocking roads, attacking policemen and residents, and vandalizing shops and metro stations. (Hong Kong-Violence)

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HONG KONG -- Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam said Saturday that the government will take the greatest resolve to end violence, after rampant rioters Friday wreaked havoc in various areas of Hong Kong.

Lam said in a video address that Hong Kong witnessed "a very dark night" on Friday due to the extreme acts and the society was half-paralyzed. (Hong Kong-Carrie Lam)

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QUITO -- Ecuador is gradually restoring order under the state of emergency declared to deal with chaos caused by the national transport strike, Minister of Defense Oswaldo Jarrin confirmed on Friday.

The minister said that roads across the country were no longer blocked and that the Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito was fully operational. (Ecuador-State of Emergency)

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KIEV -- Ukraine and Belarus signed commercial contracts worth 500 million U.S. dollars at a bilateral forum held in Zhytomyr, northern Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday at the forum.

The second forum of regions of Ukraine and Belarus opened on Thursday with the participation of delegations from six regions of Belarus and 22 regions of Ukraine. (Ukraine-Belarus-Cooperation) Enditem

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