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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, Aug. 5

05 Aug 2020, 15:51 GMT+10

BOGOTA -- Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe on Tuesday announced that the Supreme Court of Justice has ordered house arrest for him on charges of fraud, bribery and corruption.

"The deprivation of my freedom causes me deep sadness because of my wife, my family and the Colombians who still believe that I have done some good for the homeland," Uribe, the first Colombian former president with an arrest warrant and an incumbent senator, wrote on Twitter. (Colombia-Uribe-House Arrest)

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KHARTOUM -- Sudan on Tuesday announced its rejection of an Ethiopian proposal regarding the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), said Sudan's Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry in a statement.

Sudan rejected the Ethiopian proposal as it stipulates that an agreement should only be about the first phase of the filling of the GERD, while it links the agreement with reaching a comprehensive treaty regarding the Blue Nile water, the statement said. (Sudan-Nile Dam-Ethiopia)

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LIMA -- Peru's Congress on Tuesday denied a vote of confidence in the cabinet, leading to President Martin Vizcarra's announcement of a reshuffle.

Peruvian legislators debated the request for a confidence vote in the president's Council of Ministers for more than 15 hours in a plenary session that was held virtually due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The motion was defeated with 54 votes against, 37 in favor, and 34 abstentions. (Peru-Vote Of Confidence-Cabinet)

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